Every year our community makes sure that those most in need have happy holidays. If you want to help this December, the City of Rockville and Community Ministries of Rockville both have programs to make sure those living in the City limits and surrounding area receive something special for the holidays.
Community Ministries of Rockville
Every year CMR distributes gift cards to children who are served by their programs. Gift cards are also given to adult clients during the holiday season.
Here’s a Wish List
(250) gift cards in denominations of $15 for children at the CMR holiday party
(30) gift cards in denominations of $25 for the residents of Hope Housing
(45) gift cards in denominations of $25 for the residents of Chase Partnership House
(50) Giant, Safeway, CVS gift cards for Rockville Emergency Assistance Program and Elderly Ministries clients
For gift giving to the children at the holiday party, we prefer gift cards to Target or Wal-Mart in denominations of $15 each by December 7, 2010. For holiday and winter gifts for our adult clients, we are seeking gift cards from major department stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, and Macy’s. Donations of Visa gift cards are also welcomed. All financial contributions will be greatly appreciated. Monetary donations will be converted to gift cards for easy distribution. All gift cards need to be donated by Monday, December 21, 2010.
Monetary donation information is here. Checks can be mailed to Community Ministries of Rockville, 1010 Grandin Ave., Ste. A1, Rockville, MD 20851
City of Rockville
“Take part, give from the heart!” For over thirty years, the City of Rockville has distributed food baskets and new toys to needy Rockville families. Last year 729 Rockville households received a Thanksgiving dinner and 1,390 children were given for toys and gift cards for the holidays. The annual Rockville Holiday Drive depends on local churches, schools, civic organizations, service clubs, businesses, social service agencies, and individuals to work together to make everyone’s holidays happy.
How You Can Help
The biggest need right now is to sponsor a family. This means buying gifts and food for the December holidays for a specific family’s need (usually valued around $250). Organizations will be matched with one or more families, depending on the size of the organization. This activity is ideal for a business or civic group. Call Cynthia Bangaliu at 240-314-8317 to sign up.
Ways to Donate
Donate $15 gift certificates to local stores, e.g., Target, Sports Authority, Best Buy, Old Navy, Giant, Safeway by December 17, 2010.
Donate new toys for children, ages 11 and under. School age children like action figures, coloring books, building toys, costume jewelry, play phones, purses, toy watches, toy cars, Barbie dolls, and sports gear (basketballs, soccer balls). Infants and toddlers need musical toys, board books, shape sorters and soft dolls (multicultural).
Make a tax-deductible monetary contribution. Checks should be made payable to City of Rockville Holiday Drive Fund and mailed to City of Rockville Community Services, 30 Courthouse Square, Suite 100, Rockville 20850.
Call the City of Rockville Community Services Division 240-314-8310 with questions. The address for deliveries is also 30 Courthouse Square, Suite 100, Rockville 20850.
Pick One Way And Give From The Heart!
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