Howard County residents have been involved in lots of charity drives for those affected by hurricane Sandy and those in need locally. Read on to see what your fellow residents have been doing and to learn how you can help.
Many Thanks to These Organizations for Their Contributions:
Clarksville Elementary School Coin Drive
The Clarksville Elementary School PTA collected coins to donate to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy victims. Over $70 was collected in spare change! Clarksville Middle School On three occasions, the Food on the 15th program, the Young Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County, and the Columbia Association accepted donations for Hurricane Sandy Victims at Clarksville Middle School. Volunteers were enlisted to load the truck at the middle school and to unload the truck at the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol in Glen Burnie.
Clarksville Elementary School Turkey Donations
Clarksville Elementary School families collected turkeys to donate to the Glenelg United Methodist Food Pantry.
This year they collected and donated 30 turkeys.
Ways You Can Help:
Clothing Drive Extended
The Teen Outreach Committee is extending its clothing drive. The deadline for drop-off to the village association buildings, Supreme Sports Club and Art Center is still Friday, Nov 30 — but the Youth and Teen Center at The Barn will be accepting donations through December 14.
River Hill High School Toy Drive
The RHHS Class of 2015 is holding a toy drive to benefit Johns Hopkins Children’s Center until December 15. If you have any new, unused toys for children 13 years old and younger, please drop them off in the Guidance Department at the school, 12101 Rt. 108, Clarksville. Please do not donate stuffed animals.
Holiday Food Drive at The Other Barn
Support the annual Oakland Mills Food Drive by delivering non-perishable foods to The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia before December 14. The food will be donated to the Howard County Food Bank and the Rte. 1 Day Resource Center.
Search through CA’s Annual Guide to Giving
This publication gives information on what local organizations need so that you can donate or volunteer where you feel your help is needed. There are more than 20 organizations listed in the guide and their needs vary from donating time or
money to donating baby products or arts and craft items. You can find the contribution that best meets your schedule and budget. Get this year’s guide at www.volunteerhoward.org/publications.