Ways to Help Bethesda Cares Off-Site (for individuals, groups, kids, and teens)


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

7728 Woodmont AveBethesda, MD 20814
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About

All options below can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9am-12:30pm or 2-4pm at our Bethesda Cares Office: 7728 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda.

Please e-mail volunteer@bethesdacares.org with any questions!

MAKE WELCOME HOME CARDS

Help newly housed clients celebrate their moving day with a welcome home card! If you're able, please consider putting a $5-$10 gift card to Target, Amazon, or Giant Foods in each to assist them with purchasing needed household/ grocery items for their move-in (in the past volunteers have held gift card drives in their communities/ families)

PACK SNACK BAGS

Prepare protein-rich snack bags for our clients to take with them to eat at their leisure. All snack items should be individually wrapped and sealed in their original packaging; and packed into gallon-size sliding-seal Ziploc bags. Snacks can include: meat jerky, mixed nuts, protein bars, chips, peanut butter crackers, juice boxes/bottles, etc. We are grateful for fresh fruits too, but please bring fruit separately (not inside the snack bags) since fruit will expire more quickly. *Please check expiration dates on all food items before donating


BAKE DESSERT (TO SERVE 40)

Our weekday lunch program often needs volunteers to donate desserts (to serve 40). Baked goods must be dropped off on a weekday (Monday through Friday) between 9am and 12pm at The Church in Bethesda (5033 Wilson Lane, Bethesda). If interested, please call Blake at least a week in advance. You can reach Blake (our lunch program coordinator) on a weekday between 9am and 12pm: (301)-537-5915


SPONSOR A DRIVE
We give lots of toiletry items, canned goods, and clothing items to clients and always need to replenish our supplies. Please call us at 301-907-9244 or e-mail info@bethesdacares.org to find out about our most current and urgent donation needs. *We are always in need of deodorant donations (unused please)

HOST A FUNDRAISER!
Of course, we need financial resources to run our programs as well. Funds collected will be used to serve clients as they move from the street and into housing. Ideas include hosting a bakes sale, car wash, a by-donation pasta dinner or pancake dinner, a penny war, etc.

BRING BREAKFAST
We welcome muffins, bagels, fruit salad, and fruit juices! Up to 18 servings maximum at one time will go to good use.

CREATE A PAINTING OR COLOR PLACEMATS

Do you enjoy painting? When we house a homeless client, they choose from donated paintings to hang up in their new apartment. Paintings must be on a hangable canvas or framed, and we can accept up to 12 at a time. Another option is to color placemats for our weekday meal program. You can pick up our paper placemats to color, or make your own out of construction paper.

BE CREATIVE:
Throw a party where you collect non-perishable food items or gift cards to Amazon, Target, or Giant Foods. Have your children learn "The Power of the Penny" by rounding up spare change.

MAKE A HEARTY MEAL
You can make prepared foods for our weekend meal programs, such as: a meat entrĂ©e, salad/cooked vegetable, fruit salad, drinks, and dessert. You do the shopping, prepare the food at home, and bring it to serve to our clients. It’s fun, satisfying and appreciated! We’ll help you figure out what, and how much, to make. All food must be prepared within 24 hours. Please contact at least a week in advance.

* To discuss bringing food for a Saturday lunch, contact: Annick Kittka, mkittka@gmail.com

* To discuss bringing food for a Sunday dinner, contact: Geary and Judy, gandjfisher@verizon.net


Skills

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Painting
  • Baking
  • Fundraising
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Flexible

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