Christmas in July:

Donation Drive 2022

“Stuff a Bus” Events

Furley Elementary School
July 9, 8am-Noon
5001 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore MD 21206
Hannah More Family Shelter
July 14, 3pm-6pm
12041 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown MD 21136
Sarah’s Hope Family Shelter
July 19, 1pm-4pm
1114 N. Mount Street, Baltimore MD 21217
Arlington Head Start
July 28, 10am-1pm
3705 W. Rogers Avenue, Baltimore MD 21215

The holiday season is when the spirit moves many people to make donations. Our shelters, however, need support all year-’round. This is why the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas in July Donation Drive is so important. It’s a time to replenish our shelves during the leaner months while Santa takes a break. The need is real and your help is very much appreciated. We hope you will be someone’s Santa this summer!

Scroll down for a list of what is needed most:

Our shelter residents include men, women, and children. Men represent the largest population.

  • Welcome Packets

    Linens

    • Twin XL sheet set (fitted & flat)
    • Standard-size pillows and pillowcases
    • Twin XL comforters and blankets
    • Bath towels and washcloths

    Toiletry Kits (Travel-Sized Items Preferred)

    • Soap or body wash
    • Shampoo
    • Deodorant
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Disposable razor
    • Shaving cream
    • Small comb
    • Mouthwash
    • Lotion
    • Nail clippers
    • Washcloth
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Maxi pads and tampons
  • School Supplies

    Pre-K Through High School (Filled Backpacks Appreciated, if Possible)

    • Backpacks
    • Spiral notebooks
    • Black and white composition books
    • Folders
    • 3-ring binders
    • Canvas or cloth pencil cases
    • 12-inch rulers
    • Blunt-tip safety scissors
    • #2 pencils
    • Colored pencils
    • Crayons
    • Pencil sharpeners
    • Glue sticks
    • Erasers
    • Play-doh
    • Post-it notes
    • Pre-K learning cards,
      (math, alphabet, shapes, colors, etc.)
  • Housewarming Supplies
    • Flatware, drinkware, and dishes
    • Cookware, pots and pans
    • Kitchen linens
    • Cleaning and laundry supplies
    • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • New Clothes

    For Men

    • Short and long sleeve T-shirts
    • Athletic/sweat shorts
    • Jeans
    • Sweatpants
    • Pack of undershirts
    • Hoodies and sweatshirts
    • Assorted boxers and underwear
    • Black and white socks
    • Belts

    For Women

    • Panties (regular & plus size)
    • Short and long sleeve T-shirts
    • Straight jeans
    • Leggings
    • Athletic/sweat shorts

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