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More Ways to Help

Everyone—housed or unhoused—has something valuable to give others. Help end homelessness by sharing your gift.

How can you help?


Give at Work

Health Care for the Homeless participates in a variety of workplace campaigns. Designate Health Care for the Homeless as the beneficiary of your gift by using the numbers below:

  • United Way of Central Maryland: #6322
  • Combined Charities Campaign: #6322
  • Maryland Charities Campaign: #521576404
  • Combined Federal Campaign of the Chesapeake Bay Area: #55079

And be sure to ask your company to match your gift. Many local employers have matching gift programs available; talk to your human resources team about how you can join them. A sample of local employers with matching gift programs:

  • Adobe Systems
  • Amerigroup
  • Atapco
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company
  • CIGNA HealthCare Mid-Atlantic
  • Constellation, an Exelon Company
  • McCormick & Company
  • OfficeTeam—A Healthcare Group
  • PNC Bank
  • The Hershey Company

Give the Gift of Stock

Stock gifts can help you avoid capital gains taxes while supporting Health Care for the Homeless. If you plan to make a stock gift, email donations@hchmd.org or call director of development Kevin Feldt at 443-703-1395. Here is the information your broker will need:

M&T Securities
DTC #0443 (Pershing, LLC)
A/C: Healthcare for the Homeless, Inc.
# AZD346161
Broker Contact: Anthony Lazarewicz—410-244-4670


Host a Benefit

A benefit hosted by you with your colleagues, professional network, community group or fellow sports and book club members can make life-saving care possible for individuals and families struggling to make it off the streets.

Each year, area individuals and groups find creative ways to raise essential resources to support our mission and work.

10-year-old Madeline and 9-year-old Lily sold lemonade in 2015 to raise $21 for Health Care for the Homeless.

Men’s retailer The QG hosts Bourbon & Bowties, an annual charity event to raise money for a variety of organizations. In 2015, the event raised $20,000 for Health Care for the Homeless.

 

Other examples of recent community-based fundraising efforts on our clients’ behalf:

Catering company Chef’s Expressions hosted a ticketed wine dinner and donated a portion of the ticket proceeds

Local fitness instructor Tisha Guthrie hosts an annual Zumbathon to raise funds

Employees at the Canton Coldstone Creamery hold an annual sing-off each summer and donate their tips

Personal trainer James Williams held a Michael Jackson pilates class as a benefit

BSO second violinist James Umber hosted a concert at a local church

    Have a little fun, spread a little culture and cheer, and help us support our neighbors without homes!

    If you’d like to host a benefit for Health Care for the Homeless, email donations@hchmd.org.


    Donate Items

    Improve the quality of life for our clients by giving essential items.

    Our clients always need toothbrushes, soap and shampoo. They also need new socks and underwear. See the items we currently accept here.

    **Due to legal and practical limitations, we cannot accept certain goods, including furnishings, prescription medications and custom-fit medical equipment. Instead, please contact the Salvation Army of Central Maryland, Project Plase or the Resource Exchange of St. Vincent de Paul Church.

    Build a Street Survival Kit or Newborn Care Package

    These make for fun family and friend projects. Here’s how:

    Call ahead to schedule a drop off

    Before you bring your items to our clinic, please email donations@hchmd.org to schedule a drop off and verify need.

    Street Survival Kit

    Help neighbors in need by assembling and donating bags of items that make life on the streets just a little more manageable.

    Place some or all of the following items in a drawstring bag, backpack or gallon-size Ziploc bag:

    • New socks
    • Rain poncho
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Energy bars/trail mix/dried fruit
    • Gift card for food (Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s sell $5 cards)
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Bar soap in a durable plastic bag
    • Body lotion
    • Wet wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Comb
    • Feminine products
    • In winter: hat, gloves, scarf, hand warmers
    • A note from you—this means a lot!

    Newborn Care Package

    Help new moms and their little ones by assembling and donating a bundle of baby items to make their time together just a little bit sweeter.

    Place some or all of the following items in a diaper bag or a baby bathtub:

    • Diapers (any and all sizes are good)
    • Digital thermometer
    • Box of baby wipes
    • Desitin or A+D ointment
    • Baby bottle—4 oz. or 8 oz. with extra nipples
    • Baby Tylenol or Advil (generic acetaminophen or ibuprofen are also good)
    • Powder baby formula
    • Pacifiers
    • Wash cloths
    • Baby blankets
    • Baby socks
    • A note from you to mom to let her know she’s supported