There are more than 1,200 Germantown households referred into the Holiday Giving Project each year. They range from single, disabled adults to families with many children, and come from the broad array of backgrounds that make Germantown special.
While some families are sponsored by congregations, businesses and individuals, most are not. We need more than $16,000 just to provide the equivalent of a turkey and pie to each household requesting help for Thanksgiving.
Caseworkers, school guidance counselors, congregations and area nonprofit agencies make the referrals into the HGP database. Germantown HELP acts as zip code coordinator for 20874 and 20876 referrals, collecting monetary donations and gift cards, then distributing them. In December, toys and more than $6,000 in gift cards (for the teenagers and adult-only households) are distributed.
Will you be a holiday hero this year? Please donate here, or contact Germantown HELP at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!
Montgomery County Holiday Giving Project: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/PACS/Holiday-Giving.html
Tax-deductible receipts for donations provided. Thank you!