Giving Back--Linda's Legacy
Over the past several years Giving Back has developed a program to provide backpacks, coats and boots to the people directly on the streets. Each backpack will include a heavy duty hooded sweatshirt, thermal underwear (top and bottom), a hat, warm gloves, and a warm pair of socks. We are looking for organizations/neighborhoods/individuals to help us fill these backpacks for the 2009 drive. Giving Back will purchase the backpack, and provide them to groups willing to collect the materials to fill and return them. We have nearly 20 schools and churches/synagogues doing drives in this manner. We could easily double that number! We have volunteers that will speak to your group, and help you organize and manage your drive. Volunteers (no experience necessary) are also needed to distribute fliers, make calls, and sort goods at the Farmers’ Market on Riva Road in Annapolis Sun., Dec. 20th through Wed., Dec. 23rd from 11am – 5pm. Those volunteering during this time will have the opportunity to help with the delivery run, personally distributing goods and food to the homeless on December 24th, either during the day or evening shift. Students can earn community service hours. On December 24th, nurses, doctors, hairdressers, singers, Santa Clauses, or any other creative soul who can help or lift spirits are needed! If your time is in short supply, tax-deductible monetary donations can be used to fill backpacks with essentials to be distributed to the homeless. Each Backpack costs about $25 filled. Make checks payable to Giving Back, Inc., with “Holiday Homeless Drive” in the memo. Mail donations to 626C Admiral Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.homelessdrive.com or call us at 410-295-0889.