Seasonal Events | December 15, 2017
The holiday season is a time for spending time with family and friends, watching holiday movies or gathered around the dinner table. But for some people, the holiday season isn’t so merry and bright. This holiday season, make a donation to change or better someone else’s life by donating to one of these worthy charities.
Shepherd’s Table: Since 1983, Shepherd’s Table has provided those who are homeless or in need with access to food, medical support, clothing, social services and other basic services. In 1999, The Eye Clinic was opened to help those who are uninsured have access to free vision testing, glaucoma screening and prescription glasses. Donations can be made online to the Shepherd’s Table.
DC Central Kitchen: The DC Central Kitchen takes donations from local grocery stores, farms and other sources that would otherwise be wasted, and turns it into over 5000 healthy meals. The meals are prepared by graduates of the Culinary Job Training program, a program put on by the DC Central Kitchen that seeks to end the circle of poverty by training adults for jobs in the food industry. These meals are then donated to more than 80 other partner agencies consisting of homeless shelters, after-school programs and rehabilitation clinics. Donations to DC Central Kitchen can be made online.
Maryland New Directions: Maryland New Directions has offered free employment coaching and specialized career training courses to residents in the Baltimore area for 44 years. Maryland New Directions strives to help those who have experienced a career or life transition overcome the barriers often associated with those transitions. Donations to Maryland New Directions can be made online.
St Jude’s Children Research Hospital: Families from all over the world can come to St Jude’s and their child will receive world class care, for free. The mission of St Jude’s is that no family will ever receive a bill for treatment, housing, travel or food. In order for St Jude’s to operate, they rely on 75% of their funding coming from generous donors. This holiday season, help St Jude’s make the difference in the life of child with cancer by making a donation to St Jude’s. Donations can be made online to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
Toys for Tots: Over the last 10 years, ezStorage has been a proud supporter of Toys for Tots. What started as a charity benefiting kids in Los Angele’s, California, grew into a nationwide program. Toys for Tots seeks to send a message of hope to less fortunate children through a gift of a new toy. Donations to Toys for Tots can be made online or at the Bel Air, Westminster, Bowie, Gaithersburg or Odenton ezStorage location.