Our friends are very appreciative of donations that protect them from hunger and the elements. Preferred times for delivery to the Center are Monday 5-6 pm, Wednesday 5-6 pm, Saturday 1-2 pm.
We operate a food pantry, a clothing pantry, hot meals, laundry and showers solely on donations. Many of the people we serve live outside or in substandard housing and have limited cooking capabilities. Please follow our guidelines for donations.
Checks may be made out to Grassroots with "DAY RESOURCE CENTER" added in the memo line and mailed to:
6700 Freetown Road
Columbia, MD 21044
You may also donate with a debit/credit card via PayPal or directly through your PayPal account (you do not need a PayPal account to use their credit card processing). Remember to designate the DAY RESOURCE CENTER as part of your donation.
Gift cards to Walmart, Giant, B.J.’s are also appreciated for purchasing needed supplies.
All donations must be ready to eat,no larger than 15oz.
Bottled water-20oz size
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Chef Boyardee-15oz can
Spaghettios-15 oz can
Dinty Moore Beef Stew
Baked Beans with meat
Underwood Deviled Ham
Libby's Canned Corned Beef
Individually packaged snacks
We are currently accepting only the items listed below.
Men’s jeans-size 30-46 waist
Women's jeans-All sizes
Men's and Women's underwear
Long sleeved T-shirts
Short Sleeved T-shirts
White, mid calf tube socks
Underwear-all sizes, both sexes
Plus sized women's clothing
Gently Used Tennis Shoes-all sizes
Work Boots-all sizes
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE:
We cannot accept children/baby items including clothing, equipment,diapers, etc.
You may donate diapers to the newly formed "Diaper Bank" at the Howard County Food Bank!
Guidelines for Clothing Donations
Large Bottles of Shampoo
Large Bottles of Body Wash
Combs & Brushes
Batteries-AAA, AA, C, D
For the Center
Large Cans of Ground Coffee
4lb Bags of Sugar
Non Dairy Powdered Coffee Creamer
he Liquid Laundry Detergent for front loading washer
Disinfectant Cleaner for bathrooms
Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
30 Gallon Trash Bags
Plastic tarps, 5 mil thickness, approx. 15' x 20'
Batteries - AAA, AA, C, D
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