The Trustee’s Office gives back to our community in a variety of ways realizing that there is always a need for assistance. Thanks to Catrina Spidell for organizing our annual food and holiday giving!

The Children's Home

 

 

During August of 2016, the Trustee’s office collected donations for The Children’s Home. The Children’s Home is a residential care facility, located in Catonsville, Maryland that provides services to youth 13 to 21 years of age who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or victims of violence. In addition to housing, transportation, meals, and personal care needs,  The Children’s Home also provides therapeutic and educational programs for their residents. The Trustee’s staff organized a back to school drive and collected numerous school supplies for the children to help provide essential tools needed for the up-coming school year. For more information, please visit: www.thechildrenshome.net .

Annapolis Light House Shelter

 

 The Light House supports the local community by providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for individuals and families who are homeless (Anchor House), permanent housing for women in need (Willow House), and critical support for at risk individuals who are not eligible for residency (Outreach Program). Their other key services include daily meal distributions and a food pantry, job readiness training and internships (B.E.S.T. program), life skills training and various counseling services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, as well as referrals to other community agencies. We look forward to working with the Light House again in the future. To learn more about the Light House, please visit www.annapolislighthouse.org.

Anne Arundel County Holiday Sharing
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During the 2013 holiday season, the Trustee’s office was matched with a family in need  through Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services to provide food, toys and holiday gifts.  The staff organized a food drive and gift donations based on the family’s needs and then delivered the holiday cheer on December 20, 2013 directly to the family.

 Back to School Donor Program

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Remember the excitement of the first day of school? Your new notebooks, pencils and backpack?

Share that memory by assisting a child who needs help getting ready for the next school year. For 23 years we have helped elementary school children who qualify for Federal Lunch assistance in Anne Arundel County.

Here’s how the program works:
•Donors (individuals, businesses, churches, schools, organizations, and groups) are matched with children in need of school supplies and are provided a standardized list of the required supplies. The donors purchase supplies and backpacks and deliver the items to the Guidance Office at the elementary schools the 2nd week in August.
•On average, school supplies cost between $50 and $75, depending upon the child’s grade in school.

It’s easy to help! Simply fill out the Back to School Donor Form below and submit it to us. Beginning in July, we’ll e-mail you the name of a child (ren) you can help. Please check your SPAM filter for correspondence. For more information, contact the Back to School Program office at 410-269-4462 or Tanya.Steele@maryland.gov .

This is a joint program between the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services and the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. The program matches donors with children in elementary schools who are in need of school supplies and backpacks. Donors shop and deliver the supplies to the schools in the County. Volunteers staff the office from May until September 1st.
 

Chesapeake PC Users Group

 

During the summer of 2012, the Trustee’s office donated desktop computers to this non-profit organization where volunteers refurbish computers for those individuals, families and nonprofit organizations who are unable to afford the purchase of a new computer.  After organizing the electronic equipment, staff assisted by taking several carloads of donated equipment to the site at the old Crownsville Hospital site. 

 

Anne Arundel County Food Bank

 

During the 2011 holiday season, the Trustee’s office collected food for holiday meals to donate to this free resource bank that gives away food that will help families in need.  Staff organized the food drive and delivered over 225 lbs. of food to help brighten the holidays for many families.