GIVES collects money in a soup pot on a card table next to the Post Office on the first Saturday of each month. Volunteers take turns at these collections. GIVES has no overhead and is a tax-exempt organization. Contributions have been made to GIVES as special gifts or memorials. GIVES has been recognized by the State of Maryland with the award of a plaque kept in the Town Hall. As the dimensions of the problems grow, continued and increased support is urgently needed.
WHAT IS GIVES?
GIVES was started in 1973 by Peg Winegarden and a
group of Garrett Park residents who were determined to do something to help
relieve hunger locally & internationally.
After some research, two organizations that helped the hungry were chosen:
Zaccheus Kitchen, which served hot food daily to the hungry in the
District of Columbia, and the American Friends Service Committee, which
works to alleviate hunger and its causes throughout the world. After 37 years, the need
to feed, clothe, and provide training for those less fortunate remains at an
all time high. Please help by donating whatever you canâ€¦
GIVES stand for?
It stands for
How is my
Half of each monthâ€™s collection is sent to
Friends Service Committee (AFSC),
who promotes hunger relief and self-help projects abroad (after the hurricane
in Haiti) and at home. The other half is sent to
, a local organization helping to feed hungry men and
women and provide them with support services needed to live with dignity. Also
for them, GIVES collects toiletries year-round. For more info, visit: www.ThriveDC.org and www.AFSC.org.
contribution tax deductible?
YES, ALL OF IT! We provide written receipts upon
percentage of my contribution is actually donated?
Every penny collected is
contributed! GIVES is
has no overhead!
When are collections
Year-round on the 1st
Saturday of each month and,
from June to November only,
are experimenting with a second collection usually scheduled
for the 3rd Saturday located near the GP Farmers Market (Hares
other GP locations where I may contribute, if I miss the scheduled donation
Yes, GIVES has a box on the GP Post Office level
and is hoping to locate another box on the street/restaurant level.
For further info, to
volunteer or ask about Gift Donation Cards, please call:
Rana Koll-Mandel at 301-949-6898, Nancy Walz at 301-933-5735
or Karen Anderson at 301-949-1981.
GIVES sincerely thanks
all contributors & volunteers for their generosity, time & compassion!!
Contact: Co presidents: Rana Koll-Mandel and Nancy Walz
Treasurer: Karen Anderson