M.A.Center, Washington DC

Urgent Need for Supplies - COVID-19

Embracing the World Charities is working with Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless to fulfill the urgent need for supplies (listed below) due to the COVID-19 repercussions and the additional hardships this is causing the homeless.

Sincere thanks to all those who have contributed to the COVID-19 Homeless Projects by way of financial or material goods donations. The response has been generous and very helpful to those in need.

Two additional organizations serving the area homeless population are also expressing increased needs. In addition to Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH), these are Interfaith Works and Bethesda Cares.

Please see below for updated information on ways to contribute.

The mission of Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is to end homelessness in the county. To this to end, it operates a shelter and also oversees more permanent forms of housing for those in need.

Please consider helping in whatever way possible.

We can help in three ways:

  1. Supplies (please see the list below) can be ordered online and shipped directly to the homeless shelter.

    The shipping address is

    Men's Shelter, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
    6 Taft Court
    Rockville, MD 20850

    Also, for drop-off, they have a no-contact drop off, with shelves outside and inside.

  2. Submit funds to MA Center by credit card or check to order supplies online. Write a check made out to MA Center​, and write "DC homeless/COVID project" on the memo line. Send it to 

    MA Center,
    PO Box 61275,
    Potomac, MD 20859.

    OR 

    Make a donation with your Credit Card using the link below

     
  3. Donate directly to the following organizations:

    i. Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless COVID-19 fund: MCCH'S CURRENT EFFORTS TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

    ii. Interfaith Works COVID-19 Emergency Fund

    iii. Bethesda Cares COVID-19 Response Fund: Keep our population healthy

  4. Finally (this is important)

    Please help us track our progress in this project, kindly fill out this form: https://forms.gle/753kKo4ijhZ5rJW97.

The updated list of supplies for shipping to Men's shelter at MCCH is here:

FOOD

  • Heart-healthy soup
  • Chili
  • Pasta & Sauce
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Rice
  • Cold Cereal
  • Oatmeal Single Packet
  • Fruit Cup, cans, or applesauce
  • Vegetables, canned
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Pancake Mix

STAFF EMERGENCY KIT (higher need items)

  • Hand Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Trash Bags
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap

SHELTER SUPPLIES (Higher Need Items)

  • Gloves
  • Cleaning Spray
  • Bleach
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer

CARE & COMFORT ITEMS​​​​​​​

  • Hand Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Thermometer
  • Kleenex
  • Cough Drops
  • Trash Bags

For additional questions, contact Beatrice  or Praseeta. Thank you for your consideration.