In keeping with the types of organizations that impacted Big Event 2019 speaker Liz Murray’s life, how can you make a difference here in Howard County?

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center provides 24-hour crisis intervention, suicide prevention, shelter, and outreach services to individuals and families experiencing a personal, situational, mental health or shelter crisis.

  • Donate non-perishable food to the Day Resource Center Food Pantry
  • Prepare a meal for the shelter with a group of friends (51 people)
  • Donate gas cards to the Crisis Center for people living in cars
  • Donate new/gently used men’s sneakers to the Day Resource Center

Howard County Public School’s Homewood Center houses three distinct programs, each designed to meet the specific needs of individual students who have difficulty functioning in traditional classroom settings.

  • Earbuds/headphones, mini wireless speakers, phone chargers
  • $5-$10 fast food restaurant gift cards
  • Food, clothing & personal care items
  • Plastic storage containers for storing food and clothing
  • Sturdy reusable grocery bags to send home ready-to-eat, shelf-stable food to families in need
  • Sturdy string backpacks for student locker
  • Care Kits
  • Funding for substitute coverage (est. $100/day)

Volunteer opportunities available. Contact: or 410-313-7081.

Community Action Council of Howard County serves 35,000 individuals annually through food, energy and housing assistance and providing early childhood education.

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