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Helping Local Homeless, Animals and a Family with Loss: How to Give Back Before Year’s End

Our Giving Back blogs show how to give locally during the holidays.

Helping Local Homeless, Animals and a Family with Loss: How to Give Back Before Year’s End

Have you discovered the Giving Back blog on your Patch homepage? You’ll find it listed under the Blogs tab. In this space, we invite you to share with us ways to give back locally to your Patch community.

We’ve spotlighted three recent Giving Back posts below. If you’re looking for a way to give back before year end, these groups would appreciate your help.

If you’d like to let us know about a charity or organization in your community that needs helps, please tell us about it. Just click on “Giving Back” under the Blogs tab on your Patch homepage and write a new post.

Giving Back, Linda’s Legacy, Homeless Drive

Founded by Linda Greenberg, Giving Back, Linda’s Legacy (GBLL) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that has been delivering life-saving essentials to the homeless in Arundel County, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. for 30 years. For their annual holiday drive, GBLL buys and stuffs backpacks with winter weather wear. Backpack sponsorships are just $25.

Please Help the Family of Connor Ferguson

Connor Ferguson, 16, passed away on Dec. 20, 2013, of a heart attack caused by Brugada Syndrome, a rare heart condition. As noted on Perry Hall Patch, funds are being collected to cover previous medical expenses and funeral costs.

Support Animal Veterinary Fund

The Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being (MCPAW) seeks to help heal homeless animals in need of critical care at the new Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. MCPAW says it is committed to working with the community to raise funds to cover the shelter’s veterinary care costs and help the animals.

How will you give back before year end? Let us know in the comments.


Community contributions are a huge part of Patch and this is especially true during the holiday season. If you need help posting or starting a blog, email community editors Shannon Morgan at shannon.morgan@patch.com or Susan Jenkins at susan@patch.com.


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