Clothing and monetary donations are always appreciated. FCRC relies on our community to help support the mission and maintain our current services. Every donation, regardless of the amount, is used to support the elimination of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault/abuse. Help make it possible for a family to flee an unsafe home. Join FCRC's Circle of Friends to support victims in our community!
Please consider making FCRC a designee for your federal or state giving campaign! Maryland Charity Campaign #52-1185952 Monetary donations support programs in our community and operating expenses. If you wish to make a tax deductible contribution, you may do so by utilizing the yellow "Donate" button above. A tax receipt will be promptly mailed to you.
Please know that FCRC is working hard to make the center safe as possible. As a result, FCRC will no longer accept "walk-in" donations. Due to security protocol, ALL donations must be pre-arranged with the Donation Coordinator. Please call 301-759-9246 and request to speak to the Donations Coordinator to make arrangements.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Clothing of any kind, shoes, domestic (sheets, towels), books, dishes, housewares and accessories (handbags, belts, & scarves). Due to limited space, we can only accept one bag/box.
We graciously accept the following items in gently used condition: Night stand lamps, laundry bins, rubber totes and cell phones.
The shelter requires the following items in new condition: Twin mattresses & bed frames, twin comforters, twin sheet sets, plastic twin mattress covers, pillows, non-slip rugs, diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, women/children's socks, women/children's underwear, simple green cleaner, disinfectant spray/wipes, all purpose cleaner, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, Windex, toilet paper, paper towels, first aid items, trash bags (kitchen or 33 gal.) paper plates, cups, plastic cutlery, coffee filters, creamer, tampons, conditioner, shampoo, disposable razors. Over the counter medications: Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough syrup, cough drops, antiseptic creams, etc.
Gift cards: Lowe's, WalMart and Martin's.
UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING: Large appliances Items recalled by consumer product safety commission Building materials Items that do not work Unsafe or unsanitary furniture Mattresses, box springs Automotive parts Televisions & console stereos Kerosene & gas heaters/appliances Paint & chemicals of any kind Large truck loads Used bedding/pillow cases
GIVE TO FCRC WHAT YOU WOULD GIVE A FRIEND: It's hard to say "No thank you" to a donation, but please know that if an item is not in clean, dry, useable condition, the costs of handling or disposal will pull funds that would otherwise support our programs and services.