10/21/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2019 09:02
Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 17 - For more than four-and-a-half decades, through the Holiday Drive, Rockville has sponsored outreach that brings the community together each year to provide food baskets, gift certificates and toys to needy Rockville families throughout the Thanksgiving and December holidays.
Here are some ways you can make a difference in 2019:
The Holiday Drive relies entirely on monetary contributions, donated food and new toys from local individuals, schools, businesses and organizations. This year, the city is hoping to increase the number of monetary donations it receives to be able to buy healthy food options for needy families and individuals.
You can donate food at City Hall and city recreation facilities until Thursday, Nov. 15 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Make a donation at bit.ly/holidaydrive19.
Food, toys and gift cards distributed by the Holiday Drive are donated or purchased using donated funds. All donations of money and goods are tax deductible.
THE 2018 ROCKVILLE HOLIDAY DRIVE MADE THE HOLIDAYS SPECIAL for hundreds of families in Rockville with generous contributions from 189 individuals, businesses, schools, churches and community organizations.
These contributions, and the hard work of many volunteers, enabled the city to:
In December, serve:
In addition, gifts tailored to the needs of 55 families, including 92 adults and 146 children, were distributed through the family sponsorship program.
Find out more about the 2019 Holiday Drive at www.rockvillemd.gov/holidaydrive.