Looking to give back to the community? Children’s Aid is in need of volunteers on a daily basis. Our hours are 9am to 4:30pm Mondays through Thursdays and 9am to 1pm on Fridays. Come in and assist with sorting and organizing donations, refilling our clothing and food shelves, and general work in our warehouse. You can volunteer for a few hours, a day, or on a regular basis. How much and when you volunteer is your decision.
We provide opportunities for community service required for schools, teen court, and traffic violations. We accept volunteers from age 14 through adults.
If interested in volunteering, complete our volunteer form below and contact our volunteer coordinator at 301.645.1561 for opportunities and dates.
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Children’s Aid relies on donations to ensure we are able to complete our mission in serving those in need in Charles County. Consider donating to this fund so we can use the donations where they are most needed at the time.
Also, if there is a specific reason you are donating and do not see it listed, you can write in the special instructions the reason. For example, you can put “In Memory Of ” a loved one as the instructions.
Today if you donate $30 we will be able to hand out food for a family of two that would last 3-5 days. If you donate $60 today we will be able to distribute food to a family of five that would also last them 3-5 days Items that could be included in these food baskets are things like beef stew, a breakfast item, juice, peanut butter and jelly, a pasta dinner, pasta and sauce, macaroni and cheese, soup and vegetables. We issue food according to family size and what we have in inventory, so any donation you are able to make today would provide a meal to a family in need.
CAS hands out school supplies every year to families who are unable to provide the necessary tools to their children who are attending Charles County Public Schools. We take in donations of new school supplies and use monetary assistance to make this event a success each year. A donation of $8 will purchase one new book bag and a donation of $26 dollars will purchase a book bag filled with the various supplies a child needs. Prices of filled book bags can vary depending on the amount of supplies we get donated in to give out, we estimate that the price of a filled book bag starts at $26 but can exceed $35. Supplies we give out in the book bags include, but are not limited to, notebook paper, composition and spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, coloring material like crayons, markers and colored pencils, binders, scissors, glue, highlighters and rulers.
Each year at our Thanksgiving basket event we provide 250 families a thanksgiving feast. The items we are able to hand out are ones that are donated into our office or things we are able to purchase via monetary donations. We have estimated that a Thanksgiving basket, which includes a turkey and all of the fixings and sides, costs $35 each. That means $8,750 needed to provide our targeted number of Thanksgiving Baskets. Please donate today to help us reach our goal.
Christmas Toy Connection provides approximately 1,122 families with toys for their children. For every $25 Children’s Aid is able to provide two toys to a child between the ages of 1-17 years old. Help today and make sure that every child wakes up to the joys of toys for Christmas!
Coach and Michael Kors Bingo is a must attend event for anyone who loves designer bags or bingo. You are having fun and supporting a good cause at the same time. All proceeds of the bingo event go to allowing us to continue to offer our emergency services to clients that come to our organization on a daily basis. Tickets are $25 each and advanced ticketing gives the guest “Reserved Seating”. To purchase tickets to our event click on the PayPal link below.
For our Bingo event we also except sponsor to help make the event happen. If you are interested in being a sponsor to our event choose from the menu below which level you would like. To find more information out about what perks come with each level visit our events page to view the Sponsorship Form. Or please feel free to call our office and speak with someone!