Want to Use Your Talents and Gifts to Help Out Mary House?

Holiday Turkey and Fruit Campaign – Every year, Mary House gives away turkeys to families who wouldn’t be able to have a holiday meal otherwise. This year, we’re looking to expand our turkey giveaway, and add chicken roasters and fresh fruit baskets. Want to help us reach families in need?

Adopt a Family for the Holidays – Do you have children who would like to help out kids their own ages? If so, give them that chance by adopting a Mary House family for the holidays. We tell you a little bit about them, like their ages, genders, and preferences, then you go and get gifts. Mary House staff will deliver the presents and your regards.

After School Program Volunteer – Love children? So do we! At Mary House’s After School Program, staff and volunteers help immigrant and refugee kids by reading books, providing snacks, planning activities, and assisting with homework.

Paper Product Donations – At the Mary House Program Office, we go through a lot of paper products: paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates and bowls, tissues. Kids use a lot!

New and Lightly Used Children’s Book Drive – Have any childhood books laying around? Know of any library book giveaways? We’re always looking to replenish the Mary House library. Bring lightly used or new books to the Mary House Program Office.

Please call Mary House before dropping off donations. Below is our full contact information:

Mary House Program Office
1005 Bunker Hill Road NE
Washington, DC 20017

(202)780-5137 Program Office
Email: maryhousevolunteers@gmail.com

Donation Wish List

Wish lists
There are a couple different ways you can support the programs run by Mary House. Check out what each program is looking for below!

After School
Our program provides no cost after school care for the families in our community. It promotes literacy and encourages academic development for children ages three through eleven. Our coordinator, Diana, wishes for:
  • Glue sticks and bottles of liquid glue
  • Educational games such as puzzles, vocabulary building cards, math and sight word flashcards, fraction tiles
  • Soccer balls
  • Plastic pattern blocks
  • Craft and knitting supplies such as needles, crochet hooks, origami paper, felt and foam sheets
  • Paper products such as paper towels, paper plates and napkins
Food Pantry and Kids Closet
This program provides beans, rice and grains, pastas, canned vegetables and other basics for families struggling with food insecurity. Through it we help feed families in the community and provide weekend bags for children in our after school program. Our Kids Closet assists families by providing a venue for families to donate and recieve clothing as thier children grow. Our food and clothing coordinator, Jenna wishes for:
  • Organizational containers for the pantry
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hangers and racks (in good condition)
  • Clothes, new clothing is especially appreciated but we accept gently worn donations
  • Reusable bags, unused brown paper bags
  • Large clear plastic bins
Please call Mary House before dropping off donations. Below is our full contact information:

Mary House Program Office
1005 Bunker Hill Road NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 780-5137
maryhousevolunteers@gmail.com
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Volunteer Interest Form

Interested in volunteering regularly with Mary House or helping to put on a one time event?
   
Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and we'll get in touch with you!

There are a couple different programs you can volunteer with:

The After School Program
  • Operates from 3:30pm-6:00pm Monday through Thursday
  • Staff and volunteers help kids by reading books, providing snacks, planning activities, and assisting with homework
Organizing Food Pantry and Kids Closet
  • Typically organized on Fridays, though dates and times vary
  • Staff and volunteers sort through donations of food and clothing
Helping out with administrative needs
  • Occasionally, we may need support with various administrative needs
  • If you have experience with coding, social media management, or something similar, we could use your help!
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about volunteering opportunities, feel free to email us at: maryhousevolunteers@gmail.com