Holiday Giving

Holiday Giving: Faith Connections provides coordination and distribution of meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts to families in need in the greater Damascus-Clarksburg area. We work with the Montgomery Volunteer Center as part of a wide Holiday Giving program.

Each year approximately 300 families in our up-county area are assisted with additional help from local churches, businesses, various organizations, and individuals. This includes approximately 1300 volunteer hours with an estimated $65,000 in food and gifts to our neighbors in need. Needs: Sponsors and donations are needed for the upcoming holiday season. 

If you are a family in need of help with food and gifts for the holidays, please contact your child's MCPS counselor. If you would like to become a sponsor, please let us know by filling out this form: bit.ly/2023HolidayGiving

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School Backpacks and Supplies

Faith Connections manages the annual collection and distribution of school supplies to needy children in the Damascus-Clarksburg school clusters. This is possible by working coordination with school counselors, local churches, businesses and organizations to provide the necessary items to give these children a positive start to the school year.

Needs: Financial Contributions

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Good Shepherd Financial Ministry

Faith Connections provides financial assistance to families facing eviction, foreclosure or other financial crisis. We work in coordination with Montgomery County HHS, HOC, Damascus HELP and other agencies to provide assistance and referrals for families living in the greater Damascus-Clarksburg area.

Needs: Volunteers to return calls to our Helpline, 4-5 days per month.  This is a volunteer-at-home position. 

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