GIVES (a 501(c)(3) organization) began in 1973 with a group of Garrett Park residents who were determined to do something to help relieve hunger locally & internationally. Even after over 40 years, the need to feed, clothe, house and provide training for those less fortunate remains at an all-time high. Our volunteers collect money once a month at the P.O. lobby and at the GP Farmer's Market.
What do the initials GIVES stand for?
Garrett Park Intercommunity Voluntary Experiment in Sharing.
How is my donation used? Half of each month’s collection is sent to Stepping Stones Shelter, a Montgomery County-based shelter in Rockville which offers support to homeless families with children. The other half is sent to Thrive DC, a local organization helping to feed hungry men and women and provide them with support services they need to live with dignity. Also for them, GIVES collects toiletries year-round.
For further info, to volunteer (only 2 hours/year) or ask about Gift Donation Cards, please contact the officers below. If you'd like to make a donation by mail, please send to G.I.V.E.S., Inc., PO Box 331, Garrett Park, MD 20896.
| Rana Koll-Mandel
| Nancy Walz