Help Make this Holiday Shine for The Children’s Home Residents

For a child away from home, the holidays can be an especially tough time.  We ask for your help to make this a season of delight and celebration for the kids in our care.  The Home’s Holiday Giving Program assists us in providing gifts and activities for the many boys and girls who rely on The Children’s Home for care and safety.


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The Children’s Home has worked for 158 years to ensure that the holidays are a happy time for the children in our care. Will you join us in this long-lasting tradition and share some joy with the kids who need it most?

Each child in our care completes a holiday wish list.  Click here to see wish lists for the kids in our care.

Gifts can be delivered curbside during one of our Drop-Off Days, or shipped to:

The Children’s Home
Attn: Wish List
205 Bloomsbury Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228

Please be sure to include your name and email address with any packages so that we may send an acknowledgment.  

About Us

The Children’s Home provides residential and community services to promote long-term well-being and success for vulnerable kids from across Maryland by giving them a safe and caring environment.  With your help, we can continue to offer high-quality services to the kids who need them most.

Our Programs

Long-Term Residential Programs
VR, JR & FM Cottages – Extended group home for ages 13-20
Successful Starts – Extended group home for ages 16-20

Short-Term Residential Programs
Diagnostic Center – Crisis intervention for girls ages 13-19
Transitions – Diagnostic and therapeutic program for boys ages 13-17

Community-Based Programs
Treatment Foster Care – Placement for children aged 0-20 & specialized training for foster parents
Respite Care – Temporary care provided by Certified Treatment Foster Parents

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Make a Donation to the Holiday Giving Program

When you give to The Children’s Home Holiday Giving program, you help us cover the cost of holiday activities and gifts, especially for those kids who come to us just days before the holiday. This also allows us to allocate funds to where they are most needed.

Whether it is to support activities, gifts, decorations, or basic needs, we will make sure your donation helps the kids in our care to have a holiday that SHINES!