Thanksgiving Baskets

Thank you to everyone who made our Thanksgiving Basket program a huge success. Through your generosity, we provided 83 households with all the items they need to prepare a full family dinner. Preparing a meal to enjoy around the table together is a simple pleasure of the holidays that make all the difference. Now, as we look toward Christmas and a sustained need the our community, we continue to collect items from the list below. You may contribute a basket for a family or an individual, or you may donate individual items from the list below. Many of the items are available on our Amazon wishlist!

Family Basket

  • 1 – family size box/bag of stuffing
  • 2 – cans cranberry sauce
  • 3 – cans vegetables (green beans, corn, carrots etc.)
  • 3 – cans fruit
  • 2 – cans sweet potatoes
  • 1 – family size box of instant potatoes
  • 2 – jars of gravy
  • 2 – cans pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 – can condensed milk
  • $25 gift card to Giant Food for a ham or turkey

Possible additional items –

  • Breakfast cereal, canned meats (tuna, chicken)

Individual Basket

Most recipients are currently experiencing homelessness.

  • Individual cups of fruit
  • Individual packages of peanut butter/crackers and granola bars
  • Individual cans of tuna, chicken, other meat with pull tabs
  • Soup cans with pull tabs
  • Socks
  • Winter hat, gloves, scarf
  • Hand warmers
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Soap and washcloth
  • Wet wipes
  • $25 gift card to Giant Food for a ham or turkey
Happy Thanksgiving
Amazon wishlist

Christmas Angels

Christmas Angels - gifts for Hampden children

Be an angel this Christmas for a child in Hampden. This year, we have two options for Christmas Angels:

“Adopt” a specific child and purchase items off their wishlist. Call the Center at 410-467-8710 to be matched. All gifts should be wrapped and dropped off to the Family Center by Monday, December 14.


Give $75 per child you want to “adopt”  and Hampden Family Center will take care of the rest!

In order to allow adequate time for children to be matched, this program is currently closed. To learn other ways to support the Hampden Family Center during the holidays, please give us a call!