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Annual Holiday Drive


What ?

Help families to get most needed items for winter months



You can donate items from our Donate page or make a Monetary Gift*


You can start today! Gifts should be delivered by Dec. 16, and monetary donations by Dec. 10.



If you want to donate items directly, you can adopt a family or purchase individual items.

We have made a wishlist for each family. You can choose a family to adopt and purchase their gifts. What you need to do is:

  1. Go to the DONATE ITEMS page using the button above.

  2. Browse and select a family to adopt. For privacy, names are not listed.

    Please note that if you adopt a family, you should try to purchase all of the items on the wishlist.

  3. You will receive an email with more information and the name of a contact person for any questions.

  4. Purchase the gifts and get them delivered by December 16th to:

    Centro SOL attn: Monica Guerrero Vazquez
    5200 Eastern Ave. Mason F. Lord Center Tower,
    Baltimore, MD 21224

  5. All items we receive will be added to the photo feed below, so stay tuned! On social media #jhcentrosolholidaydrive

If you prefer to give a monetary donation, we have created a specific page for that. It is really simple, what you need to do is:

  1. Go to the MONETARY gift page using the button above.

  2. Fill the form out.

  3. We will get back to you with specific information how to make your gift.

You can make a monetary gift until December 10th 2019.


What have we got so far?

We had a great support last couple of weeks but there is still a lot to do! Here are some examples of how people are supporting this Centro SOL project.


How did this get started?


Centro SOL partnered with the Children's Medial Practice (CMP) at Bayview to assist families in need with most urgent items.

Since 2015, Centro SOL works with the CMP social workers to identify families and donations. Each year, the Centro SOL Holiday Drive serves more than 50 families (almost 200 individuals including adults and children). But there are many more families who need help.

From the beginning we have received a great support from many donors and volunteers being able to help many families per year. But there are many more families that we could not reach. Please consider to donate or adopt a family today!


Help us! Become a volunteer!


Come and join our logistics team, social media, support … We need your help! Just click the button, fill the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


* Monetary gifts are not tax-deductible. For tax-deductible donations visit the Children's Center, select the designated gift to "Centro SOL" and add in the description for "Centro SOL" - https://secure.jhu.edu/form/children. Please email centrosol@jhmi.edu when you complete your donation.