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Rockville Holiday Drive
Holiday gift

As a result of generous contributions from more than 140 individuals, businesses, schools, churches, and community organizations, the 2016 Rockville Holiday Drive made the holidays special for hundreds of families in Rockville. These contributions, and the hard work of many volunteers, enabled the City to:
  • distribute Thanksgiving food baskets and grocery store gift cards to 497 Rockville households;
  • treat 105 Rockville seniors to a Thanksgiving dinner;
  • provide 209 seniors and households without children a gift card to a local grocery store in December;
  • operate the city's annual Toy Shop, providing over 1,000 toys and books to 518 children;
  • provide 225 teens with a gift card to a local retailer; and
  • match 68 Rockville families, or a total of 276 individuals, with sponsors who provided gifts tailored to each family’s specific needs.

In total, nearly 300 community volunteers donated 680 hours during the November and December distributions. These volunteers sorted food and packed meals, wrapped gifts and chaperoned families during the Toy Shop, and delivered gifts and gift cards to homebound families. To date, 120 donors have contributed nearly $24,000 in monetary donations which are used to purchase food, toys, and gift cards. Additionally, 35 individuals, companies, churches, and schools have generously donated hundreds of toys and books for distribution to families in need.

Tax-deductible donations are accepted year-round. Please make checks payable to the "Rockville Holiday Drive Fund" and mail or deliver to the Community Services Division, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.

Thank you for your support of the less fortunate in your community - we could not do it without you!

Community Services Division
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City Hall
111 Maryland Avenue, 1st floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Ph: 240-314-8310
Fax: 240-314-8309

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.