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Holiday Drive Helps Rockville’s Most Needy

Donations are being accepted for the 2023 Holiday Drive, Rockville’s annual push to help the community’s hundreds of children and families in need during the holiday season.

In 2022, the city served 630 families, and 1,200 children, during the Thanksgiving and December holidays. This year, the city will provide fresh produce and gift cards for Thanksgiving, and books and gift cards for each child in a family for December.

Here’s how to get involved:

  • Donate online easily at
  • Write a check: Checks can be made payable to “City of Rockville” (with “Rockville Holiday Drive” in the memo line) and sent to Community Services Division, Department of Housing and Community Development, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.
  • Organize a book drive to collect new or gently used books (books for ages 0-5 and 14-17 are most needed).
  • Donate $25 Target or $50 Giant Food gift cards.
  • Volunteer to sort and bag produce or books, or make deliveries to homebound residents.

Books can be dropped in collection boxes at several locations: City Hall; Twinbrook Community Recreation Center; Lincoln Park Community Center; Thomas Farm Community Center; Rockville Swim and Fitness Center; and Rockville Senior Center.

All donations of money and goods are tax deductible. For more information on the Holiday Drive and caregiving organizations in Rockville, see the “Caregivers Guide” insert in this edition.

For more information, contact Frederika Granger at [email protected], or visit

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