December Is the Time for Giving

At this giving time of year, we would like to highlight the following organizations serving Bolton Hill and adjacent neighborhoods. Please give if you are able and help if you can. 

The Samaritan Community

This independent non-profit in the heart of Bolton Hill offers fellowship and hope for those who are suffering, whether due to an immediate crisis or to long-term problems. They provide ongoing services including emergency assistance to help families experiencing financial crises, life-skills counseling, a food pantry and a “Shop” that distributes clothing and household items to those in need. With the holidays approaching, the need for services is greater than ever. A gift of $25 enables a family to enjoy a holiday meal; $204 provides bus passes for three newly employed clients; $500 ensures that two families will avoid a utility shut-off. They also appreciate donations of toiletries and household goods, including cleaning supplies, blankets, sheets and towels. For more information about volunteering or donating, please call (443) 438-9286 or email

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

St. Ambrose, founded in 1968, seeks to provide low- and moderate-income people with equal housing opportunities and supports strong and diverse neighborhoods. St. Ambrose currently serves 3,000 families and individuals each year through programs including homeownership counseling, foreclosure prevention, legal services, and rental services. For more information, call 410-366-8795.