How You Can Help


Donate Time

Your gift of time will make a difference to people in our community. Opportunities include but are not limited to setting up, serving lunch, assisting in the office and running drives for much needed items such as bottled water, socks and toiletries.

Bethesda Cares does not accept volunteers who have been convicted of violent crimes, crimes of a sexual nature, or identity theft crimes. Bethesda Cares reserves the right to decline any volunteer or to limit which days or hours a volunteer can work and the right to dismiss a volunteer at any time during their scheduled time.

Donate Goods

Toiletries such as travel size shampoo, lotion and soap, razors, deodorant to name a few are welcome here. Non-perishable food as well as fresh fruit and vegetables are always welcome at our lunch program, but please do not bring partially-consumed items and kindly check expiration dates before donating.  

We accept seasonal clothing, particularly menswear; we do not need children’s clothing.  Please note that we do not have the capacity to repair or clean any items.  

Shopping online? Use, designate Bethesda Cares and we’ll get a portion of the proceeds

You can also donate your used vehicle with just a phone call. Click here for more information.

Donate Money

Bethesda Cares has no overhead, as our office space and utilities are donated. Your money goes immediately to work to assist those in the community.

Contact us for Volunteer Opportunities (Volunteer AT

For Students Looking for Service Hours

We currently have Saturday lunch service hours available for select dates.  Students must sign themselves up, in advance to get credit hours.

Please contact us for availability and to sign up.

For Sunday meal service volunteer openings, please contact Our Lady of Lourdes directly.



7728 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: 301.907.9244
Fax: 301.652.1781

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