How to help

Growing need due to COVID-19

This public health crisis is increasing the needs of moms and families, and we are receiving more and more calls for help.  We already are hearing of the need for specific baby items that are becoming hard to find or purchase.  We are working diligently to ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of those we serve.  Specifically, we are in desperate need of: 

Baby wipes
Giant, Safeway & Walmart gift cards (for food!)
We are unable to take clothing donations
(for a short time).  We will post when we can in the future

Our new Amazon wish list provides a safe and effective way of helping us during the pandemic.  Supporters all over the world can send wipes, diapers, formula and equipment to the center without leaving home! 

We have established new protocols for donation deliveries.  Please read about them here.  We will amend this list as additional supplies diminish.

Volunteer!

Volunteers give their generous time by providing:

  • Direct support to those we serve one-on-one:
    • By telephone
    • Those who walk in the door
  • Closet help: sort, fold and prepare clothing for newborn through size 2T
  • Maternity clothes: sort and arrange maternity closet
  • Baby food and formula: sort and date incoming donations
  • Office: general office work and data entry
  • Equipment: check incoming baby equipment for safety recalls and prepare items for use

For volunteer opportunities, email marihcenter@gmail.com.

Give Frequently Used Items

The items we currently need on a regular basis:

  • Similac Advance formula
  • Clothing for 0-6 month boys and girls
  • Winter coats (24-month to 2T boys and girls)
  • Maternity clothes
  • Single and double strollers that can fold
  • High chairs
  • Pack-n-play cribs
  • Booster and convertible car seats (not expired)
  • Diapers size 4,5, and 6
  • Food cards for Giant, Shoppers, Safeway, and Walmart
  • Postcard stamps
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Baby washcloths
  • Hooded towels

Our new Amazon wish list (Supporters all over the world can send new equipment, formula and diapers to the center without leaving home!)

Donate

You can make donations several ways:

The MaRiH Center
A Rose in Haste, Incorporated
3230-B Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-4521

Generous volunteers help with outreach.