A Christmas collection for families in need is done annually in partnership with Linda’s Legacy-Giving Back. For more information, please contact Jeff Cullen

Backpack Drive

Linda’s Legacy/Giving Back
The Faith Formation classes will once again help provide filled backpacks for those in need through Linda’s Legacy/Giving Back.  Each backpack contains a hoodie, thermal underwear, socks, ski gloves, a knit hat, and a handmade Christmas card to be distributed to homeless men, women, and children on the streets of Baltimore & Washington, DC on Christmas Eve 2019.  The cost to sponsor a backpack is $25.
Support Our Backpack Drive!  A complete backpack costs $25, but any amount is a great help.  Checks can be made  to Giving Back-Linda’s Legacy and sent to the parish office by December 15, 2019.  Donations can also be made online using Online Giving (use Fund=Linda’s Legacy).  Thank you for your support!

U-Haul Collection

A U-Haul truck will be parked in the St. Joseph parish parking lot December 7-8 and 14-15, 2019 to collect donated items.  All new and gently used clothing (especially men’s), household goods, non-perishable food, and cash donations are appropriate. If you are going out shopping here is a list of suggested items that would be greatly appreciated:
Cleaning Supplies
Laundry detergent
Non-Perishable food
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Pots, pans, dishes
Sleeping Bags
Thermal Underwear
Twin/Full sheets
Twin/Full pillowcases


Please note: the events below are not chaperoned or organized by St. Joseph parish or fall under Archdiocesan child protection policy- minor children should not simply be dropped off to help – make it a family event!
For details, please visit
+Anne Arundel County Farmers Packing Days
Dec. 19-22, 2019 from 1-6 PM and Dec. 23, 2019 from 10 AM-3 PM.  All are invited to come down to sort and pack supplies for the homeless.
+Shelter Deliveries
Dec. 24, 2019 from 8 AM – 1 PM.  All are welcome to deliver items to homeless shelters and to bring the residents Christmas Carols and good cheer!
+Backpack Deliveries
Deliveries on the streets of Baltimore on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2019 from 3:45-7 PM. Teens and older are welcome to help give out backpacks and food to our homeless brothers and sisters on the streets of Baltimore.