Seaboard Region USY

Today is April 3, 2020 -

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Office: 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20851

Social Action / Tikun Olam VP


Hi Seaboard! I’m Talia Armoza and I’m so excited and honored to be your Social Action / Tikun Olam Vice President for the 2018-2019 school year! At this point I can’t even imagine what I’d be like without Seaboard, and I’m so grateful to be a part of this AMAZING community. I love helping people so if there is anything you need, or if you just want to have a simple conversation I’m more than willing to help:). This year will be an amazing year, and I can’t wait to make an impact with all of you, and to create a better world together.



  • Full Name: Talia Jessica Armoza
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  • Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
  • Favorite store: Costco!!!
  • Favorite color: Purple
  • Things you can catch me doing outside of USY: Running, going on hikes, Talking , and singing to Adele.



Homeless Shelters

The directory was created for people who want to find and donate food and/or supplies to their local shelter. See where you can help near you.

The Baltimore Station– The Baltimore Station is a homeless shelter located in Baltimore, Maryland. The Station currently only serves male veterans. The station helps men with addictions and men who are homeless to get back on their feet. They tend to need more help around the holiday time.

DC. Central Kitchen– This is an organization which USY has previously worked with on the international level. D.C. central kitchen offers a variety of services including but not limited to job training unemployed people for culinary careers, providing healthy free school lunches to D.C. public schools and recycling food. D.C. central kitchen has in the past accepted healthy food that USY-ers have cooked for them.

Habitat for Humanity– It is an organization that’s main goal is to rebuild houses lost during devastating natural events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes. Habitat volunteers must be 16+. Habitat for humanity also has a “Building on Faith” day. Faith Day typically is a Sunday where youth groups and religious schools come together to help repair the world.

Civic Works– In Baltimore, it is an organization that creates both veggie and flower gardens in Baltimore City, Maryland. These gardens provide nutrition, habitat for butterflies, and beautify the city. Civic works provides all gardening tools needed.

Color My World Project– This is a non-profit organization founded by Seaboard USY alumni, Yoni Kalin. Color My World collects and recycles used crayons from restaurants and redistributes them to hospitals, schools, and communities where children don’t often have art supplies. Color My World needs lots of volunteers to make the connections with the local restaurants and to deliver the crayons.!

Washington Humane Society– This humane society is always looking for volunteers to help them in playing with the animals, cleaning the animal’s cages, and feeding the animals. They also could also appreciate donations of blankets for the animals.

Capital Area Food Bank-The mission of this organization is to feed those who suffer from
hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it thro
ugh its network
of partner agencies; and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the
issues of hunger and nutrition.

Food For Others– Their mission is to obtain and distribute free food to the
hungry of Northern Virginia and to support food programs of other community
organizations. They provide a channel for people to volunteer their services to help their
in need.

Hart– HART is a no
kill animal rescue/support group, incorporated in 1990, that 
takes in and rehomes abused and unwanted dogs and cats. HART takes in older, sick, and injured animals as well as the readily 
 and never takes just the pups and kittens, leaving mom behind. They seek to direct
our resources where they are most needed and to alleviate or prevent suffering wherever they 
find it.

Maddie’s Blankets– They provide kids and others a community service opportunity through the 
making of simple fleece blankets which are then donated to children and animals in need.
organization provides opportunities to overlooked volunteer populations such as children, the
 elderly and developmentally disabled individuals.

Reston interfaith– We promote self
sufficiency through direct support and advocacy for our
 neighbors in need of food, immediate shelter, affordable housing, quality child care, and other 
human services.

Jewish Social Service Agency – This site provides various different ongoing volunteer options such as working with seniors, employment and career support, working with children with Asperger’s, and many others. Use this site to find volunteer options that interest you near you (Maryland and Virginia area).

American Cancer Association– It is an organization focused on stopping cancer. Some volunteer ideas for this organization is to support a patient, spread awareness, marketing, volunteering in an office, or fundraising.

The Red Cross– This organization helps people prevent emergencies, and helps people to relieve an emergency. You can volunteer by taking, helping out with, or teaching a first aid class, teaching kids how they can prevent an emergency, respond to emergencies or disasters in your community, or help nurses or office workers.

Citizen Schools– They looks for volunteers to teach kids, design architectural models, create web pages, start groups or clubs, perform dances, repair and design computers, cook meals, or write new  paper articles.

AJSS– The American Jewish Society for Service gives teenagers the opportunity to put their values into action and help others. Through our Summer of Service projects across the United States, teens live in communities in need and provide a range of service work to others.

Arc Montgomery County– Their mission is to identify, create and sustain inclusive communities that embrace and engage individuals and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities.

All For 1 Sports– Their main goal is to end obesity. They do this by promoting physical mental and moral development. Volunteers can participate in sports clinics or activities, mentor programs, or help to counsel support.

Autism Speaks– This organization wants to find treatments, prevention and cures for autism. They want people to be a part of their donations, walks, and fundraisers. Autism Speaks also has their own online store where all purchases will help pay for research toward Autism.

Family Service– Their mission is to foster strong and healthy individuals and families through innovative education, behavioral health, child development and social services that address needs in the home, school and community.

The Friendship Circle– This is an organization that extends a helping hand to families with children with special needs, involving the children in a full range of social and educational activities. The friendship circle needs volunteers to befriend these kids.

Special Olympics– Special Olympics Maryland is a sports program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. They are looking for volunteers to do administrative/office work, fundraising or work hands-on coaching the athletes.

A Wider Circle – (Silver Spring MD). Sort furniture/household items and help families select items in Center for Community Service. Help pick up donations, prepare food, childcare and other opportunities for groups and individuals of all ages. Contact Lucy Yost 301-608-3504

Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter – (Falls Church VA). Prepare meals or bag lunches offsite for homeless clients. Also need donated food, clothing, toiletries & household items. 703-820-7623

Food and Friends – (NE DC). Meal program and Food bank for people with HIV/AIDS and serious illness. Prepare food onsite, work in food pantry, deliver food packages.

Manna Food– (Rockville) Volunteer here to help sort food to be given to the homeless and families in need.

Capital Area Food Bank – (DC/Lorton) Volunteer here to help sort food to be given to the homeless and families in need.

Food for Others – (Fairfax) Volunteer here to help sort food to be given to the homeless and families in need.

Gaithersburg HELP – (Gaithersburg, MD) Help with food sorting and distribution, and administrative help. The minimum age is 14.

Interfaith Clothing Center – (Rockville, MD). Sort, fold, and display donated clothing and house wares.

Martha’s Table – (NW DC). Volunteers can do food service/kitchen work onsite or distribute food at McKenna Wagon or prepare meals off-site. Also need donated food, clothing, toiletries & household items.

Montgomery County Coalition For The Homeless – (Rockville, MD). Prepare weekend meals or weekday bag lunches offsite for homeless clients. Collect & donate food, toiletries & household items.

Reston Interfaith – Purchase, prepare, and deliver bag lunches to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter for their homeless clients. Also need donated food, clothing, toiletries & household items.

Shepherd’s Table – (Silver Spring, MD). Food preparation and service onsite. Volunteering and/or activities for High school/College, Middle School and Elementary School students. Also need donated food, clothing, toiletries & household items.

So Others Might Eat – SE DC. Volunteers can do food service/kitchen work onsite or prepare meals off-site. Also need donated food, clothing, toiletries & household items. Minimum age is 13 for Food Service, and grade 10+ for Kitchen Work. Contact Dirk Whatley

Sophia House/Community-Based Shelter – (Rockville, MD) – Prepare meals or bag lunches offsite & dinner service for homeless clients. Also need food, toiletries & household items. Suitable for young children/families, school/ teen groups. Contact Charlotte Corbett

Stepping Stones Shelter – (Rockville, MD). Prepare meals onsite or offsite. Childcare and other opportunities for groups and individuals of all ages. Also need donated food, clothing, toiletries and household items. Contact Liz Trabucco 301-251-0567, ex.111

Behrend Builders – (NE DC.) Repair, rebuild, and renovate homes, shelters, and community centers;

Hunger Action – Prepare food for homeless shelters. Suitable for families, school/ teen groups.

Yachad – (DC.) Repair and renovate low-income homeowner’s houses. Administrative and materials fee. Min. Age 14.

Charles E. Smith Life Communities. – (Rockville.) Help with activities/visit residents. Help out with Shabbat services/Holidays. Minimum Age 14 w/out adults.

Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads. – (Falls Church VA.) Nursing Home/Assisted & Independent Living. Help with activities/visit residents. Provide entertainment – concerts, plays, reading etc. Art projects w/ Health Care Unit residents. Minimum Age: 8 w/ adult accompaniment. Contact Karla Rivera 703-578-7671

IONA Senior Services– (NE DC.) Weekend Meal Delivery. Every Saturday from 10:15 am to 12:30pm volunteers work in teams of at least two (a driver and a deliverer) to assemble & deliver meals to homebound seniors. Car and driver required.

Jewish Social Service Agency – (GW Area) – Visit residents/ celebrate Shabbat & Holidays in nursing homes & assisted living residences.

Ruth Rales Comcast Kids Reading Network – many locations in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Public Schools program matches volunteers with individual Grade 2 students for onsite tutoring Sept-June. Volunteers from grade 5 and up.

All-Breed rescue & Referral– (MD.) Adoption events, fundraising, collect pet supplies. Children/ young teens can come to adoption events with adult accompaniment.

Days End Horse Rescue.- (MD.) Help care for the horses and petting zoo animals. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, unless accompanied by a parent. Parents of youths under the age of 12 must work alongside their child and supervise them.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.- (DC, VA.) Adoption events, fundraising, collect pet supplies. Min. age 12 to volunteer with a parent at adoption events, and 16 to handle a dog solo.

Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW Rescue).- (MD.) Adoption events, fundraising, collect pet supplies. Volunteers under 18 can come to adoption events with adult accompaniment. Minimum age17 for walking kenneled dogs w/out adult accompaniment.

People Animals Love (PAL)- (DC.) Pet visits, animal companionship and education, fundraising, online shopping. No minimum age for volunteers; however, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

PetConnect Rescue.- (MD, VA.) Adoption events, fundraising, collect pet supplies. Children/ young teens can come to adoption events with adult accompaniment.

Star Gazing Farm.– (Boyds MD.) Farm animal rescue. Assist with farm chores and maintenance, fundraising, sponsor animals, collect supplies, building materials, animal feed & medications. Volunteers between the ages of 11 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for initial orientation.

Tara’s House Animal Rescue, Inc.– (MD.) Adoption events, fundraising, collect pet supplies. Children/ young teens can come with adult accompaniment.

Washington Animal Rescue League.- (DC.) Adoption events, fundraising, collect pet supplies, dog-walking, cat socializing. Minimum age 12 to volunteer – volunteers 12 through 17 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will also become a volunteer. Those between 16 and 17 may work with our cats, administrative, and cleaning without supervision.

Anacostia Watershed Clean-up – (DC.) Help clean up the watershed as well as volunteer by planting trees and plants around the watershed for preservation.

Casey Trees – (DC ) Tree planting and stewardship.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run – (NoVA) National PK historical reenactment site. Maintenance, greenhouse work, special events help.

Fairfax Releaf – (NoVA) Tree planting and stewardship.

National Capital Parks & Planning Commission – (Montgomery County) Parks Cleanup & Weed Warriors; picking up litter and/or weeding invasive plants.

Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority – (NoVA.) Trail cleanup and/or weeding invasive plants.

Red Wiggler Community Farm – (Clarksburg MD.) Working farm with job training for adults with developmental disabilities. Environmental advocacy & education.

Friendship Circle– (Metro DC area.) Matches teens and children with special needs in the Greater Washington area. Visits, activities, special events, Holidays etc.

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes – (Rockville, Silver Spring and Reston VA.) Cook Shabbat/Holiday meals, celebrate Shabbat & Holidays (i.e., Chanukah/Purim party, Pesach seders etc). Host residents for Shabbat/Holiday meals. Arts & crafts activities and sing-alongs, outings/picnics with residents in warmer weather.

Ronald McDonald House.- (DC & Falls Church VA) Help with gardening, yard work, vehicle washing, interior cleaning, organizing, etc. Minimum age 14, 1 adult for every 5 kids.

In-house Projects

Books Bears and Bonnets – Helps children and adults with life-threatening illnesses – volunteers provide and assemble gifts and cards etc. – those who are more craft-oriented can do knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc. and others can design and write cards and bookmarks, color and assemble gift boxes etc. 301-530-0420

Glorie’s Happy Hats – Make hats to donate to children in hospitals.

Project Linus– Make & donate blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.

Thoughtful Treasures – Helps children undergoing medical treatment who are staying at the Children’s Inn at NIH. Make items to be used as treasure. During the child’s stay, a special treasure is placed in the child’s mailbox each day.