Get Involved

Get Involved

Why give to Community Living?

Your gift to Community Living helps to enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the means for them to beautify their home, participate in recreational activities, or take a vacation they may not otherwise be able to take. Gifts to CLI include:

  • Financial Contributions
  • In Kind Donations
  • Special Gifts
  • Your time and expertise

Our fundraising activities (i.e. the Snowflake Campaign for holiday gifts, Irish Fest for a new wheelchair-use van) directly benefit people we support.

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Donate Items or Services

We accept contributions of items and services to support our programs and activities. Examples of previous gifts from many generous individuals and businesses include vehicles, clothing, household items, personal care products and so much more! If you are interested in donating an item or service, please contact Elaina Clarke at (301) 663-8811 or elainac@communitylivinginc.org. Because we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your gift may be tax deductible.

Volunteer Your Time
Volunteering your time is a wonderful way to make a difference in someone’s life and in your community! Past volunteers have helped CLI with a variety of tasks and projects such as:

  • Planting vegetable gardens or flower
  • Putting up fencing
  • Taking down a deck
  • Raking leaves in the fall
  • Helping with administrative functions at our office
  • Serving on a fundraising committee
  • Coaching our sports teams

100+ Ways to Help Community Living

  • Paint the interior of a home
  • Watch the trains in Brunswick with a person we serve
  • Purchase outdoor grills for one of our homes
  • Mulch the exterior of a home
  • Hit a bucket of golf balls with a resident
  • Tend outdoors plants of a home
  • Prepare and deliver a meal to one of our homes
  • Pay for an oil and filter change on one of our 30 vehicle
  • Acquire and set up Yard flags for Seasonal Appeal
  • Bake Cookies with our residents
  • Participate in Clay or Playdoh activities with our residents or clients
  • Visit the Brunswick Train Museum with anyone we serve
  • Make a puzzle with someone we serve
  • Go to “I Made This” and bring home a piece of pottery for yourself and a resident
  • Watch a movie at one of our house complete with popcorn
  • Attend a movie at the theater with someone we serve
  • Walk the mall with someone we serve
  • Celebrate a resident’s/client’s birthday
  • Go to a Keys/Nationals/Orioles/Ravens/Redskins game
  • Search E-bay for some Wii games for our retirement program
  • Go out for ice cream with a client/resident
  • Go to a restaurant for dinner with someone we serve
  • Donate hygiene items
  • Learn how to snowshoe: join us for Special Olympics Snowshoeing
  • Go to Adventure World with younger members of our clientele
  • Cheer for the hometown team; Go with a resident/client to a High School sports game
  • Catch dinner: go fishing with our residents or clients
  • Shoot some hoops with the young guys at Millstream
  • Perform horticulture maintenance on our gazebo
  • Rake leaves at one of our houses
  • Go ice skating with some of our clients
  • Hang existing Christmas lights at one of our houses
  • Perform Data entry in the office
  • Enjoy a canoeing afternoon with our water savvy clients and residents
  • Purchase/give a deep shave for a gent
  • Perform office filing
  • Purchase a Netflix subscription for a house
  • Bring your own dog/cat to visit a home with clients and residents
  • Attend flea markets/yard sales with the people we serve
  • Help transport residents to and from outings
  • Teach someone a simple craft
  • Go wading at Thomas Pool in summer with someone
  • Teach the people we serve how to bowl
  • Donate a flat screen monitor for computer
  • Play the slots in Charlestown with a racing fan
  • Go on shopping trips with our fashionistas
  • Teach someone how to crochet
  • Buy a complete set of pots and pans
  • Give manicures to our lovely ladies
  • Donate pet supplies/food
  • Zoom around in go carts with our young men and ladies
  • Go to the Catoctin Zoo with anyone we serve
  • Donate CD’s (Soft Rock and Country Music preferred)
  • Send Birthday cards to everyone we serve
  • Visit Gettysburg with clients and residents
  • Bake a birthday cake for a resident
  • Purchase a crock pot
  • Make seasonal cards with clients and residents
  • Purchase a George Foreman Grill
  • Donate wooden puzzles to a house
  • Purchase a Patio set
  • Go to Religious Services with a client or a resident
  • Provide a facial to someone we serve
  • Enjoy a Coffee Shop visit with a client or a resident
  • Go to the Y with one of our swimmers or walkers
  • Purchase and create seasonal craft activities with a client or resident
  • Make button jewelry with someone we serve
  • Purchase an ironing board for a house
  • Obtain gift cards for Michael’s, Applebee’s, Denny’s, Sears, Wal-Mart, Adventure Park, Hair Cutter, Movie Theater, Best Buy…..
  • Buy curtains for a house
  • Refurbish bath and hand towels for one resident
  • Find Nemo at the Baltimore Aquarium with someone we serve
  • Buy new shower curtain and bath mat for one house
  • Play a round of mini golf with one of our many golfers
  • Donate food and refrigerator thermometers
  • Journey with your family and one of our clients to a BIG amusement park
  • Provide outside the house holiday decorations
  • Buy a set of 6 plates/cups/saucers/bowls
  • Offer to go to a Bingo match with a client or resident
  • Buy a bunch of cut flowers for a lady
  • Purchase a Cheese Grater for a home
  • Take a resident on a car ride
  • Have fun at a summer carnival with a person we serve
  • Enjoy a summer concert at Baker Park with one of our musically inclined residents
  • Play tennis with Bobby
  • Listen to the “vroom vroom” at 75-80 Dragway with someone we serve
  • Offer to visit Harper’s Ferry with a client or resident
  • Go for the value: enjoy a High School theater production with one of the people we serve.
  • Visit Lilypons: watch the fish dart with someone we serve
  • Buy a mattress set for one of our homes
  • Pay for a haircut or beauty parlor visit for a person we serve
  • Purchase a bulk sized supply of paper towels
  • Pick crabs at Mays Restaurant with someone we serve
  • Maintain bushes at one of our houses
  • Donate board games to one of our homes
  • Purchase a matched set of 6 glasses
  • Wash one of our 26 vehicles
  • Attend a performance at the Weinberg with someone we serve
  • Purchase anti-bacterial gel
  • Find a resident to take on a motorcycle ride
  • Go to Greenbrier State Park with a client/resident
  • Purchase a Wii
  • Visit the Humane Society with a resident
  • Participate in finger painting with the Ladies at Pinewood
  • Donate canned goods
  • Become a pro at Wii
  • Play Pool with residents and clients
  • Join our unified Bocce team
  • Enjoy dinner theater with our people
  • Purchase a flat of bottled water
  • Assist with art class
  • Develop your kayaking skill by helping us with Special Olympics Kayaking
  • Purchase a vacuum cleaner for a home
  • Subscribe to a favorite magazine for a client/resident
  • Update web site
  • Purchase a set of eating utensils
  • Visit Holiday light display in the community with our resident/clients
  • Play horseshoes with our clients and residents
  • Take a resident/client for a hair appointment
  • Enjoy a country music concert with one of our clients
  • Enjoy al fresco dining: plan an outdoor picnic at one of our houses

Contact Elaina Clarke to see how YOU can get involved.