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GRASSROOTS 2021 Holiday Wish Campaign

Our church has for many years supported Grassroots in their Holiday Wish campaign.   Last year they provided gift cards to 113 households, including 60 families, a 41% increase over previous years when they held the event with donated items..  Due to ongoing health and safety concerns and the ability to serve more people in need they are again asking for GIFT CARD ONLY HOLIDAY GIVING

Gift cards in  $25 and $50 amounts to Walmart, Target and Amazon (physical cards only) will allow individuals to select toys, clothing and other items for their families.

Gift cards of $25 or $50 from Giant, Safeway, Aldi’s or Weis Markets would help purchase food or prescription medication.

We will be delivering our gift card donations on Friday, December 10, 2021.  There are two ways to donate

  • You may purchase and put in church collection basket at church with Attn:  Grassroots Holiday Giving Drive on envelope 
  •  Send your gift card to the church at:  The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew, P.O. Box 2003, Columbia, MD  21045   ATTN: Cynthia,  Grassroots Holiday Giving Drive


The Howard County Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center:

  • Is a multi-service center in Howard County providing 24-hour crisis intervention
  • Is a walk-in counseling program and is the first point of contact for homeless services
  • Operates a 33-bed emergency family shelter, an 18-bed men’s shelter and can house up to five families short-term in a motel shelter
  • Serves three meals daily for up to 50 shelter residents

For more information on Grassroots, visit their website.

The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew has been supporting Grassroots in various capacities for many years:

  • Items needed for donation are announced at Liturgy and in the Sunday Bulletin
  • Grassroots compiles a Holiday Wish List every fall, and the parish decorates a “Giving Tree” with gifts from the list

For more information on St Matthew's effort to support Grassroots, please contact

“I was naked and you clothed Me…” Matthew 25:36
Mailing Address
Orthodox Church of Saint Matthew
P.O. Box 2003
Columbia, MD 21045
7271 Eden Brook Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Email and Phone
240-755-0324 (Phone)
  • Sun

    9:15 3rd Hour
    9:30 Divine Liturgy
  • Sat

    5:00 Great Vespers
  • Sun

    9:15 3rd Hour
    9:30 Divine Liturgy
    12:30pm  Nativity Pageant

Orthodox Church of St. Matthew