Did you read what Capital Weather Gang just said? The first sign of flakes might be here before you know it. So now is a great time to begin to turn over your winter closets! Should you find yourself with items you no longer need, consider donating to our second Annual Winter Clothing Drive to benefit Linkages to Learning at JoAnne Leleck Elementary at Broad Acres!

Linkages to Learning is a school-based collaboration among the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the Montgomery County Public Schools and community-based service providers.  “YMCA Youth & Family Services is the proud provider of the Linkages to Learning program at JoAnn Leleck at BAES.   The program provides access to services for at-risk children and their families to improve adjustment to and performance in school, home, and community. Prevention and early intervention services include health, mental health, social services, and educational support.

Items accepted: Winter Coats,  Jackets, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Boots, Sweatshirts, Sweaters, Pajamas, Pants, Fleece, Socks, Blankets, etc! Basically, if it’s warm and in great condition, it’ll happily find a new home this winter! Please only donate items that are in dignity condition. Please do not donate items that missing buttons, have stains or tears.

Silver Spring Cares will be hitting the streets to collect your donations. Simply place your clean and gently used donations in a clearly labeled bag and place on your porch for pick up.

Sign up here when you’re ready for pick up. Once your request is received, you will receive an email to confirm pick up. Please be aware that we are only able to pick up within a 15-minute drive of downtown Silver Spring. Have more questions? Email Thanks for helping make Silver Spring a great place to thrive!

Thank you for helping to ensure all Silver Spring residents have a warm and healthy winter season!