Christmas at BCC!

The Board of Child Care (BCC) strives to provide the youth in our care with enriching experiences throughout the year, but this becomes especially important during the holiday season. Only through the generosity of our supporters are we able to provide BCC youth and families with meaningful experiences and memories to last a lifetime!

Support BCC Youth & Families

There are many ways to support BCC youth and families this holiday season. From retail gift cards to gift sponsorship, monetary contributions to gifts-in-kind, we can’t do this without YOU!

Christmas Gift Sponsorship

We work with our kids to thoughtfully craft their wish lists, which total approximately $100 per child. If your family, church congregation, or community group would like to support our youth through a monetary donation, we will use these funds to buy the specific items requested by a child. Gift sponsorship is most helpful in that it gives us flexibility to purchase items and put your generosity to good use immediately! 

  • All monetary gifts are needed by Friday, December 2nd, 2022. This gives our team plenty of time to order wish list items prior to our kids leaving for home visits later in the month.
  • Click here to contribute online now! Otherwise, please mail checks to Board of Child Care, Attention: Development Office, 3300 Gaither Road, Baltimore, MD 21244 and denote “Christmas Drive” on the memo line so that your gift is appropriately credited.

Christmas Gift Shopping

We know there are donors who treasure personally buying gifts for children. BCC can provide donors with a child or living unit’s specific wish list. Please note that this is a very popular volunteer and donor program and we do historically run out of wish lists each year. Requests are filled on a first come, first served basis.

  • To obtain a wish list, e-mail Phillip Foster, Volunteer Engagement Manager, at no later than Friday, November 18th, 2022.
  • Each child’s wish list will total approximately $100.
  • All gifts are needed in-hand at BCC by Friday, December 2nd, 2022.
  • You will be given full instructions for shopping and drop-off when you are provided with your list.

The BCC Christmas Store

The BCC Christmas Store stocks new merchandise for our youth to shop for loved one’s and family members. Even though kids in our care may not live with their parents and siblings, giving Christmas gifts is very important to them. This annual event is very popular with the youth as they can shop for holiday gifts for the most important people in their life, whether family members, friends or loved ones, plus families are able to shop for gifts that they might otherwise not be able to afford. We accept donations toward our Christmas Store year-round. Gifts purchased from our BCC Christmas Store Amazon Wish List are shipped directly to our team for distribution.

Other Ways to Help

Not sure which option is the best fit for you? There are still plenty of ways to help meet the needs of our youth and families this holiday season.

  • Consider designating BCC as your preferred AmazonSmile charity. When you shop at, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to your selected charity—at no additional cost to you. Let us reap the rewards of your upcoming holiday shopping! To select or change your charitable organization:
    • Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
    • From your desktop, go to Your Account, scroll down to Other Programs, and select the option to Change Your AmazonSmile Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change Your AmazonSmile Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
    • In the search bar, type “Board of Child Care of The United Methodist Church, Inc.” and hit “Search”. Click “Select” next to our name to finalize the change.
  • Shop our Amazon Christmas Wish List. Gifts purchased from this list will be used to supplement both our youth wish lists and the BCC Christmas Store.

From the Bottom of Our Hearts—THANK YOU!

Thank you for taking time to consider supporting our youth this holiday season and making hearts and homes a little fuller. All donations to BCC are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Donations BCC received above and beyond what is needed to fulfill each child’s wish list will be used where most needed.

If you have any questions or would like to become a sponsoring partner, please contact Phillip Foster, Volunteer Engagement Manager, at or (410) 922 2100 ext. 5119.

We are deeply grateful for all that you do to help us to fulfill our purpose of enriching communities, one family at a time.