Donation Drop Off Updates

Care for Real will resume accepting clothing donations beginning Friday, May 10th.

Regular Donations hours for food and clothing are on Monday – Friday, 9am – 3:30pm and Saturdays 9am – 12:30 pm.

Our Friday afternoon food distribution will be temporarily closed Now thru Friday, May 10th.

We will resume regular Friday afternoon food distribution on Friday, May 17th, 3pm – 5pm (Monthly Only).

Thank you, everyone, for your patience!


Care for Real is undertaking much needed renovations thanks to a generous infrastructure grant, bequests and tremendous support from Wheeler Kearns Architects, general contractor Bulley & Andrews and so many of their subcontractors. However, despite all of the generosity, we still have some essential items we need to secure that are not covered by the grant and bequests. With this impactful renovation, we strive to continue our commitment of providing the highest level of free programs and services for our neighbors in need. Please click the image below to be taken to our store and help us “furnish” our new space.

April Updates

Take a look at the impact we have all made in our community during March!


Looking for opportunities to give back? Thinking about volunteering for Care for Real! Sign up and come to one of our volunteer orientations and see how you can help support people in need of the Edgewater community. Click the image below to sign up via our online volunteer form

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News from Care for Real

2018 Annual Report 

Financial Information     

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