The Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) offers an ecumenical program that provides help to the poor and needy families in our community. It began as the result of a study conducted by the Towson Area Ministerial Association exploring an effective and efficient way to meet the needs of people coming to churches requesting help. Fourteen churches joined together to form ACTC. A consortium of 50 churches - Havenwood was a founding member -  now participates in the outreach effort.


Havenwood is a community drop off location for ACTC.


ACTC always needs these items: 

  • Breakfast cereal
  • Canned meals
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Dry pasta, rice, instant potatoes
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Macaroni and cheese meals
  • Canned meat and tuna
  • Peanut butter, jelly
  • Soup
  • Family-sized toiletries
  • Other toiletries


Please do not bring clothing or similar household goods.

Items can be donated 24/7 at Havenwood Presbyterian Church by placing the food items in the ACTC marked brown bin, outside the church office.

ACTC has a constantly evolving need for different items as supply and demand changes. If you wish to support ACTC more in its mission, then you can stay up to date on special events, campaigns, and needs at their Facebook page:


Havenwood provides our wonderful students at Fullerton Elementary with weekend food bags. Please feel free to help pick up the usual items and bring them to church for our next packing. As a reminder, all food items are to be shelf-stable and single-serve. Canned foods must have easy-to-open pop-top lids. Please email if you’d like an up-to-date list. If you are not able to shop, monetary donations are used by the FFT Committee to purchase additional items as needed each month.Contact the church office at if you're interested in supporting our Food for Thought program by purchasing food items. You can also join us for packing every second Sunday.


The North Baltimore Presbyterians work with Habitat for Humanity to help those in need of housing assistance to make a difference in our local community. They're "a nonprofit organization that helps people in your community and around the world build or improve a place they can call home." We regularly hold volunteer days where Havenwood members can help construct and repair houses for the needy. 

If you would like to know more about this ongoing mission or may be interested in volunteering in the future, please talk to Sharon Huber-Plano. There are periodic volunteer opportunities specifically reserved for the North Baltimore Presbyterian faith group once you sign up at

You can support Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake by donating to Habitat for Humanity Restore. For more information, please visit: to see what they accept and how you can help. You can also shop or volunteer at their numerous locations listed here:



Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic event.  PDA is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) The core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts.



Helping Up Mission helps men and women fighting addiction and homelessness address the root causes of substance abuse and poverty so they can become sober, responsible members of society.  Located in Baltimore's Jonestown neighborhood, HUM's recovery programs strive to meet each person where they are with the love of God and the comprehensive services that can lead them to wholeness.


Helping Up Mission’s Hope Tote Campaign provides much-needed items to over 550 people in need. If you wish to support them, you can donate solid deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, powders, razors, soap, underwear, and other similar toiletries to Helping Up Mission at 1029 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 on Saturday or Sunday from 7am to 7pm. Sharon has also volunteered to deliver supplies donated here. Make sure to clearly label them for Helping Up Mission- unlabeled supplies will go to ACTC.