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Olney Home For Life, Inc.

Our Services

A program of neighbors helping seniors. All our services are free.

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OHFL uses your donations to support the services we offer.

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Olney Home For Life, Inc. is a cost-effective, and rewarding way for citizens in Olney to provide—and receive—those services.

OLNEY HOME FOR LIFE SERVICES

Olney Home For Life, Inc. takes pride in the services it offers seniors. It is truly a program of neighbors helping seniors. All our services are FREE. We rely on volunteers from the Olney area to deliver our services. Anyone over 60 in our service area (Olney, Ashton, Brookeville and Sandy Spring) can use our services. We also serve those outside our service area who need transportation to MedStar Montgomery’s Cancer Center. 

TRANSPORTATION

OHFL’s transportation services help seniors get hospital, store, doctor’s appointment, or a social gathering.

FRIENDLY CALLS PROGRAM

OHFL’s Friendly Calls Program provides free, friendly phone calls daily to Olney area seniors.

FRIENDLY VISITS PROGRAM

OHFL’s Friendly Visits Program is conducted in partnership with the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County.

OHFL VOLUNTEERS

OHFL depends on its dedicated volunteers to deliver services to area seniors. Become a volunteer and make a difference in a senior’s life. Our volunteers can decide how much time they can devote to the organization.

We Thank Our Platinum Sponsors

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will be joined by Adriana Hochberg, acting director of the County Department of Environmental Protection, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Shady Grove Transfer Station in Derwood to launch the County’s sixth annual “Gift Outside the Box” campaign. The campaign encourages people to “gift-greener” during the holidays—and throughout the year.

 

The Shady Grove Transfer Station is located at 16101 Frederick Rd. in Derwood.

 

The holiday campaign has five focus areas:

Buy Local: Support County and State businesses by purchasing locally made products.

Gift Experiences: Offer a gift that features event tickets, classes, music lessons, or a stroll in a park.

Gift Greener: Encourage green giving that includes LED lightbulbs and reusable materials such as water bottles, metal straws and cloth napkins.

Give Back: Among the most appreciated gifts are donations to local charities in the name of a family member or friend.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Consider gifts made from recycled or reused materials, re-gift items not used from last year and recycle the paper. Gift givers are encouraged to minimize wrapping by using reusable gift bags and cloth.

More information about the Gift Outside the Box campaign is available at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dep/gift-greener.html.

Thank you and wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!

A major thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the food drive on October 8th. Our food Drive on October was a success due to the generous donations from Sandy Spring Bank. A special shoutout to Michael Salisbury for organizing and dropping off all the boxes of food! Thanks to your contributions, many families in need were able to receive timely help. On behalf of everyone at Olney Home For Life, thank you.

Marsha Weber
Olney Home for Life
P.O. Box 1684
Olney, MD 20832

August 24, 2022

RE: Thank you for your July 2022 donations!

Dear Marsha Weber and the Entire Olney Home for Life Community:

On behalf of Olney HELP and all the people in the community we serve, we’d like to thank you for the huge (and hugely successful!) food drive you conducted on our behalf and also for the gift cards and check that we received from you. We appreciate your kind generosity.

As August comes to an end, we always finish out the summer by continuing to provide back-to-school supplies for our families who need assistance, and this year is no exception! Throughout August, we have been including school supplies and backpacks to families with school-age children—and we’ll continue to do so all the way through the end of August (school starts on August 29 in Montgomery County).

Summer is also typically a time when we see donations of food reach a low point. We are at that point now: Our food donations this month are very low, but food requests from families are very, very high. Please help us spread the word that continued assistance to and support of the Olney HELP food pantry by our wonderful friends, neighbors, and local organizations/businesses would be very much appreciated—now more than ever!

Thank you again for those July 2022 donations; your generosity made such a big difference! Because of YOU, we were able to continue doing this work—and parents/guardians were able to put food on the table, groceries in their pantries, and school supplies in those beautiful new backpacks that we were able to give to the kids!

As we bid “so long” to summer, we wish you a fabulous last few weeks before the fall season—when pumpkins and turkeys and cooler temps start entering the picture! Thanks for all that you do, and all that you give.

 

Sincerely,

Ruth Filbert
Director, Food Services
Olney HELP
rfilbert46@msn.com

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