Shepherd's Staff Blessing closet

Blessings Closet

Little things can mean so much

Serving over 1,300 households each year, our Blessings Closet provides free assistance with non-food essentials for household, hygiene, and personal care. This resource, supported by schools, clubs, churches, and businesses has helped families, seniors, disabled persons, veterans, working families, single parents, homeless adults and out-of-work individuals.

Our Blessings Closet is open by appointment only Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Thursdays between 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. You must have an appointment to receive Blessings Closet supplies. Items distributed are based on availability. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please leave a message at 410-857-5944. Be sure to state your name and number clearly and someone will return your call to schedule a time for pick-up.

If you would like to make an in-kind donation to our Blessings Closet, please call our office at 410-857-5944 and leave a message to schedule a time to drop off items.

To make Financial Donations please visit “Financial Support“.

Amazon Wishlist (click here)

Please feel free to shop local, or use the link to our Blessings Closet Amazon Wishlist if you would like to donate! Items purchased through our Amazon Wishlist will be delivered to a secure location. Please DO NOT use our physical address for delivery from Amazon. THANK YOU!

Click here for the Blessings Closet brochure.


How It All Began…

When The Shepherd’s Staff opened our doors in 1991, we quickly realized the overwhelming need for the free distribution of non-food items. We found that people, whether sustained on government assistance, earning poverty level wages, newly employed, temporarily out of work, or simply without a home – all need basic essentials for everyday living.

The first Blessings Closet was started in a jelly cupboard, which we crammed full of non-food necessities. Throughout the years, the small closet swelled to the point where one room and a basement storage now accommodate the program. It is from our present location, 30 Carroll Street in Westminster, that thousands of items are given out on an “as-needed” basis each year. Anyone in Carroll County is eligible to request items from the Blessings Closet, provided we have stock on hand to fill their needs.

If you or your organization would like to run a “Blessings Bag” drive, please contact us at or 410-857-5944.

Blessings Closet Items:

  • Bar Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Dish Soap*
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Multi-purpose Cleaner
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Disinfecting Wipes and/or Spray
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Incontinence Briefs
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Multi-purpose Cleaner*
  • Paper Towels*
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trash Bags
  • Ziploc Bags (all sizes)

*Current High Need

Donate School Supplies

The little things that we take for granted, like household goods, mean so much to people. Our Blessings Closet does so much to help our local community.”