ANNOUNCEMENTS

Watch this space for the latest on what's happening at SMILE!

OUR MISSION

  • Supporting the dignity of every person and spiritually enhancing one another's life through a relationship with Jesus Christ and local churches.
  • Providing food, clothing, educational opportunities and financial aid through forms of assistance.
  • Proactively identifying needs of the community, solving problems at the root, utilizing the assets of the community, expanding services to the community, and communicating the availability of these services to enhance the quality of life for those in need.
  • Being willing to take risks to expand services into new venues.
  • Supporting ministries of systemic change.

We will do this by being a model of Christ's love.

Funding for the SMILE Food Pantry and all SMILE services comes from the SMILE Thrift Store sales and from our generous donors. We are an all-volunteer organization.

Closing Policies

Weather Emergencies: SMILE Food Pantry and Thrift Store will be closed on days that Calvert County schools are closed due to snow or other weather emergencies. Please check back again for announcements on weather-related closings.

*FOOD PANTRY HOURS:

Monday - Tuesday9:00 AM — 10:00 AM
Wednesday - Thursday10:00 AM — 2:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

*THRIFT STORE HOURS:

Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Friday10:00 AM — 2:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

*You must register to receive SMILE services. To learn how, visit the SMILE SERVICES page (click link in main menu above.)

SENIOR FRIDAYS

All Seniors ages 55 and older receive 50% off on all senior clothing (to be worn by the senior named on the card.)
Proof of age required. Discount only applies to person named on the discount card. To obtain a discount card for Senior Fridays, please see the Store Front Desk.

DONATION OF CLOTHING AND OTHER GOODS

IMPORTANT! Specific Days and Hours for Donating Goods
We love receiving your donations of clothing, household goods, and other items because this makes SMILE possible! But we can receive them only during the days and times listed below.

Donations are accepted ONLY during the following hours of operation:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10 am - 1:30 pm
Saturdays: 9 am - 11:15 am

    We also accept donations of canned and packaged foods during these hours.

    We are staffed by volunteers, and limiting the donation hours enables us to have the time to store the items for later sorting and to provide the tax-deduction form for donations, which is available on request.