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This Giving Tuesday, Olney Theatre Center is reminded of the unwavering support that comes from our community. In our efforts to give back as much as we receive, we are dedicating the spotlight to three local organizations making a difference in the community! Find out how you can help below. Extend your support today to HIAS, Sunflower Bakery, and Interfaith Works to ensure exceptional services and resources reach even more people.


HIAS is the international Jewish humanitarian organization that provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers in more than 20 countries around the world.  Founded 100 years ago to assist Jews fleeing persecution, HIAS now draws on Jewish history and values to advocate for the rights of all forcibly displaced people and help them find welcome, safety, and opportunity.

  • HIAS at the capitol

    We are thrilled to uplift their work, which impacts over one million men, women, and children each year. By supporting HIAS, you have a hand in helping people rebuild their lives in freedom and security.

Support HIAS

Sunflower Bakery

Sunflower Bakery is one-of-a-kind and the only inclusive training program in Maryland that prepares young adults with learning differences for employment success in pastry arts, baking or related industries. A community-based social enterprise focused on expanding job training and employment opportunities, workforce skills learned at Sunflower Bakery and Café Sunflower are marketable and transferable.

  • Sunflower Bakery

    Olney Theatre Center is a proud patron and supporter of Sunflower Bakery, which frequently provides delicious baked goods for our special events. We hope their mission of providing valuable training opportunities and expanding access to the workforce inspires you to make a donation.

Support Sunflower Bakery

Interfaith Works

Interfaith Works is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, supportive housing, essential needs, and employment programs to over 35,000 residents of Montgomery County every year. IW was founded in 1972 by local faith communities to help Montgomery County residents in need. Today, Interfaith Works is not a religious organization, but maintains its original spirit of striving to provide Montgomery County residents with the best possible assistance through our various programs.

  • Interfaith Works Winter coat drop off

    All donations collected by Interfaith Works on Giving Tuesday will be put towards the IW Future Fund, which helps clients bridge financial gaps to meet their essential needs and goals. You can help members of our community get the care, assistance and support they need.

    Looking for more ways to help? Currently, donations are being accepted through 12/31 for new and gently used coats in the 1938 Original Theatre lobby at Olney Theatre Center. Standard box office hours apply. This Winter Coat Drive is provided as part of our 2023-2024 Community Partners Program. 

Support Interfaith Works

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