Christmas with Breathe toy drive video

Sit back and watch as Breathe 379, Santa, Mrs. Clause and 40 volunteers run through neighborhoods, meeting children, and families.  Handing out gifts, stockings, pjs...and offering prayer and hope.  

You too can be a part of this incredible event.  See below for how you can be a part.  


The annual b379 toy drive

The possibility of any child waking up without a gift on Christmas morning is heart crushing.  We intend to do as much as we can to prevent that by delivering gifts to children throughout the area.  It's our 11th official year, and we are ready to hit the streets again, but we need your help to make a difference.  

Last year Breathe 379, with the help of those supporting and partnering with us, were able to give out gifts, stockings and pjs to 1000 children.  Since inception, Breathe 379 has given out over 6000 toys & 1100 sets of stockings and PJ's.  (PJ's & Stockings started in 2020).

Here's how you can help to get more toys/stockings/PJs into the hands of some amazing kids.  

Donate A Toy/Stocking/Stuffers/PJs

  • Donate a NEW toy/gift for a child between the ages of Infant through 17 years old and drop it off at any of our Drop Zones (listed below)
  • Donate a NEW red 18" Stocking (standard) for Salvatore's Stockings
  • Donate NEW Stocking Stuffers for Salvatore's Stockings. (See the list below)
  • Donate a NEW set of PJ's for the Pajama Extravaganza. (Sizes Infant to XXXL)

Become a Drop Zone 

If interested in becoming a Drop Zone, email us and we'll provide a box for your store/office etc. where the public can drop off toys/gifts.  We'll announce it on our Facebook page and we ask that you do the same.  On Friday, December 15th our volunteers will pick up the box and items at your location.  If it fills up prior the scheduled pick up date, please contact us and we will come by and empty it, leaving the box to fill up again. 

Host a Party or Team Project

  • Host a Christmas party and instead of doing an exchange - have your guests bring an item or two from the list. 
  • Have your class, team, Network Group, church, etc. take up a donation or even a day of shopping for gifts.

Wrapping Party - Saturday December 16th - 11am - ...

Grab your favorite scissors, some wrapping paper and join us on Saturday, December 16th for a day of gift wrapping.  We start at 11am and go until we're finished.  Wrapping, stuffing stockings, prepping PJs...eating, laughing, making new friends and all with a great purpose.  


Click HERE to pick a time slot and let us know when you'll be coming out with us.  

(If bringing a team or group, each person needs to respond separately).  

Delivery Day - Sunday December 17th - 10am (This is an all day event)

Want to be a part of the delivery team?  FIRST - be sure to watch the video above.  In full disclosure - there is A L O T of walking, maybe even some light jogging (lol)...and well...its it maybe a bit cold.   But this for sure is a day you will never forget.  

For this, it is mandatory that every person attending must be 16 or older.  From "Elves on the Run" to Santa himself - there is much to do, many faces to see and lives to touch.  You will be boots on the ground for sure.  

Space is limited for this day.  Please fill out the Volunteer Form and in availability simply put Toy Delivery Day and we'll get back to you.  (If bringing a team or group, each person needs to respond separately).

Check out our Facebook page for updates and pictures of the previous years.  


Thank you to all of our friends who are #inittogether with us!!!

Breathe 379's Hope Center - Edgewood MD

Flavor Cupcakery - Bel Air MD

Coffee Coffee - Bel Air MD

Pairings Bistro - Bel Air MD

Aberdeen Family Chiropractor - Aberdeen MD

Grace Academy School - Bel Air MD

Compass Home Group - Bel Air MD

New Covenant Christian School - Abingdon MD

X-Golf - Bel Air MD

Saranac Lake Baptist Church - Saranac Lake NY (YEP!!!!!!)  

McComas Funeral Homes - Abingdon, Bel Air, Jarrettsville MD

Keene Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram - Jarrettsville MD

Salvatore's Stockings

Isaiah 61:1-3 "...He sent me... to give them a crown of beauty for ashes..."  Isaiah says that God has anointed him to bring healing to the broken hearted, to bring good news, to bring hope.  At times there is a grief that is so gut wrenching, so breath taking that it takes God Himself to breathe hope back into our very hearts.  in those times we search for ways to find purpose in the pain and it takes God to sweep those broken pieces back up and make something new, something beautiful.  That is our goal with Salvatore's Stockings.  

On September 24, 2017, Salvatore was born with CDH (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia) with a 35% survival rate.  1 out of 2500 children are born with CDH.  On September 25th, 2017, just 29 hours later, Salvatore went to Heaven leaving a very broken hearted family searching for answers, even to this day.  However, in the midst of this tragedy, God has begun to mend hearts and take "ashes" of hurt and pain and mold them into something beautiful.  With the strength and hope that only God can give, Salvatore's family decided to make sure he is honored knowing that God has a purpose for Salvatore's life.  

In 2020 - Salvatore's Stockings were born.  A simple stocking stuffed with needed goodies and items at Christmas for a child, that carries a very special message from Heaven along with it to Mom & Dad.  A message of hope and encouragement with a simple reminder that no one - no matter how broken - is alone.  That they are loved.  

If you are interested in helping to fill a "Salvatore Stocking" this Christmas, please see the list of needed items below for ages Infant - 17 years old or make a donation at or Venmo (Breathe-Hope).  

**There is more coming for Salvatore's Stockings...keep an eye out for Salvatore's Stuffys.  

Stocking Stuffers Needed

18” Traditional Red Stocking, Bath Bombs, Bath Toys, Baby Wash Cloths, Body Lotion, Bubbles, Card Games, Coloring Books, Crayons, Deodorant, Earbuds, Hand Games, Foot Scrubs, Gloves, Hairbrush/Comb Set, Hair Scrunchies, Hats/Beanies, Infant Bath Toys, Infant Sock/Hat/Mitten, Infant Wash Cloths, Jump Ropes, Legos, Lip Balm, Loufas, Matchbox Cars, Nail Files, Nail Polish, Playdough, Ponytail Holders, Pop Its, Puzzles, Rattles, Razors, Shaving Cream, Small Baby/Toddler Books, Small Stuffed Animals, Socks, Stickers/Tattoos, Stick On Nails, Teething Rings, Teething Book, Toothpaste

PJ extravaganza

There's nothing like seeing a child run out of their door when they notice Santa and all the elves outside with a truck load of gifts.  Until that is - you see some of the children running out in tattered pajamas.  Some too small, some why not?  Why not get them a new pair?!?!  We're there!!!  Lets do it!!!  Help us make sure that every child that receives a new gift and a stocking - also receives a new pair of PJ's!!!!  Now we can ensure that child is warm as they sleep the night away, waiting on Santa to arrive.  

We'll be collecting NEW PJ's sizes Infant to XXXL!!!!!!