Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc.
Serving the Laurel Community Since 1987
311 Laurel Avenue • Laurel, MD 20707 • Phone: 301.776.0442 • Fax: 301.604.7076 

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LARS Building

LARS is a non-proselytizing ecumenical ministry serving the Greater Laurel area by assisting homeless and low-income individuals and families who are experiencing a crisis by providing both emergency and long-term services designed to promote self-sufficiency.

Our Community Crisis Clinic, located just a few blocks from Main Street off of Route 1, offers support to families and individuals in parts of Prince George's (20707, 20708), Howard (20723), and Anne Arundel (20724) Counties. LARS is only able to assist clients residing in these four zip codes.

Hours of Operation:

Monday          9:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday     9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday              9:00am - 2:00pm

 

**Please arrive at least one hour prior to closing to ensure that you are seen.

LARS is "Betting on Change"

Please join us for our 10th Annual Auction & Dinner - Saturday, June 7th, 2014 from 6-10pm at the American Legion Post 60 in Laurel, MD. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.

Send check to LARS at 311 Laurel Avenue, Laurel MD 20707 or purchase tickets ONLINE by completing the online donation form and choosing "10th Annual Auction & Dinner Tickets" from the Program Area menu.

This year's auction is getting a big makeover! Same high quality, high value items - including over 100 gift certificates, gift baskets, getaways, and more...

BUT this year guests have an opportunity to win these great items for as little as 25 cents! Some of our donated items will be up for bid in the format of a Quarter Auction. Others will be auctioned off in the traditional "silent" way.

So, what is a Quarter Auction?

With your paid admission you receive 1 paddle for bidding and a list of the items being auctioned. Your selected paddle number goes into a large container for continuous drawings throughout the night. You can purchase additional paddles to increase your chances of winning. Each time an item comes up for bid that you would like to win, place the required bid amount (1, 2, 3, or 4 quarters) for each paddle being played in a bucket on your table and hold your paddle(s) up. If your number is drawn and your paddle is up, you win the item! If you didn’t bid and your number is called, we keep drawing until someone wins! You also have the option to “buy-in” to all rounds of the quarter auction in advance, giving you an automatic chance to win every item that comes up for bid, without having to raise your paddle each time.

Ticket price includes Famous Dave's BBQ Dinner and 1 bidding paddle. Extra paddles are $5. Buy-in to all quarter auction rounds for $30.

Live Music, Cash Bar, 50/50 Raffle

BRING QUARTERS for bidding! Quarters will also be available for purchase/exchange.

Questions? Contact Laura Wellford at 301.776.0442 ext. 27 or lwellford@laureladv0cacy.org.

LARS Food Pantry

LARS Pantry

Download a shopping list and challenge your child to fill up a basket for LARS next time you visit the grocery store!

Please keep LARS in mind as you clean out your own pantry, but no expired food please. Donations can be dropped off at LARS during business hours (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-2pm and Monday evenings from 5-7:30pm). If you would like to hold a food drive on behalf of LARS at your workplace, congregation, school, neighborhood, or other organization, please contact Jennifer Asiedu at 301-776-0442 ext. 28.

* Please note:  Due to limited storage, LARS cannot currently accomodate clothing or furniture donations. However, we do provide clothing and furniture vouchers to our clients to be used at the Laurel Thrift Store, so donations are always welcome there.

LARS also makes referrals to the following organizations in need of clothing and furniture donations:

Success in Style - Laurel, MD (Savage Mill)

Mission of Love Charities - Capitol Heights, MD

A Wider Circle - Bethesda, MD