Looking for someplace where you can give time or money for a worthy cause? Here's a list of agencies and other organizations you can contact. Unless noted otherwise, all phone numbers are in the 410 area code, metropolitan Baltimore.
* The Adult Literacy Program at the Franciscan Center seeks monetary donations. Please contact Sister Delia at 467-5340 or send contributions to 2212 Maryland Ave., Baltimore 21218.
* AIDS Action Baltimore Inc., the only AIDS service provider dedicated exclusively to patient services, seeks donations to provide its clients with rent, food, clothing, medical services, prescriptions and other expenses. Send tax-exempt contributions to 2105 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.
* AIDS Interfaith Residential Services would appreciate the donation of the following items for the Don Miller House, a home for men with AIDS: drinking glasses, stove, clock, porch furniture, wheelchair ramp, music tapes, table tennis table, color television, VCR, Nintendo, magazine subscriptions, household goods, personal items, juices, soft drinks and garden tools. Information and a copy of the Don Miller House wish list: 383-2133.
* The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Metropolitan Baltimore needs funds to promote community education and provide support to individuals and families faced with serious mental illness. Information: Marilyn Kresky-Wolff, 539-0525.
* American Parts Distributors is sponsoring the second annual Canned Food and Clothing Drive through Dec. 20 for the benefit of the South Baltimore Homeless Shelter. Non-perishable canned goods and clothing may be dropped off Mondays to Saturdays at the American Parts location at 3605 Milford Mill Road in Randallstown. In addition, customers will receive a 10 percent discount on any retail appliance parts purchase when making a donation. Information: 655-0777.
* The American Rescue Workers is seeking financial support for its rehabilitation program. Information: Rev. Michael E. Carr, 566-3300.
* The Amputee Association of Maryland is in need of office equipment such as an IBM compatible computer, printer or fax machine, as well as $300 to print brochures. Write Nina Roelke, the Amputee Association of Maryland, c/o Kernan Hospital, 2200 N. Forest Park Ave., Baltimore 21207.
* The Assistance Center of Towson Churches is seeking toys, board games, hats, mittens and scarves for its Toy Store to benefit needy children, ages 1-16. To donate new, unwrapped items: 296-4855, to arrange a drop-off time.
* Associated Catholic Charities is sponsoring the Alternate Christmas Program, through which Maryland residents can adopt a needy family for the holidays. Participants are asked to purchase new items for their family, including a Christmas meal, small gifts and toys. Information: 547-5533.
* Atlantic Federal Savings Bank, 118 Shawan Road, Cockeysville 21030, is adopting five families for Christmas for the second consecutive year. Donations needed include: non-perishable food; clothes such as hats, gloves, socks and sweaters for children; toys; and money to purchase items not received for all the children. Information: 771-5555.
* The Baltimore Association of Retarded Citizens needs the following items: portable television or VCR, WordPerfect software package, microwave, freezer, two word processors with printers and software, a copier, lift-van, fax machine, VCR tapes, sports equipment, books and magazines, IBM compatible computers, adult sweat shirts, sweat pants, underwear and tube socks. Contact: Marion Siporius, 323-5600. Send monetary donations to 4800 York Road, Baltimore, 21212.
* The Baltimore County Coalition for the Homeless needs furniture and household appliances for its resource bank, which distributes goods to homeless people in the county. Call Anne Lee, 285-4674, or Arnold Shapiro, 821-9274.
* The Baltimore County General Hospital Foundation is seeking philanthropic support for its "Growing to Serve" campaign, which makes possible the growth and modernization of the 26-year-old community hospital. Information: Robert Fischer, 521-2200.
* Baltimore Heritage would appreciate donations of money, printing services and clerical support to educate and advocate on behalf of historic preservation and neighborhood conservation. Contact: 625-2585. Write: 11 1/2 W. Chase St., Baltimore 21201.
* The Baltimore Regional Burn Center Foundation works to raise public awareness and funds to assist burn survivors at the region's only burn treatment facility. Information: 550-0895. Address contributions to Nadine Weinstein, Francis Scott Key Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.
* Baptist Family & Children's Services of Maryland is seeking individuals or groups who would like to sponsor a child by providing financial and prayer support. Information: 720-5310.