The following is a list of several area organizations accepting donations that will make Christmas brighter for some people. These groups responded to a recent Sundial invitation to list their needs.
* Christopher Place, 709 E. Eager St., a shelter serving homeless men in Baltimore city needs new underwear, toiletries, canned goods, paper towels and toilet tissue. Call (410) 576-0066.
* Catholic Charities is collecting donations for the homeless and the needy at Hunt Valley Mall. Take donations of non-perishable food, new clothing, toiletries, canned goods, paper products and new toys to the empty store next to Lane Bryant near the Food Court (on the second level of the mall) through 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. Call (410) 547-5540.
* Mason-Dixon Community Services, a general community assistance program serving the northern part of Harford County and the southern part of York County, Pa., needs non-perishable food, toiletries, paper towels and paper products and new toys. Take donations to its Maryland site at 708 Highland Road in Street. Call (410) 452-9025.
* The Arc of Harford County (formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens of Harford County) at 4513 Philadelphia Road in Aberdeen, needs donations of clothing, food baskets and small gift items until Christmas. Call (410) 879-1233.