Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Did you attend the store's Wildwood Shopping Center opening benefit?
The new Bethesda location of Chop’t Creative Salad Company opened with a nod to the season’s charitable giving, raising hundreds of dollars for the county’s largest food distribution center. More than 700 customers turned out to the store’s Wildwood Shopping Center opening, Nov. 14, featuring free food in exchange for a $2 donation to the Manna Food Center, according to Allison Anderson, development organizer for the charity group. The five-hour promotion raised a total of $1,504, directly benefiting Montgomery County’s main food bank, she said. “At one point, the [Chop’t general manager] told me they were making three salads a minute; over 300 in the first hour and a half,” Anderson said. “The line was out the door all afternoon and they …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Help a neighbor in need this Thanksgiving by donating food.
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center is seeking donations to help create Thanksgiving baskets for county residents in need. Items sought include: Donations will be accepted at A Wider Circle, located at 9159 Brookeville Rd. in Silver Spring, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. between Nov. 1 and 20, 2012. Catholic Charities of DC is looking to help feed low-income Montgomery County residents this Thanksgiving. You can help with food donations in one of two ways: Donations will be taken at the Catholic Charities location in Silver Spring at 12247 Georgia Ave. They are also looking for volunteers to assist with picking up and distributing holiday packages, contact them at 301-942-1790 for more …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Nonprofit group sells donated wedding gowns to benefit people impacted by cancer.
- Ben Gross
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Brides Against Breast Cancer, a national nonprofit group that sells donated wedding dresses to benefit people impacted by cancer will make a stop in the area from September 28-30 at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Northwest Washington, DC. Since 2002, Brides Against Breast Cancer has been actively selling gowns and makes upwards of 70 yearly stops on the “Nationwide Tour of Gowns.” More than 1,000 gowns, donated by individuals, organizations and companies, will be available for viewing. Priced from $99 to $799, the name-brand and designer gowns are valued as high as $8,000. Additionally, a selection of couture and exclusive gowns valued up to $20,000 will be discounted between 25-75%. Friday, September 28th’s opening night VIP event, …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Boone & Sons event includes the raffle of a $1,250 diamond necklace, with all proceeds going to Mutts Matter.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes donate to charity, often giving to large, name-brand organizations with big marketing budgets. Everyone can rally around the fight to cure cancer, help kids in need or support victims of natural disasters, and all of these things are very worthy and important causes. What’s not as common, however, is to see prominent businesses get behind local dog rescue. Rescue groups like Mutts Matter get most of their corporate sponsorships from companies in the pet industry that understand the importance of rescue and know the hard, sad facts—that five to seven million animals enter the shelter system each year, and over four million don’t make it out. As an all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue, Mutts Matter is …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
O'Donnell's Seafood raised over $1,000 for the Combat Soldiers Recovery Fund, according to the Gazette.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Greg Cohen
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Jan. 27 fundraiser hosted by O'Donnell's Sea Grill raised over $1,000 for the Combat Soldiers Recovery Fund, according to a report by The Gazette. More than 300 people dined at the Kentlands restaurant, benefiting wounded soldiers across America. "The fund is a nonprofit organization founded by Garland Miller of Chevy Chase that was established to provide funds for wounded soldiers," according to the report. Miller told The Gazette O'Donnell's agreed to donate 15 percent of sales from that night to the organization, and while the total is unclear, Miller said at least $1,000 was raised from organization buckets at the bar.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Are you looking for a way you can give back this holiday season? Patch has put together a list of nonprofits who need your assistance.
Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community this holiday season? Here are several organizations looking for donations and help from community members in Montgomery County. Please feel free to add to this list in the comments section below. Donate grocery gift cards from $10 to $20 dollars for adults-only families 9159-C Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Mon. thru Sat. from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m and Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Holiday hours: Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Christmas Day 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monetary donations, clothing, fresh vegetables, small furniture, coats, socks and toiletries Mon. thru Thurs. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Food donations. Click on the grocery items that you would like to donate. P.O. Box 1612 Germantown…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The group of 55 riders—which originated in Gaithersburg—will pedal from Pittsburgh to the DC suburbs to raise money for Operation Second Chance, a non-profit that helps wounded soldiers readjust to civilian life.
What has 110 wheels, legs of steel and a heart of gold? The group of cyclists participating in the 10th annual Ride Allegheny—a four-day, 320 mile ride from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg. That's right. Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg. Between Oct. 6 and Oct. 9, a group of 55 cyclists will make their way along a series of trails and the C&O Canal, until they finally pull into Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg. Why would anyone undertake such a gruelling ride? Kentlands resident Walt Ellenberger, the groups chairman and one of the original riders, said the idea came about simply enough. "It started out as a small group of neighborhood friends that wanted to increase the adventure and be more than just weekend warriors," he said. So he and five of his…
Monday, August 1, 2011
All proceeds from Saturday's charity match will be donated to two nonprofits to help Brazilian children in need.
What other sport draws beautiful horses, ardent fans and fit athletes sporting colorful jerseys and riding boots? Polo—long considered the sport of kings. In an exciting match Saturday, July 30, the Capitol Polo Club hosted the 2011 Embassy of Brazil Cup, a charity event that raised funds for two nonprofits dedicated to helping Brazilian children: Inmed Partnerships for Children and the Abrace-Brazilian Association of Culture and Education. The Capitol Polo Club is located on 600 acres of fields and wooded terrain in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve in Poolesville, MD.