Monday, March 18, 2013
A 95-year-old Holocaust survivor, Herman Taube, and the Jewish Social Service Agency have raised $10,000 to assist aging survivors.
When the Jewish Social Service Agency decided to celebrate and honor author, journalist and Holocaust survivor Herman Taube on his 95th birthday, Taube decided that he did not want or need any birthday gifts. "I said, 'You know what, you have on the agenda that they want to give me a party, I don't want a party,'" said Taube, who lives in Rockville. "I don't need any parties. Thank the good lord that I lived to 95 and I'm able to still function, and to write, and to go to meetings. So don't give me a party." Instead of "ties, shirts and books," Taube asked that any planned gift money be granted to the JSSA's Holocaust survivor program. The JSSA responded by establishing the Herman Taube Fund for Holocaust Survivors, which to date has …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
9th Annual American Cancer Society Fundraiser starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Ben Gross
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This Saturday marks the 9th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® event in DC. Making Strides links almost 300 communities and events each year nationwide, making it the largest conglomeration of breast cancer support events. Nationally, the annual 5k walk has raised more than $350 million since its inception in 2003. According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer turns to them for help and support, and funds raised during the events will help make mammograms more accessible to women who need them, fund breast cancer research and provide no-cost resources and programs to them. At the time of writing this article, Making Strides has already raised more than $240,000. …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
As October sees a plethora of fundraising events to cure or raise awareness about breast cancer, a group of locals hiked to raise money to prevent it.
When it comes to fundraising efforts for breast cancer causes, it’s the passion, the sisterhood, the tireless efforts and the pink tidal wave that seems to push millions of volunteers into action. There’s the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which has raised about $400 million and has about seven million walkers in its events. Then there’s the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), which was founded by Janelle Hail 30 years ago. Diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30s, Hail had a mastectomy at 34. There was not nearly as much information available then. “Every word beyond, ‘You have breast cancer,’ was a blur,” she said. Hail had three young sons, and she was terrified. She later fulfilled her dream …
Monday, October 10, 2011
The school will host a Gala event Saturday, with proceeds benefiting its Arts Department.
An organization called Thomas S. Wootton High School Patrons of the Arts, is staging an 'Opening Night' performance Gala Oct. 15 and you are invited. The group hopes it will be the first of many special events to raise money for the Arts Department at Wootton, in the aftermath of severe budget cuts throughout the Montgomery County school system. One of the organizers of the event, Amy Fowler, said funding for the high school's Arts Department has "almost completely dried up." She noted that the Arts and Humanities signature program budget has steadily fallen over the past five years beginning with an annual budget of $26,000 from Montgomery County Public Schools down to zero this past year. Principal Dr. Michal Doran has stepped forward to…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Our Patch Moms Council weighs in on fundraising efforts at our schools and local organizations.
Each week our Moms Council discusses a different parenting issue. Join the conversation by weighing in on a topic or ask our panel of experts your question. We put this week's question to our North Potomac-Darnestown Patch Moms Council for their ideas and advice. The suggestions don’t end here‚ add your own tips and advice in the comments section below. This week's question comes from Garine Isassi, a contributor and North Potomac-Darnestown Moms Council member. Schools, student groups and Boy/Girl Scouts begin an onslaught of fundraising sales in September, selling everything from gourmet popcorn to wrapping paper and magazines. They go door-to-door and to their extended families, and parents are often expected to sell at their workplaces…
Monday, October 18, 2010
Over $2,000 raised at fundraising event on Sunday in Darnestown
The Women Build Committee of Montgomery County's Habitat for Humanity held a fundraising Tea on Sunday afternoon in Darnestown. Amanda Fein, Habitat's Manager of Gifts, said that the Women Build Committee was formed at first to be a part of the National Habitat for Humanity's Annual Women Build week. "That is a week each year where there is a national campaign to get women on all of the worksites," Fein said. "We took that idea one step further and formed a special committee of women specifically to do their own yearly project for women." A large proportion of Habitat For Humanity's homes go to single mothers and so it seemed like a natural progression to create a committee of women volunteers, she said. For their 2010 project, the Women …