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March 31, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Jersey Mike’s Donates All Sales on March 31 to Charities

Jersey Mike’s is donating all sales on March 31 to local charities as part of their 11th Annual Day of Giving. The company expects to approach nearly $8 million in donations. Nearly 2,000 Jersey Mike’s locations across the country will be participating in the Day of Giving. The event is part of the company’s Month […]

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February 12, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Cupid’s Undie Run Forced to Change… But Just Barely

A Valentine’s Day tradition, where thousands of people shed their pants and run for a good cause, will now be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cupid’s Undie Run, which usually hosts large crowds in major cities around the country, is opting for a socially distanced version of the event in 2021. View this post […]

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December 3, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

County Advises Residents to Beware of Charity Scammers During Holidays

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) advises residents that are donating to charities this holiday season to make sure they are giving to a reputable and registered organization. This year charities have focused their efforts towards coronavirus-related programs such as aid to the unemployed, families of those who are sick because of COVID-19 […]

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November 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Maryland Named Third Most Charitable State in U.S.

Despite the many hardships and challenges that 2020 has brought, the state of Maryland has risen above to be one of the most giving states in the U.S. According to WalletHub’s newly released Most Charitable States for 2021 list, Maryland is shown to be the third most generous state in the country. Utah was first […]

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September 5, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

When Donating to Dorian Victims, Be Wary of Scams

At least 20 people were killed in the northern Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian. Earlier this week, winds gusted to 220 mph, and Grand Bahama Island was in the eyewall of the hurricane for 40 hours.  Dorian is tied with Hurricane Allen as the second-strongest storm ever in the Atlantic Ocean. During natural disasters, many become […]

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October 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fundraiser Set for Group That Helps Families of Premature Babies

A Pennsylvania-based charity that offers families of premature babies with newborn supplies is branching out to Maryland with a fundraiser. The Lily’s Hope Foundation will have a walk at Bohrer Park starting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. The organization grew out of the Driscoll family’s unexpected needs when their daughter, Lilian Hope, was born […]

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October 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police to Participate in Tip-a-Cop Event to Benefit Special Olympics Maryland (PHOTOS)

Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department along with, the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, Maryland-National Capital Park Police (Montgomery County Division), Rockville City Police Department, and Montgomery County Police Explorer Post 1986 will be participating in a national Tip-a-Cop benefit event this Saturday. According to a news release, officers will volunteer their time to […]

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June 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Take a “Shot for Heroes” at the Quicken Loans National (VIDEO)

The Quicken Loans National takes place this week at Congressional Country Club and organizers are hoping golf fans will take a swing from a custom-built platform located between the Clubhouse and 18th hole for a chance to win $10,000 and to raise money for Operation Homefront and the Tiger Woods Foundation. The “Shot for Heroes” […]

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December 23, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Beware of Charity Scams this Holiday Season

Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith is reminding residents to beware of misleading practices this holiday season. “The holiday season inspires a spirit of generosity to help those in need, but unfortunately, scam artists are also stepping up their efforts to take advantage of that generosity. It is important for all Marylanders to be vigilant […]

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December 23, 2015 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood Holiday Projects Reach Locally and Abroad (PHOTO)

The lives of people in need, both locally and thousands of miles away, will be brightened thanks to a pair of service projects performed by employees of Arbor Ridge, the extended care neighborhood of Riderwood retirement community. The holiday generosity began as staff members of Arbor Ridge learned about the students of a Title 1 school in […]

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