donations

July 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

BlackRock Center Providing Donated Goods for Families in Need

The BlackRock Center for the Arts has a temporary Upcounty Consolidation Hub center for donated essential goods to help communities in need throughout upper Montgomery County. BlackRock has partnered with several local organizations to help provide essential items for children, families, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. Officials with the nonprofit cultural arts center […]

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April 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Damascus Local Organizes ‘Social Distance’ Relay to Raise Money for Damascus Help

Damascus community members are hosting a ‘social distancing’ 24 hour relay race to raise money for the local organization Damascus Help. With the help of her friends, Carolyn Sherwood decided to organize the event in the Goshen Oaks neighborhood after seeing a post online that the organization was in need of help. “It is a […]

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April 21, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Blair High School Student is 3D Printing NIH-Approved Face Shields

County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy caught up with Montgomery Blair High School student Arjun Oberoi, who is making face shields in the basement of his home using his 3D printers. Oberoi, who is 15-years-old, is distributing the face shields locally and makes about 20 to 30 face shields per day.  The design is approved by […]

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April 16, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

B-CC Student Collecting Food Donations for Students, Organizing Virtual Prom

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior Lilly Behbehani has been using her time at home to give back to her school community by setting up food donations for families and organizing a virtual prom for students. After first hearing about the spread of coronavirus and the possibility of schools shutting down, Behbehani became concerned about the […]

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April 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Holy Cross Accepting Handmade Face Masks, Other Donations

Holy Cross Health is accepting monetary and equipment donations, including homemade face masks. Both hospital locations in Germantown and Silver Spring are accepting 100 percent cotton masks that meet certain requirements like layering and size. Holy Cross Health is accepting monetary donations to its COVID-19 Response Fund. Donations will go toward getting medical and personal […]

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April 9, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Einstein High Community Donates Gift Cards to Families Facing Food Insecurity

Over 100 families at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington have donated $5,750 in gift cards to help families at their school facing food insecurities during the coronavirus crisis. A group of parents, led by Christine Alden, a parent with a sophomore at Einstein, worked together to help organize the donations of 115 $50 food […]

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April 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

How to Volunteer During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Montgomery County Volunteer Center has published a website with information on how people can volunteer during the COVID-19 emergency. The website provides information about organizations, resources and tips on how to be safe while volunteering. According to the website, some of the ways people can volunteer include: Volunteering for emergency response needs Donating items and/or […]

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February 28, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Walt Whitman High Student Needs Life-Saving Bone Marrow Donor

Ben Lesser, a Walt Whitman High school senior, is battling leukemia at Children’s National Medical Center and is in critical need of a bone marrow donor. Since receiving the diagnosis about five weeks ago, he’s been in intensive care. Whitman High students, family and friends are rallying around him and encourage others to get tested […]

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January 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

County Holiday Giving Project Assisted More than 11,000 Families in 2019

As we look back on 2019 and set goals for the new year, we need to remind ourselves of the importance of giving back to our communities. In Montgomery County, the child poverty rate is over 9 percent and 35 percent of the public school students qualify for free or reduced price meals. A family […]

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December 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rockville Ranked Second Most Generous City in U.S. by GoFundMe

Rockville is GoFundMe’s second most generous city in the United States. According to one of GoFundMe’s 2019 Year in Giving lists, Rockville ranked behind Marietta, Ga. for city with the most donations on the platform. The list is based on the number of donations made per capita in cities with a population greater than 50,000. […]

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