Category: Nonprofits

County Offering Grants to Assist with Food Security Issues

Photo of rescued food waste from Montgomery County is offering grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to community organizations working with food security issues, according to a press release. The grants are intended to assist organizations to improve capacity and infrastructure, or “to support inventive and collaborative approaches to reducing food insecurity.” Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations can also use the grants for assistance to the populations they serve, including preparing meals, distribution and delivery, or recovering food that would otherwise be wasted. According to the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Solid Waste Services, 147,000 tons of food (nearly...

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Local Nonprofit Adds Three Executives to Staff

Graphic from A Wider Circle A Wider Circle, the Silver Spring-based, anti-poverty nonprofit, has added three vice presidents to its executive team, according to a press release. “The work of A Wider Circle has grown significantly and now focuses on the delivery of comprehensive, long-term programs that can affect individual and community level change.  These three strong and accomplished professionals bring a wealth of expertise to our work and significantly raise the bar for our organization,” said Mark Bergel, the organization’s founder and president. The three new executives are: Shalini Madan Benson has been appointed vice president for headquarters and...

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Children Invited to Take Kindness Challenge This Month

Screenshot of part of a challenge sheet from Silver Spring Cares Children from preschoolers to age 12 can earn a free meal at McGinty’s Public House, simply by completing the Random Act of Kindness Summer Challenge from Silver Spring Cares. The non-profit has created two sets of challenge sheets, one for preschoolers and one for children ages 5-12, to complete. The sheets include 16 suggested, age-appropriate acts for children to undertake during August. Once they’ve finished the challenge, they can take the completed sheet to McGinty’s any time from Aug. 27-31 for a free kids meal. The suggestions for...

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Project Successful in Identifying, Reducing Homeless in Silver Spring

Photo from Wikimedia Commons A yearlong project to identify and assist homeless people in downtown Silver Spring was successful in significantly reducing the number of homeless on the streets, according to a new report from Bethesda Cares, which led the effort. The “Homeless in Downtown Silver Spring” report showed that 89 people were found who experienced homelessness for more than 30 days during the study period from May 2017-April 2018. Of those, 72 people were considered to be experiencing chronic homelessness. “Chronic homelessness is long-term homelessness with a disabling condition,” said John Mendez, Bethesda Cares executive director. More specifically,...

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Upcoming Events, July 25-Aug. 2

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, July 25 Read it and See it Summer Movie Night: “Nim’s Island,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3rd Floor, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26 CANCELLED: Kanopy Film Screening Event: “The Secret of Kells (G),” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave. 3rd Floor, 1-2:30 p.m. Women’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County Happy Hour, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Hughway, 5:30-7 p.m. Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting: Drawing, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $45, 7-9 p.m. Route 66, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 27 Lunch with Mayor Kate Stewart, Tiffin Restaurant, 1341...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Yoga on the Fountain Plaza with Grace

    May 16 @ 7:00 pm - August 29 @ 7:45 pm
  2. Dog Day Afternoons!

    August 1 @ 12:00 pm - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
  3. World Peace Meditation Hour at the Meditation Museum

    August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Candlelit Yin Yoga at Grace

    August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. 3rd session – Free STEM programming workshop for children in Silver Spring Maryland

    August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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