This holiday season, many of us are thinking about ways to help out the community's needy and ways to give back to friends and family with the perfect gift.
Thursday, you can do both at the same time by shopping at Bethesda Row's Ten Thousand Villages. The shop will donate 15 percent of all purchases made from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 to Bethesda Cares, a local advocacy group that works to help and house the community's homeless.
The group offers services to those living on the street in Montgomery County and Washington, DC. It also helps needy residents with eviction prevention and works towards permanent housing for the homeless, many of which have been living on Bethesda's streets for years.
The group recently helped house a 72-year-old veteran who had been living on the streets for decades.
a chain that sells fair-trade, global crafts, is located at 4959 Elm St. in downtown Bethesda.
To learn more about volunteering for or donating to Bethesda Cares, visit www.bethesdacares.com.
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