Several Montgomery County nonprofits are participating in a new nationwide campaign.
- Ben Gross
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet: Giving Tuesday. Coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, Giving Tuesday is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." Several Montgomery County …
A newly-formed organization in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community begins raising the funds necessary to build a Habitat for Humanity home for a deserving, low-income family in Montgomery County.
Pride Build—a new organization in the gay and lesbian community, formed to raise money to build a Habitat for Humanity house—kicked off its first event last week with a fundraising reception at the home of Town of Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin. Several state delegates and Rep. Christopher Van Hollen, D-Md., attended the reception, which raised over $6,000 to build or rehabilitate a home for a low-income Montgomery County family. “What a great partnership we have with Habitat for Humanity,” Van Hollen said. “(It) gives a new meaning to ‘building with pride.’ ” With resources “very tight right now,” Van Hollen added, “this is the kind of collaboration that helps the community in so many ways.” Habitat for Humanity was founded in Georgia in …