Now accepting nominations for the 2012 Montgomery Serves and the Neal Potter Path of Achievement Awards.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Help track walkers along the C&O Canal towpath on car or bike, from Angler's Inn in Potomac to Harpers Ferry, WV.
Friday, August 24, 2012
A July trip to a slum in Kenya inspired 15 students to make a difference.
Fifteen DC metro students traveled to Kenya earlier this year for an eye-opening experience and have now launched a campaign to raise school funds for impoverished youth. After spending three weeks visiting students in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, teenagers from Potomac, Chevy Chase, McLean and Washington, DC, are launching the $12 for 12 Campaign, in an effort to help send some of their new friends to school. The campaign aims to get 2,012 people to donate $12 in 12 days to help 12 top graduating high school seniors in Kenya go on to higher education. They have already raised $14,000 in 10 days. Public education in Kenya is free until the eighth grade, but after that many students still cannot afford to attend school. College and even …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Stone Mill Elementary collected $2,600 to send orphans in Zimbabwe to school.
The Stone Mill Elementary Student Government Association sponsored a fundraiser in March to help children in Zimbabwe. The students found out that many children in that country, especially orphans, are unable to go to school because they cannot afford the $200 a year that it costs to attend. The SGA called the fundraiser “Change for Children”, because they hoped to change the lives of many children in that country. The students raised $2,600 in a week, thus providing funds to send 13 children to school, beginning in May. The SGA officers and executive board made posters, collected and counted money and encouraged all students to contribute.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Boy Scout Troop 773 proudly announces two newly minted Eagle Scouts.
Jeff Bass and Michael Fusco of Potomac, MD, received their Eagle Scout awards at a ceremony on Tuesday. They are both members of Troop 773, which meets at the Potomac United Methodist Church. Jeff Bass is a senior at Bullis High School, has been active in Scouting since the second grade, progressing through Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He has participated in Double H High Adventure base as well as camping at Goshen Scout Reservation and participating in many scout outings. For his eagle project, Jeff produced and directed a musical revue of Broadway show tunes for the residents of Landow House and Ring House, Rockville, MD. Jeff was the captain of the Bullis Cross Country Team and is an accomplished thespian, recently starring in “Les …
Nominate your friends and family for senior, youth, organization and corporate service awards.
Do you have a friend or family member who deserves recognition for extraordinary community work and volunteerism? Montgomery County is looking for nominations for the first annual Montgomery Serves Awards, to be presented Monday, April 30 at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Through these awards, Montgomery County will recognize the commitment and dedication of individuals, businesses, community organizations and youth who have worked to make a positive difference in the county. The Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award will honor two senior recipients ages 60 and older, whose "accomplishments, enthusiasm and lifelong commitment to volunteer service make them outstanding role models," according to the Montgomery County Volunteer Center …