Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The charity aims to raise $30,000
A local charity will be throwing an inaugural ball to raise funds for the creation of a teen homeless shelter, according to The Gazette. “Honoring Our President Elect,” based in College Park, aims to raise $30,000 with a charity ball at the Howard Theatre at 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, with tickets set at $100 per person. Proceeds go to Sasha Bruce Youthwork, an organization that hopes to expands the beds available to homeless teens. The ball will feature guests such as County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) and Jermaine Crawford, who acted in The Wire.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Prince George's County police and fire departments delivered the baskets to seniors in Hyattsville and Greenbelt Thursday.
Christmas came early for some Prince George's County senior citizens Thursday, when county police officers and firefighters delivered baskets of food to their doors. Prince George's County public safety professionals delivered the food to seniors in Hyattsville and Greenbelt after collecting donations since Nov. 19. The deliveries are a part of the Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program, which hopes to provide Christmas dinners to families in need this holiday season, a police press release stated. Seniors living in Frienship Arms (580542nd Avenue in Hyattsville) and Green Ridge House (22 Ridge Road in Greenbelt) received the donations today. PGPD Spokeswoman Julie Parker tweeted that the officers also delivered baskets to…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Hyattsville, Laurel, UMd, Greenbelt, Bowie and a host of local law enforcement officers pitch in to make sure underprivileged children aren't forgotten on Christmas.
Even grown police officers can cry as evidenced by a local Christmas shopping program for underprivileged kids. Capt. Carl DeWalt with the Laurel Police Department couldn't keep the tears from falling when he shared his story about a boy who wanted to buy boots at Christmas, according to Hyattsville Police Sgt. Michael Rudinski, who started the program Operation Santa With a Badge. It was the captain's first time in the program, and he picked a boy from Laurel Elementary to go shopping with, DeWalt recounted. Once at the mall, the boy immediately went to buy two gifts for a newborn that DeWalt recalls may have been his niece. DeWalt kept telling him he only had $100 to work with and gave him updates on how much he had left, but next the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Nonprofit group sells donated wedding gowns to benefit people impacted by cancer.
- Ben Gross
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Brides Against Breast Cancer, a national nonprofit group that sells donated wedding dresses to benefit people impacted by cancer will make a stop in the area from September 28-30 at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Northwest Washington, DC. Since 2002, Brides Against Breast Cancer has been actively selling gowns and makes upwards of 70 yearly stops on the “Nationwide Tour of Gowns.” More than 1,000 gowns, donated by individuals, organizations and companies, will be available for viewing. Priced from $99 to $799, the name-brand and designer gowns are valued as high as $8,000. Additionally, a selection of couture and exclusive gowns valued up to $20,000 will be discounted between 25-75%. Friday, September 28th’s opening night VIP event, …
Friday, December 16, 2011
PGPD said more than 30,000 tots will be given out this weekend.
The county police department's community services division and members of the United States Marine Corps Reserves will host the “Toys for Tots” program this weekend in Prince George’s County. The “Toys for Tots” program collects new, unwrapped toys and gives them out as Christmas gifts to children in need during the holiday season. More than 30,000 toys will be distributed this weekend, a PGPD press release stated. The collection will be held at county police headquarters on Barlowe Road. Hours are: Barry L. Stanton, deputy chief administrative officer for public safety and Chief of Police Mark A. Magaw will be on hand Saturday morning to help distribute toys to participating families.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
University Park Elementary collected food items for University Baptist Church's food drive.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
By Christy Neff, University Park Elementary University Park Elementary School students and staff spent the week before Thanksgiving collecting canned food for needy families. Dawna Phillips' 6th grade class sorted, boxed and labeled approximately 2,000 food items for University Baptist Church's Food Pantry—Help By Phone. Teachers are also helped to box, sort and label food. This project was part of our Community Builders Program. Our mission is to help others in need in the local area, national community and world community. We will be making holiday cards in December for persons living in nursing homes and in the hospital. In January, we will host our annual coat drive for an organization called, One Warm Coat. We are so proud of our …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Riverdale Park local restaurant donates part of their lunch proceeds for a week to a charity that offers assistance to the homeless.
When you eat lunch at the Calvert House Inn in Riverdale Park next week, you will be helping someone else in need. The week of November 13 - 20, the Calvert House Inn will donate a portion of the lunch proceeds each day from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to Help by Phone Limited, a charity that helps the homeless in Prince George's County. Help by Phone Limited is a non-profit organization that has been helping those in need in Prince George's county since 1968, giving assistance to about 55,000 county residents by the end of this calendar year. The organization has one staff member and over 200 volunteers. "The organization started and continues to function as a source of short-term help between the time of crisis and the time people can …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Heidi Klum will choose the Grand Prize winner from our favorite photos of your creative kids' costumes.
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three-day, two-night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1,031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1,031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Full contest rules are here. We have stopped accepting entries for the contest, but we'd love for you to continue sharing your Halloween photos on Patch! Simply click the green Submit Your Photos button (above or below), and …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Students at Riverdale Elementary held a penny drive Thursday to raise money for research and raise awareness for breast cancer. They came decked out in pink, too.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The bikes were donated to the bike repair program at the Multicultural Youth Center in Riverdale.
Prince George's County Police officers stopped by the Multicultural Youth Center in Riverdale Wednesday to drop off unclaimed bikes collected by the county police. The youth center, which is located off Sheridan Street in Riverdale, houses a variety of programs through University of Maryland's extension program, JobCorps, after-school tutoring and summer camps. It also houses a bike repair shop, where neighborhood participants can work on repairing bikes. They learn that trade and later they can use when they take home one of the bikes home.