THANKS for GIVING!
Our Thanksgiving Basket Program was a tremendous success thanks to our amazing community of individual donors, social groups and businesses. We provided 605 families with a bountiful Thanksgiving meal, well over 100 more than last year. I wish to recognize the efforts of the men and women of the Howard County Association of Realtors (HCAR Cares) for their partnership in our holiday program. They rallied the business community, provided a site for basket drop off and were instrumental in bringing 446 baskets to our effort this year.
A special thank you to the RHHS's Hawks Fight Hunger student group, Folly Quarter Middle School, the 7th Day Adventist Church, UUCC church, the West Friendship Livestock 4-H Club, River Hill Ice Hawks, the students from the Howard County Application & Research Building, Your Journey Day Care, several girl scout troops and book clubs, and the many individual donors in our wonderful community.
The recipients of our bountiful baskets and other foods were the Howard County Public School System, Multiservice Center of Howard County, Bridges to Housing Stability of Howard County, Johns Hopkins Bay View Child Psychiatry Outreach, ARC of Howard County, HopeWorks of Howard County, The Choice Program, Columbia Community Care (CCC), The Linwood School, Food on the 15th, and Mt. Zion Open Door Food Pantry.
Thank you to the all of the volunteers who helped to fill baskets and deliver food to the community.
Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season