December 2020 Happenings

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

Holiday Gift Drive 

The spirit of the season was in full force this year at Hearts & Homes. In spite of social distancing, facemasks and quarantines, our community of givers came through for our kids! Each one of them received gifts on their wish lists plus gift cards to purchase additional items. We are extremely grateful to everyone that participated. Your generosity made the season bright for all, and we are thankful!

Thank you to all of our Holiday Gift Drive Sponsors!

Individual Givers:
Adam Abramowitz, Beth Allen, Charlene Bolden, Kathy Cannon, Melinda Coolidge, David Moon, Joy Griffin, Adam Silverstein, Michelle Dean, Grant Denny,
Jeff Duckworth, Andrea Goldin, Barbara Jordan, Megan Landry, Carey Miller
Fred Pugh, Priscilla Scott, David & Stacey Shapiro, Trish Weaver

Corporate Givers:
Paley Rothman Law Firm, BB&T/Suntrust now Truist Bank, MC County Planning Dept., Merle Norman Cosmetics /Gifts, Council of the Great City Schools
Edelman Financial Engines, GlaxoSmithKline, Education Week Magazine
DLH Corporation, Beth Allen Enterprises, Centrus Energy, Northrop Grumman

Kingdom Fellowship A.M.E., Concord St. Andrew’s
Takoma Park 7th Day Adventist, Silver Spring United Methodist

Thank you for making the holidays Joyful for our children!

End of the Year Giving Campaign

We are overwhelmed by the kindness and care of the 102 people who donated to our End of the Year Campaign. It’s been a tough year for all, but that did not deter your generosity. We raised a generous sum thanks to YOU! Your help enables us to provide a safe environment, positive opportunities, and comfort to the youth in our care. It is the thoughtfulness and generosity of our donors that help keep our agency alive and thriving! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

A Special Thank you to SweetSpace Interior Design

The young men in our Avis Birely Therapeutic Group Home received a special treat from SweetSpace Design – a total room makeover! They asked each guy what theme they would like for their room, then donated their design time and all items to make their room special including new sheets, comforters, pillows, bean bags, lamps, rugs, nightstands and decorative items. They also bought paint for the rooms which we’ll be working on soon. Look for an update in our next newsletter!