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Here’s how your donations help

$100 buys an array of Back-to-School supplies for two (2) low-income children
  • Each year we provide Back-to-School supplies for 1,000 low-income children
$150 helps to send a low-income child to a Dept. of Recreation summer camp
  • To date, hundreds of deserving at-risk kids have attended summer camps and related activities of the County’s Department of Recreation.
  • By attending camp, they stay engaged in safe, structured activities and are ensured of good nutrition during the summer.
$250 helps a homeless family move into stable permanent housing
  • Each year approximately 50 homeless families move into permanent housing
  • All of the families have maintained their permanent housing for the last 9 months
$350 helps to prepare 10 low-skilled adults for better work
  • Each year up to 100 adults increase their job and life skills
  • More than 20% receive new jobs
  • 10% enroll in college and pursue certification or degree
$2,200 helps one low-income working family purchase a refurbished vehicle
  • To date more than 195 families were able to purchase and maintain a vehicle
  • Having a vehicle 90% were able to maintain their employment
  • With more independence, 33% raised their earnings by increasing work hours
  • As many as 45% would have lost their jobs without the flexibility of the vehicle

General cash donations are also most welcomed and needed. To make an online donation click here

Other ways to offer a contribution:

  • Donate or conduct a drive for personal care items, such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, etc. These donated items would be distributed to disabled adults and their families who are transitioning from homelessness into housing programs, and to low-income seniors and families already living in HOC subsidized housing.
  • Donate or conduct a drive for new school supplies to be distributed to needy families residing in subsidized housing.
  • Donate your used car to Vehicles for Change to assist residents of subsidized housing programs to achieve economic self-sufficient. Visit: www.vehiclesforchange.org and indicate that you would like your vehicle donation to support participant registered by Community Partners and HOC.
  • Donate computers, and printers for distribution to participants of HOC's Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
  • Volunteer to tutor adults preparing for their GED or taking college-level coursework.
  • Sponsor a fieldtrip for youth or seniors to a sporting or theatrical event.
  • For more information or to make a donation of any type, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at: 240-627-9730.

All donations made to Community Partners are tax-exempt to the full extent that the law permits.

Back to School Fest

 

 

Date:       August 25, 2017
Time:       11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Location: Rockin Jump
               18620 Woodfield Rd
               Gaithersburg, Md 20879

REGISTER HERE

Please contact Stephanie Semones for additional information:
stephanie.semones@hocmc.org