Clothing Drive in June benefits families in need

PWB’s Clothing Drive is ON! 

Start cleaning your closets!  MBIA’s Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is once again hosting its annual clothing drive at our Bull & Oyster Roast on Thursday, June 28.  

This year, collected clothes and household linens will be donated low-income families seeking assistance at the Interfaith ClothingCenter.   Located in Rockville, the center provides low-income families with clothing and home goods free of charge, allowing them to use more of their resources on food, rent, utilities, medicine, and other basic needs. 

  • Men’s and Women’s Suits and Jackets
  • Dress Shirts
  • Dresses and Skirts
  • Purses and Accessories 
  • Linens, Blankets, Sheets and Towels
  • Children’s Clothing 


Starting now – clothing may be dropped off at the following locations thru June 27:
  • Maryland Center for Housing, 11825 W. Market Place, Fulton MD 20759

Clothing may also be dropped off at the following locations thru June 27:

Select Northrop Realty Offices:
  • Anne Arundel County: 900 Bestgate Road Suite 100, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Baltimore Metro:1407 York Road Suite 108, Timonium, MD 21093
  • Carroll County: 1036 Circle Drive, Sykesville, MD 21784
  • Clarksville Office: 12230 Clarksville Pike Suite A, Clarksville, MD 21029
  • Montgomery County: 8737 Colesville Road Suite 102,  Silver Spring, MD 20910

and On June 28 – at our Bull & Oyster Roast Fundraiser:
  • Ruppert Landscape, 23601 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville, MD 20882

We thank the Northrop Team for donating the use of a truck!  

For questions, email Cheryl Bradley or call 301-776-6242.

New HBCF Projects Underway

The year 2018 is off to a great start for #HomeBuildersCare – All around Maryland!

The following charity build projects have recently started this spring – with more in our pipeline –

St. Matthews Housing Corporation – Prince George’s County
We are taking on the extensive renovation of a single family home in Bowie – new bathrooms, kitchen, HVAC and whole house flooring. The updated home will become part of St. Matthew’s transitional program for families in crisis and in need of safe shelter while they work towards stability. Thanks to Caruso Homes for taking lead! This is our second project for St. Matthews.

Marian House – Baltimore City
Work has begun on the total gut rehab of a large former rectory that will become an 8 bedroom transitional housing facility for homeless women with children. A second project involving renovations at a former convent that houses 14 women plus staff will begin once the rectory project is complete. For 30 years, Marian House has offered comprehensive services to women who have suffered from trauma, abuse, addiction, and other challenges that left them homeless and unemployed. HBCF is working to provide over $100,000 worth of assistance to this vital expansion project in the city.

Anne Arundel Food and Resource Bank
Thanks to MBIA members based in Anne Arundel County – Lang and Company and Chesapeake Plumbing & Heating Inc., the busy nonprofit is receiving a handful of improvements to help better serve the county’s low-income residents with much needed food, furniture and other essential basic necessities. While not a true “shelter-related” project, The resource bank is an important resource for residents in many non-profit housing programs throughout the county.

Ulman Cancer Fund House – Baltimore City
New housing for 9 cancer patients and their caregivers is going up near Johns Hopkins Hospital! The new House will serve as a supportive home away from home for patients receiving long-term treatment. Thanks to MBIA’s FIL Committee, Kitchen & Bath Creations and Appliance Distributors Unlimited for their contributions. The new UCF House is due to open in 2018.

Open Arms Housing – Washington DC
At the Dunbar Apartments, which is home to 16 formerly homeless women, HBCF is in the process of providing new appliances and flooring to accessible units in need to some refurbishment. The building opened in 2009 with HBCF helping  on the building’s initial development. The Dunbar was once a vacant and abandoned property but is now active on O Street NW. As Open Arms has expanded operations,  HBCF has offered key assistance to the growing housing program over the past ten years.

Housing Unlimited- Montgomery County
Upgrades at a Rockville group home for special needs individuals are in the works! With 72 homes, Housing Unlimited provides affordable, independent housing for adults in mental health recovery. HBCF assistance over the years has helped make the homes affordable to maintain for the nonprofit. Our collaborating partnership with Housing Unlimited stretches nearly 20 years.

A Home Builders Care Project is a great opportunity for MBIA members to give back to others in need.  Every HBCF project is different. But our Project Perfect Wish List consists of the following:

  • An industry professional to help develop the project scope and outreach to potential resources
  • A builder captain to coordinate and supervise onsite work 
  • In-kind material donations and discounts
Our mission is to help. Care to join us?  Just email or call Foundation Director Patti Kane at 301-776-6212 for more information.