Food Drive.Toy Drive. Give back this holiday season.

Help lift the spirit of Maryland families in need this holiday season by participating in one of Home Builders Care Foundation’s giving drives.

Did you know that in the Washington, D.C. metro area there are approximately 700,000 residents at risk of hunger? And that more than 500,000 individuals in Maryland have no consistent access to food? You can help.

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive is going on now through November 19.


This year’s Holiday Toy Drive will benefit the Community Ministries of Rockville. Click here to dowload our wish list! 
Collected new and unwrapped toys will be distributed to needy children both in CMR programs and through the Holiday Giving Program in Montgomery County. CMR expects to serve about 400 children this holiday. Our deadline for delivery is December 10.  Please help!


Wine & Cheese & Community Service Nov. 17

Please join MBIA’s Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) and the Home Builders Care Foundation for a special network gathering to prepare”Snack Packs” for the Homeless.
Come socialize with WINE and CHEESE as well as participate in a simple service project!  
Each assembled Snack Pack will contain nutritional to-go snacks and help line information that can be distributed in lieu of money to people you may see on the street.
Packs will be then be made available for a small fee to members or free to volunteers. We encourage you to keep one or two in your car for when you see someone in need.
When? 
Tuesday, November 17
5 pm – 7 pm
at the Maryland Center for Housing
11825 W. Market Place, Fulton, MD  20759

Sign Up here! 

PWB’s Career Clothing Drive at Roast Event!

Career Clothing Drive

Ready to catch Spring fever?  Start by cleaning out your clothes closet and setting aside your surplus of suits and ties for the Professional Women in Building’s (PWB) Clothing Drive.
 Donations of professional office clothing will be collected by the PWB at the Home Builders Care Foundation’s (HBCF) May 13  Bull & Oyster Roast in Laytonsville.

 Your gently used “job interview ready” men’s and women’s business attire will be donated to Success in Style, whose mission is to assist women and men in crisis, in the Baltimore–Washington Corridor become employed and self-sufficient.

Most wanted items:
¨ Suits
¨ Suit Separates
¨ Dress shirts
¨ Neck Ties
¨ Simple Dresses
¨ Purses
¨ Briefcases
¨ Belts, Scarves, Etc.
¨ Other items welcome

If  you are unable to attend the Roast  but still have clothes to donate, please drop
them off at the MBIA offices in Fulton before May 12 or contact  Patti Kane (pkane@
hbcf.org) at HBCF to arrange for a pick-up of your office’s collections if your clothes donations are many.   Questions? Call 301-776-6212. Thank you!


Home Builders Care on the Honor Roll at Stepping Stones Shelter

HBCF is honored to be a 2013 Community Partner of Stepping Stones Shelter
On
Thursday, September 26, from noon to 2 pm we will be on hand for their annual Open House and Awards Ceremony in Rockville MD.
This year’s SSS honorees are:
 
Amy and Bob Hamilton/Waiter on the Way
Baywood Hotels
Church of the Redeemer
Gables Residential
NRG
Mr. Majid Hamidi
Reid Temple AME Church
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
St. Raphael Catholic Church
Washington Christian Academy
Xcel HR
Monthly Meal Volunteers
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
Connection Church
Congregation Har Shalom
Hindu Temple of MD – JSS Spiritual Mission
The International Cultural Center 
Potomac Chase Women’s Club
St. Mark Orthodox Church
Heart of Gold award
Ten Women Prayer Group
Youth Service
Meredith Barber
Jonah Eisen
Gabrielle Palfi
Catherine Robison
Daniel Stopher
Alexis Wilson
Abby Weisman
Thank you Stepping Stones for the recognition!  Again, we are honored to have helped!