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Seasons 52 Hosts Holiday Food and Wine Tasting for Grassroots

Seasons 52 Hosts Holiday Food and Wine Tasting for Grassroots

Women leaders to hear update on suicide prevention services and emergency shelter programs

 

Seasons 52 at The Mall in Columbia is hosting a Holiday Food and Wine Tasting for women on Monday, Nov. 26, from 5-7 p.m., to benefit Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. The event will include an update by Executive Director Ayesha Holmes on Grassroots shelter services and suicide prevention efforts.

The fundraiser will feature Seasons 52 holiday specialties. Decanter Fine Wines will provide a variety of holiday wines for sampling.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Grassroots. Tickets are $65. Sponsor tickets are $100 each. Attendance is limited to 75 women. Register at http://www.grassrootscrisis.org/events/womenleaders/

 

Nielsen Company Donates 738 Pounds of Food to Grassroots

Nielsen Company Donates 738 Pounds of Food to Grassroots

Information and measurement company contributes 2,074 food items to shelter’s pantry The Hunger Action Month Committee of Nielsen Company, a long time supporter of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, recently held a drive at its Columbia and Hanover offices to collect food for people residing in the Grassroots shelter on Freetown Road in Columbia. The team… Continue Reading

Grassroots Elects Nicholas Langhauser President of Board

Dottie Paxton, John Cheek and Libby Boswell also elected officers of crisis intervention center The Board of Directors of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center has elected Nicholas Langhauser President. Langhauser is the Chief Financial Officer and Business & Communication Services Department Head of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Columbia resident Dottie C. Paxton, Vice… Continue Reading

Mission BBQ Donates Red Cup Proceeds to Grassroots

Mission BBQ Donates Red Cup Proceeds to Grassroots

Restaurant honors local community’s first responders Mission BBQ in Columbia’s Dobbin Center recently donated $2,521.11 to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center from its Hometown Hero Red Cup Sales, which honor first responders. Mission BBQ supports organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the community. Mission BBQ staff members (from l.) Nathan Finkelsen, John Kendrick… Continue Reading

Mark Your Calendar — Lots of Ways to Support Grassroots Coming in the Weeks Ahead

November 1-December 31 — Grassroots Holiday Appeal — Grassroots depends upon the generosity of individual and group donations in order to provide free services for all the people it helps. If you are on the newsletter list, you will receive an electronic message soon asking you for your financial support. If you aren’t one yet,… Continue Reading

United Way Volunteers Install Pathway at Grassroots

United Way Volunteers Install Pathway at Grassroots

During United Way of Central Maryland‘s recent annual Day of Action, volunteers installed a new pathway of stepping stones connecting the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center property on Freetown Road and the back parking lot. The group also removed large rocks from the Children’s Playground. For more than 90 years, United Way of Central Maryland has… Continue Reading

Volunteer Profile: Doug Carl

Doug Carl has witnessed Grassroots evolve from a small, volunteer-run hotline to the complex organization it is today. He has seen firsthand Grassroots’ response to the different crises in the community and has watched as the organization expanded services throughout the years while continuing to provide a broad range of resources and expertise to its… Continue Reading

Glen Mar Golf Classic is a Winner For Grassroots

Glen Mar Golf Classic is a Winner For Grassroots

The 7th Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic raised almost $26,000 for Grassroots.  Organized by the outstanding Glen Mar Golf Classic team of Libby Boswell, Phil Enstice, John Hampshire, Barbara Julian, Don Lee, and Sue Shipp, the tournament featured outstanding weather, enthusiastic golfers, terrific food from church members George and Sally Dohner, and general good fellowship.… Continue Reading

Grateful for Community Support

Grassroots is grateful for all the wonderful ways the community find to support the organization. Here are a few recent highlights: Compassionate Help  — Thank you to everyone at The Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine in Elkridge for the donation of over 10,000 items of food, grocery store gift cards and $5,531 in… Continue Reading