15th annual Matzohball 5K Supports Grassroots, Other Organizations

15th annual Matzohball 5K Supports Grassroots, Other Organizations

Race attracts 437 Registered Runners to Centennial Park

The 15th Annual Matzohball 5K, coordinated by Temple Isaiah Men’s Club of Howard County, attracted a record number of 437 registered runners, 355 of which ran the 5K, while 82 participated in the 1-Mile Fun Run at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. The annual fundraiser garnered contributions from 44 Individual/Family sponsors and 27 Corporate sponsors. Proceeds from the race were donated to Temple Isaiah, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, DreamBuilders, and HopeWorks.

Runners cross the finish line at 15th Annual Matzohball 5K.
(Photo by Eric McCormick Photography)

Temple Isaiah is a Reform synagogue in Fulton. Grassroots is Howard County 24-7 crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless. DreamBuilders is an all-volunteer, faith-based organization of teens and adults. HopeWorks is a domestic violence service in Howard County.

The MatzohBall 5k was followed by a Family Wellness Day, a free community event with family activities, community booths, entertainment and prizes.

Mission BBQ Blue Cup Sale Honors First Responders

Mission BBQ Blue Cup Sale Honors First Responders

Grassroots receives $4,489 from sale at Columbia Crossing store Mission BBQ restaurant held its Hometown Heroes Cups sale this past Spring at the Columbia Crossing store. Their Blue Cups honor soldiers, firefighters, police officers and other first responders and were available for sale. With every purchase, $2 was set aside to support the Howard County… Continue Reading

Police Department Academy Class 43 Raises $10,000 for Grassroots

Police Department Academy Class 43 Raises $10,000 for Grassroots

Funds will help launch New Beginnings Stabilization Program to address substance use. The Howard County Police Department Academy Class 43 has raised over $10,000 to combat opioid dependence and to support Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center’s New Beginnings Stabilization Program. The recruits utilized a variety of fundraising techniques to gather funds, including hosting No Time to… Continue Reading

Food Drive for Grassroots at Owen Brown Giant Is Successful

Volunteers solicit grocery shoppers to support crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless A food drive for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at the Owen Brown Giant included volunteers (from l.) Kathy Gutman, Chitra and Kirt Bhat, Sylvia Bloch, Terri Clayman, Jim Gutman, Sheryll Ziporkin and Ira Ziporkin. Not pictured are volunteers Joycelyn Altman, Joel… Continue Reading

Grocery Drive Attracts Former Grassroots Client

Grateful recipient shows generosity by donating shopping cart of food items A recent food drive at the Hickory Ridge Giant to benefit the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center brought out the generosity of grocery shoppers who stopped to visit with the volunteers. One woman announced to the group, “You really helped me out when I needed… Continue Reading

Columbia Town Center Rotary Donates $1,500 to Grassroots

Columbia Town Center Rotary Donates $1,500 to Grassroots

Grassroots provides services for people in crisis and shelter for the homeless. The Columbia Town Center Rotary presented $1,500 to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at a recent meeting. Among those at the presentation were (from l.) Grassroots fundraising associate Cathy Smith, Columbia Town Center Rotary President Jan Cookson and Katie Dant of Grassroots. Grassroots provides… Continue Reading

Rain Didn’t Dampen Glen Mar Golf Classic Benefit for Grassroots

Rain Didn’t Dampen Glen Mar Golf Classic Benefit for Grassroots

8th Annual Tournament Attracts 100 for Church Fundraiser to Help People in Crisis Despite rain on its rescheduled tournament outing, the 8th Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic, fielded over 100 golfers who often relied on umbrellas for coverage but kept up their good spirits during the benefit for Grassroots, Howard County 24-7 crisis intervention center… Continue Reading

Grassroots Receives Free Little Library from Church

Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-7 crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless, is now the home of a Little Free Library. New Hope Lutheran Church donated and installed the library and planted flowers nearby. It was painted and decorated with encouraging messages by Grassroots staff members. Guests and community members can share the love of… Continue Reading

Glen Mar Golf Classic Rescheduled for Monday, June 10

Glen Mar Golf Classic Rescheduled for Monday, June 10

Due to rain, the 8th Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic has been rescheduled for Monday, June 10, at the Timbers of Troy Golf Course in Elkridge. The event, hosted by Glen Mar United Methodist Church, will benefit Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center which shelters individuals and families who are homeless. Sponsors for the… Continue Reading

The Faith Community Partnership Presents Soup’r Sundae Fundraiser for Grassroots

The Faith Community Partnership Presents Soup’r Sundae Fundraiser for Grassroots

The Faith Community Partnership of Bethany United Methodist Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church and Wilde Lake High School are hosting the 11th annual Soup‘r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Wilde Lake… Continue Reading