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Grassroots is Beneficiary of Giant Community Bag Program

Grassroots is Beneficiary of Giant Community Bag Program

Centre Park Drive store is selling reusable grocery bags for $2.50, $1 goes to crisis center in September

Giant Food has announced that Grassroots will be the beneficiary of its Community Bag Program during the month of September. For every $2.50 reusable Community Bag sold during the month at Giant’s store on 8805 Centre Park Drive in Columbia, Grassroots will receive $1.

10th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium Slated for Sept. 13

10th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium Slated for Sept. 13

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center is host, Lunch and Social Worker CEUs included Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center will hold its 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium on Friday, Sept. 13. Among the topics are how best to prevent suicide when you are a professional and also a loved one of someone who struggles; building resiliency to prevent… Continue Reading

Howard County Students Raise $80,000 for Grassroots Crisis Center

Howard County Students Raise $80,000 for Grassroots Crisis Center

Annual Campaign Focuses on Community Service and Philanthropy During the 2018-2019 school year, Howard County students raised a record-setting $80,000 to support services at Grassroots, the county’s 24-7 crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless. Of the county’s 74 elementary, middle and high schools, 43 participated in last year’s Change Matters campaign, the student… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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