November 3, 2021 | Collin Riviello

Montgomery College Receives $1 Million Donation

Philanthropist Kimmy Duong has donated $1 million to Montgomery College to fund scholarships for minority students. To show its appreciation to Duong and her husband Dr. Long Nguyen, the college renamed its new student services center at the Rockville campus, the Kimmy Duong and Long Nguyen Student Services Center, on Oct. 28. “Without support of […]

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October 5, 2021 | Travis Chase

County to Host Bike Donation Event on Friday

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is hosting its fourth annual bike donation event on Friday. The event was canceled last year due to Covid-19 restrictions. The drive takes place from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the intersection of East Jefferson Street and Monroe Street in Rockville. The event will be accepting bikes for kids […]

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March 31, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Jersey Mike’s Donates All Sales on March 31 to Charities

Jersey Mike’s is donating all sales on March 31 to local charities as part of their 11th Annual Day of Giving. The company expects to approach nearly $8 million in donations. Nearly 2,000 Jersey Mike’s locations across the country will be participating in the Day of Giving. The event is part of the company’s Month […]

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December 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Lockheed Martin Donates Funds for Virtual Learning School Supply Kits

Lockheed Martin donated $125,000 to the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation for virtual learning school supply kits and other technology needs. About $65,000 of the donation will be used to purchase virtual learning school supply kits that include essential school supplies, including crayons, notebooks, binders and papers. The rest of the money will be used […]

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April 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Sunflower Bakery is Serving the Community by Donating Muffins

Sunflower Bakery, a non-profit bakery in Rockville, is going above and beyond to help the community by providing muffins to food shelters, pantries and hospital staff in the Metro D.C. area, according to Executive Director Daphna Raskas. The bakery has raised over $10,000 and donated more than 3,000 muffins to over 15 places, according to […]

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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Adventist HealthCare Asks for Donations to COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Adventist HealthCare has a COVID-19 Community Response Fund where people can donate money to help the medical organization purchase hospital resources.   PLEASE DONATE, SHARE and MESSAGE if you can: — Adventist HealthCare (@AdventistHC) March 26, 2020 It is also asking for donations of new/unused materials like N-95 masks, eye shields, hand sanitizer and […]

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January 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS gets Total of $60,000 in Donations to Help Student Lunch Debt

Two Montgomery County-based businesses donated a total of $60,000 to the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Dine with Dignity program to help alleviate student lunch debt.  Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center and the DARCARS Automotive Group each donated $30,000 to the program.  “It’s kind of a no-brainer. You’ve got to look after the children if […]

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December 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rockville Ranked Second Most Generous City in U.S. by GoFundMe

Rockville is GoFundMe’s second most generous city in the United States. According to one of GoFundMe’s 2019 Year in Giving lists, Rockville ranked behind Marietta, Ga. for city with the most donations on the platform. The list is based on the number of donations made per capita in cities with a population greater than 50,000. […]

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February 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Warrior Canine Connection Restores Barn to Help More Veterans

Since moving to Boyds in 2016, the Warrior Canine Connection has continued helping military veterans and their families heal their wounds, both visible and invisible. The nonprofit organization breeds yellow and black labs, as well as golden retrievers. Immediately from birth, every puppy undergoes extensive training, preparing to work as a service dog for veterans. […]

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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Friends of Library Sells Rare Copy of Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms” for $6,000

The Friends of the Library Montgomery County has just sold a rare, autographed, limited first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms,” for $6,000. It’s the highest selling volume ever sold by FOLMC, according to Lance Salins, FOLMC business coordinator. The private buyer lives in Oregon and wishes to remain anonymous, Salins said, noting that […]

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