Newsletter February 2016
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Soup'r Sunday Set for March 13
Silent Auction Added to the Fun

The Faith Community Partnership and Wilde Lake High School are hosting the eighth annual Soup‘r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia.

Admission is $20 per adult and $5 per child under 12 and includes unlimited soup and bread and ice cream. There will be a silent auction with hundreds of items, music and entertainment for children.  Over 600 people attended last year’s event.

Tickets are at or by contacting Tickets will also be available at the door for cash and checks made out to Grassroots. Sponsorships are available.

The Faith Community Partnership is comprised of Bethany United Methodist Church, Glen Mar United Methodist Church and St. Augustine Catholic Church. The three congregations have joined together to expand their fundraising opportunities for Grassroots and the people it serves.

Registration Opens for the Glen Mar Golf Classic

Registration is open for the 5th Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic, set for Monday, April 25, at the Timbers of Troy Golf Course in Elkridge.  The event, hosted by Glen Mar United Methodist Church, will benefit Grassroots. The tournament includes a continental breakfast, silent auction, and luncheon.  In addition to trophies for the three foursomes having the lowest scores, prizes will be awarded to the Winning Senior Team and Winning Women’s Team and for ‘longest drive’ and ‘closest to the pin’ for men and women.  There will also be the opportunity to win prizes for a hole-in-one, a putting contest, and a “circle-of-cash”. The format is “Captain’s Choice” (scramble); senior’s and women’s tee boxes will be permitted.  Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30.  The tournament fee is $135 per player, or $540 per foursome.  Golfers can register online at Sponsorship information is also available at

Other News and Events

Hero Cups Blue American Hero cups are on sale for $5 each at all Mission BBQ locations.  Proceeds go to the F.O.P Benevolent Fund, Fire Brigade Pipes and Drums of Greater Baltimore and Grassroots. In Howard County, Mission BBQ is located at 6270 Columbia Crossing Circle.

Empty Bowls – The National Art Honor Society and Culinary Department at Wilde Lake High School recently hosted an Empty Bowls community fundraiser event for Grassroots. Among the turnout were (from l.) Grassroots Board Members Carol Ann Smith, Barry Frieman, Sheryl Ziporkin, Ellsworth Jones III, Executive Director Andrea Ingram, Board President Mary Lasky and Board Member Lisa Kawata.

More Soup and Bread  Empty Bowls events are being held by the Hammond High School National Art Honor Society and Culinary Department on Friday, Feb. 26, from 6-9 p.m., in the cafeteria and by the Atholton High School National Art Honor Society and Culinary Department on Friday, March 10, 5-7 p.m., in the cafeteria.  Admission is $10 and includes soup and bread and a handmade ceramic bowl.  Attendees pay at the door. Proceeds benefit Grassroots. 

Soup, Bread and Painting Attendees will paint bowls at the Empty Bowls event hosted by Howard High School National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society and Culinary Department on Wednesday, March 2, from 5-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. Soups will be prepared by the Culinary Department faculty and students.  The Art Department will create 300 unfinished bowls for painting by attendees and later will kiln-fire the bowls for pick-up by guests.  For $10, guests can both create a bowl and eat soup.  For $6, guests can eat soup or create a bowl. 

Sharing Four Lime Kiln Middle School students recently pooled their funds to buy gifts for children served by Grassroots.  On hand for the delivery were (from l.) student Jacob Rand, Grassroots Residential Assistant Gina Greene, students Gillian Ness, Samantha Hurley and Allison Phillips.  Samantha was project leader.

Comedy Event Improv and stand up comedy by the Charm City Comedy Project will be featured at Comedy Tonight, a fundraiser by Temple Isaiah Sisterhood and Men’s Club to benefit Temple Isaiah, Grassroots, Dreambuilders and Hope Works on March 19, starting at 7:30 p.m., at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Rd. in Fulton. Admission is $65 per person at

Suicide Prevention Workshop Grassroots is holding a two-day workshop, ASIST, that teaches how to intervene and save a life from suicide on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Bethany United  Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City. The cost is $150 and includes materials and lunch.  Space is limited.  For information, call 410-531-6677 or contact  Register at

Combating Suicide by Veterans  The Jesse Klump Memorial Fund, in partnership with Grassroots and Baltimore Crisis Response, will present Project 22, a feature-length, critically-acclaimed film that brings to light the problem of suicide among military veterans on March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way.  The showing is free of charge.

Organizers –  Thanks to the efforts of four Burleigh Manor Middle School students, Grassroots’ emergency food pantry has been organized and re-stocked with items from generous donors.  We are grateful to Jake Thomas, Eddie Aguilar, Luca Jacobs and Matthieu Jacobs.  Burleigh Manor Middle School has been a big supporter of Change Matters, the student philanthropy and community service initiative that raises funds and awareness for Grassroots.

Winter Weather Support  - During the January snowstorm, all of Grassroots’ shelter programs were taxed to the limit.  Some individuals who use the Grassroots Day Resource Cent were sheltered in area motels, with staff members delivering food on two occasions. The Church at Covenant Park was hosting the Cold Weather Shelter during the storm and remained open from Friday at 3 p.m. until Monday at 5:30 p.m., when the guests were moved to their next host, Bethany United Methodist Church.  On Freetown Road, four crisis staff members and six shelter staff members stayed at the shelter for the duration of the storm.

Your Generosity is Needed

Every day at Grassroots, people walk in the door seeking help.

Grassroots provides that help FREE of charge because of your generosity.  Please make a gift to Grassroots.  If possible, join the Friends of Grassroots and contribute $50 or more each month ($600 per year).  Every dollar counts. With the support of people like you, Grassroots will continue to help change lives for the better. Thank you.

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