Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Prince George's County police and fire departments delivered the baskets to seniors in Hyattsville and Greenbelt Thursday.
Christmas came early for some Prince George's County senior citizens Thursday, when county police officers and firefighters delivered baskets of food to their doors. Prince George's County public safety professionals delivered the food to seniors in Hyattsville and Greenbelt after collecting donations since Nov. 19. The deliveries are a part of the Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program, which hopes to provide Christmas dinners to families in need this holiday season, a police press release stated. Seniors living in Frienship Arms (580542nd Avenue in Hyattsville) and Green Ridge House (22 Ridge Road in Greenbelt) received the donations today. PGPD Spokeswoman Julie Parker tweeted that the officers also delivered baskets to…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Help is needed with leading troops, organizing events, and more.
Submitted by Maggie Boyden: The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is looking for volunteers in northern Prince George's County to lead troops, assist with troops, pitch in at the area level, help with events, and more. If any of this sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact Maggie Boyden at 800-834-1702 or email@example.com. If you only have an hour a month to volunteer or 3-4 hours a week, we have a volunteer position that is just right for you! Free training in person and online is available. Visit here for more information.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Local Boy Scout troop hosts weekend chicken barbecue to support charity.
Boy Scout Troop 740 will serve up chicken barbecue this Sunday, with all proceeds being donated to College Park's Meals on Wheels. To enjoy the grub and support a local charity, visit Duvall Field, 9200 Rhode Island Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 20. Meals cost $9. Questions? Call 301-275-5078. Have an event to add to the Patch calendar? Go here and click "Add an Event."
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The students' tasks included proposal writing, birdhouse construction and installation, and data collection.
Students at Parkdale High School hope to attract bluebirds to school grounds while also developing their academic, social and technological skills. Twelve ninth-graders each constructed and installed their own birdhouses around Parkdale High School, and are currently monitoring their activity and gathering information to log into a national database. Pre-International Baccalaureate ninth-graders are conducting the service project as part of the STEAM Team, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics—several of the skill areas tapped for the project. Their tasks included proposal writing, constructing and decorating the birdhouses, and recording information for the Cornell Lab of Omithology NestWatch. Students …
Wade Dauberman returns to College Park, having cycled every day from Florida, to raise awareness of the disease that killed his father.
Most of the time when a cyclist says he’s going to ride across the country to raise money for nonprofits, Charlie Pleisse gets a little cynical. “Granted, they are raising funds for charity, but they’re using a charity to subsidize their hobby and get a lot of free equipment,” said the general manager from College Park Bicycles. But when his summer employee, Wade Dauberman, told him about his mission to ride thousands of miles in honor of his father, who passed away from a chronic connective tissue disease, he knew this was different. “He’s very genuine in his efforts and it’s not a thinly veiled selfish endeavor at all,” Pleisse said, who went on to donate to the Scleroderma Foundation through Dauberman’s fundraising webpage, and helped …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Joe Smith took action to fill the void of an off-campus library in College Park.
The College Park Community Library, fueled by donations and volunteers and housed in the basement of a local church, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday. Patch sat down with founder Joe Smith, who said he was pleased with the number of people who showed up on that first day, and he talked about why he decided to open the library. Smith is still looking for volunteers to work at the library, so contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-910-2433. And although the basement-level room at the College Park Church of the Nazarene is full of teeming shelves, he's still accepting book donations. Find the library hours and days for children's story time here, on library website.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Need People U Trust, Inc., a community organization that helps feed and clothe the homeless, discusses long-term goals and the need for funding.
Prince George’s County has only one men’s homeless shelter, and Andre Gore, the executive director and founder of Need People U Trust, Inc. (N PUT), has made it a goal to open a second in 2012. N PUT is an incorporated non-profit organization started in 2001 in the District that expanded to Prince George’s County in 2010. It originally began as a youth mentoring program, but the group, which consists of Gore and 20 volunteers, expanded its services to help all ages, Gore said. The organization serves food and distributes clothes, resource information and additional materials, such as condoms, to the needy throughout the county. However, Gore says what N PUT does goes beyond providing material goods. “It’s not just feeding them and putting …