Friday, September 14, 2012
The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is supporting the group's winter coat, comforter and blanket drive on Oct. 27.
As the weather starts to turn cooler and you sort through last year's winter items, set aside some things that could be donated next month. The effort to "Take a Bite Out of the Cold" is hosted by H.O.P.E. (For All) and the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and will take place Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Burnie Town Center. Items wanted include "gently used" winter coats, jackets, scarves, hats and gloves—along with blankets and comforters—that are clean and in good condition. Donations should be brought to curbside pickup at the Glen Burnie Town Center, at the corner of Crain Highway and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard. Participants may receive 50 percent-off coupons for the Glen Burnie Ice Skating Rink, which will…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Glen Burnie-based nonprofit organization received the inaugural award named in honor of former governor and comptroller William Donald Schaefer.
Far too many people in Anne Arundel County—and the region—have to struggle without basic necessities and nonprofit H.O.P.E. (For All) has been doing its part for the past 13 years to help out as much as they can. He Opens Paths to Everyone (H.O.P.E.)—which provides furniture, clothes, school supplies and other donations to help needy families get back on their feet—was honored at their Glen Burnie warehouses Monday by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot with the inaugural William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. While many Marylanders remember the former Maryland governor and comptroller who died last year for his big projects such as the National Aquarium in Baltimore, it was the smaller acts that he prided himself on, Franchot said…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Linthicum-based organization that works to help the county's needy families is asking those who don't use their Giant gas points to donate them to H.O.P.E. (For All).
Shop at Giant Food but don't use the Shell gas points that are accrued with your purchases? Why not donate them to a good cause? H.O.P.E. (For All)—the nonprofit organization that delivers donated clothing, furniture and other goods to local families in need—is asking those Giant Food shoppers out there who don't use their gas points to donate them instead. When you check out, simply give the cashier H.O.P.E.'s number (410-859-1297) and then shoot the organization an email at email@example.com to let them know you've donated your points, as points are only valid for 30 days. For those not familiar with Giant Gas Rewards, for every dollar you spend at the grocery store, you earn a point on your card. For every 100 points you earn, you…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
All proceeds from the Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals (YEP) Miniature Golf Tournament will benefit H.O.P.E. (For All), a nonprofit that helps fulfill needs for local families.
Members of the Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals (YEP) group of the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce (NAACCC) held their fifth annual Miniature Golf Tournament Wednesday at Arundel Golf Park. Proceeds from the event benefited Linthicum-based nonprofit H.O.P.E. (For All).
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Local organizations such as Linthicum Heights-based H.O.P.E. (For All) and Christian Assistance Food Pantry in Severn have felt the pain of county residents in poverty.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
By Jeffrey Benzing Capital News Service WASHINGTON—Experts say national poverty numbers released Tuesday morning are already out of date and could be getting worse, even as Maryland hit a poverty rate of 10.8 percent, the highest in nearly two decades, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau. "It is so disheartening because it feels to us like this roiling up of what is the perfect storm," said Deborah Flateman, chief executive officer of Maryland Food Bank. "It's bringing people to our agencies in droves." In fact, Christian Assistance Food Pantry in Severn has seen an increase in families, especially from Glen Burnie, coming for food over the summer. Things were getting so tight at the pantry, Food Pantry manager Jean McHenry …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The founder of Linthicum-based H.O.P.E. (For All) points out that there are many families right in Anne Arundel County that are in need of support.
Welcome back to our Glen Burnie Patch Quote of the Week. Each week, we at Patch will keep note of the more interesting, funny or poignant remarks from people quoted in stories. On Friday, we will reveal the Quote of the Week. As you read stories each week, when you see a comment you particularly like, let us know in the comments or email Editor Maya T. Prabhu at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week's Quote of the Week is from founder of charity organization H.O.P.E. (For All) Leo Zerhusen, who spoke about the surprising number of residents in Anne Arundel County living in poverty. “They say, ‘This is Anne Arundel County.’ We say, ‘Any time you want to take a ride,’” Zerhusen said, referring to the trips his volunteers make to deliver the …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The nonprofit will hold a yard sale and car wash Saturday to raise money for furniture, clothes and other supplies for the needy.
When Leo Zerhusen talks to people about his nonprofit, H.O.P.E. (For All), and the need for furniture, clothes, school supplies and other donations to help needy families get back on their feet, many of those listeners are surprised. Those people frequently ask what H.O.P.E., which stands for He Opens Paths to Everyone, does with the items and can’t believe poverty exists and lower-income families are struggling to make ends meet. But that’s where H.O.P.E. steps in, offering donated furniture, clothing, school supplies and other items to help families get back on their feet. Their next fundraiser, a yard sale and car wash is Saturday at its warehouse at 108 Roesler Rd. in Glen Burnie. The yard sale is from 8 to noon. The car wash is from 9…