Seasons 52 Hosts Santa at Breakfast for Families

Seasons 52 Hosts Santa at Breakfast for Families

Santa visited with youngsters, their parents and grandparents at “Breakfast with Santa” at sold-out events Dec. 2 and 9, at Seasons 52 restaurant at The Mall in Columbia. Miss Julie, the Mall’s Family Fun Day entertainer, was the hostess of the breakfast. “Breakfast with Santa” benefits Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center and shelter of the homeless.

Student volunteers from Howard County high schools, pictured with Santa, served as greeters and wait staff.

A photo Gallery of the December 2nd Breakfast with Santa can be found on the Friends of Grassroots Facebook page.

Holiday Food And Wine Tasting Raises Funds For Grassroots

Holiday Food And Wine Tasting Raises Funds For Grassroots

Almost $8,000 was raised at the 3rd Annual Women Leaders for Grassroots Holiday Food and Wine Tasting hosted by Whole Foods Market Columbia, which donated the space and the food. Decanter Fine Wines donated the wines for sampling. Executive Director Ayesha Holmes provides an update on activities at Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center… Continue Reading

The Church at Covenant Park Hosts “7 Decades of Rock” Concert

The Covenant Band recently presented “7 Decades of Rock” benefit concert for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at The Church at Covenant Park in Ellicott City. Band members included Kevin Suffecool on keys and vocals, Carol Frazier on piano, Jerry Geisler on bass, Ken Harvey on rhythm guitar, Ron Gray on drums, percussionist Gregory Washington, lead… Continue Reading

Hunger &Homelessness Awareness Week Drive Seeks Donations of Breakfast Items to Families in Grassroots Shelter

Hunger &Homelessness Awareness Week Drive Seeks Donations of Breakfast Items to Families in Grassroots Shelter

Howard County Councilmember Dr. Calvin Ball is calling upon the community to observe national Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 11-19, by joining the “Breakfast for Grassroots” campaign to feed shelter residents. Grassroots provides 24-hour crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and support to individuals and families with a personal, situational, mental health or shelter crisis. Ball… Continue Reading

Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center Opens

The Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center is open. The new center is designed to assist people who are homeless. Located at 10390 Guilford Road in Jessup, the center includes expanded day resource services operated by Grassroots on the lower level and 35 single efficiency apartments managed by Volunteers of America Chesapeake upstairs. The center was… Continue Reading

Thank You to Faith Communities

Seventeen faith communities hosted the 2016-2017 Grassroots Cold Weather Shelter, serving 65 people, including 4 families.  Shelter guests ranged in age from 1 to 71 and spent 1 to 133 nights in area churches and synagogues when other shelter options are not available to them. Faith community volunteers provided meals, transportation, and fellowship, and Grassroots… Continue Reading

News and Pictures – June Newsletter

News and Pictures – June Newsletter

Here are some of the stories from the June Newsletter. Click here to sign up for the Grassroots Newsletter. Big Check — A representative of Bank of America, Chris Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Resident Director, Merrill Lynch, dropped by Grassroots to present Executive Director Ayesha Holmes with a check for $15,000.  Bank of America supports “nonprofit organizations that… Continue Reading

Soup’r Sundae is Super Successful

Soup’r Sundae is Super Successful

The ninth annual Soup‘r Sundae fundraiser for Grassroots attracted over 600 attendees for an afternoon of family fun, soup prepared by area restaurants and all the ice cream you could eat, as well as a silent auction with over 250 baskets. The event raised more than $37,000. The event was hosted by Wilde Lake High… Continue Reading

Grassroots Renamed in Honor of Andrea Ingram

Grassroots Renamed in Honor of Andrea Ingram

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has announced the Grassroots Crisis Intervention center has been renamed The Andrea Ingram Building to honor its retired executive director. Speaking at a reception to celebrate Ingram’s contributions to Howard County, Kittleman unveiled a plaque that will hang in the Grassroots building on Freetown Road in Columbia. The plaque includes… Continue Reading

Treats, Tea and Tea Cups at Benefit for Grassroots

The National Art Honor Society and Art Club at Marriotts Ridge High School hosted a Shakespearian Tea, including a delicious selection of sweet and savory foods, as a benefit for Grassroots. Attendees also received hand-made tea cups. The school’s Culinary Arts Department prepared the food. Organizers included (back row from l.) Brianna Canaval, Rachel Yu,… Continue Reading