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Charities and Civic Groups

Bethesda Cares</b>

4917 Hampden Lane

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-907-9244

www.bethesdacares.com

Bethesda Cares aids the homeless and helps to keep residents from becoming homeless. Various programs are offered weekly. The charity also hosts a co-op food program that offers a basket full of fresh food to families for $16 per month. On October 14, the charity will be holding a joint-fundraiser, "Show Of Support" with A Wider Circle at the Chevy Chase Women's Center from 7-10 p.m. Interested volunteers should call 301-907-9244 or e-mail info@bethesdacares.com for more information.

<b>Potomac Community Resources</b>

9200 Kentsdale Drive

Potomac, MD 20854

301-365-0561

www.pcr-inc.org

info@pcr-inc.org

Specializing in helping persons with developmental differences, Potomac Community Resources offers many different programs, including sports activities, social classes and classes. Patricia Sullivan Benefit Dinner on Oct. 7 at the Bethesda North Marriot at 7 p.m. Interested volunteers should call or e-mail (see contact info above).

<b>Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless</b>

600-B East Gude Drive

Rockville, MD 20850

301-217-0314

www.mcch.net

The MCCH looks to maximize resources toward aiding homeless in Montgomery County. They have a Menís Emergency Shelter that provides year-round care. MCCH also contributes to Partnership for Permanent Housing. Interested volunteers should ask for Sarah Mahin at extension 13 or visit their Web site.

<b>Lions Clubs</b>

The Lions are dedicated to helping those less fortunate, with a particular emphasis on helping those with impaired vision.

<b>*Rockville Lions Club</b>

Meets first and third Wednesday of each month at Rockville United Methodist Church, 112 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. Those interested in joining should e-mail contact info to membership@rockvillelions.org.

www.rockvillelions.org

<b>Rotary Clubs</b>

Rotary clubs are nonreligious, nongovernmental, and open to every race, culture and creed. They represent a cross section of local business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service in the community. Their motto is "Service Above Self."

<b>* Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club</b>

Meets (almost) every Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hunters Inn, 10123 River Road, Potomac, to plan club, community and international service activities. Guests are welcome at regular meetings.

Pbrotary@hotmail.com

www.pb-rotary.org

<b>* Potomac Rotary Club</b>

Meets every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Amada Amante Ristorante, 9755 Traville Gateway Drive, Rockville. Newcomers welcome to attend weekly meetings; contact Nancy Neuell (info below).

President: Nancy Neuell

301-251-7958

nneuell@aol.com

www.rotaryclubofpotomac.org