Charities and Civic Groups

Charities and Civic Groups

Bethesda Cares</b>

4917 Hampden Lane

Bethesda, MD 20814


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 for more information.

<b>Potomac Community Resources</b>

9200 Kentsdale Drive

Potomac, MD 20854


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


The MCCH looks to maximize resources toward aiding homeless in Montgomery County. They have a MenĂ­s 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

<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.

<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