positive activities. The organization has many success stories including the annual Thanksgiving dinner, which feeds over 3,000 people, and the annual Christmas Toy Drive, supplying over 500 families in need. The organization also supports those in need with shelter problems, family problems, substance abuse, spouse/child abuse or those just in need of a friend.For more information on becoming a friend of We Care, please call (410) 295-5223 or visit http://www.wecareandfriends.org/.
We Care and Friends is a non-profit volunteer organization that offers assistance to the homeless and those in need. The organization services those who are without resources in the communities surrounding the city of Annapolis. The organization is run by long time Annapolitan Larry Griffin, whose main goal is getting Annapolis communities involved in
In 1990 The Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society began a tradition that gave students from The Benedictine School social and educational experiences that have enriched their lives, and as a result enriched the lives of the adults who shared these experiences with them. In 2018 The Chesapeake Bay Boat
Club, (CBBC), branched off to establish a perpetual fund to continue the support for these students in perpetuity. CBBC is a non-profit charitable organization.
The Benedictine School is a small Non-profit, Special Education Residential School that services multiply disabled children from the ages of 5 – 21.
Each winter the CBBC sponsors a float in the Saint Michaels Christmas Parade that the students ride in – scream out “Merry Christmas” – and toss candy. Everyone has a wonderful time! Most of these students have never had the opportunity to be in, or sometimes even see a parade. Each spring they have sponsored the students to participate in the Antique and Classic Boat Show – complete with a personal tour and a boat ride on one of the beautiful boats. Often the experience of riding, (and being allowed to drive) a boat is the first boating experience of their lives.
CBBC also makes donations to the students such as gift cards to local restaurants, bikes, therapeutic equipment (such as therapy balls/ comfort blankets, etc.).
The generosity and support of the CBBC – lead by Ebby duPont, Dan Buckingham, Judi Cornette, Barc Upchurch and Victor duPont have given the students a sense of pride and accomplishment in a world that is often closed to them. The students have received lifelong experiences, through the outreach of the CBBC.
In December of 2013, The CBBC came to know that many students either had no home to go to or had significant challenges that prevented them from going home and were at the school on Christmas morning. To make that day special for the children, CBBC bought each one presents specific to their needs (shoes/ clothing/ hygiene supplies/ Etc.) as well as gifts specific to their interests (puzzles/ books/ light-up toys/Etc.). CBBC has continued this tradition every year since then with the help of their supporters.
CBBC strives to raise funds so that these experiences and gifts will continue to be available in perpetuity.
To bring joy to individuals with special needs, through nautical and community experiences, together with the help of contributions.