This is the 20th year of the Angels for Children Toy Drive, an MHP partnership with the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce and the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad. There are many ways to get involved: donating toys, providing financial support, sorting and wrapping and last but not least, delivering on Dec. 24 (for more, see story below).
I try not to miss the Christmas Eve delivery at our Wheaton properties -- the joy on the faces of the children as they greet Santa is unforgettable.
We cannot bring this program to our youngsters without your support. Thank you for your commitment to MHP's efforts to house people, empower families and strengthen neighborhoods. We wish your family the joy of the season.
Robert A. Goldman
Bring Smiles Through
Holiday Toy Drive
Our campaign is wrapping up. Thank you to those who have provided amazing support by donating gifts and funds and by volunteering.
Click on the image above to learn about how you can help.
GATOR Adventures at KID Museum
Arcola Elementary School students in MHP's Great Achievers Toward Outstanding Results (GATOR) program visited the KID Museum to participate in a hands-on learning experience. The museum, located at the Davis Library in Bethesda, is an innovative learning space that incorporates science/technology/engineering/math (STEM), art and culture with creativity and critical thinking.
“They were exposed to new experiences that helped
broaden their world view.”
- Ernst Aristor, MHP Community, Life Resident Services
The GATOR students designed flying objects and explored how they move in the wind tubes. They learned about open, closed, parallel and serial circuits. They connected large tubes and pipes to make balls roll from one location to another using only gravity. Each activity encouraged teamwork and collaboration as the students experimented with different variables to discover new outcomes.
MHP on Montgomery Week in Review
MHP President Robert Goldman appeared on Montgomery Community Media's "Montgomery Week in Review" program to discuss affordable housing policy and the Angels for Children toy drive. Click on the image above to watch.
Beall's Grant Apartments
MHP's rehabilitation of Beall's Grant Apartments in downtown Rockville was honored as a successful stewardship and rehabilitation project by Peerless Rockville, an organization dedicated to preserving buildings, objects, and information important to Rockville’s heritage. Beall's Grant provides 74 modern, affordable apartments in the Rockville Town Center area, close to transit, shopping and workplaces. The award notes that the renovated Beall's Grant, which originally was a dilapidated motel, "connects Rockville's past with Rockville's future."
Thank you to Peerless Rockville for the recognition!
Concert To Benefit MHP, Other Causes
MHP will be among the progressive and social justice causes that benefit from the proceeds of the UnNaugural Concert on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. Many thanks to Maryland State Sen. Cheryl Kagan for organizing the event and choosing MHP as a beneficiary! MHP is in great company. Other beneficiaries include Interfaith Works, Trash Free Maryland, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, and umttr:Your Life Matters.
Learn more about the event and get your tickets here.
Building Dreams Tour
Have you heard about how MHP is making a positive impact on individuals, families, and the communities we serve? If not, join us for a Building Dreams Tour to learn more. The one-hour tour includes visiting an MHP apartment at our properties (such as The Bonifant above), learning about the community spaces and services we provide, hearing inspiring stories from residents, and finding out about ways to get involved.
Check out MHP’s website for more information. Contact Jaimee Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-812-4120 to find out more or ask how MHP can customize a tour to fit your scheduling needs.
For more than 25 years, Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) has created quality affordable homes in Montgomery County. Through its affiliates, MHP has developed nearly 1,700 affordable apartments, condos, and townhomes. It also works with residents to enhance the vitality of the neighborhoods where affordable housing is located, and implements Community Life Programs for the residents. It has been working in the Long Branch community for over 16 years. MHP is a chartered member of NeighborWorks® America.