As we enter the fall hoping for a return to some semblance of normal life, challenges remain for many of our families.
That is why it was so gratifying to see CNN shining a spotlight on the work of a woman who is a hero to MHP. When the COVID pandemic hit, Margaret Rodgers Norris, a teacher at Arcola Elementary in Silver Spring, quickly mobilized a network of friends, family, neighbors, and others to begin providing nearly 150 bags of food essentials to residents at MHP's Wheaton communities EVERY WEEK.
This massive effort continues to this day. We are so deeply grateful to Margaret and friends for their selflessness and commitment. In the interview (click here to watch), she offered wise words about efforts to help each other, noting that it does not always require a grand gesture. "We can do little things" that add up, she observed.
Thank you for all the things you do, large and small, to support MHP's commitment to housing people, empowering families, and strengthening neighborhoods.
With great gratitude,
Robert A. Goldman
Thank You To Sponsors of
MHP's (Distanced) Golf Tournament
Thank you to the many sponsors who are supporting MHP's Community Life student enrichment programs through our annual Norman Christeller Golf Classic. Our new format will be safe and distanced, with scheduled tee times over two afternoons, Sept. 21 and Sept. 23. We are grateful for those who are supporting this event and our youth programming through sponsorships.
Sponsorship opportunities and tee times are still available! Join us for (safe, distanced) fun and philanthropy. For more information, contact Eva Dillon, firstname.lastname@example.org, or check theMHP website.
MHP Joins Discussion of
Equity and Distanced Learning
MHP Vice President of Communty Life Programs Sulema Middleton Stewart joined a panel to explore equity issues that students are experiencing in distance learning that is required due to COVID-19 exposure concerns. The panel was hosted by the Greater Washington Community Foundation and is part of a Social Justice Town Hall series sponsored by Wells Fargo.
She noted that MHP families are facing many at-home learning challenges. These include access to quality Internet service, limits on parents' technology experience, and even more basic issues, such as space limitations that affect families' ability to set up a home learning environment. Learn more about the Town Halls here. Watch a recording of the equity discussion here.
MHP is grateful to the Community Foundation Children's Opportunity Fund for supporting our summer distance learning programming for preschoolers.
For more than 30 years, MHP has created quality affordable homes in Montgomery County and the surrounding region. MHP has developed more than 2,100 affordable apartments, condos, and townhomes. We also work to enhance the vitality of the neighborhoods where affordable housing is located and offer Community Life Programs for the residents.