CPCF Launches Fundraising Campaign

Today we’re launching a new fundraising campaign that will extend through the end of 2013. We’ll be reaching out to individuals, business owners, and grantmakers through a campaign that will use public events, online tools, and social media. You can donate online here.

We’ve spent the last few months surveying residents and meeting with community leaders, and the feedback they have given us has been crucial. We hope many of those same individuals will be with us in the next stage of our journey.

As many of you know, our programs are divided into three parts: raising funds from individuals, businesses, and grantmakers who want to make College Park a better place, awarding grants on a competitive basis to charitable projects, and serving as a networking resource for other worthwhile community projects not being funded directly.

The fundraising target for our first campaign is $10,000, and we look forward to keeping everyone updated on our progress. College Park Community Foundation Treasurer Jackie Pearce Garrett will take the lead on reporting our success.

In addition to donations, we’re looking for help finding potential grant recipients. All members of the College Park community are encouraged to answer our Community Assessment Survey online. Thanks to everyone who already has!

The College Park Community Foundation is a constituent fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. All donations are fully tax deductible.

Summer Events at the College Park Community Library

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Afternoon and evening events during the summer months.
Evening of Games on Monday and Thurs. nights from 7 – 8:30 All ages!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by their parents .
KIDS Afternoon of Games on Thursday 1 – 4:00  Bring your favorite games and play with friends.
Saturday Game Day!  1st and 4th from 12 – 3
The library has a small selection of games but welcome donations!
Bella, our resident beagle, will listen to children ages 5-12 read their favorite stories. Join her on the 2nd Sat. 12 – 3:00
Kirby, our lovable pup, can’t wait to listen to children ages 5-12 read to him on the 3rd Sat. 10-12:00
Story Time Wed. mornings 10:30 – 11:15  Ages 16 – 36 months
Drop In Story Time Tues. afternoon 1 – 4:00  All ages.
Young readers program    Children interested in reading during the Drop In Story Time on Tues. afternoons 1 – 4:00 are always welcome!
Local events:
Boy Scout Troop 740 will hold a Chicken BBQ Fundraiser to benefit the College Park Meals on Wheels.  June 23 (Rain date June 30th)  DuVal Field, Rhode Island Ave. 1/2 chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and roll $9.00.  Sales begins at 12 noon.  Preorders Contact:  Mike Mehalick 301-275-5078
Hollywood Farmers Market
Saturdays from June 1 – Oct. 26th 8:00 – 12:00.  Located in the parking lot next to REI.
Plants, crafts, baked goods, fresh local produce, free range eggs, meats, gardening and cooking demo, family and kids activities and more.
The library has lap tops to use with free wifi access.
Book your next meeting at the library!
Book discussion on the 4th Thursday 7 – 8:30.  We’ll discuss Life of Pi  this month.
Students needing community service hours can volunteer with our program.