BWN Nonprofit of the Month

Each month, BWN features a worthwhile local nonprofit that may be of interest to our members. Our previously featured nonprofits are listed on this page as they can be supported year-round.

Contact BWN by email to request consideration for your nonprofit.

  • March 01, 2022 8:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)


    Founded in 2004 to provide the aging community with a safe, friendly and reliable means of transportation, Neighbor Ride was designed to strengthen connections and help older community members live the life they love.

    Requesting: You can help give seniors the lift they need to remain active and independent by volunteering as a Neighbor Ride Driver. Flexible and rewarding daytime, evening and weekend opportunities are available. No set schedule is required. Simply provide a few rides a month that are convenient to your home/office and daily routines. Give Patrice or Andrew a call at 410-884-7433 or visit us at to learn more.


  • February 01, 2022 8:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    The Arc of Howard County has been supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 60 years! We have residential, employment, transportation, health, senior, day and community integration programs. Our Mission is to help people with IDD live full and meaningful lives - just like you and I.

    Requesting: Gift cards for food or community activities, Donate to our Annual Giving 2022 campaign.

    Gift cards can be mailed to: Barbara Moyer, The Arc of Howard County, 11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042


  • January 01, 2022 8:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    Sobar encourages choice in how we celebrate by providing a variety of sophisticated non-alcoholic beverages to consumers and offering zero-alcohol bars and events. Your support allows us to provide tickets to our events at no charge for people living in halfway houses and sober living facilities.

    Requesting cash donations or purchase of sample boxes which will be available at the lunch check in. Donations will help create opportunities for people struggling with alcoholism.


  • December 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    The BWN Lifelong Learner Scholarship Fund supports women who are looking to reach the next stage of their professional development or need assistance in returning to the workforce. Since 2000, we have awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to local women so they may continue their education and contribute to the community. In 2021 we awarded 6 scholarships worth $1500 each to assist these women as they embark on their next steps to success. Meet the recipients. 


  • November 01, 2021 8:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    Bryanna's Love provides support and love to families battling childhood cancer through our Give Kids A Snuggle, Sibling Love and Home To Care programs. We support the patient, the siblings and the bereaved siblings during their difficult days.

    Bryanna's Love is 100% donation based and always welcome sponsors and donors for our programs to continue to serve our families through our programs. We Also are in need of New Stuffed animals and blankets to donate to families battling cancer both as an inpatient and outpatient basis.


  • October 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    Blossoms of Hope’s mission is to enhance the quality of life through beautification projects and to both increase awareness of breast cancer prevention each spring and raise money to benefit those within the community coping with cancer. Blossoms of Hope provides support for our community and those in need throughout Howard County.

    Support The Santa Project by Blossoms of Hope! Help bring Santa to those in need!

  • September 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    Our goal this year is to provide a sense of community & refuel as many spirits as possible through our Virtual Retreats, Family Bingos, Jess Beard’s Ears Over Fears and our ReTreat Yourself program. Cancer patients lived somewhat isolated lives before the pandemic and now more then ever need a sense of community and things to take their mind off cancer, even if just for a moment.

    Our mission is to provide retreats of respite to cancer patients, their caregivers and family members. Due to Covid-19, we have had to pause our day retreat program and have created new programs allowing us to continue to refuel the spirits of those affected by cancer. The puzzle request is for our ReTreat Yourself program which gifts families a beautiful box filled with uplifting & therapeutic activities designed to take their minds off cancer.


  • August 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Treva Stose (Administrator)

    Part of the mission of the Business Women's Network (BWN) of Howard County is to support women. Therefore, we established the Lifelong Learner Scholarship Program in 2000.To date, we have awarded over $80,000 in scholarships to local women to pursue Degrees, Technical certifications and Training programs to advance their careers and impact our community. Each BWN Scholarship recipient has demonstrated leadership and commitment in her community and has a unique story to tell.


    Contact: Cynthia Campbell

  • July 01, 2021 7:30 PM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) is the county’s designated anti-poverty agency. CAC serves the community through four core service areas: the Howard County Food Bank, energy and weatherization assistance, housing assistance and early childhood education through Head Start and Pre-K programming. To better change lives and end the cycle of poverty, CAC bundles these programs and delivers them through a family-centered. Meaningful family engagement opportunities and intentional development of partnerships between parents and staff promote family stability, reduce stressors and connect families to critical resources.

    Requesting: Personal hygiene items like toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant and toilet paper!

    Representative name: Rachel Sanborn


  • July 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    The mission of the Howard County Conservancy is to educate children and adults about our natural world, preserve the land and its legacy for future generations and model responsible stewardship of our environment.

    Received by the Conservancy in 1993 by Ruth and Frances Brown, Mt. Pleasant is a 325-year-old farm now operated as a nature reserve and educational facility. The Gudelsky Environmental Education Center, on-site at Mt. Pleasant, is Howard County’s first nature center, opening in 2005. The Conservancy, originally founded in 1990 as a private, nonprofit land trust, today has a dual mission of preserving land in Howard County and providing educational programs.

    Requesting: Support for programs designed to education children and adults


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