Exciting Event Announcements!
Join us for a new family-friendly, open-air event and the return of an event we all love and enjoy in-person, Raise Your Glass, at a new location! Both events are open-air venues - the perfect opportunity to connect with the CaringMatters community and support a great cause!

Information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets coming soon!
Golfing for Good Fundraiser
A Family Fun-Raiser

Sunday, March 27, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
20101 Century Blvd.
Germantown, MD
8th Annual Raise Your Glass Winetasting Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
15700 Darnestown Rd.
Darnestown, MD
Community Education
Grief Support for the Black Community:
Understanding the Culture of Trauma and
Developing An Empathy-Driven Mindset
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Format on Zoom*

*Closed captioning will be enabled for this webinar.
If you need additional accommodations,
please email Leigh Bluestein at

In this thought-provoking training, Dr. Dwayne Buckingham explores the psychological, economical, and cultural barriers that prevent African Americans from seeking professional counseling after experiencing trauma and grief. Participants will learn the importance of serving the Black community through culturally sensitive lens and develop skills and knowledge needed to encourage healthy help-seeking behavior. 
Thank you to our Community Education Sponsor!
Children's Bereavement
Parenting While Grieving:
Supporting a Child Grieving the Death of a Parent

FREE 7-Week Online Workshop Series
First Session: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
*Registration deadline: February 18, 2022
To register, contact:
Mabilia Rastello, 301-252-4450
Camp Erin Montgomery County
Camp Erin is a free, weekend experience that combines traditional camp activities with grief education and emotional support for children and teens ages 6-17. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for youth facing similar life circumstances to increase levels of hope, enhance self-esteem, and learn they are not alone.

Friday, May 13 (after school) - Sunday, May 15 (afternoon)*
*exact times to be determined

Bar-T Mountainside, 2914 Roderick Rd, Frederick, MD

This year's Camp Erin is being planned as in-person experience, with campers and volunteers staying overnight through the weekend. However, we are closely monitoring CDC guidance and will make changes accordingly if conditions change.

Thank you to our major Camp Erin sponsors!
George Preston Marshall Foundation
Welcome New Board Member
We are proud to welcome a new Board member, Betty Romero, whose involvement with CaringMatters started while she was serving as a member of the AARP-MD Executive Council. During her tenure, she endorsed programs, initiated community outreach, built relationships with local government officials, and strengthened relationships with local organizations, including CaringMatters. Her support through AARP benefited our Bereaved Caregivers Retreat and Community Education programs. Betty's deep knowledge of issues facing seniors and women in the community will help guide our strategic priorities into the future. Read Betty's bio HERE.
Congratulations to Vivian Bass, Vice Chair of the CaringMatters Board of Directors, on her election as President of Save A Child's Heart (SACH), Israel’s preeminent international humanitarian organization. SACH has saved the lives of more than 6,000 children dying from heart disease in 63 developing countries and is one of the largest international medical organizations working to improve pediatric care around the world. Vivian, elected by the Board of Directors for the U.S. branch of SACH, previously served as SACH US’s Vice President 2020 and was a recipient of the organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

We are honored to work with Vivian and appreciate her strategic leadership skills and deep experience working with nonprofits throughout her career. As an officer and member of the CaringMatters Board, Vivian has helped guide through the challenges of the pandemic. On behalf of the entire CaringMatters family, "Congratulations, Vivian!" Read more about SACH.
Upcoming Events
518 S. Frederick Avenue,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-869-HOPE (4673)