2018 Silver Linings Gala Recap
The 2018 Silver Linings Gala was a spectacular evening where our supporters helped us raise over $275,000! These funds will allow us to continue providing critical social supports free of charge for people facing serious illness and grief. This year's Gala marked an ending and a beginning, as we revealed our new name to an enthusiastic crowd. Please visit our new website, CaringMatters.org for all of the information on our new brand.

Visit our Gala page to view/download photos from this special evening (courtesy of Jerry Frishman Photography ) and to view/download our event program. Thank you for your continued support!
Community Education
October 11th - Seasons of Caring:
FREE Community Education Workshop
Join us for a FREE Seasons of Caring Community Education workshop: Managing Grief in the Age of 24-Hour News & Social Media , presented by Julie Baron, LCSW-C, on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the CaringMatters Cottage, 518 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
Advance Care Planning Workshops
With support from the Maryland Department of Health, CaringMatters is offering free workshops on advance care planning to community groups and businesses in Montgomery, Prince Georges and Frederick counties. The goal is to increase general awareness about advance care planning and provide information and resources to encourage individuals to complete their advance directives.

For more information or to schedule a free workshop, please contact Leigh Bluestein, 301-990-7927 or [email protected].
Upcoming Events
It's Time for Bowl-A-Thon 2018!
The 2018 Bowl-A-Thon, sponsored by Shulman Rogers, will be Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:30pm, at Bowl America in Gaithersburg. Form a team and join us on the lanes or make a donation benefiting CaringMatters.

Annual Tree of Love Celebration - December 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the CaringMatters Cottage for our annual Tree of Love & Candle Luminary Celebration. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

This inspiring holiday event, which honors and remembers those who have touched our lives, includes a traditional lighting of the tree, instrumental music, responsive readings, and reading of the names. 

​For $35 per name or three names for $100, your loved ones’ names will be read aloud at the ceremony and an acknowledgement letter will be sent to a person of your choice. Names received by Monday, November 19, 2018, will be included in the printed program.

518 S. Frederick Avenue,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-869-HOPE (4673)