Volunteer Training
Tuesday, November 19 - Thursday, November 21, 2019
Requests for caregiving services through our Volunteer Helping Hands program have significantly increased. If you've been considering taking our volunteer training , now is the perfect time to make a difference! Our three-day training session is comprehensive and informative. On a personal level, many graduates of our training call it a "transformative experience."

If you're not available for the November training, we have two more sessions scheduled for March 10-12, 2020 and May 19-21, 2020.

Information and registration, contact
Penny Gladhill, 301-869-4673 or [email protected].
Pearls of Hope Gala Recap
The 2019 Pearls of Hope Gala , celebrating 30 years of service, 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. 

Visit our Gala page to view photos from this special evening (courtesy of Toni Robinson and Chuck Lee) and to view/download our event program. Congratulations to our Gala Honorees . Click HERE to learn what makes them so deserving. Thank you to our Gala Sponsors for their continued support!

This year's program included a new video from the Montgomery County Council and County Cable Montgomery highlighting our Volunteer Helping Hands program. View the video below.
Save the Date for next year's Gala!
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Stay Tuned for Exciting Changes!
Upcoming Events
Join Us for Bubbly & Bling!

Sunday, November 24, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

At the Home of Deneen Wilson
Potomac, Maryland

Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Join us for a lovely afternoon of bubbly champagne, delicious desserts, and sparkling, fine jewelry (courtesy of Tysons Watch and Jewelry Exchange ). Hosted by Deneen Wilson and Pam Hard .

* A portion of the jewelry sales will benefit CaringMatters
and its mission of compassionate support

* There will be no charge, no solicitations for donations
and no obligation to purchase
Annual Tree of Love Celebration
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
J oin us on Saturday, December 7, 2019, 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 acknowledgment letter will be sent to a person of your choice. Names received by Monday, November 25, 2019, will be included in the printed program.
Save The Date: Bowl-A-Thon
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
The 2020 Bowl-A-Thon, sponsored by Shulman Rogers , will be Sunday, February 9, 2020, 2:00 p.m., at BowlMor, 15720 Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg. Form a team and join us on the lanes or make a donation benefiting CaringMatters.
Welcome New AmeriCorps Members!
Zema Meseretu
AmeriCorps Member Volunteer Maryland
Zema is an AmeriCorps Member serving with Volunteer Maryland. She is working on volunteer recruitment, community outreach and program management for Camp Erin.

Zema earned a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland with a certificate in Women's Studies. 

AnneMarie Simon
AmeriCorps Member
Project CHANGE
AnneMarie is an AmeriCorps member serving with Project CHANGE. She is working with CaringMatters' Children’s Bereavement Services, including Good Grief Clubs and Family Nights.
AnneMarie earned a B.S. in Family Science from the University of Maryland.

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