Season of Sharing – Sarah’s House Blog
By Sandy Spring Bank
Helping Make Sarah’s House Feel Like a Home
At Sandy Spring Bank, we have deep roots in the community. We are committed to giving back to our local neighbors and one way we do this is through our annual Season of Sharing. Our 2015 Season of Sharing is in full swing and we are highlighting one of the 12 organizations that we are volunteering with over the next several weeks.
Sarah’s House is a local non-profit organization in Anne Arundel County that we have been fortunate enough to volunteer with for the last several years. Sarah’s House is a supportive housing program, offering emergency and transitional housing with an array of other services for homeless families in Anne Arundel County.
At Sarah’s House, they provide emergency housing for up to 90 days and transitional housing for up to 24 months. The organization offers childcare so that parents can focus on finding and maintaining a steady job to allow the family to save money. There are several caseworkers on-site that provide classes and workshops in areas that families need assistance. They also provide three meals a day to their families in the emergency housing.
The programs at Sarah’s House are all focused on helping families get back into a stable environment. Their work could not be done without countless hours from volunteers. Each year, more than 600 volunteers give more than 21,000 hours of their time to serve more than 500 families.
For the past four years, our employees have supported Sarah’s House residents during the Season of Sharing. Our volunteers coordinate and serve lunch to 30-45 residents and are grateful to connect with the residents over a meal.
In addition to Sarah’s House, our annual community commitment involves nearly 500 other deserving nonprofits and charitable causes. We give to these organizations through volunteer hours and financial assistance. Each year, our employees give over 12,000 hours of their time to help make our community a better place to live and work. We are grateful for organizations like Sarah’s House that share our commitment to the community, and we look forward to supporting them for years to come.
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