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Where to Give a Helping Hand This Holiday Season in Rockville

November 29, 2021 | Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again, where we gather with friends and loved ones and reflect on all that we’re grateful for. Millions of Americans will travel this week to visit loved ones and feast together for Thanksgiving, but millions of other Americans will also be struggling without homes or food or suffering from sickness. In the spirit of helping others, Americans celebrate “Giving Tuesday” every Tuesday after Thanksgiving to share the love with those less fortunate than us. There are so many worthy charities to lend a hand to this time of year, but here are several local ones you can find not too far from your Ansel apartment here in Rockville. National Foundation for Cancer Research – While our area is known for it’s leadership in the healthcare industry, we’re also one of the top centers for medical research as well. Rockville is home to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the biggest cancer research foundations in the world. Founded in 1973 to support cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, early diagnosis, better treatments and ultimately, a cure for cancer, NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside. NFCR is committed to Research for a Cure – cures for all types of cancers. Since 1973, they have provided more than $380 million to fund cancer research and prevention education. You an help their mission by donating through their website. Any donation you make on Giving Tuesday will be matched, so your donation have double the impact this holiday season! Girls on The Run of Montgomery County – Another rockville charity that gives back directly to our community to Girls on the Run of Montgomery County. Their charity’s mission is to deliver a quality program that educates and prepares young Montgomery County girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. They strive to touch the lives of young girls throughout Montgomery County, Maryland regardless of their families’ economic status. So far they’ve helped 1,000 girls with $120,000 in scholarship funds and running shoes. You can donate through their website, or participate in their yearly 5K! National Foundation for Cancer Research 5515 Security Lane Suite 1105 Rockville, MD 20852 USA Girls on The Run of Montgomery County 11821 Parklawn Dr Suite 105 Rockville, MD 20852 USA