FRAME & FRAME GIVES BACK TO OUR COMMUNITIES
For over 65 years, Frame & Frame has carried on a tradition of giving back to our community in meaningful ways. As a member of Thrive! Arundel, we participate in quarterly initiatives to give back to the communities in which we live and work. We have assisted by volunteering hours, time, and resources to many local organizations. Here are some of the recent organizations we have helped.
Natl Ovarian Cancer Society
Thrive! Arundel members did not let Covid-19 (or the rainy weather) deter our efforts to support the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central Maryland! We raised over $7000 for the 2020 initiative and enjoyed celebrating two of our own members who have been impacted by this disease.
Annual Fish For A Cure
In 2018 & 2019 Thrive! members partnered with Team MaxSent, a local Annapolis company, to raise over $25,000 to support the AAMC Decesaris Cancer Institute and finish in the Top 10 out of 80 boats raising funds for this worthy cause!
Lighthouse Homeless Shelter
The group has volunteered and donated to The Lighthouse on numerous occasions. In addition to providing a shelter for homeless individuals and families, last year, the Lighthouse distributed over 45,000 bagged lunches, 19,000 articles of clothing and 4,800 bags of groceries.
Senior Dog Sanctuary
Members of Thrive! Arundel volunteered time at the Senior Dog Sanctuary in Millersville, MD. This non-profit provides a permanent safe haven for senior dogs who are unable to be cared for by their owners, who are abandoned or abused, or face euthanasia.
Meals on Wheels
Thrive! Baltimore members volunteered and helped provide nutritious meals to over 2,000 people who are home bound due to age or disability, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland supports independent living and quality of life for individuals who wish to remain in their own homes.
Helping Young People @ Old Mill
Members of Thrive volunteered on career day at Old Mill High School. Students were offered the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about career opportunities in a variety of industries including accounting, auto mechanics, insurance, real estate and more!
Senior Prom @ Future Care
Thrive! Arundel members threw a prom for the seniors at FutureCare of the Chesapeake. Two members recently had family members at the facility and thought this would be a great idea! Generational music, “wheelchair dancing,” make-up application for the ladies, corsages, food and more were provided. “I’ve never seen them so happy,” commented a staff member.
Annapolis Film Festival
Thrive! Arundel members were responsible for running the VIP Filmmakers Lounge during all four days of the festival. This was a huge time commitment, but the members stepped up! The festival brings millions of dollars in revenue to the City of Annapolis along with some well-known film makers, producers and actors.
A Senior Prom!
Members of Thrive! Arundel assisted the staff at the South River Health & Rehab Center in throwing a “Senior Prom” for the residents. The residents dressed up to enjoy music from the 40s & 50s. Thrive! Members served the guests refreshments, danced, posed for photos, and even provided each resident with a corsage to commemorate the event!
Anne Arundel ASPCA
Thrive! held a Dog Food Drive and delivered over 700 lbs of dog food, blankets, and crates to the AASPCA.
The Red Devils
Thrive! Arundel hosted a fundraiser for The Red Devils at The Greene Turtle in Annapolis, MD. 10% of the day’s proceeds were donated to the organization.
The Wellness House
Thrive! Members donated their time to washing the entrance fence to prepare for the fairy garden, being constructed by one of the children associated with The Wellness House. Several members also helped set up and decorate for the annual picnic. The Wellness House of Annapolis provides free services and programs to those who have been touched by cancer.