Bethesda Friends Meeting

Religious Education: K-8

recent Activities sponsored by BFM's First day school

Toy Drive for A Wider Circle's Holiday Program

BFM's youth sponsored a toy drive for A Wider Circle's Holiday Program in December 2020.

  • BFM elves picked up new, unwrapped toys during December. The toys were distributed to families who visited A Wider Circle during the month of December, as well as through A Wider Circle's partnership with the DC Housing Authority. (This partnership seeks to provide gifts to over 10,000 children living in public housing in Washington, DC.)
  • Here is a photo of two elves who were collecting toy donations. The BFM students have really stepped up to help keep "giving to others" the focus during 2020. 

BFM children deliver canned goods to Manna Foods, Bethesda, MD

Food drive for Manna Foods in Gaithersburg, MD.

Students from BFM's First Day School
organize a food drive.

In early July 2020, the BFM students and their families visited Manna Food Center and dropped off about 660 pounds of donations that they collected from BFM friends and families. 

    Annual Walk-a-thon for Interfaith Works homeless program

    In November  2020, BFM's Religious Education program (First Day School) raised money for the Interfaith Works Help the Homeless program.

    Sixteen people representing eight families walked in Bethesda on a lovely fall day, holding signs and banners high while staying physically distant.  Generous donations from those who walked and those who joined in spirit totaled $635 giving Bethesda Friends Meeting second place in Interfaith Works' overall donations!

    In  February, 2020, the First Day School children stitched this panel and submitted it to the 25 Million Stitches Project.

    • The project invited people around the world to submit hand-stitched panels with each stitch representing one of the world's 25 million refugees. 
    • The year-long project collected over 1,150 panels as of early 2020, with 13 million stitches counted. 
    • The final installation had a planned opening in Sacramento, California on June 20, 2020, World Refugee Day, circumstances permitting.

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