Religious Education: K-8
Youth Program Activities
First Day School Comfort Cases Donation Drive
Thank you to BFM families and the BFM community for making the Comfort Cases Donation Drive such an overwhelming success!
In June 2021, FDS children hosted Comfort Cases founder, Rob Scheer, on Zoom after Meeting to kick off the drive. Rob’s story of how he grew up in the foster care system and went on to start the local nonprofit, Comfort Cases, was inspiring. Comfort Cases works to: “make a difference in the life of a child in foster care” by providing a new backpack with a cozy new pair of pajamas, a stuffed animal to hug, a blanket, a toothbrush and other personal care items as well as a new duffel bag to each child who is entering the foster care system (so they don’t have to bring their belongings in a garbage bag).
Many BFM members donated to Comfort Cases, both through the monthly Social Concerns box (which collected over $750) and directly to the organization.
BFM's youth sponsored a toy drive for A Wider Circle's Holiday Program in December 2020 and 2021.
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.
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.