HCPSS Partnership

Ellicott City, Maryland — The Howard County Public School System has partnered with the LindaBen Foundation to support students and their families by providing food and housing assistance.

Under the terms of the agreement, the LindaBen Foundation will collaborate with Hammond Middle School and the HCPSS Office of Pupil Personnel Services to support school families facing food scarcity, economic challenges and housing instability by providing non-perishable food items, housing assistance, Thanksgiving meals and holiday gift cards.   

The formal partnership agreement was signed by HCPSS Superintendent Michael J. Martirano, Executive Director Program Innovation and Student Well-Being Caroline Walker, Hammond Middle School Principal Aaron Dale and LindaBen Foundation Founder/President Annabelle S. Beavan.

The LindaBen Foundation was founded in 2020 to be a channel of safe haven for the homeless and underserved by uplifting conditions and providing wraparound services. The Foundation empowers those facing challenges to improve their quality of life by building a community where they feel safe, useful and accepted.

The Howard County Public School System’s Partnerships Office has united schools with more than 1,000 businesses and community organizations to enhance the educational experience of Howard County students. Partnerships benefit schools, businesses and the entire community by leveraging the resources of all participants. Partners may commit human or financial resources or other support.

For the latest HCPSS news and information, visit www.hcpss.org.

No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) Partnership

Lindaben Foundation is very grateful for support  we receive from NCGH for the month of March 2021.  It was an amazing and pleasant experience dealing with Rev Rasmussen and team. We were impressed by process they introduce to us using Amazon Wishlist.  We hope that there will be more blessings and funding that come in  NCGH so more families and small grassroots like ours can receive more help.

Lastly, I’d like to share the article that they published featuring our organization.  Once again, Thank you so much!!!


Grab & Go Food Distribution

We are so excited to hold our March 22nd Food Distribution at our partner school -Carrollton Elementary School. Thank you to No Child Goes Hungry, Wegmans (Columbia MD), Costco (Costco, Beltsville MD)  and UnitedHealthcare for their generous contributions. We are still accepting in-kind or cash donations.



Grab and Go Food Distribution

Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Empower Clean Energy Grant

The MEA EmPower Clean Energy (Weatherization) Grant is offered to qualifying homeowners who live in a single family, duplex or townhome. The grant is funded by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), in partnership with the non-profit Building Change Inc (formerly BCFF). MEA has awarded the non-profit BCFF $500,000 of Energy and Weatherization Grants for the Central Region of Maryland for the fiscal year 2020 (June 2020 to May 2021).  Below is the chart for 2021.

If income qualified (see chart below) this grant will utilize funds to make improvements to your home to help reduce monthly utility bills, improve home comfort and home indoor air-quality, as well as eliminate some health and safety issues. An Energy Assessment is performed on the home to determine what upgrades can be done by the grant to lower the energy bills. Upgrades may include attic insulation, air-sealing, duct-sealing, replacement or repair to cooling and heating equipment or water heaters, or replacement of older, non-energy star appliances. 

Once the affidavit is downloaded, filled in and signed, please submit it to BCFF by fax, email or mail with the first 2 pages of your Federal taxes (1040).  Fax: 240‐786‐4186, email JF258@aol.com, or mail to 6852 Distribution Dr. Beltsville, MD 20705.  

This grant is supported by the City of Rockville, Takoma Park and the Howard CAC.  Click here is the latest revised application form.  

For more information, contact: Lt. (Ret) James (Jim) Flynn at 240-417-9098 or jf258@aol.com Alison Miller at 301-908-4079 or stg_am@msn.com