Members of THRIVE! Business Communities believe that business networking is about more than just business development. It's supporting your local community in ways that have meaningful impact. Each quarter, our group selects an organization within our local community, that we can assist. The goal is to give back to the community, build camaraderie, and have fun too!
Our small groups have been able to accomplish big things by giving back and making a difference in our community!
Each year, we select a local organization. This year, the Nat'l Ovarian Cancer Coalition is our mission!
Two of our members have been personally affected by ovarian cancer and we are showing our support with a fundraiser and walk! Won't you join us?
Members of Thrive! Arundel volunteered time at the Senior Dog Sanctuary in Millersville, MD. This non-profits 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.
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.
Thrive! Arundel members volunteered for the annual Run/Walk event.
The NOCC is comprised of ovarian cancer survivors, supporters, and health care professionals committed to raising awareness, promoting education, and raising funds for ovarian cancer research.
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.
Each year, Thrive! Arundel supports the Fish For A Cure which benefits the cancer center at AAMC.
In 2018 Thrive! members partnered with Team MaxSent, a local Annapolis company, to raise over $11,000 towards the cause and place in the Top 10 out of 80 boats!
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.
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!
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. www.annapolislighthouse.org
Thrive! held a Dog Food Drive and delivered over 700 lbs of dog food, blankets, and crates to the AASPCA.
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.
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.
Each year, Thrive! Arundel members support the local Fish For A Cure Tournament which provides transformational support of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute. Every dollar raised will directly impact cancer patients and their families through a comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Program at AAMC. Here are some photos from this year's fundraiser - a Texas Hold Em Style poker tournament where we raised over $3000 for the cause!