Join Stepping Stones Shelter on Sunday for unlimited BBQ food and beverages, games for kids, music and a silent auction!
Stepping Stones Shelter is constantly moving families forward. Stepping Stones accomplishes this goal by providing support to homeless families with children in order to move them from crisis to a stable home environment by providing temporary shelter and services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Stepping Stones provides hope for the future, strengthens families, and promotes self-sufficiency. They achieve their mission by providing:
- Case management services to connect homeless families to needed services in the community, and to help families develop income and housing solutions;
- Employment counselors who work one-on-one to provide intense employment and career counseling;
- Tutoring for the children and GED tutoring, if needed, for the adults;
- Post-shelter support for families that have moved on from the shelter but still need help with referrals and in-kind donations in order to remain housed.
In 1982, Stepping Stones Shelter, which began as a faith-based initiative in Gaithersburg a few years before, became Stepping Stones Shelter Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization and the first homeless shelter for families in Montgomery County. Located in the historic Dawson farmhouse in Rockville, Maryland, Stepping Stones has been serving the community for over 30 years. In 2002, we expanded our services when we started our Hope Housing Program, a collaboration with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless to provide permanent supportive housing and ongoing support for two families (10 individuals) with a disabled head of household.
DANCE Partners International, located in Rockville Town Square, operates exclusively for educational, cultural, and charitable purposes. The money DANCE Partners International receives from your card purchases goes directly to providing scholarships, giving underprivileged children access to the arts, and including special needs individuals through adaptive dance programs.
Bean Bag Deli & Catering – From brunch to lunch, to family dinner, and special events, Bean Bag Deli & Catering has been in the business of delivering happiness through food for years! Let them help you customize your plans.
The Bottle Shop – Hosting a special Kosher Wine Tasting with Patricia on Thursday, April 11th 5:30pm-7:30pm, and Wine Tasting with Mandi From Delicato, Friday, April 12th 5pm-8pm. Pick up wines perfect for Passover, Easter, or another special event.
Botanero – House too small to host? Try Botanero’s special event room with Spanish inspired tapas and Sangria, or take a smaller group to brunch available weekends.
Dawson’s Market – In addition to the standard catering menu, Dawson’s Market has a Passover and Easter menus. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance, and some select items will be available in the prepared foods case.
O’Donnell’s Market–Fresh seafood, yummy salads, great bakery, O’Donnells Market has an extensive menu perfect for any event and can work with you directly to plan a custom menu for your special event. In addition, they are featuring special Passover and Easter menus.
Pour Vino & Hops – Free wine tastings 5 – 8 p.m., Thursday & Friday Nights. Perfect to try before you buy!
Lebanese Taverna–Want a little International Flair? Try Party Platters for with a wide variety of options to suit any taste and event size!
Savvy Treats – Need a sweet treat? Custom Cake? Cupcakes? Savvy Treats has delicious ways to end special meals.
True Respite Brewery— Stop by April 10-14 during True Respite’s first Anniversary extravaganza and go back to fill a growler to take to your spring event.
Urban BBQ – Want a different twist for a spring special event? Try BBQ, a variety of meats, sides, salads, desserts, Urban BBQ food can usher in spring in a unique way!
Ben & Jerry’s in Rockville Town Square is hosting its’ annual Free Cone Day is right around the corner, April 9th, 12 PM-8 PM. In addition to getting free scoop of ice cream as a thank you, patrons can help Ben & Jerry’s raise funds for Sjorgren’s Syndrome Foundation and be entered to win 10% off key fobs, coupons, and a raffle prize. Stop by and say hi & tell me your favorite flavor of ice cream & how you love Rockville Rewards! I’ll be scooping from 1:30-2:30 p.m.!
Ben & Jerry’s, Rockville
199-F East Montgomery Ave