K&B True Value is proud to support dozens of local organizations every year. Here are a few highlights from this year and we have YOU to thank for supporting us. When you shop with K&B True Value, you’re giving back to the community!
- Flag Donations
To celebrate Independence Day, we partnered with Cub Scout Pack 422 and Cub Scout Pack 153, the Annapolis High School Class of 2019, and the Peggy Stewart Team Party Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to place more than 2,000 U.S. flags in local neighborhoods. We also truly appreciate Cub Scout Pack 422 for their public service of collecting dozens of faded flags from our customers to be appropriately retired.
- K&B Cash for Schools
This is the popular and easy way to raise money for local schools. For every dollar contributed by our customers at the register, K&B True Value matched it up to $5,000. From the beginning of the school year through October 31, we supported local public and private schools by matching donations, dollar for dollar, until we reached $5,000.
Here’s how our local schools did:
Annapolis Elementary: $364.72
Annapolis Middle: $391.64
Annapolis High: $664.02
Bates Middle: $118.00
Eastport Elementary: $216.14
Georgetown East Elementary: $155.70
Germantown Elementary: $112.00
Hillsmere Elementary: $634.46
Key School: $145.54
Monarch Academy: $63.80
St. Anne’s School of Annapolis: $256.50
St. Mary’s: $221.90
St. Martin’s: $6,477.58
Tyler Heights Elementary: $174.00
West Annapolis Elementary: $4.00
Total Donated: $10,000 (Customer Donations of $5,000 + K&B Matching Donations of $5,000)
- The Capital Gazette Families Fund
After witnessing our community’s incredible strength following the tragedy at the Capital Gazette offices, we designed and offered stickers in exchange for donations to The Capital Gazette Families Fund. We bore the entire cost of the stickers so that 100% of the $1,139 in donations (and counting) go to the Fund. More stickers are still available with your donation, so please ask at the register.
We are also pleased to support to these local organizations:
- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) mission is to Save the Bay, and keep it saved, as defined by reaching a 70 on CBF’s Health Index. Our vision is that the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, broadly recognized as a national treasure, will be highly productive and in good health as measured by established water quality standards. The result will be clear water, free of impacts from toxic contaminants, and with healthy oxygen levels. Natural filters on both the land and in the water will provide resilience to the entire Chesapeake Bay system and serve as valuable habitat for both terrestrial and aquatic life.
- Quiet Waters Park
The Friends of Quiet Waters Park is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 and duly registered in the state of Maryland. The objective of the Friends is to support the operations of Quiet Waters Park.
- Anne Arundel County SPCA
The mission of the SPCA shall be to serve as the leading private nonprofit organization within Anne Arundel County which exists to protect animals from acts of cruelty and neglect. To promote humane care and concern for animals by educating the public and by working to end pet overpopulation. To provide shelter and rehabilitation to animals in need. To work for the passage and enforcement of laws which promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals.
- Annapolis Wellness House
Welcome to Wellness House of Annapolis. We provide strength and support for people and families living and coping with cancer. Conveniently located just minutes from Anne Arundel Medical Center, in Annapolis, Maryland, Wellness House provides free services and programs to those who have been touched by cancer. From support groups for children, teens, and adults to healthy living services like yoga, reiki, meditation, and therapeutic art classes, our goal is to help you or your loved one get well.
- Chesapeake Ecology Center
The Chesapeake Ecology Center is dedicated to promoting and educating the public about community greening and conservation landscaping practices for the Chesapeake Bay watershed that result in a healthier and more beautiful environment benefiting residents and the region’s biological diversity. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization.
- Rebuilding Together – Anne Arundel County
Enhance the quality of life for low-income and disabled homeowners while at the same time improving neighborhoods in Anne Arundel County. That’s the win-win philosophy behind Rebuilding Together – Anne Arundel County, Inc.Think of us as neighbors reaching out to other neighbors. Rebuilding Together does not rely on government monies. Instead, this Maryland housing repair program depends upon contributions from corporate sponsors as well as donations of time and talent from civic groups, churches, organizations, grants and caring individuals. Be part of our energetic team, and help provide low-income home repair services.
- Pal Park Annapolis
Our mission is to organize and develop highly competitive PAL Astros youth baseball teams comprised of players from the Annapolis Neck area and its surrounding communities. We expect to provide our players with dedicated experienced coaching that will not only teach the physical aspects of baseball, but also a deeper understanding of how to play the game while maintaining high standards of excellence promoting good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for the individual.
- The Annapolis Chapter of the Sierra Club
Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. And our founder, John Muir, appears on the back of the California quarter.
- The Maritime Republic of Eastport
MRE, the Maritime Republic of Eastport, is an enlightened democracy based in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, Maryland, has become a force in the community since its founding on Super Bowl Sunday 1998. Doing good for the community and having fun at the same time – “fun with a purpose,” is our mission, albeit with a quirky and sometime bizarre way of carrying it out.