February Community Spotlight

Hub Labels employees organized two fundraisers for the local community in February.

Super Bowl Squares raises funds for a cause

The employees at Hub Labels celebrated the Super Bowl with a friendly competition of Super Bowl squares. Super Bowl squares is a common office pool or party game where participants buy in to be able to draw two numbers or scores that they can then win from if those scores happen at certain points during the Super Bowl. Employees purchased Super Bowl squares with 25% of the funds raised were donated to the local non-profit, The Arc of Western MD.

Jesse Hood, Hub’s Vice President of Operations, organized the event and choose the non-profit to support. “This year we are encouraging more participation and creativity in our community outreach”, explains Hood. “I love football! So I knew I wanted to organize a fundraiser around the Super Bowl. I also wanted to support an organization that is close to my heart, which is why we are donating funds to the Arc. I chose The ARC of Western MD because I wanted to support a local non-profit organization that provides ‘comprehensive, quality support for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. My brother in-law has down syndrome and works for an organization similar to The Arc of Western MD.  Even though he doesn’t live in Hagerstown, I understand the value of what they are doing. I wanted to support a program similar to where my brother in-law is working.”

The day of the big game saw the Los Angeles Rams with a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The fundraiser by Hub Labels saw a total of $125 generated for the local non-profit. In addition, three employees took home monetary prizes, as well.

Good Eats to Support Good Peeps

Employees also organized a chili sale on February 25th. All proceeds were donated towards CASA of Washington County. Volunteers prepared three chili bowls to sell including traditional, chicken and vegetarian. Each bowl was sold for $5 each and cornbread was available for $1 each. All funds raised were donated to Cases and as a result, $572 was donated to the local non-profit .

About The Arc of Washington County

The Arc of Washington County is a statewide leader providing comprehensive, quality supports for adults and children with intellectual or development disabilities (I/DD) in Western Maryland. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide around-the-clock personalized care, helping individuals live more inclusive and independent lives. Through the personalized care provided by the DSPs, people supported set and achieve their own goals, expand their horizons, learn to self-advocate, and maximize their opportunities. Each program is designed with a person-centered approach – a guided process for learning how someone wants to live at home, at work, or in the community and developing a plan to make that happen.

Learn more at The Arc Website: https://www.arcwc-md.org/

About The CASA of Washington County

CASA volunteers are everyday citizens who have undergone screening and training with their local program. Judges appoint CASA volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children. A CASA volunteer is paired with one child or family and stays with that child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe and permanent home. There are not enough advocates to represent all of the children in care, so judges often assign CASA volunteers to their most difficult cases.

Learn more at The Casa Website: https://marylandcasa.org/programs/washington-county/