SILVER SPRING, Md. (7News) — A local husband and wife had a dream to help their community and after many years of planning and working toward that goal, their nonprofit is now a reality and helping thousands of families.
ComunIBuild Foundation Inc. was developed by Barrington “Bo” Scott II & Charisse Callender-Scott. And their embracing hands reach families in so many ways -- everything from residential housing and commercial business development to food and health services.
The mission for ComunIBuild Foundation Inc. is to focus on developing a culture of self-sustainability within communities. They encourage citizens to become less reliant on what they need from external sources to survive and excel, and instead become more self-reliant and empowered through education and information sharing.
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The foundation also aims for increased access to resources and to help educate communities on how to develop, nurture and nourish their own success, along with aiding in access to food, finance, housing, and education.
The husband and wife duo was named the Maryland Parent Teacher Association Family of the Year in 2018.
During the holidays, the non-profit is highlighting its Care For 30 campaign. They are caring for 100 families every 30 days, and they are calling on the community to help donate, volunteer and contribute.
They say "care will be presented in a variety of ways including traditional and unique food & home goods support, education and information about resources, gifts and other unique and fun engagements as they agree to participate, but most importantly heartfelt community support bringing the people together in fun and love to lift each other up."
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You can support a family for $50 dollars a day, $350 dollars a week, $700 dollars for two weeks and up to $1,00 dollars for the entire month.
The program will run from Nov. 25 to Dec. 25. To learn more, click here.