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You shop. Amazon gives to BCF!

Did you know when you purchase from Amazon you can have them donate to Charlestown’s Benevolent Care Fund? This at no extra cost to you. Here’s how:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your Amazon ID and password or create a account.
  3. When the website appears look for the Charity List and search for Charlestown Community Inc.
  4. Hit Select.
  5. Place your order. It’s the same Amazon you know, but a separate website. Same products, same prices, same service.
  6. Remember to generate donations you must always shop at
  7. donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice–Charlestown Benevolent Care Fund and this will not effect any free shipping for Amazon Prime customers.
  8. You can buy online with a computer or cellphone in order to contribute. When buying on your cellphone you may use your Amazon Shopping app and tap “Settings” in the main menu (☰), then tap “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
  9. We can expand the donations to BCF by suggesting to our children and grandchildren that they use when buying at Amazon.

Roland Gray and Charlie Eichenlaub, BCF Supporters

Regifting the Right Way

Did you receive a gift over the holidays that you aren’t too thrilled about?  You can re-gift it to the Philanthropy department to use as an upcoming raffle or prize in future events!  Your unwanted gift can go to someone who can use it, while also benefiting our Benevolent Care Fund. 

Contact Emily Fowler at 410-737-8892 for more details.

It All Started with 308 Small Squares

An anonymous elderly lady from the Odenton Senior Center knit 308 small squares and asked a friend of Susan Kowalewski (resident) if she knew anyone who might put them together. She claimed she was not up to putting the squares together. All she wanted was a picture of the finished project. Susan’s friend brought the 308 squares to her in a large black garbage bag, and Susan brought them to the Sew ‘N’ Sews group, of which she belongs, to get the coverlet together.

Seven members in the group proceeded to put four of the small squares together to make the petal pattern. They did this at their homes as well as at the group gathering. It took the group from approximately October 2018 until July 2019 to piece it all together. Finally, Chris Buppert crocheted an edge all around to give it a finishing touch.

Thank you to the Sew ‘N’ Sew members who participated and donated the coverlet to be raffled to benefit the Benevolent Care Fund: Mary Ackerman, Chris Buppert, Marilyn Ford, Ardeth Johns, Susan Kowalewski, Irene Roberts, and Lucy Sorensen.

RG Moving Sale August 8 – 9


RG Meeting Hall

Items for sale include (but not limited to):

Flat Screen TVs
End Tables
Outdoor Furniture

File Cabinets
Bulletin Boards

Artificial Plants
And More!

All proceeds benefit Charlestown Benevolent Care

Thursday, August 8, 2019: 10 AM – 1 PM:    Residents and Staff only
Friday, August 9, 2019: 10 AM – 1 PM:   Residents and Staff only

Cash, Checks & All Credit Cards Accepted

**All items must be picked up by 1 PM on Friday 8/9**

For more information contact Emily at 410-737-8892.


2019 Tin Cup Golf Tournament on July 8

27th Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament
Monday, July 8, 2019
Rolling Road Golf Club
9 AM Shotgun Start

The golf tournament proceeds will benefit the Charlestown Benevolent Care Fund. The Rolling Road Golf Club is located at 814 Hilltop Avenue in Catonsville, MD. Contact Emily Fowler in Philanthropy at 410-737-8892 for more information.