Giving back to the community

At the Hagerstown branch, we strongly believe in the importance of supporting our local community. We invite you to explore the information below to learn more about our community involvement.

Gift wrap

In December, we hosted our third annual holiday gift wrapping event to benefit the Bester Community of Hope. We "adopted" 30 children in the community and purchased toys and clothing items from their wish lists. Clients and their families were then invited to help wrap the presents. The event also benefited the Hospice of Washington County Inc. by collecting items for children under their care. The organization assists patients and families in providing quality care and grief support for those coping with a life-changing loss. 


Donation to Bester Community of Hope

As part of our Gift Wrap event, we were pleased to have the opportunity to present a check to the Bester Community of Hope, an initiative of San Mar, focused on prevention with a place-based strategy for positive outcomes for the children and families located in the Bester Elementary School neighborhood in Hagerstown. 


Bike build

In previous years, we hosted a Bike Build event benefiting The Parent-Child Center, an organization in Washington County with the mission of child abuse prevention and advocacy for children. Clients were invited to come and help us assemble bikes which would be gifted to the children for Christmas. Donations of diapers and formula were also collected to assist the families served by The Parent-Child Center. As part of the event, our branch presented a $1,000 donation to The Parent-Child Center. 


Shred event

Since 2016, our branch has held an annual shredding event where we invite clients and the public to bring any unwanted papers to the Hagerstown Suns Stadium parking lot where we have a shredding truck available for their use. It is our way of giving back to our clients and the community. Our 2020 event was so popular that we had to schedule a second shred event as we filled the truck to capacity!