Over 200 Annapolis Area Christian School children, parents and teachers volunteered their time, April 5, as part of their annual Spring Yard Clean-up for Bello Machre. Eighteen groups of middle school children spent the day raking leaves and mulching flowerbeds at 18 different Bello Machre homes located throughout Anne Arundel County. The Annapolis Areas Christian School continues to be the largest volunteer group in the history of Bello Machre. “We are excited each year when the Spring Yard Clean-up comes around,” says Evette Watson, volunteer coordinator for Bello Machre. “The students do amazing work, and it’s great to see their smiles when they see a job well-done.”
Paul Brophy, the teacher who organizes this annual project, commenting on the impact this day has on the students said, “The kids really enjoy helping others and making a visible difference at the homes. They like serving, knowing that they are helping people and feeling appreciated.”

Annapolis Area Christian School (AACS), founded in 1971, is an independent Christian day school that concentrates on preparing students for college and for life; that has grown into a robust community of learning that is setting the standard for Christian education in the Baltimore/Washington corridor.
Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. It is a nonprofit organization in Anne Arundel County that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. More importantly, Bello Machre enriches the lives of those served through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. Employing 300 skilled professionals, Bello Machre serves 175 people in its 54 community based homes throughout Central Maryland.

Delta Book Signing

The Fairfax County (Virginia) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents a “Book Talk and Signing” with renowned author Victoria Christopher Murray (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority) on her newly released novel Sinners and Saints,1 p.m., May 5 at Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, Va. Respond at artsandletters@fcacdst.org.
For more information, contact Regina Milteer-Rock, president, Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 703-244-4508 or dst.fcacpresident@gmail.com.