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Annual BBQ Benefit

Save the Date! Saturday, September 30, 2023

Comfort Cases 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit



Founder Rob Scheer at the Comfort Cases Gala

Providing Hope And Inspiration

Our 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit Fundraiser is a celebration of the  incredible work we have done as a community to bring dignity and  hope to youth in foster care, and to raise funds to ensure this  important work continues. Since 2013, we have distributed over 200,000 Comfort Cases and Comfort XL duffel bags to children in all  50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.

With 700 children entering foster care every day, and over 430,000 currently in care, we must keep going. Thank you for joining our mission to eliminate trash bags from the system. You are truly making a difference by letting these children know that they matter.

Rob and Reece's Family

A Message From Our Founders

Our 10th Anniversary year has been filled with celebrations of all shapes and sizes. Our major milestone was honored in extra special ways during our annual autumn auction and awards event.

The Comfort Cases’ 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit: Fostering Focus on the Future will be a festive fall farm fundraiser on the gorgeous grounds of The Comus Farm in Dickerson, Maryland. The semi-‘FARM’al event will include awards, auctions, dinner, entertainment, and many more  surprises.

Save the date for Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 

Stay tuned for exciting upcoming announcements tied to 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit!

Rob & Reece Scheer







Commit to creatively contributing a unique experience, getaway, or one-of-a-kind package  for the auction portion of our 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit HERE.



Volunteer to serve on our 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit Planning Team by sharing your  interests, skills, and availability at: 


The 2023 Scott Isaacson Scholarship

In 2015, Comfort Cases began awarding scholarships to support youth in foster care attending college or trade school. For the 2022-2023 school year, gracious supporters of the Comfort Cases Scholarship Program have sponsored funding for two (2) scholarships. Each scholarship will provide tuition assistance to two (2) graduating high school seniors enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program or trade school program in the Fall of 2023.

According to the most recent research, less than 3% of youth in foster care graduate from college. The Comfort Cases community is committed to changing that number. Education opens doors to better opportunities, and every child deserves the chance for a bright future.

This year, we present this scholarship is in honor of Scott Isaacson, the Account Manager at Integrity Staffing who was tragically lost in 2019 due to workplace violence in Phoenix. Scott and his husband Kevin were huge advocates of foster care programs and proudly adopted their son from a foster program in Reno NV. Integrity Staffing has been a great supporter and partner of Comfort Cases for years.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2023.

Apply Here

2023 ANNUAL BBQ BENEFIT Sponsorship Opportunities – Now Available!

Impact in the lives of youth in foster care –

Become a 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit: Fostering Focus on the Future Sponsor. Maximize your sponsorship experience and commit today!

Your support will help us reach our community goal of providing 40,000 youth in foster care with a Comfort Case® in 2023.


To explore customizing your sponsor experience further in unique ways,  contact the 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit Chair at

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See Who Our Featured Guests & Entertainment Were in 2022

2022 Emcee Nicole Ryan

Nicole has the type of natural charisma that instantly lights up any screen, stage, or studio. Since first hitting the airwaves as a co-host of “The Morning Mash Up”—the SiriusXM Hits 1 daily talk show frequented by today’s biggest pop stars—she’s emerged as a multidimensional force of nature, finding breakout success in TV, digital media, brand ambassadorship, the live-event market, and beyond. As she moves forward in a self-styled career that shows the many sides of her magnetic personality—pop culture expert, culinary enthusiast, fitness buff, wife and mom, to name just a few—Ryan infuses every undertaking with her sharp sense of humor and genuinely radiant presence.

The Como Brothers

The Como Brothers, Matt and Andrew Como, are musicians from Long Island who are passionate about their original music and heartfelt lyrics. Combining a pop and rock easy listening sound with a blues vibe, they have written and recorded multiple albums and EP’s of original songs. Matt and Andrew have had songs featured in TV shows such as E! Network’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, MTV’s The Real World, and Oxygen’s Best Ink, and on global in-store playlists for H&M, Zara, and Pull Bear among others.

Photo of the Venue for the 8th Annual Comfort Cases Gala

Event Details

Awards Ceremony | Silent & Live Auction | Dinner | Entertainment

Location: Comus Farm
Date & Time: Saturday, September 30, 2023  4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Address: 16520 Comus Road, Dickerson, MD 20842
Attire: Semi-‘FARM’al

Hotel Accommodations Coming Soon

Thank you to our 2022 Backyard BBQ Auction and In-Kind Donations!

Aimsley Management Group – Aimee Berger

Amy Kines/Tastefully Simple

Andrew and Kirsten Lewis

Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum

Bach to Rock in RIO

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Ravens 

Bella Ballet 

Bellion Spirits

Black House White Market


Brews & Clues 


California Pizza Kitchen

Calleva – Markoff’s Haunted Forest

Canaan Valley Resort

Carolyn Aronson

Catoctin Brewing – Edgar Moss

Charm City Run

CheezMD – Melissa Shear

Cinco De Mayo Restaurant


Consider It Done

Copper Canyon

Crabcake Factory (Ocean City)

Cute Tips Nails

Darnestown Presbyterian Church Book Club 

Dave & Buster’s

DC Skydiving Center

Doc Waters Cidery – Hallie Butler

Dominion Electric & Lighting

Dragon Distillery – Hirad Yaldaei

Fisher’s Popcorn 

Flower Child

Fontina Grille

Founding Farmers

Foundry Fitness – Eric Pellicci

Gaver Farm – Mike & Lisa Gaver

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Gertrude’s Restaurant 

Giant – Kentlands

Glory Days Grill

GoApe Foundation

Grape Escape (Kentlands)

Green Meadows Petting Farm – Debbie Fultz

Grilled Oyster – Valerie Dugan

Hand & Stone

Historic Ships of Baltimore

It’s a 10 Haircare

Jane Phillips

Java Nation

Jaycee’s Home Baked Sweets & Treats – Jaycee Garcia

Jennifer Moss

Jill and Marc Dosik

Jill Ross

Kentlands Arts Barn

Kettle Woods Farm – Jodie Grove


Kids and Modern Parents (KAMP) of North Potomac

Kids First Swim School

King Street Oyster

KNEADS Restaurants 


Kyle Tolstyka

Laura Degnon

Lawrence O’Donnell

Leonard Gross, PSA Insurance & Financial Services

Leslie Sandler Fine Jewelry & Gemstones

Liezell Bradshaw

Lindy Gelb, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty 

Lisa Dallos, Comfort Cases Board Member

Loew Vineyards – Rachel Lipman

Logan Collections – Logan MacKethan 

Lowe’s Home Improvement 

M&N Pet Boutique

Madison & Mabel

Mama Mia’s Pizza & Pies – Trinity Bever

Manor Hill Brewing – Rachael Mull

Margaret Young

Marisa Thalberg

Mary Kroh

Maryann Levendusky Jewelry

Meadowbrooke Gourds – Dori Heller

Meakin Bennett

Members of the Rockville Rotary 

MoCo Sign Gypsies – Daphne O’Brien

Mountain Rail Adventures

My Big Finds – Jodi Rapaport

Olney Theatre Center

OTGBaby, Inc. – Barbara and Brett Guterman 

Paramount Pictures

Personal Pots – Greta Hando

Privai Spa + Salon – Maliha Ashraf

Quilts Beyond Borders

Rachael Ray

Reddz Trading

Reece Scheer 

Rocklands Winery – Shawn Eubank

Rockville Rotary

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court

Scola Cooking Classes

Scott Davidson

Senor Tequila’s Restaurant – Roberto Hernandez

Shelly Holdsworth  

Silver Diner 

Sin and Grin


Sport and Health (Pike & Rose)

Spring Mill Bakery

Susan Gordon

The Commanders Football Team

The Woman’s Club of Bethesda

Tim Kurijian

Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Trish Scully

True Food Kitchen 


2022 Annual BBQ Photos


Dolly Parton Auction Item

Now Accepting Live & Silent Auction Donations

Do you have an item to donate for our Annual BBQ’s auction?

We seek items like experiences, getaways, unique collectibles, and more for inclusion in our live and silent auctions. Donating an auction item is a great way to support Comfort Cases’ mission. For businesses, this is an opportunity to gain exposure while supporting a good cause. All donors will be acknowledged in the Annual BBQ Program.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit Comfort Cases’ mission to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care.

Online Submission Form

Additional Questions

To share ideas or inquire further about Comfort Cases’ 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit, contact our Planning Team at