2023 Annual BBQ Benefit
Saturday, September 30, 2023 * 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Comus Farm * Dickerson, MD
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
2023 Sponsorships are also available!
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.
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
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2023 ANNUAL BBQ BENEFIT SPONSORSHIPS HERE.
DONATE TO THE 2023 SILENT & LIVE AUCTIONS:
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:
Name the Cargo Van and Win a Ticket!
Our brand-new custom-designed Comfort Cases cargo van has arrived!!!
Our new mission mobile is well-equipped to support our special shipment needs to ensure Comfort Cases® are delivered and distributed to destinations to safely reach the arms of children in foster care.
A huge thanks is extended to our many donors who made this dream drive a reality! A large portion of the financial support received was raised during our 2022 Annual BBQ.
Deadline to enter the contest is May 20, 2023.
UN-WINE-D AT SUGARLOAF: CALMING COMUS GETAWAY
Enter the 2023 Raffle! Rest and relax as you wine, dine, and recline at Comus Farm with loved ones during a getaway package nestled near the Sugarloaf Mountains in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The winner’s escape will include:
🎟️ 3-day, 2-night at THE COMUS FARM’s farmhouse (7 bedrooms; 3.5 bathrooms; sleeping up to 16 guests) with DIY breakfast kit PLUS visits to meet animals and enjoy wagon rides (weather permitting) on the farm.
🎟️ Tour and wine tastings for 6 guests at SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN VINEYARD (2.2 miles from The Comus Farm)
🎟️ Gift Card for $250 to COMUS INN AT SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN (0.6 miles away from The Comus Farm)
* Getaway package is valued at ~$2,000!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Our Featured Guests & Entertainment
2023 Emcee Holly Morris
Emcee Holly Morris, Fox 5 DC Holly Morris is an award-winning journalist and co-host of Fox 5’s Good Day DC. She has worked in news ever since graduating from Duke with a Civil and Environmental Engineering degree. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Holly’s news journey has included stints in Steubenville, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky before landing in the nation’s capital where she has been for the last 20 plus years. Her work has earned her numerous Emmy Awards and a pair of Edward R. Murrow Awards. When not working, Holly loves nothing more than being with her husband, Thomas Espy, and their 11-year-old son, Hayden.
Holly is a long-time supporter and friend of Comfort Cases who has helped generate awareness of our mission and hard work with children in foster care.
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.
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
Hotel Accommodations Coming Soon
Thank you to our 2022 Backyard BBQ Auction and In-Kind Donations!See Our 2022 Supporters
2022 Annual BBQ Photos
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We’re excited to be adding a selfie booth from DigiBooths! Make sure to stop through and snap a few pics at the 2023 BBQ Benefit so you can email and text them to your phone.
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.
To share ideas or inquire further about Comfort Cases’ 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit, contact our Planning Team at email@example.com.