Save the Date! Saturday, September 30, 2023
Stay Tuned for Info On Early Ticket Sales!
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 165,000 Comfort Cases and Comfort XL duffel bags to children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
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.
Mark your calendar, as the Comfort Cases’ 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit: Fostering Focus on the Future promises to be a festive fall farm fundraiser at the stunning Comus Farm in Dickerson, Maryland. Save the date for Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 4:00PM – 8:00PM.
JOIN IN THE PLANNING PROCESS:
- Volunteer to serve on the Comfort Cases’ 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit Planning Committee by sharing your interests, skills, and availability at:
Sponsorship opportunities and tickets will be available soon!
- Stay tuned for information on adult and children’s ticket sales to support our ongoing work to provide much needed Comfort Cases and Comfort XL’s to children and youth in foster care.
Details and announcement for the 2023 BBQ Benefit are right around the corner!!!
Rob & Reece Scheer
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 coming soon!
See Who Our Featured Guests & Entertainment Were in 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.
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: BBQ Casual
Hotel Accommodations Coming Soon
Corporate Sponsorships – Coming Soon
Corporate sponsorships will be available!
Please click below to view the opportunities we offered in 2022 and get ready to register your company for next year. Sponsorships sell out fast!
Custom opportunities are also available. To inquire, please contact our BBQ Chair.
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
Black House White Market
Brews & Clues
California Pizza Kitchen
Calleva – Markoff’s Haunted Forest
Canaan Valley Resort
Catoctin Brewing – Edgar Moss
Charm City Run
CheezMD – Melissa Shear
Cinco De Mayo Restaurant
Consider It Done
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
Foundry Fitness – Eric Pellicci
Gaver Farm – Mike & Lisa Gaver
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Giant – Kentlands
Glory Days Grill
Grape Escape (Kentlands)
Green Meadows Petting Farm – Debbie Fultz
Grilled Oyster – Valerie Dugan
Hand & Stone
Historic Ships of Baltimore
It’s a 10 Haircare
Jaycee’s Home Baked Sweets & Treats – Jaycee Garcia
Jill and Marc Dosik
Kentlands Arts Barn
Kettle Woods Farm – Jodie Grove
Kids and Modern Parents (KAMP) of North Potomac
Kids First Swim School
King Street Oyster
Leonard Gross, PSA Insurance & Financial Services
Leslie Sandler Fine Jewelry & Gemstones
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
Maryann Levendusky Jewelry
Meadowbrooke Gourds – Dori Heller
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
Personal Pots – Greta Hando
Privai Spa + Salon – Maliha Ashraf
Quilts Beyond Borders
Rocklands Winery – Shawn Eubank
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
Scola Cooking Classes
Senor Tequila’s Restaurant – Roberto Hernandez
Sin and Grin
Sport and Health (Pike & Rose)
Spring Mill Bakery
The Commanders Football Team
The Woman’s Club of Bethesda
Toby’s Dinner Theatre
True Food Kitchen
2022 Annual BBQ Photos
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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.
Need to know more about Comfort Cases’ 9th Annual BBQ? Contact our Annual BBQ Chair at email@example.com