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Annual BBQ Benefit

Save the Date! Saturday, September 30, 2023

Stay Tuned for Info On Early Ticket Sales!

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 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.

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.

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:

PLANNING COMMITTEE SIGN UP HERE

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
Founders

Tickets Coming Soon!

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.

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: 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.

Examples of 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Bowlero

Brews & Clues 

Cabi

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

Clover

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

KEVCO

Kids and Modern Parents (KAMP) of North Potomac

Kids First Swim School

King Street Oyster

KNEADS Restaurants 

KPMG

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

Soapbox

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 

ZavaZone 

2022 Annual BBQ Photos

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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

Need to know more about Comfort Cases’ 9th Annual BBQ? Contact our Annual BBQ Chair at galachair@comfortcases.org