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The Greenbelt Community Foundation is proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary with our campaign: Explore Your Greenbelt!

The campaign will begin in April and end in October– each month we will be featuring two wonderful organizations that we have had the opportunity to support in the past.

Come see all the amazing things that the GCF has helped to make happen and celebrate our Greenbelt community.

Click here for the full schedule of events

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Explore Your Greenbelt Campaign Launch

The Greenbelt Community Foundation is proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary with our campaign: Explore Your Greenbelt!
The campaign will begin in April and end in October– each month we will be featuring two wonderful organizations that we have had the opportunity to support in the past. Come see all the amazing things that the GCF has helped to make happen and celebrate our Greenbelt community.

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Greenbelt Co-op’s Biggest Fan

Danielle Celdran is an Exercise Physiologist and in her free time she also loves karaoke and dancing. She grew up in Greenbelt, moved out to Lanham but came back to Greenbelt after twelve years. Celdran currently resides in Greenbelt in Boxwood Village near the Greenbelt Consumer Cooperative.

She has recently had a great experience at the Greenbelt Co-op when Joe Gareri, the Education & Outreach Coordinator led an informative tour for Greenbelt Homeschoolers. Celdran and her son, Danzson Celdran, both agree that the tour was very enjoyable and educational. Gareri had them go on a scavenger hunt themed tour around the co-op to find various types of produce, milk, and meat products. He emphasized on the importance of “eating a rainbow” and suggested easy meals like chicken salad. Celdran said that she is now hooked on it and recommends it on a bed of spinach.

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More than Bread and Milk: The Co-op

Written by: Caroline H. Fuchs

Eggs, bread, milk, and for some, beer and wine. These dietary staples and other food items are found at the well-known and often visited Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy (Co-op) located in Roosevelt Center. Consumers take the ubiquitous Safeway and Giant grocery stores for granted, but the residents of Greenbelt have treasured a local Co-op since the 1940s.

The community is invited to spend May 21 with the Co-op as part of the Greenbelt Community Foundation (GCF) 10th Anniversary campaign titled “Explore Your Greenbelt.” That Saturday, the Co-op is hosting a storewide food and wine tasting event from 11 am to 3 pm.

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Exploring CHEARS

The third organization being highlighted by the Greenbelt Community Foundation (GCF) in its 10th anniversary celebration campaign, Explore Your Greenbelt is The Chesapeake Education and Research Society, better known as CHEARS. This organization is dedicated to improving the health of the Chesapeake Watershed environment and all who share it.

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Profile of a Basketball Coach, Herbert Allen

Meet Herbert Allen, basketball coach and founder of the Greenbelt Lady Angels who play open games at Springhill Lake Recreation Center, where he also works, every Thursday night at 8 p.m. This is his sixth year coaching for the Lady Angels and has over 40 years of coaching experience.

The Lady Angels were started in 2010 when a young lady came into the rec center and asked Allen if the recreation center offered basketball for women. Allen saw the potential in having a weekly women’s open basketball night for the community. He is trying to make a difference in the lives of girls by keeping them busy with basketball and hoping that they can eventually give back to their communities. He recruits players for the Lady Angels at their open basketball nights every Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

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