Frederick County Gives: Bringing smiles to many faces
Christmas in July has become a popular marketing theme in recent years. Store promotions, the Hallmark Channel’s run of holiday movies throughout the month, and other deals and incentives to buy for the holidays now.
One pair of our donors, however, have Christmas on their minds year-round, as their fund provides grants to many different organizations in Frederick County. Many of their grants have helped provide Christmas and holiday gifts to thousands of children, youth and vulnerable adults.
The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund was created by Mark and Susan in 2006 with funds from the sale of Mark’s book, “Saturday Mornings.” The book is a compilation of columns that Mark wrote over numerous years for The Frederick News-Post and is a humorous look at life and families.
The Butts were already deeply ensconced in community activities, and because of this, they were aware of the many needs of Frederick County children. They decided that the money from book sales would benefit charitable causes and partnered with the Community Foundation to facilitate their dream.
Source: The Frederick News-Post