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This Year’s Truman Charities Halloween Bash Celebrates Main Street!

Updated: Jan 26

Truman Charities is an all volunteer organization that operates on a belief that is our

co-founder Jerry Truman’s motto: “When good people come together, great things

happen.” Throughout the year, we plan and host a broad range of events to which

we invite our community of friends and neighbors to learn about and support

organizations doing good work. Our model is designed to make these events

positive and affirming for all of the participants, which is why every dollar raised

goes straight to the organization. Creating this bridge is our contribution and our


Every year, we host a signature event, our annual Halloween Bash at Tommy Joe’s

in downtown Bethesda. Mark your calendars for October 28 from 6-10 pm! Our

focus this year will be supporting Main Street. This Rockville-based nonprofit

organization brings together people with or without disabilities through affordable

housing and a membership-based community. It begins with its 70-unit affordable

apartment building that reserves 25% of its units for adults with special needs and

also houses the Soulfull Café, which employs people of all abilities.

Main Street membership, which currently stands at 280+, is open to residents and

non-residents. Members may enjoy 15 weekly social, cultural, educational and

wellness programs held in Main Street’s beautiful gathering spaces and out in the

community. From boxing classes to professional lunch and learns, the programs

enhance the lives, health and well-being of members and create connection and

belonging, which adults with special needs in particular often struggle to find. Main

Street programs are instrumental in building community and, this year, 100% of the

funds raised by our Truman Charities event will support these important programs.

Main Street also engages in education and advocacy to foster communities that are

welcoming to everyone, regardless of need or ability. The model at Main Street is

about changing lives and changing minds. For Truman Charities co-founder Jamie

Truman, the mission and efforts of Main Street epitomize the community-building

that Truman Charities wants to foster. According to Jamie, “Community should be

for everyone, and Main Street is a bridge to people with special needs.” In an

interview on The Truman Charities Podcast, A Community of Caring, founder Jillian

Copeland shared that Main Street is about empowerment and the power of giving.

Jillian believes that “when we have something to give to others - skills or talent or

even just kindness - really it just lifts people.”

Come and join the fun on October 28 while providing support to Main Street! The

Halloween party will feature a raffle and prizes for costumes, including group

costumes. We accept in-kind donations for the raffle. In addition to tickets,

sponsorships are available for one of the year's best parties. To learn about

sponsorship, buy tickets to the event, or to donate to this great cause, visit here.


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