Serving Our Community & Giving Back
Connection Cares - We Give Back to Community
One of the cornerstone principles of our success is giving back to the communities we serve. From the start of our business until today, tomorrow, and beyond, we understand the value of giving back and supporting local charities/causes. The satisfaction of giving back to the community that has supported our business is a tremendous feeling. Additionally, we hold our own Annual Holiday Drive to generate awareness on a given charity chosen to be the recipient that year. We empower our employees to help organize and run this event which has grown to become a community icon event every year. We truly do care here at Fence & Deck Connection and giving back will always be fundamental to our success!
BEING HONORED FOR OUR SUPPORT OF LOCAL VETERANSJanuary 2021
Last week we were presented with a beautiful plaque from Warrior Events for our "incredible dedication to our injured warriors and caregivers." We are honored to receive this wonderful recognition, but the biggest honor is giving back to our military heroes.
In case you missed it, we sponsored 8 local Veterans from this Annapolis-based organization to participate in the Warrior Surf Foundation's Surf Therapy program in Folly Beach, South Carolina in late 2020.
FENCE & DECK CONNECTION HOLIDAY DRIVEJanuary 2021 Last week we purchased $1,500 worth of gift cards and matched Fence & Deck employee donated gift cards, which were then delivered to our friends at the The Blue Ribbon Project! The gift cards will be distributed to local families in need.
In addition, we were able to drop off all of the new toys and clothing we received from our holiday toy drive, as well as donated backpacks!
Thank you to everyone who donated! Your gifts are very much appreciated!
TURKEYS AND PIES FOR OUR FENCE & DECK CONNECTION EMPLOYEESThanksgiving 2020
The Fence & Deck Connection Executive Team was extremely grateful for their dedicated employee’s continued commitment throughout this very trying year and showed their appreciation to their staff and families.
Each employee received a Thanksgiving Turkey and dessert pie of their choosing to take home and share with their families. This has been a difficult year, to say the least, and we are grateful for each and every one of our team members.
The remaining turkeys and pies were donated to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank to help those families in need during the holidays.
SURF'S UP!: FENCE & DECK SPONSORS ANNAPOLIS-BASED WARRIOR EVENTS TO HANG-TEN IN SOUTH CAROLINANovember 2020
While the rest of the Fence & Deck team has been embracing the crisp fall weather, our Founder, Jim Rubush and our voluntary goodwill ambassador, Michelle Rubush headed down to the beach — but for a wonderful occasion! Fence & Deck Connection was honored to sponsor 8 local Veterans from the Annapolis-based Warrior Events to participate in the a Warrior Surf Foundation’s week-long Surf Therapy program. Read More »
FEEDING OUR HEROES ON THE FRONT LINEApril 2020
Giving back will always be at the heart of our Fence & Deck family. As a local business, we understand the many challenges our neighbors face during these weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our voluntary goodwill ambassador, Michelle Rubush, has been busy finding ways to support local industries impacted by the ongoing pandemic. Read More »
FEEDING OUR HEALTHCARE HEROS!April 2020
Another Fence & Deck meal donation to our healthcare heroes at Anne Arundel Medical Center! T & J Waffles does not disappoint!
THANK YOU TIMBERTECHApril 2020
A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to our partners at TimberTech for donating $1000 towards our Locals Helping Locals effort to support our community.
With TimberTech's donation added to our contribution, we purchased $2250 in gift cards from Target and Shoppers Food Warehouse, and donated them to following three organizations:
- Happy Helpers: Providing food, toiletries, and clothing with compassion and a smile in Glen Burnie and Baltimore City.
- The Blue Ribbon Project: Works to prevent of all forms of child abuse and provides critical support to victims of abuse and neglect in Anne Arundel County and beyond.
- Anne Arundel County Food Bank: Supports the local community and needs immediate help in terms of volunteer time and in-kind food.
THANK YOU T & J'S WAFFLESApril 2020
T & J Waffles is a food truck & carry-out store front specializing in homemade waffles. They have a variety of sweet and savory menu items to choose from, but be aware, you'll want to try everything!
We are so impressed with owner, Thierry Reboullet of T & J Waffles and how he has stepped up to help us cheerfully deliver high quality nourishment and happiness to the HEROES we have been visiting during this pandemic. From the Baltimore Washington Medical Center & the Anne Arundel Medical Center to the essential employees at Shoppers Food Warehouse, T & J Waffles has been there beside us every step of the way.
If you or your business are looking for a way to show 'love' to your local essential employees, we strongly encourage you to give T & J Waffles a try. We promise you will not be disappointed. Learn More About T & J Waffles »
Life of the Paddy O': Fence & Decked Out For St. Patrick's DayMarch 2020
We had a blast at the Annapolis St. Patrick's Hooley on Saturday and Parade on Sunday. Thanks to our amazing charitable partners, Warrior Events and The Blue Ribbon Project for joining us in all the fun!
Read more about our eventful weekend and see more pictures on the blog! »
Fence & Deck Connection Volunteers work with Warrior Events on a float for the St. Patrick's Day ParadeMarch 2020
Great photos of our float build day with Warrior Events this past weekend! Thanks to The Capital for coming out and capturing all the fun and teamwork. Come see the finished design this Sunday in downtown #Annapolis for the St. Patrick's Parade! To see more photos, click here e »
Fence & Deck Connection Night at the Ice Rink in Piney OrchardFebruary 2020
February 29, 2020 was Fence & Deck Connection Night @ the MD Black Bears Ice Rink in Piney Orchard! We donated FREE seat cushions while fans donated NEW children PJs & night lights to The Blue Ribbon Project. The night was a huge success thanks to all the friends and family that came out to support this great cause
Another Donation to AA County Food BankFebruary 2020
Fence & Deck Connection recently presented the Anne Arundel County Food Bank with another check. Our clients join us again in making this donation as it stems from our December Sales Promotion. We collected a percentage of our December residential sales profits and donated them to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank as a way of giving thanks & supporting those in need during the holidays.
The Anne Arundel County Food Bank provides much more than just food to help low-income families with meals and other basic needs year round. In addition to providing food to pantries and soup kitchens throughout Anne Arundel County, they also provide items of necessity to Baby Pantries, Senior Pantries, Pet Pantries, Backpack Programs at county schools, Clothing Banks and even Medical Programs to distribute medical equipment such as wheelchairs and scooters. The Food Bank also stepped up to support federal workers during the shutdown, including gas and grocery store gift cards.
We are excited to team up with the Anne Arundel County Food Bank to help people right here in our community. Pictured are: (left to right) AACFB Chairman Bappa Pal, VP of Sales and Marketing + Managing Partner Jeffrey Wall of Fence & Deck Connection, AACFB Executive Director Susan Thomas and AACFB Co-Chair Pam Harrison.
Donation to AA County Food BankDecember 2019
Fence & Deck Connection had the pleasure of touring the Anne Arundel County Food Bank in Crownsville, MD in December and presented them with a check. Our clients joined us in making this donation as it stems from our November Sales Promotion. We collected a percentage of our November residential sales profits and donated them to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank as a way of giving thanks & supporting those in need during the holidays. We extended the promotion through December, and will be presenting the Anne Arundel County Food Bank with another check this month.
We were surprised to learn the Anne Arundel County Food Bank provides much more than just food to help low-income families with meals and other basic needs year round. In addition to providing food to pantries and soup kitchens throughout Anne Arundel County, they also provide items of necessity to Baby Pantries, Senior Pantries, Pet Pantries, Backpack Programs at county schools, Clothing Banks and even Medical Programs to distribute medical equipment such as wheelchairs and scooters. The Food Bank also stepped up to support federal workers during the shutdown, including gas and grocery store gift cards.
We are happy to team up with the Anne Arundel County Food Bank to help people right here in our community.
Thank You for Making Our 14th Annual Holiday Drive A Success!December 2019
A very warm thank you for all those who joined us for our 14th Annual Holiday Drive benefiting The Blue-Ribbon Project last month, including the Children's Theatre of Annapolis and Archbishop Spalding's Choir. And a huge thank you goes out to our employees who made it all possible! We are also pleased to announce this was our biggest drive yet with over 600 people in attendance throughout the evening and thanks to your generosity, over 4 truckloads of donations were collected for The Blue Ribbon Project. We hope to see you all again next year on the first Saturday of December for our 15th Annual Holiday Drive in 2020!
Around the Park: Decking fences, halls captures spirit of giving in MillersvilleDecember 2019
Sharon Lee from the Capital Gazette reviews our 2019 Holiday Drive. To read her review, please click here »
Fence & Deck Connection Sponsors LIGHTS ON THE BAYDecember 2019
We were thrilled to be a sponsor of the Lights on the Bay hosted by the SPCA of Anne Arundel County at Sandy Point State Park. Lights on the Bay runs through the holiday season and ends on New Year’s Day, January 1st and is open each night from 5pm- 10pm. The light show has a two-mile scenic drive along the Chesapeake Bay with approximately 70 animated displays that light the way. It has been a holiday tradition in Anne Arundel County, Maryland for 25 years.
Built Upon A Dream 2019: The Board of Child CareAugust 2019
WMAR presents their 2019 Built Upon a Dream: The Board of Child Care. Built Upon a Dream matches professionals with a private, non-profit organization in need. Often times the work many small non-profits do can be boosted by having an adequate facility to serve their needs. Through Built Upon a Dream we hope to help makeover the physical space so these non-profits can better serve the needs of their community.
Fence & Deck Connection was happy to support exterior upgrades to the property by donating new rear perimeter fencing, closing in the back of the property to provide a safer space for the children on its campus. The new fencing blends seamlessly with existing fencing at The Board of Child Care.
FENCE & DECK CONNECTION SUPPORTS THE BUILT UPON A DREAM PROJECT 2019August 2019
Coming up on August 29th, the Built Upon a Dream special will be showcased! This year, we're working with an organization that helps hundreds of children who are going through some tough situations – The Board of Child Care. Thank you to one of our sponsors – Fence & Deck Connection, Inc. for their continuous support and commitment to the project. Tune in on August 29th at 7:30pm! Learn more »
A Review of Fence & Deck Connection’s Support of the Built Upon A Dream Project on Midday MarylandAugust 2019
Check out Jeffrey Wall, our VP of Sales & Marketing, Managing Partner, talk about our part in the upcoming TV special Built Upon A Dream on Midday Maryland. Built Upon A Dream brings area businesses together to makeover a nonprofit in need so they can continue serving the community. This year's recipient is The Board of Child Care, an organization dedicated to providing care to needy children healing from trauma. Click here to see the video. »
Fence & Deck Connection Supports the Anne Arundel County 2019 Puppy PlungeAugust 2019
Fence & Deck Connection sponsored the 2019 Puppy Plunge, benefiting the Anne Arundel County SPCA. Attendees enjoyed a Puppy Plunge, a Doggie Pie Eating Contest and a Doggie Beachwear Parade!
Fence & Deck Connection continues to be a donation drop off location for Backpacks of Love and the Blue Ribbon Project.May 2019
We had an extremely generous Backpacks of Love drop off for The Blue Ribbon Project from Carroll Town Elementary School in Sykesville, MD. They brought in 30 filled and labeled backpacks + tons of extra items to fill up additional backpacks. The school's PTA put together a Community Service Project that involved grades K-5 and their parents in the Sykesville community to collect and gather items of need and clothing, then arranged to pack the backpacks according to the guidelines provided on The Blue Ribbon Project's website. The school located the Backpacks of Love volunteer opportunity through Points of Light, an international nonprofit dedicated to engaging more people and resources in solving serious social problems through voluntary service.
Thank you very much to all involved!
Fence & Deck Connection, Inc. is a donation drop off location for Backpacks of Love and The Blue Ribbon Project.
FENCE & DECK CONNECTION SUPPORT THE BLUE RIBBON PROJECT AND WARRIOR EVENTS IN THE 2019 ANNAPOLIS ST PATRICKS DAY PARADEMarch 2019
Fence & Deck Connection supported both The Blue Ribbon Project and Warrior Events in the Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade + provided a float for the band Mozaic. What a great day!