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Annapolis Area Christian School students volunteer for Bello Machre


 Annapolis Area Christian School student volunteers at a Bello Machre house.

More than 200 Annapolis Area Christian School children, parents, and teachers volunteered their time on Thursday, April 5, as part of their annual spring yard cleanup for Bello Machre, a nonprofit organization in Anne Arundel County, Md., that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults and seniors with developmental disabilities.


Middle school students spent the day raking leaves and mulching flowerbeds at 18 different Bello Machre homes located throughout Anne Arundel County.



Annapolis Area Christian School student Mike Hartcorn.

“We are excited each year when the spring yard cleanup comes around,” says Evette Watson, volunteer coordinator for Bello Machre. “The students do amazing work, and it’s great to see their smiles when they see a job well-done.”


Paul Brophy, the teacher who organizes this annual project, says this special day has a large impact on the students. “The kids really enjoy helping others and making a visible difference at the homes. They like serving, knowing that they are helping people and feeling appreciated.



Adonis Powell, Jack Rosacker, and David Bell – Students from the Annapolis Area Christian School

Bello Machre was founded in 1972. Its name means “home of my heart” in Gaelic. Bello Machre enriches the lives of those served through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. Employing 300 skilled professionals, Bello Machre serves 175 people in its 54 community based homes throughout central Maryland, and through its Support Services Programs, it provides help and support to more than 150 individuals and families in their own homes. The Ray of Hope Program helps individuals and families obtain respite care, specialized summer camp, physical therapy, and specialized equipment. Its respite care services provide residential support during family hospitalizations, emergencies and vacations.


Annapolis Area Christian School (AACS), founded in 1971, is an independent Christian day school in Annapolis.

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