Meeting Ground

Meeting Ground grew from the concept of “shelter” to the reality of “home” for people experiencing homelessness.

Our mission is to help meet basic human needs and to address the root problems that perpetuate the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

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Meeting Ground’s Radio Interview

Meeting Ground is being highlighted in a radio interview with Pat Marks, our executive director and a resident this Sunday, March 8th at 11:00 on WHGM 1330am on the Commerce in Cecil radio show. This is a new radio program sponsored by the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce. Tune in to the program to hear more about Meeting Ground!

Quarter Auction Postponed

The Quarter Auction fundraiser for this evening has been postponed by the Moose Lodge due to yesterday’s snow. We will post when this fundraiser will be rescheduled. Thank you for your support.

Quarter Auction Fundraiser

On Friday, March 6 there will be a Quarter Auction fundraiser for Meeting Ground held at the Elkton Moose Lodge 851 at Cherry Hill Road and Rt. 213. Come have a great time using your quarters for chances to win from different vendors such as Thirty-One, Longaberger, Scentsi, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple and Under Armour. Doors open at 6:00pm and the auction begins at 7:00. Food is available.

Our Annual Volunteer Recognition Party!

Meeting Ground would like to show our appreciation for all of our hard working volunteers. We will be having a get together just to say “thank-you” and to give everyone a chance to meet each other. Please mark your calendars and come join us for some fellowship, food, and fun!

Where: Mary Randall Center

When: Wednesday, April 22

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

More information contact Kris Lewman:


North Elk Coffee House cancelled tonight

Due to the impending snow, the North Elk Coffee House’s Brooks Williams’ performance is cancelled tonight. Mark your calendar now for next month’s performer – Heather Pierson on Saturday, March 21st. Of course, if you want to still make a donation to Meeting Ground today, you can push the “Donate” button on our website and make a donation to help support our services!

Volunteer Needed for Food Pick-up

Meeting Ground has entered into a partnership with Wawa to receive food donations several times a week to help support our programs. We are looking for volunteers who would commit to once or twice a week to pick up these donations from the Elkton Road store and deliver them to the Mary Randall Center and Settlement House anytime between 8:00am and 1:00pm. This would require about an hour of your time for each pick-up. You can choose as many days a week to do this, but one day a week will also work. If you are interested, please contact Pat Marks at 410-620-3128.

“A Taste of Meeting Ground” Wine and Food Tasting Fundraiser Tickets now available

Tickets are now available for the Second Annual “Taste of Meeting Ground” Wine and Food Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, April 17th form 6:00pm-9:00pm. The event will be held at the beautiful Sugarhouse at the Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn located at 807 Elk Mills Road in Elkton, MD. State Line Liquors is sponsoring the wine, which will be paired with food tastings from different local restaurants. Guests will be able to hear the recent news from each of Meeting Ground’s programs while rotating around the wine/food pairing tables. A silent and live auction will round off the evening. Tickets are only $50 per person and can be purchased from any of Meeting Ground’s Board Members or by emailing or call 302-893-7820. This is a great way to end the work week. Casual dress. The total cost of the ticket is tax deductible.

Taste of Meeting Ground Wine and Food Tasting Fundraiser

Save the date for Meeting Ground’s Second Annual Wine and Food Tasting Fundraising Event – Friday, April 17, 2015!! Last year, the Board sought a new type of fundraising event that was extremely fun and successful, so we are repeating it again this year! Join us at the Sugar House at Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn in Elkton for an evening of wine and food pairings offered by State Line Liquors and local restaurants. You will have the opportunity to meet the staff and Board of Meeting Ground to hear first-hand updates and stories about the work Meeting Ground does on a daily basis. The evening also includes silent and live auctions. Ticket information will be coming very soon!

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