On October 27, QED was honored to accept the Avis Birely Award at the 2016 Hearts and Homes for Youth Annual Gala. The award recognizes the support QED has given over the last few years, contributing to the Hearts and Homes for Youth mission of empowering youth through a variety of enrichment programs. The award is named after one of Hearts & Homes’ original advocates, Avis Birely, who in 1968 was able to gather enough community support to help Hearts & Homes get off the ground and make a difference in the lives of young people.
QED has been a longtime supporter of Hearts & Homes, with a strong belief in bolstering local efforts that directly benefit youth in our community. It is an honor for us to help make a difference, and we are truly grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of youth through programs that offer educational, workforce readiness, and life skills training – effectively helping youth establish themselves and prepare to make positive life decisions. We are humbly appreciative for this award and look forward to continuing to support Hearts & Homes in the future.
Hearts & Homes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving youth who have overcome adversity by providing them with a variety of residential and supportive programs that offer counseling, advocacy, and educational support. Since its inception over 50 years ago, the organization has served more than 40,000 young people throughout Maryland, dedicating time to each child that walks through its doors, ensuring he or she feels cared for and supported.