Celebrating our 2013 Advocates
Thank you to our Foundation Advocates who provide materials, service, time, and support to the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation. We are proud to work with businesses who believe in giving to and supporting an organization that promotes hope and peace for our world.
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Foundation Advocates 2013
Foundation Advocate since 2005
Parcel Plus, King Farm Village Center,
Parcel Plus, King Farm Village Center is the shipping and mailing center where the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation post office box is located courtesy of the business owners. Having the support of this family-run neighborhood business keeps the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation communications efficient and local.
Parcel Plus provides complete shipping and mailing service in the Rockville, MD area. They can pack and ship just about anything! Services include UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS. International shipping specialists. Freight services also available. They provide many other services as well – key making, passport photos, greeting cards, poster & banner printing, wide format printing, mailbox rentals, gift wrap, & more! Plus, there are friendly people there to help you! Parcel Plus, King Farm is your pack and ship solution!
Foundation Advocate since 2009
ezStorage of Gaithersburg, Maryland
ezStorage of Gaithersburg is where thousands of Mattie’s books, archival material, documents, and Foundation property are all safely housed courtesy of the ezStorage facility owners.
ezStorage of Gaithersburg features a number of great services, including: Resident Managers; Climate-controlled Units Available; Drive-up Loading and Unloading; Open 7 Days / Access 365 Days; Camera Surveillance; Computer-controlled Gate Access; All Units Alarmed; Free Use of Loading Carts; Large, Spacious Elevators; Packing and Moving Supplies; and Deliveries Accepted.
Potomac Valley Brick & Supply Co.
Potomac Valley Brick supports Mattie’s Foundation by providing installation of personalized gift bricks in Mattie’s Park & Peace Garden once or twice a year.
Potomac Valley Brick is a Montgomery County based masonry and building materials supplier to the Washington Metro, Baltimore, and Eastern Shore areas. Created in 1976 under the stewardship of Jack Richardson, PVB quickly became a leading supplier of masonry materials. Today, Alan Richardson serves as president of this family-operated business, working alongside other family members and colleagues, including his wife, Kathleen, the company’s Director of Human Resources. The Richardsons believe that there is “more to value than just the lowest price. Timely delivery of material keeps projects under budget and on schedule.” They also assist architects and builders in the proper design and use of masonry products.
During Spring, 2013, the Richardson family decided to support the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation by providing installation materials and labor for the Foundation’s bi-annual gift brick installation. The personalized gift bricks allow people around the world to place a personalized message in the Peace Garden, while also supporting a mission of hope and peace for our world. “My children and I have enjoyed reading Mattie’s books and poems since they were small children,” Kathleen said. “We wholeheartedly believe in a peaceful existence. We are in awe of Mattie’s message and strive to live by his example. Potomac Valley Brick is honored to participate in such a meaningful legacy.”
Foundation Advocate since 2005
King Farm Citizens Assembly
The King Farm Citizen’s Assembly (KFCA) has supported the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation since the Foundation was created in 2005. In 2008, they worked directly with the Foundation and the City of Rockville to host the Dedication Ceremony for the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park – an event attended by thousands of people, from Mattie’s friends and neighbors to celebrities and politicians. KFCA continues to provide both financial and logistic support to the Foundation. The organization made a sizable donation to support the 2011 Peace Celebration, and since 2012, the Foundation has been given a monthly “Make Peace the News” column in the KF Chronicle (community newspaper). Representatives from KFCA said, “Mattie’s spirit of bravery, idealism, and philosophy lives on in our community. We remain thankful for the opportunity to have known Mattie, and the KFCA remains supportive of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation.”
The KFCA is responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of the residential sections of King Farm – an award-winning planned community in the heart of both the City of Rockville and Montgomery County Maryland. The community offers mixed residential units, stores and restaurants, businesses and employment, parks and pools, community buildings and activities, green space and trails, and easy access to public transport (including the DC area Metro). The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park is located at the north end of the King Farm community. Mattie and Jeni chose this community as their home several years before Mattie died.
Appreciating our Advocates from Across the Years
(visit our Archives pages for more information)
2012-2013 Penguin Group (New York) —
Messenger books for our Global Teen Leaders!
2011-2012 48HourPrint.com (Boston, MA)
2012 Ftatorb Technologies (Maryland)
2011 Gaithersburg Party Rental (Gaithersburg, MD)
2011 Safeway Inc/Eastern Division (Lanham, MD)
2011 Montgomery Printing (Rockville, MD)
2011 T.I.M.M.-E. Company, Inc (New York, NY)
2011 Talk of the Town (Rockville, MD)