Volunteer Auxiliary


  Auxiliary Upcoming Meetings

Spring 2017 Region Meetings
Doors Open at 9:30AM / Meeting Starts 10:00AM


Date Church


Annapolis Southern

  April 18, 2017 Mt. Olive UMC 10 Fairground Rd
Prince Frederick MD  20678
Baltimore  April 1, 2017 Board of Child Care –
Baltimore Campus
 3300 Gaither Rd
Baltimore, MD 21244
Cumberland-Hagerstown April 27, 2017 Parkhead UMC

9512 National Pike
Big Pool, MD 21711

Frederick April 22, 2017 Board of Child Care – Martinsburg Campus Administrative Building
715 Brown Road
Martinsburg, WV  25401
Washington April 22, 2017 St James UMC 12470 Old Frederick Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104
Annual Meeting May 11, 2017 Board of Child Care – Baltimore Campus 3300 Gaither R
Baltimore, MD 21244


Many thanks for always being there – whatever the need!
Each of you is a star!!   You never cease to amaze me with your “unconditional love” for our kids!  Thank you! – Julie Wernz, Auxiliary President



Did you get your 2017 Calendar?

If not, contact our Development Office – 410-922-2100 x5430 or e-mail communications@boardofchildcare.org to request calendars for your church or for your friends and family.

Conference Auxiliary Executive Committee Meetings

April 8, 2017 – Gaither Rd Campus, and Easter Basket Assembly, Annapolis Region Devotions
October 7, 2017 – Martinsburg Campus, Washington Region Devotions

Easter Basket Assembly – noon – following the Auxiliary Executive Committee, April 8th 2017.

Donation ideas: breakfast / snack bars; small / individual fruit servings; wrapped candies; snack bags – fritos, chips, pretzels etc. jelly beans (we have lots of plastic eggs that can be filled) or make a monetary gift and we will shop on your behalf! (Checks payable to BCC Auxiliary, note Easter in the memo)

Graduation – monetary donations welcome as we give each child a handmade quilt/afghan AND a monetary gift.

Help create beautiful afghans / quilts to give to the Strawbridge graduates!

Presenting each graduate with a hand-made afghan/quilt along with a monetary gift. The Auxiliary is seeking volunteers to get the crochet hooks, knitting needles, or sewing machines moving.

The afghans/quilts are typically 70″ x 35″ — a suitable size to top a twin bed.

Please call our office with questions or inquiries about dropping off donations. Auxiliary Office 410-922-2100 x 5473 or Development Office 410-922-2100 x 5430

Summer is Right Around the Corner

Summer Vacation who doesn’t love to “get away” during the summer months.   Our kids do too – monetary donations to help offset transportation and admission costs welcome.  (Checks payable to BCC Auxiliary, note Road Trips in memo.)

In the past we have been able to take trips to:  Sky Zone, Ironbird & Frederick Keys ball games, Cascade Lake, Mt. Pleasant Ice Rink, to name a few.

box-tops-for-education_rydqavWe Collect Box Tops!

Look for the pink Box Top located on the top or bottom of the food boxes already in your home. Clip them and send to Board of Child Care – Auxiliary 3300 Gaither Rd, Baltimore, MD 21244

What child doesn’t love cookies?
Cookies are ALWAYS appreciated, and they’re welcome year-round. You no longer need to coordinate with a calendar to keep a kid sweet any time of the year.

Feel like baking cookies and it’s not your region’s month? Feel free to bring the kids cookies anytime! Just call ahead of time to make sure someone is available to meet you!

Auxiliary Office 410-922-2100 x 5473 or Development Office 410-922-2100 x 5430

 Who We Are

The Auxiliary is the Board of Child Care’s volunteer corp. Since 1953, the men and women of the Auxiliary have enhanced the lives of the children served by the Board of Child Care and helped educate the church community and others about BCC’s services.

The Auxiliary meets on most Wednesdays at 9:30 am (weather permitting) on the Baltimore campus to work on a variety of projects. The Auxiliary office is in the basement of the Welcome Center. If you would like to help please call or email ahead of time so we know to expect you!

If you would like to volunteer at any of the events, donate any requested items, or have questions, please email Julie Wernz, Auxiliary President, at jwernz@gmail.com

Join Us

For just $2 a year, you can become an Auxiliary member. The experiences you gain in return will be priceless, including:

Impacting a Child’s Life
For BCC’s children, Auxiliary members serve as extended family, providing extras at the holidays, on birthdays and during summer breaks. Children have received birthday cards and gifts, cookies at the holidays, Easter baskets, afghans and graduation gifts from the Auxiliary. In the summer they attend Auxiliary-sponsored trips to parks, museums, dinner theaters and other local attractions.
At Christmas, they shop for loved ones at the Auxiliary’s bargain Christmas store. The Auxiliary assembles Thanksgiving baskets for children’s families and sponsors Christmas parties for the foster care programs. The Strawbridge School and DC Early Childhood Education Center also benefit from additional resources purchased through Auxiliary fundraising.

Advocating for a Good Cause
As an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church, BCC must continually educate the church community about our services. The Auxiliary takes on much of this responsibility, allowing BCC staff to devote more time to serving children. Auxiliary members speak to congregations, attend fairs, handout fliers and recruit additional Auxiliary members.

Gaining Personal Fulfillment
More than 1,000 people are members of the Auxiliary. Opportunities abound for developing new friendships and putting skills to work, including leadership, organizational and fundraising skills.

Auxiliary members represent churches throughout the Baltimore-Washington and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences of the United Methodist Church, although volunteers from all faiths are welcome to join.

The Auxiliary membership is divided into geographic districts within the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Within each church, Auxiliary “Key” persons serve as liaisons with BCC. An Auxiliary Executive Committee oversees the entire Auxiliary. Each Auxiliary district meets several times a year within its district, and the entire Auxiliary meets once a year at BCC’s Baltimore campus.

The Auxiliary is giving the community an opportunity to purchase brass plaques to honor people, groups or events. The plaques form the Tree of Life, permanently on display in the Board of Child Care’s Archive and Welcome Center.

All proceeds from the Tree of Life directly enrich the lives of BCC’s children by funding spiritual program items (such as choir robes), camping trips, college visits, prom costs and other needs.

For more information, read the Tree of Life brochure. To purchase a plaque, follow the order instructions on the brochure. You may also email info@boardofchildcare.org with “Auxiliary” in the subject line, or call 800-CARE-734 (800-227-3734) or 410-922-2100  and use extension 5473.

Questions regarding the Auxiliary?  Email your inquiry with the word “Auxiliary” in the Subject field to communications@boardofchildcare.org.