January Puerto Rico Trip Cancelled

Due to the recent surge in Covid cases both in Puerto Rico and the U.S. and the increased restrictions that has brought, we have unfortunately had to cancel our January trip to Puerto Rico.  We are hoping to reschedule the trip when conditions improve.  Check back for updates!

Join DreamBuilders in the Health and Wellness Day for the MatzoBall Run on June 6th!

DreamBuilders invites you to participate in the 17th Annual Matzohball 5K on Sunday, June 6th. By participating in this event, your efforts will benefit DreamBuilders, Grassroots and Hopeworks.

The Matzohball 5k and Howard County Family Wellness Day are bringing our community together to make wellness a priority. COVID will not stop us on Sunday, June 6, 2021, from putting on our running shoes, stepping outside and being together in spirit for the 17th Annual Matzohball 5K! On that day, even though we are virtual, we will be together, running, walking, making our health and the health of our community a priority!

In addition to offering both the Matzohball 5K run/walk and 1 Mile run at no cost to participants, Temple Isaiah will be giving 100% of all donations made through the sign-up registration process on this website to the following three charities: Grass Roots, Dream Builders and Hope Works ($65,000 donated to date). You can walk or run your own personal 5K or 1 mile course anywhere; all we ask is that you continue to maintain safe physical distancing as you run.

To register, follow this link: https://runsignup.com/…/Ellicot…/Matzohball5K1MileFunRun

Track your time using a FitBit, Apple Watch, running app, or any way you want, and even upload your results to be posted on our site! You can also use the RaceJoy app to enhance your experience with real time tracking and cheers! We hope that you will join us for all of the fun beginning with our opening ceremony, live on zoom, at 8:30am that morning. But you can choose to run or walk any day or time, starting with the 9am official start on Sunday, June 6th right up through the following Sunday, June 13th.

Beneficiaries include:

DreamBuilders is an all-volunteer, interfaith community of teens and adults building homes for those in need, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Grassroots is a multi-service crisis intervention center providing 24-hour crisis intervention services, emergency and transitional shelter, and community education.

HopeWorks provides support and advocacy for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence and engages the community in creating the change required for prevention.

Check out County Executive Ball’s invitation to join in the fun!

DreamBuilders’ Hosting another Desk Build this Saturday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

DreamBuilders’ will be hosting another Portable Desk Build Volunteer day this Saturday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Highland, MD.

We can still use some experienced individuals that can help with the assembly of the desks using a screw gun. If you would like to help out, we would appreciate it.

Visit our Volunteer Registration page to review the Covid precautions and questionnaire and complete the registration form at the bottom of the page.


Thanks for making a difference in the life of a student, your help is greatly appreciated.

Join us and help build a few desks for students in need

Tired of sitting at home during this pandemic?

Get out and join the fun while helping others! We have the wood cut, so we can really make a great impact constructing the DreamBuilders Portable Desks.

These desks have been making history, teams from all over the U.S.A. are working together as a community to help build desks for students in need.

Learn More: https://dreambuildersmd.org/dreamdesks/

Register today to help on Saturday, April 24th:https://dreambuildersmd.org/dreambuilders-portable-desk…/

Register today to help on Saturday, May 1st: https://dreambuildersmd.org/dreambuilders-portable-desk…

We need your help!

Cut and stacked desk pieces ready for assembly

Portable Desk Build hosted in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

Maryland DreamBuilders’ is excited to share some great news about a successful portable desk build story performed in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

It all began when Rev. Dr. William Hope, Interim Pastor, at First Missionary Church on Fort Wayne (https://www.firstmc.org/ – https://www.facebook.com/firstmcfw) saw the “Good Morning America” interview with John McBeth, DreamBuilder’s Leader.

Dr. Hope and his Administrator, Rachel Wilhelm, quickly went into action (https://www.firstmc.org/ministries/desks-for-students/)!

Dr. Hope and Rachel contacted their local public school, Harrison Hill Elementary School, downloaded the Portable Desk Implementation Guide from the Maryland DreamBuilders’ website (https://dreambuildersmd.org/dreamdesks/) then coordinated and hosted a desk build with members and friends from the local community. Their team built 96 desks in just one day, truly a remarkable feat!Check out their various news stories:




Maryland DreamBuilders’ would like to congratulate and thank the First Missionary Church of Fort Wayne for performing this important work within their community.

First Missionary Church of Fort Wayne portable desks built