In Tribute - Mary Ann Chasen


Our relationship with Mary Ann Chasen started in 1990 in Burch Oil’s Meeting Room. John Parlett was starting a program in St. Mary’s County called Christmas in April. He guided us for the first few years and saw in Mary Ann someone that would take the organization to the next level. Mary Ann’s position with Christmas in April grew immensely over the years. She has been noticed nationally at The Rebuilding Together Conferences as an Executive Director and Board Member that ran their program with success and smoothness. She was sought after at these conferences for her wisdom. Because of Mary Ann, Christmas in April*St. Mary’s County, Inc. is a model affiliate. She was a woman who touched, helped, inspired and stood up to a lot of people. She gave great strength to volunteers and fellow board members. Christmas in April*St. Mary’s County, Inc. will never be the same without Mary Ann, but we will continue to thrive and will always honor her.

What's Next


Plans for our 34th year in repairing homes of low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners in St. Mary's County are in full swing.

Our next Neighbors Helping Neighbors Day will be on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The application deadline is December 1, 2023. Click on the link below to submit an application.



Gold County Builders

Great Mills Trading Post, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Crescent Cities Charities, Inc., 84 Lumber, Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship (Paul Hall Center), SMD Center for Independent Living, The Love of Christ Church.​

Silver County Builders

A&B Trucking, AVIAN, Bin There Dump That, Bookkeeping by Blanche, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, Elks USA, St. Mary’s County, MD #2092, Exelon, First Saints Community Church, KOANDAH, Rotary Club of Lexington Park, AeroCares by Lockheed Martin Employees, Maryland State Highway Admin., Mechanicsville Lions Club, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, SMECO, Southern Maryland Antique Power Assn St. Mary’s County Commissioners, St. Mary’s Co. Fair Association, St. Mary’s County Public Works Dept., Julie & Barbara Properties, LLC, and Outback Porta Jon, Inc.​

Community Builders

Albertsen’s Services & Pest Control, Dan Muchow, Immaculate Heart of Mary, JnJ Custom Stitches, Knights of Columbus Council # 9968, Precise Systems​, Tennyson’s Fire Extinguishers, DCS Corporation, DAVICO, LLC​.​

Neighborhood Builders

A & M Glass, Doyle’s Carpet, Dyson Building Center, Inc., Flooring Max, Hollywood Lions Club, Home Builders Care Foundation, Leonardtown Rotary, Meadow Farms Landscape Nursery, Patuxent Presbyterian Church, St. Mary’s Council #1470 Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., Optimist Club of Mechanicsville, Ann & John Richards, Frank & Susan Taylor, Kerrie & Howard Thompson, Trophies by Design, St. Maries Builders, Showtime Deli​.

Thank you to all the community groups, restaurants, churches and individuals that feed our volunteers, breakfast and lunch at our project houses and our end of the day celebration:

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church United Women in Faith, First Saints Community Church, Avian, Bethesda United Methodist Church, Knights of Columbus, #10957, #386 Ladies Auxiliary, Mechanicsville Worship Center, Lundeberg School of Seamanship, St. Mary’s Church of Christ, Mary and John Bohanan, Lexington Park UMC Church, Sandy Johnson, Paul Gelrud, Rachael & Bruce Bender, Jan Barnes, Barbara Blades, Bethesda United Methodist Church, Patuxent Presbyterian Church, Hollywood VFDLA, Sandgates Inn, Seabreeze, Outback Steak House, Ridge FDA, Foxy Fish, Ridge Knights of Columbus, All Saints Episcopal Church, KFC Leonardtown, Nicolett’s, Pizza Hotline, Waterman’s Assoc., Captain Leonards, Metro Janitorial, Bozick Distributers, Guy Distributing, Lundeberg School of Seamanship Chefs and Students, Ridgell Oil,  State Farm (Tammy Gladstone), All Faith Church, Kerrie, Sara & Howard Thompson. We would also like to thank KungFuzion for entertaining us at the picnic!

Thank you to all the House Captains, Co-Captains, Area Coordinators, Board of Directors and Officers of Christmas in April St. Mary’s County Inc. and all the volunteers that gave their time and talent to help their neighbors! We live in a wonderful and giving Community, we could not do it without you!!



Christmas in April St. Mary's County, Maryland, Inc. in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may live in warmth, safety, and independence. We also provide help through work on community projects in St. Mary's County.​