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Careful consideration went into the decision to proceed with this year's Photo Fund Drive at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department. The pandemic forced the cancellation of most fundraising activities during the past few months while our costs associated with maintaining the firehouse and equipment have remained constant.

The health and welfare of our community is always the primary concern of the AVFD. To make an informed decision, we contacted representatives of other volunteer fire departments across Maryland who also partner with Volunteer Fundraising Dimensions (VFD), the company that assists in our Photo Fund Drive. Many cited the ability of the U.S. Census takers to resume their duties as the opportunity to investigate safe methods of proceeding with this method of fundraising. Our canvassers must maintain strict safety guidelines including wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, and maintaining safe distances.

The photo shoots will be held 12/4/21, 12/5/21 and 1/15/22 at the AVFD. To maintain the health and safety of all participants, those wishing to have their portraits taken must schedule an appointment with the photographer (**804_222_7107**). No walk-ins will be permitted. 


- Starting in September and continuing until the end of the year

- Soliciting Monday- Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday before 7pm

- For a $50 donation, we offer a free portrait sitting and a 10 x 13 photo

- Photo shoots are Dec 4th, Dec 5th and Jan 15th

- Families MUST make an appointment for their photo shoots, walk-ins will not be allowed.


Our Fundraisers:

Will be wearing AVFD fundraising shirts, carrying letters of introduction on AVFD letterhead, and the vehicles will have identifying magnets.

 Thank you for supporting your Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department

Contact Information:

AVFD - Photo FundDrive Committee Chair
5200 Southwestern Blvd, Arbutus, MD

Volunteer Fundraising Dimensions  
4209 Hemmingway Drive,
Dale City, VA 22193

BCoPD - Wilkens Precinct
901 Walker Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
non- emergency # 410-887-0872


Our Photo Fund Drive 2021 - 2022


Photoshoot dates:


Dec 4th, 2021

Dec 5th, 2021


Jan 15th, 2022




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