Valentine’s Day is coming up and during this time of year people often think of ways to show their love to their significant other, friends, or family members. At My Brother’s Keeper, we believe that showing love and gratitude to the people in your community can be one of the most rewarding gifts of all. Let’s discuss how you can bring your Baltimore community together this February and every month moving forward in an effort to make a difference.
Support Your Baltimore Community Through Volunteering
Giving back to your community is a great feeling, and there’s a good chance that your friends and neighbors feel the same way. If you want to get involved in your Baltimore community, volunteer your time and efforts to support a cause you are passionate about – and ask your friends and neighbors to join you! If they seem hesitant, guide them to this blog post highlighting the health benefits of volunteering. At My Brother’s Keeper, we could always use help taking in donations, sorting clothes, stocking food, and serving warm meals. If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete this application and let us know dates and times that work for you, as well as volunteer jobs that interest you.
Host a Clothing Drive or Participate in a Fundraiser (Basket & Bags Bingo March 5)
It may not be spring in Maryland, but it sure feels like it! If you’re already planning to retire some of those winter clothes that you know you won’t be wearing next winter, consider donating them to My Brother’s Keeper or your neighborhood caregiver instead. You could also set up a clothing/food donation box at your workplace or create a Facebook event encouraging your friends to get together and donate their spare clothes as well. Hosting a fundraiser or participating in one is also a great way to give back to your community while having FUN! We encourage you to join us on Sunday, March 5th for our “Basket and Bags Bingo” fundraising event at Mount Saint Joseph High School. Not only will there be bingo and wonderful prizes, but they we will also be collecting food donations. Tickets are $20 and will benefit MBK’s efforts. Check out this blog for more info.
If you’re interested in engaging your community in volunteering or fundraising, please email our director, Danise Jones-Dorsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Helping the Homeless
At My Brother’s Keeper, we know the importance of helping our homeless brothers and sisters. That is why we work closely with Project PLASE to help serve the needs of the Baltimore homeless community. To learn more about how to help or to find out more about our services including addiction treatment referrals, prescription assistance, hot meal programs, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194.