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How to Show The Homeless in Baltimore Some Love This February

 

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People tend to be more generous to members of the homeless community surrounding holidays, but these people need your help year-round.

Valentine’s Day may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you should stop spreading the love – especially to those in the homeless community in Baltimore. People tend to be more generous and caring towards those who are homeless in Baltimore during a holiday. But the truth is, these members of our community are in need of assistance year-round. My Brother’s Keeper is here with some reminders of how you can help those in need around you this month (and every month thereafter).

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteering – what’s in it for you? Volunteering is rewarding and beneficial for your health, career and personal growth. At My Brother’s Keeper, we rely on the charity of our volunteers to succeed in our mission of serving the Irvington community of Baltimore. Our dedicated volunteers make a difference through assisting in our youth programs, meal services, fundraising and social services. When was the last time you lent a helping hand? The time is now. Fill out our volunteer application here.

Donate What You Can From Your Kitchen

Is Spring cleaning in your future? Get a head start! When you are evaluating what you can and can’t afford to donate in your home, your closet isn’t the only place you should be looking. Have you managed to rack up several canned goods that you don’t realistically see yourself needing? Consider passing them along. We are currently in need of the following canned food: baked beans, peas, tuna, corn, chicken, greens, all beans, tomatoes, milk, fruit, ravioli, spaghetti with meat sauce, potatoes and boxed soups. We also need pantry goods like boxed macaroni and cheese, cereal, granola bars, crackers, pasta and more. We could also always use drinks, condiments, cutlery, paper and plastic goods. For our full In Kind Donations Wish List click here. For more information about how to donate, please contact Danise Jones-Dorsey at 410-644-3194.

How to Keep Spreading The Love When Your Time is Up

Are you passionate about our efforts to feed the hungry, empower children in poverty and assist families and individuals in need of social services? Did you recently lose a loved one who shared this passion? There are ways to honor your loved one or keep supporting our cause beyond your time. Through our Honor and Memorial Giving program, you can make arrangements for guests to donate funds to My Brother’s Keeper in lieu of flowers. Through our Planned Giving Program, you can leave a lasting legacy on the Irvington community through bequests and wills. For more information, email mmurphy@msjnet.edu.

Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Helping in Baltimore

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.

You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.

 

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