Archive for the ‘ Donations ’ Category

What Does Spring Cleaning Mean For Your Community?

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Spring cleaning is a fantastic time to freshen up your home and give back to your community.

While the weather we’ve been having lately may lead you to believe otherwise, spring is finally here! We tend to think of spring as a time for rejuvenation and freshness, which comes as no surprise considering how often we associate spring with the concept of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a fantastic way to take stock of what you have in your home and clean out everything that has become unnecessary, but it’s also a great time to give back to your community and redistribute the resources you have but don’t really need.


What Are the Best Items to Donate to a Food Pantry?

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Looking to clear out your pantry? Some of your items might be ideal to donate to those who need it!

Plenty of Americans depend on their local social services to get through their day-to-day. Between economic instability and stretched resources, some people just need the help. Others are fortunate enough to have the ability to help the members of their community. A common way of doing this is to donate food to a food pantry, but it isn’t always clear what kind of items are good to donate. If you’re interested in donating to a local food pantry, you’re already off to a commendable start, but let’s look at some of the best items to donate.


Showing Thanks by Volunteering This Holiday Season

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from us at MBK! Consider donating or volunteering this holiday season.

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and that means it’s time to take account of all the blessings you have in your life and reflect on how lucky you are to have those things. It’s also the perfect time of year to think about ways you can give back to the world; what can you do to benefit your community? Volunteering in Baltimore may just be the best way to do that. Let’s take a look at some of the problems Baltimore is facing and what you can do to help.


Spring Cleaning: The Perfect Time to Donate

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Spring is a great time to clean up your home and donate anything you don’t need.

A lot of us use spring as a time to purge our homes of things we don’t need through donations. Maybe you have some clothes that no longer fit, cans of food you aren’t really planning on using, basics like paper towels that you bought too much of. While searching your home for goods you no longer need, it’s time to start considering donating. Donating not only helps those in need, but it’ll make you feel good as well. Here is some more info about where you can donate this spring!


Host a Clothing and Food Drive to Benefit My Brother’s Keeper

Saturday, November 5th, 2016
crofton crossfit food drive my brothers keeper

Crofton CrossFit in Gambrills, MD is hosting a food and clothing drive to benefit MBK! Read this post to find out how you can, too. We thank you in advance, as your charitable donations will help MBK provide food security and clothing for those in need. 

At My Brother’s Keeper, we aim to be a neighborhood caregiver for the less fortunate members of our Baltimore community – but we couldn’t do it without your generous help. As the weather grows colder, many members of the homeless community (as well as those families and individuals who live below the poverty line) will struggle to find adequate clothing, shelter, and nourishment. During this season of generosity, we are asking that you consider hosting a clothing and/or food drive to benefit MBK. Keep reading to learn more about the items on our donations wish-list and how you can donate today. (more…)

The Importance of Hydrating the Homeless: Donate Water Today

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Donate water bottles to My Brother's Keeper today to help save a life lost to dehydration.

Donate water bottles to My Brother’s Keeper today to help save a life lost to dehydration.

As these hot summer days grow humid, muggy, and uncomfortable, it’s natural to wonder how anyone could tolerate spending extensive time outdoors. For many in the homeless community in Baltimore, they don’t have a choice. When temperatures rise and emergency shelters are full, it can be difficult for these people to find cool shelter or shade – much less water. Let’s discuss the importance of hydration in the homeless community and how you can help. (more…)

School’s Out! Will Your Children Go Hungry in Baltimore this Summer?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
When school is out in the summer, many parents struggle to provide groceries and hot meals for their children.

When school is out in the summer, many parents struggle to provide groceries and hot meals for their hungry children.

Summer break is exciting for many students, and for those in Baltimore City public schools, that break started today. For many children, the summer months offer welcomed free time to play outside, engage in activities, and spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately, many families struggle to feed their children during this time without the help of school breakfast and lunch programs. Let’s talk about the importance of food assistance and how you can keep your children from going hungry in Baltimore this summer. (more…)

Summer Heat and the Homeless: What are the Risks?

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Dehydration can lead to death if untreated. Help those in need this summer by donating water and funds today.

Dehydration can lead to death if untreated. Help those in need this summer by donating water and funds today.

The month of June seems to be flying by, and with each passing day the temperatures are growing more dangerous for the homeless community in Baltimore. Any Maryland resident can tell you that the weather here is incredibly unpredictable, but in the summertime one thing is for certain – humidity takes over. Let’s discuss the risks associated with rising heat and the homeless community moving forward in the summer months. (more…)

Leave Behind a Legacy of Generosity to the Irvington Community

Friday, May 20th, 2016

It’s a beautiful thing to give back to the community you grew up in well after you have made your peace, thus improving the quality of life for the generations to come.

Baltimore is rich in diverse neighborhoods, but those neighborhoods themselves are not always financially stable and thriving. In fact, no matter how well off a neighborhood may seem – there is always someone in need who could benefit from a helping hand.

Irvington isn’t just a southwest Baltimore neighborhood, it’s a true community full of hard working and devoted people who want the best quality of life for themselves and their neighbors. Let’s talk about how My Brother’s Keeper can help you leave behind a legacy of generosity to the Irvington community you know and love. (more…)

Spring Cleaning: Donate in Baltimore

Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Clothes for Donation

Once you have established a pile of donation items, there are several different places you can donate in Baltimore or have your donations picked up from your home! Help those in need.

We are just a few short days away from The First Day of Spring , can you feel it in the air? With warm weather and extended sunshine comes the sudden and natural urge to begin spring cleaning. As you thoroughly sweep your home for items you no longer need and the piles begin to add up, do you find yourself wondering where you are going to take it all? My Brother’s Keeper is here with more info about where and how you can donate in Baltimore. (more…)

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