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An Interview with Dorothy Cunningham: President of the Irvington Community Association

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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As a 20-year resident, Dorothy Cunningham takes her role as president of the Irvington Community Association very seriously and wishes for continued positive growth. 

At My Brother’s Keeper, we consider ourselves neighborhood caregivers. Providing members of the Irvington community in Baltimore with invaluable resources is something we are proud to do. We want residents in Irvington to understand that we are all working together towards a greater good. That is why we found it essential to highlight Dorothy Cunningham this week. She is a 20-year resident of the Irvington community, a board member at MBK, and the president of the Irvington Community Association. Read on to learn more about her. (more…)

Unite Your Neighbors: Community Outreach and Advocacy in Baltimore

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Join your neighbors in making your community a better place!

Join your neighbors in making your community a better place!

At My Brother’s Keeper, we are driven by the desire to make our community a better place for ourselves and for our neighbors. We honor the lives of those who grew up in our neighborhood years ago and we hope to improve the quality of life for those are currently residing in Irvington and the generations to come. Let’s discuss the importance of community outreach and advocacy in Baltimore. (more…)

How to Help Homeless Mothers and Children in Irvington

Monday, May 9th, 2016

 

Do you know a homeless mother or child in the Irvington community that needs help?

Do you know a homeless mother or child in the Irvington community that feels trapped or needs help?

Many people express gratitude and love towards their mothers during this time of year. Being a mother is a tough job, and not all women have access to the financial support and resources that they need to raise their children. There is an estimated 3,000 people without homes in Baltimore on any given night. Mothers and children make up over a quarter of this population. Depending on the nature of the situation, it can be extremely difficult for mothers to seek help safely.

My Brother’s Keeper works with Project PLASE to help the struggling or homeless mothers and children in the Irvington community. We provide various hot meal programs and social resources to those in need of emergency shelter, housing assistance, clothing, counseling, and more. Let’s talk about the Project PLASE Shelter Diversion and Rapid Rehousing Program in Baltimore.

If you know a local mother in need, guide her to this invaluable resource. You can also consider donating children and women’s clothing to MBK, including maternity and newborn clothes.

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Giving Thanks?

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Giving thanks appealAs we once again approach the Thanksgiving season, we truly give thanks that this past year, through the grace of God’s love, we have once again been able to make a significant, positive impact in the lives of so many members within Irvington’s marginalized community.

As always, none of this could be possible without the dedicated volunteers who give so much of themselves — and to those who provide the many in-kind and monetary donations to help us fulfill our mission.

This past spring, we all saw frustration erupt from within our minority communities here in Baltimore, revealing just some of the many social challenges we continue to face in our beloved city.

On the bright side, those events served only to steel our determination here at My Brother’s Keeper to redouble our efforts in showing God’s love and mercy by meeting the needs of the marginalized members of our community.

We ask you to ponder this Thanksgiving season the blessings God has bestowed upon you this past year, and we ask you to give strong consideration as to whether you might be able to say thank you by helping us achieve the goals of food security, access to somatic and mental healthcare; employment for all and changing education outcomes for children in the Irvington community.

We list several ways you can assist under the How You Can Help tab on our website’s homepage — from volunteering, to in-kind contributions, to making a financial donation.

We urge you, particularly in this year of 2015, to show the compassion we know exists here in Baltimore. More now than ever, this is the time to show that Baltimore cares for its own.

Thank you, and May God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving.

You can find out more about our services, including hot meals, employment assistance, health services and youth programs, by calling 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.

Your Business and Supporting the 21229 Community

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

21229For many small businesses, helping out their local community only involved writing a check to donate. However, what these small businesses fail to realize is how much more they can do to help their surrounding communities and zip codes. If your business is looking into ways to help support the 21229 community, consider these options:

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Student Attendance this School Year

Friday, September 11th, 2015
School-Attendance

School attendance is imperative for Baltimore City students.

As Baltimore City students continue to experience their first of school for the year, it is important to remember how important student attendance is for the entire school year. While the first month or two of the new school year typically show signs of improvement in student attendance, it is often the case that as the school year continues student attendance will suffer. As we begin this school year anew, it is important for parents to understand the benefit of student attendance and how they have a part of improving the attendance of their student.

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The Need for After School Programs

Friday, August 28th, 2015
After-School-Programs

After school programs can help students, families, and the community once in place.

With many students returning to the classroom next week, many parents and guardians find themselves struggling to come up with a game plan for after school. While some are able to adjust their schedules for the school year, others are left without a plan for the hours after school has dismissed and they can finally arrive home.

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Workplace Charity: How Can We Give?

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Workplace-Charity

For many companies, businesses, and establishments, giving back to the community is a must. The company tends to decide as a whole what types of charities and organizations they wish to give to based on the morals and beliefs of the company. However, many companies aren’t sure how they can donate or how it works.

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What is Guerrilla Gardening?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Guerrilla-Gardening

It is no secret that the United States has a serious food desert problem. Recent studies show that an estimated 23.5 million people living within the United States currently live in a food desert. A food desert occurs when residents have a very limited access to healthy food options because of the distance between their homes and the grocery stores. Often times a grocery store can be found about 10 miles or more away from the homes.

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MBK and Amazon Smile

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

 Amazon-Smile

My Brother’s Keeper has begun a new journey with a program called Amazon Smile. The Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of all eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers. Donations collected are paid directly into MBK. Irvington My Brother’s Keeper is registered with Amazon Smile and is entitled to receive donations from the Amazon Smile Foundation.  You just start your Amazon shopping at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2129199 and designate either Irvington My Brother’s Keeper or EIN: 52-2129199 as your preferred charity. The rest is automatic. Amazon Smile is the same as the Amazon you know including all the same products, prices and Amazon Prime benefits. We have already receiving donations!

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