Posts Tagged ‘ My Brother’s Keeper ’

Need Help Getting Counseling in Baltimore?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Counseling and crisis management are critical services for the residents of Baltimore.

My Brother’s Keeper is here to help. We recognize the importance of getting counseling in Baltimore, especially when you’re struggling through the difficulties of poverty. Navigating your financial recovery is difficult enough as is. If you’re unsure of where to turn and what to do, My Brother’s Keeper is happy to offer our guests counseling. We have a track record of helping over 500 guests per year. We want to help put you in touch with lasting resources that can change your life forever.


Happy Holidays from My Brother’s Keeper & Thank YOU!

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Happy holidays from My Brother’s Keeper! Thank you for a year full of generosity, love, faith, and good deeds.

The holiday season can be a hectic and overwhelming time, but it is important to remember what matters most – family, friends, and faith. Here at My Brother’s Keeper, our yearlong mission is to provide social services and tools to inspire hope and transform the Irvington community. We could not fulfill this mission or work towards our common goal without the help of our generous donors and volunteers. For that we would like to thank all of you who have contributed to our efforts, from the bottom of our hearts, for your invaluable support. If you are not already familiar with what we do at MBK, keep reading to find out how to get involved! (more…)

4 Tips to Go Green This Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Reduce, reuse, and recycle this holiday season to lessen your environmental impact.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle this holiday season to lessen your environmental impact.

Here at My Brother’s Keeper, we believe that the holiday season is all about taking less and giving more. But what about using less? This week we would like to highlight the many ways you can choose “green” alternatives to eliminate waste during the chaotic season of gift giving and family time. (more…)

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…)

Rise Up! A Baltimore Homeless Teen Gets National Recognition

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Homeless Baltimore teen Jayna Brown sings "Rise Up" on America's Got Talent and receives an amazing response.

Homeless Baltimore teen Jayna Brown sang “Rise Up” on America’s Got Talent and received an amazing response.

At My Brother’s Keeper, we do our best to stress the importance of youth programs and community support. Inspiring young people to follow their dreams and take an active role in their futures – regardless of their own conditions of poverty, education, and lifestyle – can change the world and improve the quality of life for generations to come. Let’s discuss why a Baltimore homeless teen is receiving national recognition and praise from the public. (more…)

Make Baltimore a Better Place this Earth Day

Friday, April 22nd, 2016


We urge you to join the Earth Day movement and take action towards building a healthier, more sustainable environment here in Baltimore.

We urge you to join the Earth Day movement and take action towards building a healthier, more sustainable environment here in Baltimore.

Here at My Brother’s Keeper, we do our best to emphasize the importance of giving back to your community and the value in helping other people often. We want to encourage you to make a difference in the place you call home whether it means volunteering your time serving food in our kitchen, stressing the importance of school attendance to your children, or donating the clothing you no longer need to the less fortunate. The list goes on and on.

Today, we wanted to remind you that it’s not just people in your community that need your help. We urge you to join the Earth Day movement and take action towards building a healthier, more sustainable environment here in Baltimore. If you’d like to benefit MBK this weekend, don’t forget to grab a ticket to our Spring Jazz BBQ Event happening on Sunday, April 24th! (more…)

Think Spring! Get Ready For Our Spring Jazz BBQ Event

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
spring bbq event my brothers keeper

Join My Brother’s Keeper for a Spring Jazz BBQ Event on April 24th and enjoy Mission BBQ and great live music!

It can be hard to think about Spring when the weather forecasts are still calling for snow. But hey, if Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early Spring then we are going to hop on the bandwagon and side with the groundhog. Plus, we wanted to give you ample time to prepare for our amazing Spring Jazz BBQ Event! Who doesn’t love a little music and a lot of great food? My Brother’s Keeper is here with the details. (more…)

How to Help the Homeless in Baltimore Suffering in the Deathly Cold

Thursday, January 28th, 2016


help homeless in baltimore in winter

Being homeless in Baltimore in the winter can be deadly. Find out more about local shelters and where to refer someone you see who needs shelter.

As weather forecasters predicted, Winter Storm Jonas blanketed Baltimore in upwards of two feet of snow – causing severe safety issues for all residents, especially those homeless in Baltimore. Winter is a troubling time for the thousands of homeless people inhabiting Baltimore (as many as 4,000 a night), as inclement weather and freezing temperatures can be truly deadly. A blanket and a flimsy form of shelter, such as a tent, is not enough to protect our fellow Baltimoreans from the dangers of hypothermia.

You can help. If you see a homeless person in need of shelter when temperatures have dropped below freezing, please refer them to one of the following shelters or call 311 to notify the city of Baltimore. Next time you are at the store, consider sparing a few dollars for a pack of hand warmers to donate to local shelters. You can also donate essential items like winter clothing, toothpaste, and food to My Brother’s Keeper and similar organizations.


Will Gov. Hogan’s $700M Demolition Plan for Baltimore Affect My Brother’s Keeper?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Abandoned row houses

Baltimore is populated by more than 662,000 people and there are about 16,000 vacant buildings and 14,000 vacant lots. Project C.O.R.E. aims to address this issue.

On January 5, Gov. Larry Hogan announced an almost $700 million plan to demolish thousands of vacant buildings in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods and replace them with new developments. Gov. Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake are working together on the redevelopment plan – Project C.O.R.E.(Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise) pledging $94 million over a four year period to demolish 4,000 vacant properties throughout Baltimore.

An additional $600 million in subsidies was pledged to encourage redevelopment. The Maryland Stadium Authority will be overseeing the demolitions. Many of those in the area are rejoicing at the news, excited that Baltimore – the “core” of Maryland according to Hogan – is finally addressing issues that have been overlooked for far too long.



Shocking Statistics About Homelessness in Baltimore and Nationwide

Monday, January 11th, 2016
Homelessness can affect individuals and families of any race, age or social standing. Have you helped the homeless lately?

Homelessness can affect individuals and families of any race, age or social standing. Have you helped the homeless lately?

Homelessness is a widespread concern that plagues individuals in Baltimore and throughout the world. It is fundamentally born from poverty, lack of affordable housing and restricted resources to healthcare. During the winter months, homelessness can be especially dangerous for its victims due to freezing temperatures and inclement weather that could incite fatal hypothermia. Homelessness in Baltimore is a serious issue.

If you know a homeless person in Baltimore who needs help, please refer them to Project PLASE, Inc. – an organization who provides transitional housing, permanent housing and supportive services to homeless adults. Project PLASE works to treat, restore and rehabilitate the most vulnerable and underserved, including those with mental illness, HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities and ex-offenders. Learn about other ways to help the homeless in Baltimore this winter with My Brother’s Keeper here. Let’s review some frequently asked questions about homelessness in Baltimore and nationwide.


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