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Why Volunteering May Be the Perfect New Year’s Resolution

Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Looking to set a life changing New Year’s resolution? Volunteering may be a great option for you!

We’ve finally entered 2018—and we all know what that means! Now’s the time to start setting some resolutions and trying to improve your life. It’s a good time to look back at how you spent the last year, what you did, and what you wish you had done. If you’ve ever considered volunteering, there’s no time like the present to get started giving back to your community.

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Showing Thanks by Volunteering This Holiday Season

Friday, November 17th, 2017
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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.

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Baltimore Ceasefire Seeks to Slow Violence

Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Baltimore has a problem with violence and the organizers at Baltimore Ceasefire are attempting to alleviate that.

This past weekend, organizers of a 72-hour Baltimore Ceasefire initiative took to the streets to march, pray, and heal with other residents of Baltimore City. Their goal was to slow the pace of violence in their community and encouraged residents of Baltimore to go one full weekend without anyone getting murdered. The participants of Baltimore Ceasefire are deeply invested in the well-being of their city and bringing us all together for a more unified sense of community. They aren’t unrealistic about their goals–they know their initiative may not instantly stop murders in Baltimore, but it can certainly help to alleviate some of the violence embedded in our town.

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The Feel-Good Effect of Volunteering in Baltimore

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Volunteering in Baltimore is a meaningful act that holds benefits for both parties involved.

Volunteering in Baltimore is a meaningful act that holds benefits for both parties involved.

Volunteering your time and efforts isn’t just about the party in need. Helping other people feels good and can benefit the human body and brain in ways most people don’t consider. Let’s discuss why volunteering in Baltimore is a great option if you are looking for an activity with meaningful benefits. (more…)

Bring Your Baltimore Community Together to Show Some Love

Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Show your love for your Baltimore community through volunteering, fundraising, and charitable giving! Photo: Baltimore Love Project

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. (more…)

Hope for the Homeless unites Churches to Provide Winter Shelter

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Pastor Rick Haynes, head of security for the rotating shelter program run by the Harford County Hope for the Homeless Alliance, talks with guest Carolyn Castello Wednesday at this week's shelter at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air. (Image: The Baltimore Sun/David Anderson)

“Pastor Rick Haynes, head of security for the rotating shelter program run by the Harford County Hope for the Homeless Alliance, talks with guest Carolyn Castello Wednesday at this week’s shelter at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air.” (Source: The Baltimore Sun/David Anderson)

Weather in Maryland is uncharacteristically warm at the moment, but what happens when temperatures drop again? Homelessness in Baltimore and the surrounding areas can quickly turn fatal in the winter months, as we addressed in last week’s blog “Winter Homelessness in Baltimore: The Issue with Code Blue.” My Brother’s Keeper is happy to share that Hope for the Homeless has reinstituted a rotating shelter program to address the need for emergency housing in the nearby Harford County this season. (more…)

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

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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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…)

3 Ways Your Student Can Be Productive Over the Holiday Break

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Holiday breaks are about fun and quality time with family. Encourage your student to get to know their family members and neighbors on a better level through a casual interview! 

As Thanksgiving break approaches (and with winter break right around the corner), you may be wondering how you can keep your student engaged and productive during those off days. For many families in Baltimore living below the poverty line, holiday breaks present the added stress of providing meals, finding childcare, and more. Follow these tips to help your student make the most of their holiday break and extended time with family. (more…)

Show Gratitude by Volunteering in Baltimore This Season

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

 

There is no better time to volunteer than now. Contact us to find out how you can help in Baltimore.

There is no better time to volunteer than now. Contact us to find out how you can help in Baltimore.

Here at My Brother’s Keeper, we believe that it is beneficial to show gratitude for your blessings year-round. One of the greatest ways to do this is to volunteer your time to give back to your local community efforts. Let’s discuss the importance of being thankful and how you can help spread joy and make a difference this season by volunteering in Baltimore.

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Start Planning Now to Engage Your Baltimore School This Fall

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Does your student need volunteer hours or service experience for the upcoming school year? Contact us now!

Does your student need volunteer hours or service experience for the upcoming school year? Contact us now so we can assist with this valuable experience.

Summer isn’t over yet, but before we know it the kids will be gearing up to start another academic school year. For many parents who struggle to feed their children, going back to school is a welcomed transition. In the meantime, if you are wondering how your student can spend these last few weeks of summer in a productive way, we have an idea! Let’s talk about why August is the perfect month to start planning to engage your Baltimore school. (more…)


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