Don’t All Children Deserve A Good Start To the School Year?
Your donation of new school supplies or gift cards ($10 or less) will help children who can’t afford the supplies they need.
Donations benefit children of families experiencing hardship who receive assistance from Jewish Community Services and others attending area schools.
For more information about specific supplies and drop off locations, visit http://www.jcsbaltimore.org/donate/jcs-toy-closet/schoolsupply/
Read a blog about the school supply drive here https://associated.org/blog/post?article=Back-to-School-on-a-Budget
We continue to watch with concern as the events in Baltimore unfold. We know that many members of our community want to help and we are in close communication with our partners throughout Baltimore City to identify both needs and volunteer opportunities, recognizing the importance of working in partnership with existing faith-based and neighborhood-based organizations. We are also in ongoing communication with The Associated and our partners in the system to assess the security situation and to ensure that we are acting responsibly in any volunteer opportunity that we support.
Below you will find a list of current and immediate volunteer needs throughout the city.
- No Boundaries Coalition (http://www.noboundariescoalition.com/) a coalition of organizations, churches, and schools representing West Baltimore and striving to build a strong and unified community. The Coalition is sponsoring a community clean-up meeting at St Peter Claver Church at 1526 N Fremont beginning at 10:00 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and cleaning supplies or to purchase them from a nearby hardware store that was damaged in last night’s violence.
- Donations of baby diapers, wipes and formula are needed for children and families in West Baltimore and will be distributed by Promise Heights due to the local drug stores and supermarkets being destroyed. Promise Heights is a partnership led by the University of MD, Baltimore School of Social Work that connects prenatal and continual care services for families and their children in the Upton/Druid Heights neighborhood. Promise Heights seeks to surround children and families with a holistic set of supports that enable them to succeed at home, in school, and in the community. Folks need baby diapers, wipes and formula since five drug stores and two supermarkets were destroyed. *Bins for these supplies will be at the lobbies of the Park Heights and Owings Mills Jewish Community Centers.
- Paul’s Place has an urgent need for volunteers to help with their hot lunch program and clothing bank today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday). If you can assist between 10 – 12:30pm on either day, please contact Jayna at (410) 625-0775 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Paul’s Place is located at 1118 Ward St.
- Provide games and activities to Baltimore youth while school is out, at 29th St. Community Center (300 E 29th street) 11am-7pm. Contact Sophia Doerr, Hannah Gardi at 248-245-9045, 443-902-2988.
- Metropolitan United Methodist Church at 1121 West Lanvale, Baltimore, 21217 needs juice boxes, snacks, and small water bottles. They are serving as a safe harbor for kids and providing a hot meal to kids who would normally get a meal at school. If you’re able to drop off supplies early this afternoon, please check our Facebook page for more information. Thanks!
- Bethel AME at 1300 Druid Hill Ave is heading up organizing volunteers for serving food at 15 churches throughout the area. Head there if you are looking to get involved.
This is a difficult moment in the life of Baltimore City. JVC and The Associated are committed to being part of the light of community spirit that continues to shine brightly amid the destruction and anger. We will continue to work with our partners in the short and long term to build a brighter future.
We will continue to update our Facebook Page with the latest community needs.
Next Date: TBD
Levindale Nursing Home (2434 W. Belvedere Ave, 21215)
Attention grandparents or peers who spend time with young (grand)children (ages 3 months – preschool)— Join us at a fun playdate with songs, books, crafts and more while visiting and interacting with seniors at the renovated and warm facilities of Levindale.
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Volunteer Tutors needed at Cross Country Elementary Middle and Fallstaff Elementary Middle Schools. Tutors are asked to give one or more hours per week to assist struggling students in math, reading or writing.
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