JVC is joining in the basketball frenzy with match-ups that pit our non-profit Partners with Purpose (organizations to which we refer volunteers) against each other. Each Partner with Purpose is matched with a team on the NCAA Sweet 16 bracket and will follow that team through the rest of the tournament.
Game 1: 6:09pm
Casey Cares is an independent player with no league affiliation. Founded in 2000 by Casey Bynes, the Casey Cares Foundation provides uplifting programs with a special touch for critically ill children and their families throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The Casey Cares home court extends throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania and their signature plays include birthday parties and other celebrations, vacations, family adventure days and more. Their bench of volunteers coordinates and manages these activities and works to share information about the work that Casey Cares does. Team cheerleaders also manage a program to make sure that every child in the hospital has a warm pair of cozy pajamas to make them feel safe and at home. For more information about joining the Casey Cares volunteer and cheerleading bench, visit www.caseycares.org and click on Ways to Give.
Did You Know: On Good Deeds Day, volunteers at Bolton Street Synagogue will be creating at-home movie night kits for Casey Cares to distribute to families with critically ill children.
Weinberg Park Assisted Living plays in multiple leagues, including the “Associated” league and the “Edgewood Management” league. They’re also a part of CHAI’s team with many shared players! Weinberg Park provides affordable housing with assistance when you need it. The Weinberg Park bench of volunteers provides meal service, activities, and a friendly face to residents. With their home court located near the Park Heights Jewish Community Center and Early Childhood Center, Weinberg Park frequently plays their junior bench with visits from preschool age children who bring sunshine and activities. For more information, visit www.weinbergpark.com.
Did You Know: On Good Deeds Day, volunteers will be serving lunch to residents at Weinberg Park.
Game 2: 8:49pm
Jewish Museum of Maryland
The Jewish Museum of Maryland plays in the “Associated” league of organizations. Founded in 1960 in an effort to save and revitalize the Lloyd Street Synagogue in Baltimore’s Jonestown neighborhood, The Jewish Museum of Maryland is America’s top regional museum of Jewish history, culture, and community. The JMM bench is full of talented individuals who work in the archives and collections, do genealogical research, welcome visitors at the front desk and in the gift shop, and share the museum’s treasures as docents and marketing specialists. The Jewish Museum always needs talented and passionate new players who are interested in their team’s focus on history and community-building. To learn more, visit www.jewishmuseummd.org and click on “Get Involved.”
Did You Know: On Community Mitzvah Day, volunteers at the Jewish Museum made more than 100 SoupKits for their neighbors at Living Classrooms. SoupKits are jars of ingredients that can be made into a nutritious soup for a family of 4 just by adding water and a can of tomatoes.
ShareBaby is an independent player with no league affiliation. Founded in 2014, ShareBaby believes that every child deserves the proper supplies and equipment for the best start in life. Therefore, they collect diapers, clothing, and other basic goods and distribute these items to families in need through community-based organizations that serve parents and children. ShareBaby is a new organization and is deeply reliant on its bench of volunteers. ShareBaby volunteers sort and package diapers and other baby items, in order to ready them for delivery to nonprofits that will distribute them to families in need. Team cheerleaders are also involved in donating diapers and other baby gear during open drop off hours at the warehouse. For more information about ShareBaby, visit www.sharebaby.org or find them on Facebook.
Did You Know: On Good Deeds Day, volunteers will wrap diapers, sort clothing, and create care packages for Baltimore’s neediest babies and young children at the ShareBaby warehouse.