August 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

August 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

August 2017 - Baltimore

 
Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event
The United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, August 12, 9am - noon
 
Location: Wegmans Columbia, 8855 McGaw Rd., Columbia

Have a green thumb? Have kids that like to dig in the dirt? Or perhaps you're looking to get that perfect farmer's tan? If so, Harvest Helpers is for you! Bring your friends, coworkers and family to join in the fun at First Fruits Farm. Together, we'll roll up our sleeves and harvest produce for our neighbors in need of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Jeremy Rosendale, jeremy.rosendale@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
 
ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Tuesdays - August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30am - 1:30pm
 
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

Bring us your new and gently used baby items, diapers, wipes, and diaper cream to distribute to children in need at our partner organizations working in Baltimore. We accept new AND open packs of diapers. Wipes and diaper cream must be new. We have an especially high need for diapers in sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6. Drop-off instructions:
  • Be sure to review the list of items we do/do not accept before you come:
  • Pull up to the building loading dock
  • Call 667.212.3455 when you arrive and a ShareBaby team member will come out to assist you
  • Tax receipts are available upon request
Ages: Everyone is welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
ShareBaby Volunteer Session: Wrapping and Sorting
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Wednesdays, August 9 & 23, 7 - 9pm, and Sunday, August 20, 3 - 5pm
 
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

Want to get hands on with helping babies in need? ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations- working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! Want to get hands on with helping babies in need? Come help us with gear sorting and diaper wrapping at the warehouse! Our volunteer sessions are a great way to spend some time giving back to children in need in Baltimore. Unless otherwise noted, our sessions are family-friendly. There is space for small children to play/do activities and generally children six and up are able to help with sorting and/or diaper wrapping. Snacks and water will be provided. We suggest that you dress comfortably and wear layers in case you need to adjust to the temperature of the space.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer 
 
Time Commitment: Two to three hours
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455. Online sign-up is required.
www.sharebaby.org
 
 
Mailbox Cubbies for Families
Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore
 
Date/Time: Open seven days a week, 9am - 9pm
 
Location: 635 W. Lexington St., Baltimore

Each family served by Ronald McDonald House has a mailbox /cubby that can be stuffed with gifts from the community. It's such a wonderful treat for the families to see their cubbies filled with goodies when they come back from the hospital -- it really brightens their day! Be creative. Think of something you would like to receive or something you would want to send to a loved one. Please keep in mind that all goodies need to be new. Here are some examples of great cubby stuffers:
  • Handmade Gifts: If you're feeling crafty, make stuffed animals, picture frames, greeting cards or any other creations to brighten up our families' day.
  • Small Gifts: Individually wrapped snacks or toiletries always make a great gift!
  • Snack Bags: Fill gift/lunch bags with water, juice boxes, chips, fruit snacks, granola bars or other non-perishable food items. Families can take these with them to the hospitals for a mid-day treat!
  • Child Activity Bags: Fill gift/lunch bags with crayons, markers, stickers, activity pads, coloring books or other fun activities.
  • Adult Goody Bags: Fill gift/lunch bags with pens, pencils, paper, note cards, crossword or other puzzle books, or other gifts just for parents.
  • Notes: Write notes of encouragement to the families and children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Amber Rose at arose@rmhcbaltimore.org or 410.528.1010 ext. 106
 
 
New Home Kits
St. Vincent de Paul Baltimore
 
Date/Time: Ongoing, call for drop-off hours
 
Location: 2305 N. Charles St., Suite 300, Baltimore

The mission of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is to ensure that those impacted by poverty have the skills and resources to achieve their full potential. They provide a variety of programs and services for people in Baltimore who are struggling with poverty. Help make a house a home for our families leaving shelter. We've all needed a little help getting a fresh start in a new home. New Home Kits provide homeless families leaving shelter for a permanent home with basic needs to get a fresh start. Click here to learn more about New Home Kits or purchase items directly from our Amazon Wishlist.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Lauren Keane, 410.773.0334 or lauren.keane@vincentbaltimore.org
 
 
Serve a Meal (Breakfast or Dinner)
The Baltimore Station
 
Date/Time: Ongoing opportunity. Volunteers arrive at 7:15am for 8am breakfast service and 5:15pm for 6pm dinner service.
 
Location: Two locations to choose from - South Baltimore Station 140 W. West St., Baltimore, or Baker Street Station 1611 Baker St., Baltimore

Help serve and join in a meal with the men at The Baltimore Station, an innovative therapeutic residential treatment program supporting veterans and others who are transitioning through the cycle of poverty, addiction, and homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Ages:  All ages are welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Keith Martucci, kmartucci@baltimorestation.org   
www.baltimorestation.org

 
 
Donate Classroom Supplies
The Wish List Depot
 
Date/Time: Ongoing; call for donation drop-off times.
 
Location: Main Office, 10451 Mill Run Circle, Suite 400, Owings Mills
 
The Wish List Depot is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to support learning by providing free school supplies to students living in poverty. Kids must have access to the school supplies needed to learn. Teachers must have access to the materials they need to teach. There are many ways you can help by donating various school supplies. Click here for a list of needed supplies. 
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: info@wishlistdepot.org, 410.654.3387
 
 
Creative for A Cause
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Your home or community

Visit the Doing Good Together Creative for a Cause Project Page for a variety of ideas for nurturing creativity and compassion in your children. When we can understand how someone else is feeling and how they might experience life differently, we can search for innovative ways to help. Creativity in its many forms will inspire children to approach problem solving in new ways, which will help them navigate the many roads to kindness in our complex society. Your family can choose a project or projects that inspire you and apply your creativity to an act of kindness

Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies, depending on project
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
 

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