January 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

January 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities


January 2017 - Baltimore

East Baltimore's MLK Day of Service
The 6th Branch
Date/Time: Monday, January 16, 9am - 1pm
Location: 1100 Brentwood Ave., Baltimore

The 6th Branch is a community of veterans and civilians that believes we can make Baltimore great through community action. For the MLK Day of Service, we will be working at project locations in the Johnston Square community doing light demolition (taking up old parking pads, a cinder block wall, and other things), overgrowth removal and large scale trash pick up, and working on a urban farm. Young children will not work near the demolition projects but they can help in a variety of other ways. We have had families with small children help us in the past as we can find a task that they can do. We provide all the tools and safety equipment needed for the event.
Ages: Everyone can participate. All ages. Families & children are absolutely welcome!
Time Commitment: Two to four hours
Contact: Colin Lyman, colinlyman@the6thbranch.org. A completed waiver form is required.
Bmore Humane Kids Club/Animal Enrichment Squad Member
Baltimore Humane Society
Date/Time: Kids Club Meetings are held once a month on Saturdays (join email list for future dates). The next meeting is Saturday, January 21, 11am - 12:30pm. Volunteers can call to schedule time to Read to the Animals during shelter hours Tuesday through Sunday, noon - 6pm
Location: 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown

The Bmore Humane Kids Club is hands-on humane education with innovative games and activities created exclusively for the Baltimore Humane Society. Your child will learn about pet needs, pet safety, and compassionate care of animals at our free monthly Saturday meetings. Club members will make enrichment toys for our shelter pets and engage in exciting animal themes each month including:
  • Dogs, Dog Safety & Clicker Training - learn about dogs, work with robotic dogs, read to shelter dogs, and make enrichment toys for shelter dogs
  • Cats - Learn about the amazing qualities of cats! Visit the cat shelter, read to the cats, and make enrichment toys for shelter cats
  • Rabbits and Other Small Animals - Visit and read to rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small animals and learn about their care.
Our Bmore Humane Kids can also Read to the Animals:
  • Read any day of the week to a shelter animal and earn a reading credit
  • Each meeting read and earn a reading credit
  • Earn enough credits and read your way to different award levels.
  • Most frequent readers earn a Super Hero to the Pets award.
Ages: Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to participate with adult supervision
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: education@bmorehumane.org. Register for the next Kids Club Meeting here: https://baltimorehumane.wufoo.com/forms/p9p05l0klr2q8/

Warm Hearts & Warm Coats Drive
Burlington Coat Factory
Date/Time: Ongoing through January 23, drop off during store hours
Location:  Drop off at the following local Burlington Coat Factory Stores:
    *    Burlington Store 757, 7735 Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore
    *    Burlington Store 91, 6500 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore
    *    Burlington Store 324, 6901 Security Blvd, Baltimore
    *    Burlington Store 215, 1955 East Joppa Rd., Baltimore
    *    Burlington Store 733, 7700 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie

Collect and donate gently used or like-new winter coats to the Warm Hearts & Warm Coats drive. This collaboration is part of an ongoing effort to ensure no individual goes without a warm coat during the cold winter months. Each year the Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Coat Drive relies on the generosity and compassion of Burlington customers across the country. In partnership with ABC's Good Morning America and the national non-profit organization K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Burlington collects gently worn coats in all its store locations and works with local agencies to distribute the coats to those most in need within the community. Having completed its 9th year, the coat drive has collected well over 1.5MM coats!

Everyone is welcome to participate
Time Commitment: Varies

Learn more about
helping to fight poverty

Pull Tab Program
Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore
Date/Time: Ongoing; the house is open seven days a week from 9am to 9pm
Location: 635 West Lexington St., Baltimore

Start collecting aluminum pull-tabs from every soda, soup can, and food can! When you're finished collecting, drop off or mail the tabs to the Ronald McDonald house. Ronald McDonald House recycles the tabs and receives a check that is used to pay for gas for the shuttle that takes their families to and from area hospitals. It benefits the families and is a great way to help protect the environment! Click here to learn more about the pull tab program.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
Time Commitment: Varies

Contact: Amber Rose at 410.528.1010 ext.106 or arose@rmhcbaltimore.org
Supply Closet Needs Donation
Harford Family House
Date/Time: Ongoing - open hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

Location: 53 E. Bel Air Ave., Apt. 3, Aberdeen

Through housing, support and resources, Harford Family House, Inc. helps homeless families transition into stable/permanent housing. Harford Family House provides a fully furnished apartment to each of our families. When a family graduates from our program, they are able to take many of the items with them, so we are always in need of household items. In addition, our families are able to access a supply closet on a weekly basis for cleaning supplies, toiletries and other personal hygiene items. You and your family can help by donating needed supplies for our families. Click here for a list of needed items.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: Tiffany Simmons, tsimmons@harfordfamilyhouse.org   


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helping the homeless


DIY Kindness Journal
Doing Good Together
Date/Time: This is a great project to begin in the New Year, but you can start anytime.
Location:  Your home
Keeping a compassion-themed journal is a wonderful way to build kindness into busy weeks and shine a spotlight on acts of kindness. Plus, you'll have a place to record family volunteering memories! Decorate a composition notebook with duct tape. Scatter compassion-themed prompts and quotes throughout it. Then make time periodically to discuss, draw, and write about those kindness prompts as a family. Visit the Doing Good Together DIY Kindness Journal page to find printable Family Service Memory Sheets, Kindness Journal Prompts, and ideas for keeping your kindness journal.
Ages: Everyone in the family can participate
Time Commitment: We suggest scheduling at least fifteen to thirty minutes each week to discuss the journal prompts and write or draw together.
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
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 When calling to volunteer for any of the opportunities listed above, please let the coordinator know you found it through this listing. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have of the sponsoring organization before committing to a project.
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