October 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

October 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities


October 2017 - Baltimore

Movie & Pizza Night Program Donation Drive
Casey Cares Foundation
Date/Time: Flexible
Location: 3918 Vero Rd., Suite C, Baltimore

Casey Cares knows how difficult life can be for families with critically ill children. They help keep families' spirits high by arranging programming - whether it's a simple movie night and a fresh pair of pajamas or attending a major sporting event - Casey Cares makes life a lot better by adding a personal touch throughout the year and making lasting memories for families throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and portions of the Midwest. This opportunity is for the Movie & Pizza Night Program. For families with children too ill to leave their homes to attend an actual movie, Casey Cares brings the movie fun right to their doorsteps! The biggest need is for $20 pizza delivery gift cards and $10 movie rental gift cards (Netflix or Red Box). Consider hosting a donation drive to collect gift cards to send to the Casey Cares families. Casey Cares provides flyers and materials to help promote your drive.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: 443.568.0064 or send a message to http://caseycares.org/contact-us
Wish List Donations
Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Date/Time: Flexible. Call for donation drop off hours
Location: 7901 Annapolis Rd., Lanham

The mission of Volunteers of America Chesapeake is to empower self-reliance and inspire hope. As a church without walls, we do this through personalized housing, ministry, health, and human services that benefit vulnerable individuals, their families and the community. Volunteers of America empowers self-reliance and inspires hope for those experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. They help thousands of people throughout MD, VA, and DC through more than 30 programs. You and your family can help by providing needed supplies. Click here to view their current wish list.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: 301.459.2020 or info@voaches.org
ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
Date/Time: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! Please only donate items that are washed, free of stains/rips, and in new or good condition. It is only with your help that we are able to ensure that every item ShareBaby distributes is something that you would give or use with your own children or ones you love. 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. Please be sure to review the list of items we do/do not accept before you come.
Drop Off Instructions:
  • 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: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate.
Time Commitment: Three hours
Contact: Eliseba Osore at eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455

Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event
The United Way of Central Maryland
Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 9am - noon
Location: First Fruits Farm, 2025 Freeland Rd., Freeland

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 the Carroll County Community Garden. Together, we'll roll up our sleeves and harvest produce for our neighbors in need of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Ages: Families with children are welcome to volunteer.
Time Commitment: Two hours
Contact: Jeremy Rosendale, Jeremy.rosendale@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
Join Team CASA for Children at the Baltimore Running Festival
Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, Kid's Fun Run 9:20am (ages 7 and under) and 9:30am (ages 8-12). Check website for other race start times.
Location: M&T Bank Stadium. Kid's Fun Run located between the Maryland Science Center and Rash Field (right on the Harbor).

Maryland CASA recruits and trains volunteers to serve as advocates for children who are under court protection due to abuse and neglect. Currently, only 1 in 5 children have advocates speaking up for their best interests. Join Team CASA and help raise awareness and funds to provide more advocates for Maryland's most vulnerable children! Team CASA is the official charity team of Maryland CASA Association made up of 150 - 200 walkers and runners. Team members include walkers of the 5k and half-marathon courses, individuals training for their first 5k, half-marathon or marathon, and seasoned/experienced marathoners. The Kid's Fun Run is a great opportunity for families to get involved! All participants receive an Under Armour t-shirt, medal, water, and Gatorade.

Ages: All ages up to 12 years old can participate in the Kid's Fun Run. Age requirements vary for other races -- click here for more information.
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: 410.828.6761. Registration is available online.
Start a Bake Sale to Benefit No Kid Hungry
No Kid Hungry - Share Our Strength
Date/Time: Flexible - choose a time that works for you.
Location: You choose! Simply find a local business, school, place of worship, community center or neighborhood that will allow you to hold your bake sale. It's that simple. We have more ideas for good locations in our Location Guide.

Funds raised through Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Nationally, the campaign provides leadership, raises awareness and advocates for change that will make sure no kid in America ever goes hungry. Locally, Share Our Strength funds the most effective anti-hunger organizations and builds partnerships that bring together public officials, nonprofits, community groups, private funders and businesses to end childhood hunger in a particular state or city. Click here for more information on how to start your own Bake Sale. Our online Bakers' Resources includes lots of how-to tips, signage and much more. If you are looking for something that is not on the list, please call or email us with your suggestions.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: bakesale@strength.org, 800.761.4227
Make Sandwiches for the Hungry
Doing Good Together
Date/Time: Flexible
Location: A homeless shelter your community.

Many homeless shelters really appreciate having a supply of sandwiches on hand to give to their residents for lunch. You and your family can help by making sandwiches to bring to a local homeless shelter in your community. First, find a local shelter interested in your donation, check on any specific instructions, and arrange a delivery date and time. Then gather your supplies, make your sandwiches, and deliver them as a family. Find more information and ideas on the Doing Good Together Make Sandwiches Project page.
Ages: Everyone can participate
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
As you know, Doing Good Together promotes lessons in kindness and empathy through big-hearted conversations which often take place during storytime. Reading DGT's recommended books on topics such as kindness, gratitude, and mindfulness leads to great discussions. Likewise, DGT offers book lists on challenging issues, like bullying, hunger, and global poverty. Our newest book list focuses on the important subject of Death & Grief. We hope these books help you and your young ones start age appropriate conversations on a tough topic that deserves discussion.


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This list was compiled by Doing Good Together™ (www.doinggoodtogether.org)
 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.
Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 

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