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November 18, 2011
As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our help more than ever. Below is a listing of local helping organizations seeking donations of either money or items, or both. In this season of giving and Thanksgiving, please share your blessings, by giving to those less fortunate.
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NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
He has frequent lapses of memory, the result of a brain aneurysm he suffered as a teen in 1972. He struggled for years to keep jobs at BWI, at a discount store and in an industrial park. And finally, after his mother died in a Baltimore County nursing home, Fred Schaefle of Glen Burnie lost the condo in which he'd been living and ended up in a tent. "There's so much you don't appreciate until you don't have it," says the rangy, bearded 58-year-old with a shake of the head. "For example, indoor plumbing or a place to warm your food.
FEATURES
By SARAH KICKLER KELBER | November 25, 2006
It was quite a twist on Wednesday's Top Chef, when five contestants earned immunity in the canned-food Quick Fire Challenge, leaving the five losers to cook a cutting-edge Thanksgiving dinner. They were judged by the usual crew, as well as guest judge Anthony Bourdain and their five winning competitors. No one ended up shining, but in the end, Carlos was sent home for a boring salad. You can catch it again when Bravo airs several marathons, including Wednesday from 6 p.m. to midnight.
NEWS
February 10, 1991
Four C. Milton Wright High School students scored in the top 10 percent of the 2,500 students statewide who participated in the University of Maryland Mathematics Exam.Guy Thompson, Lisa Letorneau, William Knapton and John Ward will now advance to a second round of testing and, based on their results, may qualify for scholarships.Also, the school's Student Government Association recently sponsored a canned food drive.Students contributed over 4,200 cans for the Salvation Army to distribute in Harford County.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1998
Canned food, clothing, furniture, blankets and other items to be distributed to the needy were stolen over the weekend from a West Baltimore warehouse operated by activist Bea Gaddy, police said yesterday.A volunteer discovered the break-in about 2 p.m. yesterday when he opened the one-story warehouse in the 2400 block of W. Baltimore St.A spokeswoman for Bea Gaddy's Women and Children Center Inc. in the 100 block of N. Collington Ave. said the stolen items included new shoes and purses.Pub Date: 6/30/98
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1996
Four fifth-graders at Atholton Elementary School this week donated more than $225 and a truckload of school supplies, clothing and canned food to Grassroots Inc., a nonprofit social service agency in Howard County.The students -- Christina Naude, Jennifer Perkins, Rachel Nicholson and Avram Gottschlich -- raised the money and collected the donations as part of a yearlong project to help the homeless, said AlainaBeth Haerbig, one of the school's gifted-and-talented teachers.The money and other goods were given to Grassroots on Monday night during Atholton's enrichment fair.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | December 4, 1991
The woman cried.For the first time in her life, she had to ask for food for her children. Standing at the front desk of the SalvationArmy in Glen Burnie, she looked at the forms and had to wipe away tears. So did the volunteer taking her application."A lot more people are coming in here who have lost their jobs orhad their wages cut," said Peggy Vick, county director of the Salvation Army, who has seen several people burst into tears at the office in recent months. "Sometimes the person taking the application also cries.
NEWS
November 20, 1992
Pizza offered as reward for attendanceMount Airy Elementary School and American Pizza have formed a school-business partnership.Pizza is provided as a motivator to improve attendance among students who have difficulty attending regularly.Students who miss no more than two days during each five-week period can enjoy an American Pizza lunch in the counselor's office.& Information: 829-1515.Mount Airy Middle helps communityThe Mount Airy Middle School Community Service Committee involves parents, students and faculty participating in the Salvation Army's "Coats for Kids" and the Mount Airy Jaycees canned food drive.
NEWS
November 27, 1992
Lazarus United Church of Christ, 5101 S. Church St. in Lineboro, will have Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Sunday. Morning service will begin at 9:45 a.m. when the Gospel Gang presents a play, "Thanksgiving at Plymouth."The first candle in Advent, the "Candle of Expectation," will be lighted by the Donnan family.The morning message, "Live in Anticipation," will be delivered by the Rev. Verna Call. Holy Communion will be celebrated during the morning worship.The Sunday school and the church are collecting stocking gifts for needy children in Garrett County through the Appalachian Project.
NEWS
December 30, 1992
Neall to outline '93 business outlookCounty Executive Robert R. Neall will discuss the 1993 business forecast with members of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting Jan. 28.The 11 a.m. meeting will be at the Fort Meade Officers' Club, 6600 Mapes Road.In addition to Mr. Neall's address, members will receive the annual report and the "Program of Action, 1993."Prospective members are welcome.The cost is $20 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. Reservations must be made by Jan. 26.& Information: 672-3422.
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