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By Sloane Brown | April 7, 2002
This was a benefit for the children's programs at Paul's Place Outreach Center, so it seemed entirely apropos that the centerpieces at the "March Magic" gala were made by the West Baltimore kids in those programs. Each table in Hunt Valley's Grand Lodge ballroom was draped in a cloth of the color you'd find in a crayon box. In the center of each was a birdhouse, hand-painted by Paul's Place kids in homage to the evening's theme of "Feathering Our Nest." "They worked hard for about three weeks [on those birdhouses]
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By Jill Zarend-Kubatko, For The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
Two Arundel High School graduates who are headed off to college this fall have an unusual achievement to add to their resumes. In order to raise money for an online book club for students in Kenya, they held a school-wide Quidditch match, complete with broomsticks. Quidditch, of the "Harry Potter" book series, may be fictional, but the computers and Internet access that the Kenyan students received as part of the Kenya Venture are very real. The project came about when Aashi Parikh, 18, attended an Ashoka Youth Venture global citizenship conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington in 2011 and a Vital Voices Global Partnership conference that same year.
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NEWS
June 13, 2003
Georgia Shuler Crawford, director of the Bethel Outreach Center who sought to bring hope and encouragement to those in need, died of a heart attack Monday at Maryland General Hospital. The Parkville resident was 68. She was born and raised Georgia Shuler in Florence, S.C. After graduating from high school, she moved in the early 1950s to Baltimore. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1981 from Coppin State College. For more than 10 years and until her death, Mrs. Crawford was director of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church's Bethel Outreach Center in the 1400 block of McCulloh St. "She worked tirelessly to cure the social ills that she witnessed on a daily basis," said her daughter, Federica L. Cloude of Baltimore.
EXPLORE
November 10, 2012
The Westminster-based outreach center, Shepherd's Staff is sponsoring its annual Call for Coats program continuing through Nov. 16. More than 2,000 coats are expected to be donated, and will be donated to keep families and individuals warm during the cold weather. Coats will be distributed free to county residents by he Shepherd's Staff, 30 Carroll Street, Westminster. the office is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m. (closed Wednesday)
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | July 23, 1998
St. Ambrose Family Outreach Center, which has been offering food, housing and educational assistance to the poor in Park Heights for more than 25 years, will break ground today on a $2.1 million expansion that will quadruple its space.Once construction is finished in July 1999, St. Ambrose will expand its services to include a preschool, a health care clinic and short-term emergency housing for women and children."This will dramatically increase the amount of space they will have available to them," said John J. Schiavone, executive director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Baltimore, which runs St. Ambrose.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | July 23, 1998
St. Ambrose Family Outreach Center in Baltimore, which has been offering food, housing and educational assistance to the poor in Park Heights for more than 25 years, will break ground today on a $2.1 million expansion that will quadruple its space.Once construction is finished in July 1999, St. Ambrose will expand its services to include a preschool, a health care clinic and short-term emergency housing for women and children."This will dramatically increase the amount of space they will have available to them," said John J. Schiavone, executive director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Baltimore, which runs St. Ambrose.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1999
Santa and Mrs. Claus rode into Pigtown yesterday perched atop an a-rab's wagon -- and both wearing sunglasses.It was a spectacle even for skeptical eyes.One toddler inspected them from West Ostend and Ward streets in Southwest Baltimore."Are you the real one?" 3-year-old Bill Metheny asked Santa.He nodded and replied, "Give me five!""Told you," Bill said to his 10-year-old sister, Kayla.Santa and Mrs. Claus continued their journey past the neighborhood's modest brick and Formstone rowhouses until they reached Paul's Place Community Outreach Center in the 1100 block of Ward St., where more than 100 children flocked to greet their arrival.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1997
Shepherd's Staff, a Christian outreach center, is working to ensure that no Carroll County child starts school this month without pencils and paper.The Westminster center launched its second Kits for Kids campaign this week, hoping the community will help fill 500 bags with school supplies, including folders, notebook paper, scissors and glue, before school starts Aug. 25."When you get to school and you don't have things to work with and everyone else does, it is difficult to work," said Ann Gifford, a Westminster elementary teacher and a volunteer at Shepherd's Staff.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 2, 1999
Shepherd's Staff routinely gives away food, household goods, clothing and school supplies, but the outreach center added Easter baskets to its distribution list this week.The center sent letters to 50 churches last month asking for "spiritual Easter baskets," to reflect the true meaning of the holy day. Word of the project quickly spread to service clubs, schools and other organizations.By midweek, the center had received nearly 600 baskets, and donations were still arriving at the center on Carroll Street in Westminster.
NEWS
By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2000
Robert "Peanut" Morton Jr. has never had a copy of his birth certificate. Never had a driver's license, either. As a homeless drug addict, Morton, 42, didn't need them. But now that he's in recovery at Paul's Place Outreach Center, he's applied for his birth certificate. He's trying to get "on the grid" -- back into society -- again. For three years, he's volunteered as a dishwasher at Paul's Place during the center's free daily lunches, and he recently started working as a night janitor in a downtown office building.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2012
The Rev. Edward F. McNally, a Roman Catholic priest who later became executive director of the Franciscan Center, died Saturday of lymphoma at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Mount Washington resident was 46. "Ed had volunteered here when he was a seminarian at St. Mary's. Afterward, he saw an ad in the paper for executive director of the Franciscan Center and applied," said Sister Ellen Carr, former interim director of the center and now a member of its board. "I hired him and felt totally comfortable turning over the reins to him," said Sister Ellen.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | February 4, 2011
The Baltimore Sun An out-of-work bridge painter shot a question at Art Donovan, the Baltimore Colts legend making a visit to a city emergency services outreach center Friday morning. "So, when were you inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?" asked Thurmond Lamar Brown. Donovan, who sat next to his friend and former teammate Jim Mutscheller at the Franciscan Center on West 23rd Street, never missed a beat. "Right after the Civil War," he said. For about two hours, Colts veterans Donovan, Mutscheller, Lenny Moore , Toni Linhart and Doug Eggers helped this 42-year-old social services center get back in the business of serving meals to the city's poor five days a week.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2010
About 60 Corvettes, vintage, new and of every hue, parked four across on a closed-off block of North Chester Street in East Baltimore for several hours Saturday. Members of the Baltimore County Corvette Club had traveled from M&T Bank Stadium with a police escort to the Bea Gaddy Family Center. Each delivered a trunkful of donations, mostly food, for the center's 29th annual Thanksgiving dinner. Cynthia Brooks, Gaddy's daughter and executive director of the outreach center, thanked an exuberant crowd of volunteers and Corvette owners, who have contributed in increasing numbers since 2006.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2010
Baltimore officials suspended more than $1 million in city funds for anti-violence programs Monday after workers at a West Baltimore community center that has received taxpayer dollars were accused of operating a front for gang activities. Federal authorities indicted 13 people on heroin distribution charges, including at least two who were employees of Communities Organized to Improve Life Inc., or COIL, a nonprofit organization that runs adult literacy programs and other outreach services, according to court records and officials.
HEALTH
February 8, 2010
•The Baltimore County Department of Aging, with St. Joseph Medical Center, will offer a free presentation for older adults on tips to more healthful living at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Fleming Senior Center, 641 Main St., Turners Station. The program will provide education on exercising, eating right and other simple ways senior citizens can improve their health. For more information, visit baltimorecountymd.gov/aging or call 410-887-2594. •Podiatrist Dr. Jenny Nguyen will offer free foot screenings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center's outreach center at Arundel Mills mall.
NEWS
November 15, 2009
Calendar H1N1 flu shots for babies and toddlers : A walk-in clinic for babies and toddlers ages 6 months to 35 months old sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lower-level conference room of the Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. No other age group will be vaccinated at the clinic. For flu prevention and vaccine information, go to aahealth.org or call the H1N1 Flu Immunizations Line at 410-222-4896.
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By Dan Odenwald and Dan Odenwald,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 16, 1998
Since Mattie B. Uzzle Outreach Center opened in East Baltimore three years ago, hundreds of desperate drug addicts have sought relief in its substance abuse program.But the center, which has served more than 400 addicts since 1995, hit hard times two weeks ago when its nearly half-million-dollar state health department grant ran out.Last week, program manager Melva Jones laid off two community outreach coordinators and the receptionist. Several educational programs have been discontinued, and Jones might be out of work in June if she can't find money to keep the doors open.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1998
For parents unable to afford a back-to-school shopping spree, Shepherd's Staff is offering new supplies and gently used clothing for free.The Christian outreach center in Westminster has invited those in need to shop at a clothing store that opened this week, fully stocked with nearly new items, sorted by size. Shoppers can comb the racks and bins and fill a large bag with everything from caps to shoes.The center is also providing Kits for Kids, and expects to give away about 800 of the packets, which are filled with supplies, before school opens Aug. 24. A few kits went to adults working for their high school equivalency.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | December 28, 2008
It's not easy waiting in line outside in the rain or snow or cold, trying to get some services. I understand how it is to be treated with no respect because you look a certain way. I also understand there's hope. If I can change my life, I believe anybody can. -- Will Thomas, staff member, Paul's Place outreach center, Southwest Baltimore A cold rain is falling in Pigtown, a forever-poor part of Southwest Baltimore where recessions don't come and go; they just lessen and worsen. From the lunchroom at Paul's Place outreach center, huddled forms are visible on Ward Street - men and women trying to stay dry until the doors open for a free meal of beef-and-rice casserole.
NEWS
By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | October 26, 2008
There are learning and literacy centers throughout the state that cater to the general population. But people at The Highlands School in Bel Air wanted to meet a more specific need - for educational assistance for children and adults with learning disabilities. As a result, the Community Outreach Center for Literacy and Tutoring Program was recently started at the school. "We want to help the child who learns differently, or adults who want to improve their literacy skills," said Paula Moraine, director of the Community Outreach Center and Tutoring Program.
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