Get Up & Go! Giving Back to Baltimore

Some of this weekend’s much-anticipated events (such as the Kinetic Sculpture Race) have been postponed until further notice. But there are still plenty of ways to get out this weekend– particularly if you’re interested in helping clean up and rebuild. Here are just a few of them.

Organizations such as the Maryland Food Bank have been stretched to capacity all week providing emergency food aid throughout the city. You can follow updates on their Facebook page and website for updated calls for volunteers.

This afternoon at 1pm, the No Boundaries Coalition is calling for volunteers to help distribute food at Simmons Memorial Baptist Church.

Volunteers are also needed today for food and toiletry distribution at Macedonia Baptist Church from 12pm-4pm.

At the Baltimore Theatre Project, The Collective’s work “[re]wired” is serving as a donation drive for toiletries and personal care items. For each item donation, theater-goers will receive $1 off of their ticket price. The Saturday evening performance has been moved to 7pm, to accommodate the 10pm curfew.You can also eat a pizza for a good cause (seriously). Until June 30th, Joe Squared will offer a special pizza featuring pink sauce, chicken, diced shallots, sautéed mushrooms, sweet potatoes, mozzarella cheese, Boursin cheese, and parsley (wow). Ten percent of proceeds from this pizza will go to the Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore.Of course, there are plenty of other things to do, and ways to get involved this weekend. But we hope this provides a good jumping off point– and that you’ll let us know other ways Baltimoreans are pitching in as the weekend progresses.