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Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap board says comeback possible, seeks ‘more sustainable’ financing

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The entrance to the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

As soon as the announcement went out that the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is closing, the responses–from families, teachers, others–began to pour in.

It was “overwhelming,” says board member Alessa Giampaolo Keener. “There were lots of encouraging words from the community.”

There are also some offers of potential financial support. While Tuesday’s announcement about the closure made no mention of plans to reopen, Keener says those offers–plus the outpouring of support from locals–have board members mulling a comeback.

With funds lacking, the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is shutting down

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Photo via Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap/Facebook

After distributing more than $700,000 worth of school supplies over the last five years, the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is shutting down next month.

Don’t Miss This Season’s Best Dressed Sale & Boutique

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Thrift-store addicts, sale searchers and fashionistas – make sure to stop by the Best Dressed Sale & Boutique, slated for Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27. A fundraising project from the Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, shoppers can browse through new and gently used designer and vintage clothing pieces, accessories and more from featured designers including Ralph Lauren, Tahari, Michael Kors, Prada, Lily Pulitzer and many others. A Preview party will be held on Thursday, October 24. Tickets can be purchased here. The Sale will continue from Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27. Shopping for a good cause is the best shopping!

Unified Community Connections Holds Sweet 16 Hoodstock Fundraiser

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2019 Hoodstock FundraiserUnified Community Connections, a nonprofit agency serving children and adults with disabilities, will hold its signature event, Hoodstock XVI, on Saturday, October 19. Hoodstock is considered to be an anti-black-tie charity event where guests “Just Say No to Black-Tie and Yes to Tie-Dye!”. This casual, laidback, family-friendly event features live music, good casual food, beer, and wine all for a modest ticket price. This concert fundraiser benefits Unified Community Connections and all they do to advance the independence of children and adults with disabilities. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

The Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Best Dressed Sale & Boutique

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The Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital invite you to check out their collection of bridal lines, clothes and accessories at their Best Dressed Sale & Boutique. Browse dressy, corporate and casual fashions from featured designers including Ralph Lauren, Tahari, Michael Kors, Prada, Lily Pulitzer and many other. Brides, take advantage of the bridal lines that will be available – ALL $500! Beautiful evenings gowns, perfect for the mother-of-the-bride, starting at $35. Preview party will be held on Thursday, October 24. Tickets can be purchased here. The Sale will continue from Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27. Shop for less and all for a good cause.

Join Halt, Buzas & Powell for their October Nonprofit Bites – 10/22

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Halt, Buzas & Powell invites all professionals involved in the nonprofit sector to their October Nonprofit Bites in Baltimore on Tuesday, October 22. The event will feature a presentation led by HBP partners Andy Powell and Marco Fernandes, where they will discuss what they have learned during the past nine months since the accounting standards update with focus on accounting for nonprofits. Following the update, Lewis Flax of Flax Associates will lead a workshop on how to turn corporate sponsors into corporate partners. Click here to buy your ticket.

Notre Dame Prep Holds 5K Scholarship Run/Walk

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Notre Dame Prep Blazer DashNotre Dame Preparatory School will hold its Annual Blazer Dash 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 29, 2019, on its Towson-area campus.  Walk-in registration begins at 7:00 a.m., with the run/walk starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Blazer Dash Scholarship Run started in 1997 to benefit the endowed funds at NDP. Memorial and scholarship funds have been established to honor those special to the NDP community. Through the generosity of donors, scholarship grants are made available to deserving Notre Dame students.       

The League For People Presents #OMGFOOD 2019 – 10/3/19

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Savor delicious food, sip on fine spirits and bid on great auction items – all to benefit a great cause as The League for People with Disabilities, one of Maryland’s oldest non-profit organizations, is once again hosting one of the most talked about events of the year.  #OMGFOOD, an evening of Food, Fun and Fabulousness will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at La Cuchara Restaurant in historic Woodberry beginning at 6 pm.  The evening will feature some of Baltimore’s stand-out local celebrity chefs including Ben Lefenfeld from La Cuchara, Jerry Trice from Gunther & Co, Julian Marucci from Tagliata/The Elk Room/Italian Disco and  Steve Chu from Ekiben.  These culinary phenomes will delight the taste buds with heavy appetizers, along with cocktails and fabulous dessert creations.  There will also be a silent auction, live music, a mentalist, raffles and more.  For ticket information visit https://www.leagueforpeople.org/omgfood.

New historic preservation fund awards $70K in grants for nine city projects

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Photo via The Peale Center/Facebook

Projects to restore a historic East Baltimore theater’s façade, stained-glass windows at a 146-year-old South Baltimore church and two 1840s wood-frame houses in Fells Point are among the efforts getting some financial help from the new Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund.

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