Tag: donations

Hurricane Harvey Update – Help Is Still Needed

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Our hearts are heavy and minds filled with thoughts of the devastation in Texas this past week. The horrific stories and pictures are as equally gut wrenching as the stories of the heroism and kindness are inspiring.

The leadership of The Associated has tried to keep abreast of the situation with our partners at the Jewish Federations of North America and those in the affected regions.

Pugh Aide Indicted Over Campaign Contributions

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Gary Brown Jr. (via garybrownjr.com)

An indictment released Monday alleges that a Baltimore politician made illegal contributions to Mayor Catherine Pugh’s 2016 campaign.

Enoch Pratt’s ‘Food for Fines’ Deal Returns After the New Year

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Frequent library users have a penchant for racking up fines for overdue books. Luckily for Baltimore City residents, there’s a way to pay those down while feeding the needy after the holidays.

Nonprofit Lends Hand to Harlem Park School Where Teacher Was Filmed Berating Class

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Courtesy National Children’s Social Justice Library/Generosity.com
Courtesy National Children’s Social Justice Library/Generosity.com

In response to a viral video of a Harlem Park school teacher using the n-word and screaming at students, a California nonprofit has arranged to provide an infusion of racially conscious books for the school’s library.

The Urban Pirates Are Bringing Warm Meals to Sailors Stranded in the Harbor

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Courtesy Urban Pirates/Facebook
Courtesy Urban Pirates/Facebook

During the warmer months, you may have been lucky enough to spot a pirate ship carrying tourists and partying adults around the Inner Harbor. The pirate hosts have now stopped offering those excursions with cold weather moving in, but they’ve stayed busy this month delivering some good eats to the unfortunate souls stranded aboard the Newlead Granadino.

Baltimore Comes to Aid of Crew on Stranded Malta Ship

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Courtesy NewLead Holdings Ltd.
Courtesy NewLead Holdings Ltd.

The 18 sailors aboard the Newlead Granadino have been stuck in the Baltimore harbor for around seven weeks now. They’re hard at work trying to fix their ship’s mechanical issues, but thanks to some serious generosity from Baltimore-area residents within the last week, they’re now equipped with plenty of supplies.

A JHU Prof on Why Online Fundraising Fails

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Thanks to the various, proliferating apps and social media platforms out there, giving money to a worthy cause is as easy as clicking a button. But do you know what’s even easier than that? Pledging a donation and then never even following through.

JHU Alums Don’t Give Often–But When They Do, They Give a Lot

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Last week, Forbes released its annual college rankings. While there are lots of best-colleges lists out there, the Forbes ranking is interesting because of its focus on finances. 

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