The arrival of spring is quickly approaching, which brings lots of excitement to the Baltimore community for many different reasons… the end to the cold weather, pretty scenery, opening day at Camden Yards, lacrosse season and, for me, Good Deeds Day.Good Deeds Day is an international day of service that unites people from 93 countries who perform good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.
In place of a parade next month with dozens of bands, dancers, marchers and other fanfare celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration has planned a day of volunteering officially titled the “Day of Service.”
Attorney and new mother Sarah David was never one to get down on the floor with a group of kids and start teaching games. However, that is where she found herself when she visited the Kids Safe Zone in Baltimore City with The Associated’s Young Leadership Council (YLC). That visit caused her to realize the enormous potential of young children and the difference she could make in their lives.
When Scott Goldstein, Captain of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company, got the call from the director of U.S. operations for Israel’s Emergency Volunteers Project (EVP), he knew immediately what he had to do. He quickly packed his bags, cleared his schedule and within 24 hours was on a plane to Israel, prepared to fight the fires raging throughout the north of Israel.
Have you donated time, money, or other resources over the past year to help make the neighborhood/city/world a better place? If so, you’re in good company–Marylanders are some of the most charitable people in the country, according to Forbes.
The much-beloved Kinetic Sculpture Race has been successfully rescheduled! It’s now on for Sunday, June 14th. And it takes a whole lot of help to make it go! Want to get in on the action (and have a blast) without having to help pedal a gigantic poodle on wheels? Of course you do. Dress funny, get muddy, and help one of the most fun events of the year go off without a hitch. Attend a volunteer meeting this week and see what it’s all about!