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July – The Movement Team

July was a SOLD OUT event! We worked with The Movement Team for their 10th annual Fish Fry for the Homeless event where they fed and gave shoes to close to 500 of Our City’s homeless citizens. We Set up tables and chairs, set up the shoe give away station, assembled resource bags and to-go food…

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June – City Ranch

June’s event took us to City Ranch which has been dedicated to giving urban children lifelong memories on the backs of horses and providing accessible and affordable horseback riding to the greater Baltimore community. Our trailblazing Volunteers helped clear riding trails to Patapsco, lay new soil in the horse riding area, and other chores around the…

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May – FORCE

In May, we headed to Liberty Elementary School to work with FORCE. FORCE is a creative activist collaboration focused on upsetting the culture of rape and promoting a culture of consent. FORCE designs communications campaigns to generate media attention and get millions of people talking. You can check out some of their biggest campaigns here.…

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April – Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

In April we teamed up with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. We met at Middle Branch Park for a morning at the boathouse, the playground, along the trail and at the boat launch.…

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March – Baltimore ToolBank & Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

In March, we collaborated with Baltimore’s ToolBank to support the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Healthy Harbor Initiative. Through neighborhood cleaning and greening, as well as other plans for city, county, residents, and businesses, Waterfront Partnership’s goal is a swimmable fishable harbor by 2020. In order to do this, they enlisted the help of none other than…

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February – Our 5th Birthday!

VU turned FIVE and we’ve had big plans to celebrate! If you aren’t on the edge of your seat yet, keep reading. We’re going back to where it all started, exactly five years, at the Kennedy Krieger Children’s Hospital. This event supported two amazing organizations: 1) The Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) which focuses on transforming…

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January – Second Chance & Baltimore Community Toolbank

When the weather outside is frightful, we bundle up and get to work in two of our favorite city warehouses!! For our January event, we partnered with Second Chance and the Baltimore Toolbank for two great events! Second Chance – This is an organization that gives people and building materials a second chance. Instead of destroying,…

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December – Vehicles for Change Inc. & Salvation Army

To close out 2018, we partnered with not one, but TWO organizations! One group of volunteers worked with Vehicles for Change Inc. – an organization that takes donated cars, trains and hires returning citizens to work on them, and gives the cars to low-income families. Our volunteers assisted with miscellaneous cleanup and painting projects VFC…

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November – First LEGO League

It was all fun and games for this month’s event! We met up at Francis Scott Key Elementary to help First LEGO League, an organization that provides students from ages 9-14, with a hands-on interactive robotics program in a sports-like atmosphere. Some of our volunteers also worked to make improvements to the school by painting and…

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October – Ft. Worthington Tree Planting

This month’s Second Saturday event took us back to the beautiful Fort Worthington community for our 3rd tree planting event of the year. We also continued our door knocking campaign to help educate and encourage community members to fight littering in their neighborhood. 133 volunteers went throughout the community to plant trees provided by our…

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