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Unrest in city prompts surge in volunteer interest

Volunteers with the Maryland Food Bank help set up a food drop at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore on April 30. (Photo courtesy of Maryland Food Bank)

After last week's riots and fires in Baltimore, an overwhelming number of people have reached out to local nonprofits saying they want to help. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, that's meant a 3,000 percent increase in volunteer inquiries, said Terry Hickey, the organization's president and CEO. "We usually get about four inquiries a day. In the past two days, we've had about 300," Hickey told The Daily Record.

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‘Giving Tuesday’ shows growth

(AP) Nonprofit experts say the national drive known as “Giving Tuesday” is having a growing impact, with nearly $46 million raised for charitable groups this week. Research from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the Case Foundation provided ...

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Ronald McDonald House plans to double capacity

If there’s one thing Sandy Pagnotti hates, it’s a waiting list. But if all goes according to plan, the president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore Inc. will be able to say goodbye to the dreaded list, which Pagnotti said contains a never-ending supply of names of families clamoring for a spot in the house.

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Nelson: A good time to give thanks for philanthropy

Each year on Nov. 15, our country celebrates National Philanthropy Day, the occasion set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy — and those people active in the philanthropic community — have made to our ...

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