Our work began in February, when volunteers spent an afternoon painting the multipurpose room at the Hampden Family Center.
In May, more than a dozen employees and friends of The Daily Record pulled on their work boots and headed to the back field of Claremont High School, where they met up with organizers from Blue Water Baltimore, a nonprofit that works to protect the Chesapeake Bay. After a demonstration from Blue Water Baltimore, the group got to work planting 24 trees along the back and both sides of the large grassy area behind the school.
Several students attending Claremont, a special education school in South Baltimore, came out to work alongside the group. They were helpful and sweet, and enabled the volunteers to put faces to the people who would be benefiting from their work.
In July, than a dozen employees of The Daily Record volunteered at Sarah’s Hope on North Mount Street. The event included a deep clean and organization of the playroom at Sarah’s Hope, organizing the children’s library, creating a new bulletin board and redoing the donations’ storage area to be more efficient and organized.
Our work was also featured on WBAL-TV!
Check out photos from all of our volunteering events!