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Community Resources

Year-round, the Orioles focus their philanthropic efforts on two distinct pillars: Strengthening Our Community and Empowering Our Youth.

A Message from the Orioles
2020 Community Impact

BALTIMORE RESOURCES

Juneteenth Volunteer Opportunities and Local Events

The Reservoir Hill Association
Juneteenth Celebration
  • June 19, 2021
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • The community presents a community-driven and organized celebration capturing the freedom of Juneteenth.
Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration
Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration
  • June 18-19, 2021
  • 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Beyond the celebration, they want to ensure that the city’s African American history and culture are preserved.
The Peale Center: Juneteenth Stories of Freedom
The Peale Center
  • June 19, 2021
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • This is a virtual storytelling event, featuring African American storytellers, with hopes to unite all people in the spirit of activism by recent human rights protests. This event will feature Griots’ Circle of Maryland, they are historians and storytellers for their community.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • June 19, 2021
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • If you want to dive deeper into African American history and folklore then this is the place to start. The Smithsonian is slowly starting to open up again, so let’s all do our part in keeping history alive and support these major conservation buildings.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
  • June 19, 2021
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Juneteenth Event - Reconstruction and African American Memory
  • Explore the historical legacy of the Reconstruction Era and Freedmen’s Bureau with a scholarly lecture by Dr. Chris Bonner, University of Maryland, College Park. This presentation will be followed by a demo of the Smithsonian Freedmen’s Bureau Transcription Project with Quinton Gregory, University of Maryland, College Park.
James Madison’s Montpelier
James Madison's Montpelier
  • June 19, 2021
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • On this day, the museum will open its award-winning exhibition The Mere Distinction of Colour, the South Yard structures, the Gilmore Cabin, and 1910 Train Depot.
  • In addition to physical tours, they also host virtual tours. Not only this, but they have virtual events happening all throughout June to continue the celebration of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth Popup!
Juneteenth Popup
  • June 19, 2021
  • 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Come help support small businesses, uplift the community, and bring awareness to the holiday that is Juneteenth.
EN(JOY) The Mic Open Mic Night
Enjoy The Mic
  • June 18, 2021
  • 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Join this Baltimore based open mic night dedicated to giving DMV artists a collaborative home. You can either reserve tickets as either an attendant or volunteer.

Highlighting Birdland Community Hero Organizations

Baltimore Restaurant Relief Fund

The Baltimore Restaurant Relief Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a resource for the local hospitality industry and provides financial support for Baltimore’s restaurants and employees.

Elev8 Baltimore
Elev8 Baltimore

Launched in 2009, Elev8 Baltimore is an initiative working to ensure that students in the middle grades (5-8) have out-of-school time opportunities and school-based health services to make sure that every student is ready to succeed in high school and beyond.

Supporting Our Essential Workers

World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies through times of crisis and beyond.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
Meas on Wheels of Central Maryland

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc., a premiere provider of services to the aging, is committed to providing nutritious meals, personal contact and support services to homebound individuals and people aging in place.

Moveable Feast

Moveable Feast improve the health of Marylanders experiencing food insecurity and chronic illness by preparing and delivering medically tailored meals and providing nutrition education, thereby achieving racial, social, and health equity.

Maryland Food Bank

The Maryland Food Bank is a non-profit organization leading the movement to end hunger in Maryland by supplying food to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and faith-based organizations.

Strengthening Our Community

UEmpower of Maryland

UEmpower of Maryland gives a hand up by identifying areas of genuine need and bridging resources to create solutions that Empower our community. Together we can become a stronger community by ... GIVING A HAND UP.

The American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake Region

The Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region touches hundreds of lives every day. Their mission is to help people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies.

TransCen, Inc. - Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
TransCen, Inc. – Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Since 1996, TransCen, Inc., a Rockville, Maryland non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful work and community inclusion, has operated the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. The Centers provide information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Though federally funded, the ADA Centers are not enforcement or regulatory agencies, but helpful resources for individuals and entities with rights and responsibilities under the ADA.

Made in Baltimore
Made in Baltimore

Made in Baltimore supports makers and manufacturers in Baltimore City, making it easier for Baltimoreans to Buy Local. As a program of the Baltimore Development Corporation since 2018, MIB has helped hundreds of small businesses reach new audiences and create jobs in their communities.

Station North Tool Library

The Station North Tool Library is a non-profit tool-lending library offering over 3,000 tools, 30 classes and a public wood-working shop. To respond to the pandemic, they have been crowdsourcing sewing machines and organizing volunteers to sew fabric face masks for healthcare workers and high-risk community members. (To date over 1,500 masks have been made, 25 sewing machines have been loaned and the numbers continue to rise each day.)

Baltimore Community ToolBank

The Baltimore Community ToolBank is serving the servers throughout the COVID-19 response & relief efforts. Any community organization, nonprofit or government agency in need of equipment for response purposes including testing and food distribution can contact the ToolBank at 410-244-5565. Their inventory includes tables, chairs, pallet jacks, microphones, speakers, safety cones and generators. All orders for COVID19 response are free.

Thread, Inc.
Thread | The New Social Fabric

Thread harnesses the power of relationships to create a new social fabric of diverse individuals deeply engaged with young people facing the most significant opportunity and achievement gaps. Our community is committed to ending social isolation and building a more equitable culture in which everyone thrives.

I Am Mentality
I AM MENtality

I AM MENtality is Baltimore based, nonprofit organization focused on assisting male youth with developing their leadership capacity, by offering educational and experimental opportunities. Our mission is to enlighten the minds of male youth through mentoring and leadership development.

Black Mental Wellness, Corp.

Black Mental Wellness, Corp., was founded by 4 licensed clinical psychologists who are passionate about addressing mental health and wellness concerns in the Black community. The mission of Black Mental Wellness is to provide access to evidenced-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.

Dreaming Out Loud
Dreaming Out Loud

Dreaming Out Loud has coordinated, produced, and distributed more than 120,000 meals and thousands of pounds of groceries going to 10 community-based sites across the District, but focused on Wards 7 and 8. We are creating and sustaining jobs for Black food-makers and farmers, while supporting community food security and working to scale these efforts in both Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

Located in the heart of Downtown Baltimore, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders.

Hubert V Simmons Museum
Hubert V. Simmons, Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball

The Hubert V. Simmons Negro League Baseball Museum intends to administer projects designed to educate, advocate, and generate wide-spread interest surrounding the Negro Leagues, and create an awareness of the cultural, social, and economical impact they made.

Empowering Our Youth

Student Support Network

The Student Support Network improves the lives of Baltimore County students in poverty by providing food, other necessities, and advocacy support. During the COVID-19 crisis, the Network is focusing on providing food and other essential items to students and families while schools are closed. Donations may be made online.

Meal Distribution

Baltimore City is providing grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth (18 and under) at 18 meal sites. The meals will be available from 10am-2pm and children and adults can each receive 4 meals/person.

Living Classrooms

Living Classrooms disrupts the cycle of poverty and helps the community become safer, stronger, and healthier by meeting individuals where they are and building skills for life.

Jackie Robinson Foundation
Jackie Robinson Foundation

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a national, public, nonprofit organization founded in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson. The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars program provides four-year scholarships, hands-on mentoring, and leadership development opportunities to talented college students with limited financial resources. The Scholars Program is distinctive for the depth of its mentoring curriculum, which fosters self-actualization and community engagement among JRF Scholars, who achieve a consistent, nearly 100% graduation rate.

The Players Alliance
The Players Alliance

Our team is focused on building equitable systems in order to change the trajectory of diversity throughout baseball. By dedicating ourselves to this cause, players are committing our personal time and energy to build a stronger and more successful game for the future.

SARASOTA RESOURCES

Strengthening Our Community

All Faiths Food Bank

Is a non-profit organization Food Bank serving Sarasota and Desoto Counties and strives to provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Their mission is to strive to provide healthcare services that excel in caring, quality and innovation. If you would like to donate, you can do so through the link below to the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation.

OneBlood

Through local blood drives, OneBlood serves as a key partner to hospitals during emergencies as well as in stem cell research. If you wish to donate, you can find a local blood drive in the link below.

United Way Suncoast

The United Way Suncoast's mission fights for education and financial stability of every person in the community they serve. Now more than ever, they could use our help. You can click the link below to support The United Way Suncoast Coronavirus Fund helping children and families in need during this difficult time.

Empowering Our Youth

Sarasota County Schools Food & Nutrition Services

To help families effected by COVID-19, Sarasota County Schools are holding food drives every Friday for all children 18 and younger. To learn more, follow the link below.

Girls Inc. Sarasota

Inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. To help Girls Inc. and those in need in Sarasota, please click the link below for many great resources.