Love Your Neighbor(hood)
There are many great organizations throughout Annapolis continuing their extraordinary missions during this time of need. Here are a few non-profit organizations that are fine examples of neighbors helping neighbors, find one or several to support generously:
Grow Annapolis is harvesting from its giving gardens and donates abundantly to the monthly food pantry at Eastport United Methodist Church. Click the logo for the link to their website
St. Luke's Eastport Food Pantry
St. Luke's Episcopal Church is an amazing church across the street. St. Luke's provides food to our neighbors every Tuesday at 10:45. Click the photo for the church website for more information.
Colonial Nursery School
Founded in 1958, they are the only cooperative preschool in Maryland. They work diligently to bring children (ages 2 - 4) and families together in an environment that is guided by the best staff in town. We have a lot of fun with Colonial Nursery School as they are located in our building. They continue to provide education and resources for the children and families in their care.
Creating Communities mission is to design and implement art, music and creativity programs to build expression, personal growth and life skills. They have and intend to provided art, educational, snacks and fresh produce for the duration of the stay at home period. Click the logo for the homepage, click this link to give.
Charting Careers continues working with families to make sure they have the resources necessary to live (food, mental health support linkages) and learn (computers, books, internet access). Their mentoring program is going strong and they are connecting their middle and high school students with career panel discussions, college experts, and local leaders (remotely). They plan to resume elementary programming remotely. Additionally, they are helping to lead at the community-wide level to help make sure all students have access to e-learning and that other nonprofits are able to share resources and collaborate with each other. Click their logo for their website, click here to give directly
Seeds 4 Success
Seeds 4 Success surveyed their participants' families when schools closed to find out which families needed chromebooks/wifi to access online AACPS classes. They have provided chromebooks where needed and worked on access issues. Our volunteers/staff stay connected to families, addressing issues like food insecurity. Their online after-school programming is up and running. Clicking their logo will take you to the website.
AA County Food Bank
When Gov. Hogan issued a State of Emergency due to COVID-19, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank immediately began planning for higher need for services. They are great partners in caring for our community and they (we) would appreciate your support!
Centro de Ayuda (Center of Help)
Case workers are serving up to 100 families with locating food options, including providing grocery gift cards to families which lost employment due to Covid-19. Additionally, these case workers are helping persons applying for unemployment benefits.
BLACK (Becoming Leaders Acquiring Critical Knowledge) Excel is a program organized by Dee Ward. While not a non-profit, we appreciate their work through the Newtowne Community Development Corp. engaging children and youth in all aspects of life through art, food, and education. You can contribute to them via the Newtowne Community Development Corp, PO Box 6160, Annapolis MD 21401 or by using cashapp ($blackexcel).
Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a place where visitors can discover the rich maritime heritage of Annapolis. Learning does not stop when schools close, we are offering virtual learning about the Chesapeake Bay, maritime history, and Bay animals.
Eastport Elementary PTA
The Eastport Elementary School (EES) PTA was founded in 1969 and it’s mission is to serve the students and staff at EES. EES is small and diverse community school that receives Title I funding; 81% of our 250 students come from low-income families. The PTA sponsors many activities at the school such as field trips, academic supplies, assemblies, yearbooks, after school activities, field day and teacher appreciation.