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

Grow Annapolis is harvesting from its giving gardens and donates abundantly to the monthly food pantry at Eastport United Methodist Church, and has for the past year. Click here to give to their effort, click their logo for their website.

St. Luke's Eastport Food Pantry

St. Luke's Episcopal Church provides food to our neighbors every Tuesday at 10:45. Click the photo for the church website for more information and here is their link to give online.

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.

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Creating Communities

Creating Communities mission is to designing 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.

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Charting Careers

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

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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. Here is the link to give directly.

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AA County Food Bank

When Gov. Hogan issued a State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Anne Arundel County Food Bank immediately began planning for higher need for our services. When schools closed, it meant that the approximately 30,000 children in Anne Arundel County that depend on the FARM (free and reduced meal) Program may be at home with no access to those meals. Already vulnerable people affected by the Coronavirus means more people needing assistance, and more demand for food services. We need your help to provide emergency food packages more than ever to keep Anne Arundel County residents fed during these uncertain times.

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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.

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B.L.A.C.K. Excel.

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.

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We are building a list of non-profits organizations in Annapolis that are continuing to do good. Submit information for these non-profits here:

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