3k pairs of socks donated to Helping Up Mission

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jan 12, 2022


and last updated 6:17 PM, Jan 12, 2022

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s Helping Up Mission received a generous donation Wednesday morning.

The organization received 3,000 pairs of socks as part of the Marian Preparatory Academy’s first annual “Sock-It to me” Drive, collecting socks for homeless women, men, and children.

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Helping Up Mission to open new Center for Women & Children

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer
Report for America Corps Member

Helping Up Mission, a Baltimore, faith-based nonprofit that provides programs and services to men and women suffering from homelessness and addiction, is set to open a Center for Women and Children at the end of January.

The new center will be located on East Baltimore Street, just across from Helping Up Mission’s men’s campus. It will open its doors to women this year, and next year it will take on women with children.

The funding for the new center was derived from Helping Up Mission’s Inspiring Hope Campaign, which raised over $62 million.

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“We have waited what seems to be a long time, for this vision of helping women and children to become a reality. Women struggling with chemical addiction and homelessness need the same kind of help our men at HUM have received for 27 years.
Finally, today the vision is on its way to becoming a fully realized reality.

There is an Old Testament proverb that embodies some of what we’re feeling today. It says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

This building is a longing fulfilled, and it will be, for decades to come, a tree of life for thousands of women and their children.

As the word gets out that help is available, women who now live in shame and despair will no longer have to retreat into the dark places.

They, along with their kids, can now come boldly out into the light and receive the comprehensive help they need to get well and have a bright future.”

— Bob Gehman

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Qlarant Foundation Awards $412,500 to Non-Profits in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Grants support charitable community organizations across the region

Easton, Maryland, June 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Qlarant Foundation, the mission arm of Qlarant, will provide grants totaling $412,500 to 20 community organizations that support underserved populations in Maryland and Washington, DC.

The Foundation reviewed applications from 79 highly-qualified organizations and ultimately selected eighteen organizations to receive grants and ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. In addition, they selected two organizations to receive smaller financial gifts to support short-term projects.

“Our grantee organizations are a special group, dedicated to improving the lives of extremely vulnerable people in their communities,” said Dominic Szwaja, Chair of the Qlarant Foundation Board of Directors.

“The efforts of these organizations reach people across a large geographic area and address both medical and social issues impacting their clients’ health.” Dr. Catherine Smoot-Haselnus, Chair of the Qlarant Board of Directors said, “As we experienced last year at the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has intensified the needs of these organizations. We’re so pleased to be able to once again, have the opportunity to support programs that improve the health of individuals and communities in the region.”

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