What Is Red Day?
RED Day 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
We are in the planning stages for the 2013 Red Day, during which we will do repairs, maintenance work, enjoy two robust field days, fashion shows and lunches with the staff and students at two elementary schools (William Paca Elementary School and Dr. Bernard Harris Elementary School).
Working with these two schools for the second year in a row will allow us to positively impact over
1,100 children and their families!!!
Help us make a difference. Help us give the greatest gift:
NON-PROFIT ASSISTED: Open Door Baltimore (ODB)
2615 E. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Open Door Baltimore (ODB) is a not-for-profit organization that works to empower individuals and families in the poorest neighborhoods of East Baltimore. ODB provides, food, clothing, counseling, employment training and assistance, as well as many other services by working with many other not-for-profit services that are also operating in East Baltimore. RED Day’s activities will involve effort at several different locations in the vicinity of Open Door Headquarters.
600 volunteers will be signed up to work in volunteer positions for the day.
In addition to the activities of May 9, 2013, our faith has led us to commit to several important donation and fund-raising drives culminating in the May 9 event. We will need donations of Food (we are looking for lunches to be donated to the students by a local restaurant), School Supplies, School Equipment, Service Equipment, Garden & Construction Materials, etc…
From December 2012 through May 9, 2013, there will be two planning meetings per month. The first meeting will be comprised of the leaders of each area of RED Day planning. The second meeting will include the leaders AND their respective committees. The leaders are already in place, so we are actively looking for committee members.
We recognize that each person who volunteers his/her time has a life and business to run having the leadership meetings before the All Hands On Deck meetings will help us to stay on point, concise and focused so that we make the best use of our time.
GENERAL ACTIVITY OVERVIEW:
BELOW IS THE 2012 PLAN FOR TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING FOR VOLUNTEERS. WE ARE CURRENTLY ESTABLISHING THE PLAN FOR 2013.
We will utilize Amazing Grace Church, 2424 McElderry St., Balto. 21231 as a Volunteer Base Camp for the day’s activities and run van shuttles for volunteers to and from remote parking locations in the Canton. Activities for the day will involve work being performed at William Paca Elementary School, a local food pantry, Amazing Grace Church, BANNER community services,Bea Gaddy transitional homes, and Field Day activities for the 620 children of William Paca ES. Activities will include general construction, setting up of computers, cleaning up around the community, sorting, organizing, and distributing the donated items, work on ODB promotional pieces and website, etc….