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The Mission of BOMA's Community Service Committee is to serve those "in need" within our community by identifying, evaluating and providing opportunities for BOMA Members to voluntarily contribute our time, skills and collected resources to worthy recipients in the greater Baltimore region.
The Vision of BOMA's Community Service Committee is that all who are moved to participate will join with us in our endeavors. We believe that by promoting and managing our associations collective volunteering efforts, our collective efforts will positively impact those whom we endow. We believe that our work contributed collectively is more than we could accomplish or contribute individually.
Our 2013 Calendar of Good Works
• May 17, 2013 - Day Of Service Benefitting The League for People with Disabilities
One of our favorite events! Volunteer to spend the day painting and freshening up The Leagues' facility. You will leave feeling great about your contribution, and we will feed you, too!
• June 3, 2013 - BOMA Golf Outing Raffle
• August 2013- School Supply Drive
Give a needy student a good start to the school year. Participation is easy! Put a collection box in your building lobby or in your office and distribute the promotional flyers we provide. We will even pick up the donations for you. Contact Jon McIntosh email@example.com, Theresa Beckner firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Hogan email@example.com
• October 20, 2013- Susan G. Komen Maryland Race For the Cure
• November 2013 – Moveable Feast Event & Food Drive
http://www.mfeast.org/ This two-part event starts with us providing promotional flyers to help you collect non-perishable food in your building or company, and coordinating pick up of your donations and delivery to Moveable Feast. Then, we get together for a fun, social event at the Moveable Feast facility where we make baked goods and decorate packaging for their Thanksgiving meal distribution. It's a heartwarming kickoff of the holiday season. Contact Polly Houck firstname.lastname@example.org or Jackie Youngcourt email@example.com.
• December 2013 – Hat & Mitten Collection at the BOMA Holiday Luncheon
• December 2013 – Super Sports Raffle at the BOMA Holiday Luncheon
Our biggest fundraiser of the year! Buy a chance to win one of our fabulous prize packages just in time for the holidays! Even if you don't win a prize, you can feel good about your contribution to the Community with your purchase, as all of the prizes are donated. Talk about a win-win! Contact Jackie Youngcourt firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Dunn Michael.Dunn@alliedbarton.com
Your Contributions at Work!
The staff and families at Baltimore City's Woodhome Elementary and Middle School truly appreciated BOMA's Community Service's our financial support for their 1st annual Family Reading Night held on Thursday, February 28, 2013. The event was structured by the school staff and PTA for families of grades K-2. Ellen Fortune Uszenski, Reading Specialist and Renee Brockington, PTA President were co-creators of the event. Our support provided Pizza and a new book for each child.
The purpose of reading night is to provide a memorable experience for the children and families where literacy is the focus. The goal is to increase parental involvement in reading on a daily basis. Families learned new ways to help their child read at home by playing educational literacy games and reading to each other. The event emphasized that reading is fun & an important aspect of their family lives. Each child took home a book to add to their personal "libraries" at home.
The Battle Family attended! (below) The Brown Family (below)
The Jackson Family (below)
In June 2003, Marty Josephs and the BOMA Board established the BOMA Community Service Committee under the direction of former president, Marc Fischer. The Committee's mission is to serve the greater Baltimore region by identifying, evaluating, and providing opportunities for BOMA members to positively impact the community. In the past, the Community Service Committee has supported organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Sarah's House, S.A.R.C. (Sexual Assault Recovery Center), Adelante Familia, Forbush School, Kennedy Krieger - P.A.C.T., Susan G. Komen, Moveable Feast and The Maryland Food Bank.
In 2007, the Community Service Committee created the debut legacy program, LEAP (Literary Empowerment Advocacy Program). Utilizing the resources of BOMA Baltimore's membership base, LEAP is designed to make an immediate and lastingimpact on our community by enriching the education of our youth. The committee adopted Woodhome Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City as our first partner. Together with our BOMA members, LEAP renovated the Woodhome library in 2008. When all was said and renovated, the library had new ceiling tiles, paint, shelving, tables and chairs, and books. In 2009, LEAP renovated the teacher's lounge as part of the First Annual Day of Service. For additional project information see the www.boma-leap.org.
This Committee is always seeking new members to support the planning and execution of future projects. If you are passionate about community service and enjoy working with a great team, this is the opportunity for you.
Do You Have a Community Service Project Suggestion?
Click here to download our Community Service Suggestions form.
When We Meet
Committee meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at:
Meet the Community Service Committee