Learn about our partnerships with community organizations and events. Our partnership engagements provide an opportunity to raise awareness and bring attention to our cause.
Holiday Help For Baltimore
Save The Villages has partnered with community leader Marques Dent to provide the citizens of Baltimore, MD with much needed support, items, and services during this upcoming Holiday season. We are organizing several fundraisers and seeking donations to support this initiative. Raised funds will purchase smoke detectors, non-perishable food items, winter coats, and children’s toys. Additionally, we will be collecting these items at pre-positioned drop boxes around Baltimore City.
Through this joint effort, our goal is to provide winter supplies for Baltimore-area families and provide financial support for educational efforts in rural villages within the continent of Africa. In addition, we will host a Holiday community day to unite inner city Baltimore communities, issue winter supplies to families, advocate voter registration, and provide awareness to the plight of youth in Africa. The community day will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2012. During this event, we will deliver the collected/purchased items, mentioned previously, to Baltimore-area families and provide awareness of the work Save The Villages is conducting in Africa.
During the summer of 2012, Save The Villages partnered with Marques Dent and Back to School for Baltimore to provide school uniforms and supplies to youth in the Baltimore area. On July 21, we organized a fundraiser and solicited donations to support this initiative. Funds that were raised were used to purchase uniform vouchers, backpacks and other schools supplies. Through this joint effort, we provided school supplies for Baltimore-area students, and provided financial support for students in Africa. In addition, on August 18, we hosted a community fun day to unite inner-city Baltimore communities and provide awareness to the plight of youth in Africa.
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, Save The Villages supported a fundraiser hosted by High Dimensions, a nonprofit organization focused on educating youth in Nigeria. The event, titled Spring Into Action, was held at Tabaq Bistro in Washington, DC. It featured several talented artists and entertainers, guest speakers, and an appearance by Jamal Miller, commissioner of District Heights, Maryland.
At the request of Korede Oladapo, founder and executive director of High Dimensions, Isaac spoke to the audience about the mission of Save The Villages and our efforts to improve access to education for youth in Ghana. Isaac also addressed the similarities between the two organizations and the need for support from the community to assist in the realization of their visions.
The event was successful and provided a venue to bring awareness to the importance of providing support for youth in Africa seeking to further their education. We look forward to partnering with High Dimensions in the future as our organizations focus on achieving our missions and improving the lives of youth in the developing world.