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Hopkins ALS Research Center Benefits from Ice Bucket Challenge

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 22, 2014 10:22am

Johns Hopkins ALS researchers take the ice bucket challenge

Johns Hopkins ALS researchers take the ice bucket challenge

The ice bucket challenge has turned into a fundraiser’s dream. Everyone from George W. Bush to the Baltimore Ravens has dumped a bucket of ice water over their heads to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). And while some were initially skeptical that the stunt would actually translate into increased donations, the viral power of the ice bucket challenge seems to be working–as of today, the national ALS association has received $53.3 million in donations, way more than the $2.2 million in garnered last year.

But the national ALS group isn’t the only one benefitting from ALS’s moment in the spotlight–the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins has also seen its August donations go up 800 percent (!!) compared to last year.

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Giving, Lifeline

House of Ruth Maryland in Need of Basic School Supplies

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 08, 2014 10:00am

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The Power and Control Wheel/ Image via House of Ruth Maryland/ See description below

 

House of Ruth Maryland, an intimate partner violence center for battered women and children, is partnering up with the children’s’ clothing store, Wee Chic to supply children living at House of Ruth with school supplies.

Friday, August 8-Monday, August 11

10am-6pm

School supplies will be collected in-store during regular business hours. In gratitude for donations, Wee Chic shoppers will receive a 15 percent discount on items from Tea Collection’s fall line of children’s clothing. Read More →

Giving, Hampden

Flash Needs a Friend – Maryland SPCA Pet of the Week

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 3:00pm

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Flash, 10 months old, 11 lbs., neutered male, Chihuahua/Dachshund

Hi hi hi! I’m a young and very energetic fella who’s looking for an active house hold to join. I love to keep busy and I tend to get bored easily so please keep me entertained. Oh…I haven’t been to obedience yet so please consider taking me soon. You can visit me at the Maryland SPCA adoption center and take me home today.

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Giving, Lifeline

66 Dogs Project Features Two Baltimore Humane Society Dogs

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 3:00pm

Two dogs at Baltimore Humane Society, Kana, a seven year old Canaan mix, and Sophia, a two-year old Pharoah Hound Mix, are both part of the 66 Dogs Project, a national art campaign to encourage homeless dog adoption into permanent, loving homes.  Jenny Williams, a Colorado-based artist started the 66 Dogs Project, which consists of portraits of 66 dogs up for adoption that may be overlooked. Read More →

Giving, Shop Local

Hello Cannon and Hamachi – Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 3:00pm

Photo via Baltimore Humane Society

Photo via Baltimore Humane Society

Cannon is my name and once we meet, you will fall in love with me. I am a four month old purebred, non-shedding Coton de Tulear. I am an extremely playful, lovable fluffball and I thrive on getting attention. I love playing with small stuffed animals or squeaky toys, laying on people and running around a lot so I can get out my puppy energy! If you are looking to add a bundle of joy to your home then please stop by BHS soon. **Cannon’s adoption fee has been sponsored by a generous donor.**

Photo via Baltimore Humane Society

Photo via Baltimore Humane Society

Hello! My name is Hamachi and I am a sweet little 2 month old boy kitten available for adoption. My siblings and I are looking to find our forever homes so we can run and play and nap all day! Doesn’t that sound like fun? I did live with cats in my previous
home. If you are looking for a cuddly little cutie look no further!

July Special! Take a Chance on Us.
Draw Straws For a Discount of 25%, 50%, or 75%!
Cannon’s adoption fee is waived. The pre-discount adoption fee for Hamachi is $85.
For more information visit www.bmorehumane.org.

BHS IS HAVING A KITTEN EXPLOSION! COME MEET DOZENS OF KITTENS!

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1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136

www.bmorehumane.org, Ph: 410-833-8848

Giving, Hampden

Meet the Handsome Bazinga – Maryland SPCA Pet of the Week

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 3:00pm

Maryland SPCA

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Bazinga, 5 years old, 25 lbs., neutered male, Beagle

Hi everybody! If you are in need of a handsome and charming Beagle then I’m your dog. I’m super affectionate and I totally love good long walks on leash so I can follow my nose. Please visit me at the Maryland SPCA adoption center and take me home with you today.

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Giving, Hampden, Shop Local

Meet Frank and Edamame– Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 14, 2014 3:00pm

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Photo via Baltimore Humane Society

Hey there, I’m Frank. I’m a very sweet one year old Basenji mix with a mild manner mixed with lots of spunk. I know how to “sit” and am now learning “down”. Following people around and acting like your shadow is fun. And believe it or not, I enjoy being carried around and held like a baby! I also like stuffed animals, food and squeaky toys. In my previous home I lived with dogs and cats…and I really enjoyed being with the other animals. Please stop in to meet me and see if we are meant for each other. Read More →

Giving, Hampden

Hello, My Name is Marley–SPCA Pet of the Week

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 3:00pm

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Say hello to….

Marley, 5 ¼ years old, 46 lbs., spayed female, Foxhound

Hi everybody! I’m an energetic gal who’s been looking for a new home for a short while. I’m super smart, playful, and friendly. Visit me at the Maryland SPCA adoption center and let’s enjoy the summer together.

Adoption Center Visitation Hours
Monday & Tuesday: 2:30pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday – Friday: 12:00pm – 4:45pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 3:45pm

No national organization supports our operations, and we receive no government funds. We depend upon local donations to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Featured, Giving, Money & Power

I Wish D.C.’s ‘I Hid the Cash’ Would Stop Hiding the Cash

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 07, 2014 10:15am

@IHidTheCash

via @jacklc98.

Anonymous Twitter user @IHidTheCash has been leaving envelopes stuffed with money around D.C. and Baltimore and tweeting clues to their whereabouts. And I wish he would stop. Or at least, I wish he would stop framing his peculiar pastime as generosity.

It’s not that the payouts are low, usually $20 or $25. It’s that each drop is orchestrated as a contest that many enter and only one wins. The Twitter profile reads:

“I give clues, you find the cash. Generous with my money. Successful early in my career. Money doesn’t mean happiness, generosity does. DO GREAT! DC/Baltimore!”

But the following might be more accurate: “I give clues, you find the cash. I run a scavenger hunt with my money. Successful early in my career. Money doesn’t mean happiness, scavenger hunts do. DO GREAT! DC/Baltimore!”

I don’t know what this person does besides the envelope game. For all I know, he could be anonymously donating incredible sums of money to worthy causes. But this Twitter thing, by itself, smacks more of self-aggrandizement than self-sacrifice. Read More →

Giving, Hampden

Hello, My Name is Paul–Maryland SPCA Pet of the Week

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 3:00pm

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Say hello to…

Paul, 2 years old, 58 lbs., neutered male, Labrador Retriever mix

Hi hi hi! I’m a very active and athletic dog looking for a new home. I totally into play time but I think obedience training will be fun too. Please get to know me by visit the Maryland SPCA adoption center and let’s go home today.

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