Day of Caring Opens United Way Campaign For children in one of Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods, the Flag House Courts Boys and Girls Club is a safe haven from the streets. Sympathetic adults and caring staff at the club offer young people a place to explore, grow, participate in athletics and form lasting friendships in an environment that is safe, sensitive and supportive. As part of the kickoff to the 1994 United Way of Central Maryland campaign, volunteers from Johns Hopkins will help paint, decorate and build storage shelves at the club on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are sought who can lend their time and skills in this United Way-sponsored "Day of Caring." No experience is necessary, and half-day work shifts are available. This year, the university's United Way campaign hopes to raise $556,000 in an effort that includes all major Baltimore schools and divisions. The hospital, APL, SAIS and the Bayview campus will conduct separate campaigns. Despite the separate campaigns, plans are under way to coordinate promotional and solicitation efforts between the university and the hospital at the East Baltimore campus, including the joint kickoff at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20, on the Turner Plaza. All other Baltimore schools and divisions are invited to attend a kickoff event at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Shriver Hall auditorium on the Homewood campus. For further information about volunteering at the Flag House Day of Caring, contact Judy Peregoff in the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs at 516-6060.
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