Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 22, 1994

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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