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Eat at Little Carmine's Wed., Nov. 14 and Earn Money for SPAN

Don't forget to show the cashier this flyer or mention the SPAN fundraiser so SPAN will get credit!


Severn School Collects a Whole POD Full of SPAN Donations During Their Spirit Week!

SPAN is humbled by the generosity of the Severn School community. During their spirit week, students collected food and toiletries for SPAN. When the (8'x12') storage container was delivered to SPAN, every last inch of it was filled! Our pantry will be overflowing thanks to this generous community of students, parents, teachers, and administration. We cannot thank you enough!!!

     




Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Does Food Drive for SPAN and Gives a Special Gift!

These folks from Wells Fargo in Annapolis did a food drive for SPAN. They delivered at least a dozen bags of food and toiletries, including great stuff like laundry detergent - and delivered it in reusable bags that they let us keep! They also gave us a special present - a Wells Fargo cookie jar! Thanks to all of these fine folks for your generosity!


Our Annual 5K/1M, the Turkey Trot, is Coming Nov. 11. Sponsor or Register now!

It's that time of year again! We are gearing up for our biggest fundraiser, our Turkey Trot 5K run/1M walk, which will be held at Kinder Farm Park on Sunday, November 11. Sponsorship and registration forms are right here, or you can pick them up at the SPAN office. To register online, click here: http://www.active.com/millersville-md/…/stride-for-span-2018. Register early, as this event is limited and sells out every year!

For business owners, sponsorship allows you to show the community how you care for local charities, and your logo and name will be published on banners and lots of other promotional materials.

This is a wonderful, family-friendly event. Bring your dogs, strollers and kids! We will have lots of great food and prizes!

 


Vacation Bible Schools Help Restock Our Pantry

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.." - Matthew 25:35

Local vacation bible schools practiced what they preached, as many local schools collected food and distributed it to SPAN during their week-long sessions.

Particularly noteworthy were the contributions of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church's VBS, who dedicated a different goal to each day of the week. Monday was breakfast day, etc. We are so grateful for all your gifts!


Fabu' Salon and Theresa Kurtz, Realtor at ReMax One, Partner up to Give Free Haircuts and Backpacks Filled With School Supplies to Children in Need

On Monday, August 20, we saw a wonderful display of local businesses collaborating to help local children in need as the start of school approaches. The brainchild of Theresa Kurtz - Realtor at Re/Max One, the plan was simple: to provide free haircuts and backpacks full of school supplies to some kids who would have a tough time affording it on their own. Fabu' Salon & Spa, under the thoughtful leadership of Jean-Marie, Stylist at Fabu' Salon & Spa, decided to donate a Monday - a day they are usually closed - to providing free haircuts to 48 children, whose names SPAN provided. Eight stylists donated their time! They also collected backpacks and school supplies for 100. The remainder of the backpacks went to students at the Cisco Center.

Those who helped, by either collecting school supplies, donating cash, or both were: The Cottage, Severna Park Family Chiropractic, Garry's Grill & Catering, Bulldog Bikes and Floats, Shauna Lodowski Talbot, Lee Talbot - State Farm Insurance Agent, and many others!

We were allowed to sit ringside at Fabu as these kids were treated like royalty, with drinks, cupcakes, balloons, candy, and a lot of pampering. It was heartwarming! Following are some of the photos we captured...


SPRFC Holds Weeklong Shop Local Food Collection, Featuring SPAN

Thank you to Andrea Granquist Eichenlaub and SPRFC for highlighting SPAN in their Shop Local event last week. They collected and donated an entire carload of food to us for our neighbors in need!


Sun and Fun at the 2018 Shop Local Fun Festival in Park Plaza!

What a tremendous turnout there was at the Shop Local Fun Festival on August 18! Thanks to the Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce and all on the committee who worked so hard to make it happen. SPAN raised over $150 in cash, plus collected six bags stuffed with food and some school supplies. We got a $100 donation from Kwon's Tae Kwon Do! We also were given three cases of fruit by 1430 WNAV, courtesy of Green Valley Marketplace. Most importantly, we were able to spread the word about SPAN to people who had not heard of us. Thanks for giving us an interview, WNAV, and thanks, organizers, for allowing us to make a short speech at the event!

 



SPAN, Inc. (Serving People Across Neighborhoods)
400 Benfield Rd.
Severna Park, MD 21146

Phone: 410-647-0889
Fax: 410-647-7724
Email: spanhelps@yahoo.com
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm (please arrive by 1:30)