Meet Leo and Remy Syms, ages 4 and 2. They just had a combined birthday party for which they asked their guests to bring apples to donate to SPAN instead of birthday gifts. We like the way you think boys! Special thanks also, to their mother, Chelsea, for reinforcing these good values!
The winning bid was $50, which will be put into SPAN's general fund. Thanks to all who participated.
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We had the pleasure of receiving a visit from the lovely and smart Daisies of Troop 1264 from Oak Hill Elementary School. They loaded us up with donations and then took a tour of our SPAN house. Thank you very much to the leaders for facilitating this visit!
Cub Scout Pack 918 from Oak Hill Elementary School participated in the annual Scouting for Food event on March 24, and delivered all the food they collected to SPAN! Thanks to all who helped!
Many Easter meal baskets were donated so SPAN families could have a nice Easter dinner. They included $25 grocery meal cards, basic food, decorative napkins, egg-dying kits, stuffed animals and candy for the kids. Thanks to all of our generous donors and member churches who participated!
Brooklyn Community United Methodist Church of Brooklyn Park is our newest member church. We welcome the congregation, as well as its leader, Pastor Kimberly Brown-Whale. Besides becoming a voting member of SPAN's board, BCUMC members will also be eligible for SPAN's "primary area" benefits for food and financial assistance.
Congratulations to the two "winning" neighborhoods from the S(o)uper Bowl Neighborhood Food Drive: Shipley's Choice, with co-captains Desiree and Brent Mancha; and Park Ridge, with team captain Kristie Kinslow. Thirty-eight Severna Park neighborhoods donated over 8,000 items to SPAN and Asbury Church Assistance Network on Super Bowl day. We consider them all winners! Thanks to all who participated, and thanks also to Julie Shay, director of Good Neighbors Group, for organizing this amazing event! Awards were presented at a fundraising dinner for GNG at Cafe Mezzanotte on February 27.
On February 4, 2018, we experienced the magic that is community. As 38 local neighborhoods collaborated to fill SPAN's and Asbury Church Assistance Network's pantries, we saw the goodness and generosity that makes our little corner of Maryland such a wonderful place to live! Thank you Julie Shay and Good Neighbors Group for organizing the S(o)uper Bowl Neighborhood Food Drive that will feed our neighbors in need for many weeks to come! And thank you to all the neighborhood captains who showed up in the pouring rain for this cause.
Sharon Tegler visited SPAN during the Holiday Caring distribution event in December, and wrote a wonderful article. Read it here: