Local Grocery Store Safeway

Local Grocery Store Safeway

Safeway in Severna Park, MD, held a store grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday March 18, 2017. As part of their tradition of giving back to the community they serve, they chose a local non-profit organization whose mission aligns with their charitable area of focus. SPAN was chosen and was presented with a $2500 check to help our neighbors in need.

Freedom Boat Club Joins SPAN In Giving Back

freedomboatFreedom Boat Club Owners, Larry Goldberg and his daughter JoAnna, and Membership Executive, Warren Klug, knows the importance in giving back to the community. To that end, Freedom Boat Club has been holding special events such as auctioning sailing trips, food drives, and holiday (bring a toy for SPAN) parties, all to benefit SPAN. But they haven’t stopped there!
FREEDOM BOAT CLUB WILL DONATE $500 TO SPAN when you sign up for a membership at Freedom Boat Club – Annapolis. It’s simple, when you join – just mention SPAN as your charity of choice and the donation will be made to SPAN!

Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to http://spanhelps.org – go to the bottom of the page and click on Donate. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. (Please note neither SPAN or PayPal will collect or use your personal information for any purpose beyond this transaction).

Artistic Flame Artisan Boutique SPAN Silent Auction

The Artistic Flame Artisan Boutique Silent Auction for SPAN

Artistic FlameThe Artistic Flame Artisan Boutique has Silent Auction for SPAN. The Artistic Flame hosted their fourth Artisan Boutique and sale featuring quality, handcrafted products made locally by talented artists in your own community. The Artisan Boutique is coordinated by Debra Soreff, executive director of The Artistic Flame, Susan Gist of Ezria Designs and Nancy McPherson of Gracearte.

Shoppers were delighted to find jewelry by Archaeologico, creations by By the Bay Creations, fused glass Chill Fire Glass, textiles by Deca Wrap, accessories by Designs by Leslie, silver jewelry by Ezria Designs, gourmet baked goods by Frosted and Fabulous, mixed media art by Gracearte, fabulous bags by Jenilu Bags, gemstone jewelry by Mac Designs, recycled leather purses by Mary Daughterty Designs, jewelry by Puddin’ & Peanuts, stoneware by Quirk-n-Bach Pottery, pop art by Ramon Matheu Pop Art, jewelry by Tracy Menz Designs, children’s book and paintings by Sometimes Sleep, handmade soy candles by Twinkle Candle Company, and wood turned art by Wood Art for Living.
The Artistic Flame Artisan Boutique featured a silent auction with items donated by participating artists. All proceeds from the Artisan Boutique Auction benefited SPAN

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu Tai Chi Helps Build A Strong Community

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi Helps Build A Strong Community

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Jing Ying owners Nancy Greer (center) and Billy Greer (right) presented more than $4,000 to SPAN’s Associate Director Jennifer Pumphrey.

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, in Arnold, held its 12th annual holiday party and silent auction to support SPAN. Local businesses, members of the community and students donate items to the event. Many of the items are unique and handcrafted, ranging from hand-knitted jackets to original paintings. Gift certificates for a variety of services include beginner ski lessons, massages, yoga, restaurants and more. The event raised over $4,000.
“Through the generosity of our business, community and student donors — as well as the people who bid on the donations — we are thrilled to have donated more than $40,000 to charity from our silent auctions,” said Nancy Greer, auction organizer.

Join Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi in showing your support for SPAN. Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to http://spanhelps.org – go to the bottom of the page and click on Donate. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. (Please note neither SPAN or PayPal will collect or use your personal information for any purpose beyond this transaction).

Little Carmine’s 1st Annual Fundraiser Food Drive SPAN

Little Carmine’s 1st Annual Fundraiser & Food Drive Benefiting SPAN

LITTLE CARMINESLittle Carmine’s gave a helping hand to local families in need with their 1st Annual Fundraiser and Food Drive to benefit SPAN. Donating 30% of ALL SALES to SPAN, plus if you brought in non-perishable food items, customers received a $5 coupon, Little Carmine’s raised $750.00 and received over 100 lbs. of food.

Like stepping into a café in the heart of Sicily, Little Carmine’s is filled with the sights, smells and sounds of a true Italian eatery. Little Carmine’s prides itself on true “authentic” dining and create a unique and incredibly authentic Italian experience.

Little Carmine’s has occupied its location at 523 Benfield Road only since August 2015, but that hasn’t stopped owner’s Gennaro and Stefanie from making an enormous impact in the community. Stefanie explained “we wanted to get started “right away,” serving the community in Severna Park. I wanted to start to focus on community outreach, because that’s really a passion of ours.”

Join Little Carmine’s in showing your support for SPAN. Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to http://spanhelps.org – go to the bottom of the page and click on Donate. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. (Please note neither SPAN or PayPal will collect or use your personal information for any purpose beyond this transaction).

Fit 4: Whole Life Fitness and Dauntless Fitness

Fit4: Whole Life Fitness and Dauntless Fitness Puts Your Workout To Work Helping Others.

SPAN at Dauntless FitnessSixteen brave and generous souls headed out into a stormy night to participate in Fit4’s first fundraising event for SPAN at Dauntless Fitness.  The workouts were geared to each individual’s level which allowed the participants to proceed at their own pace. The participants developed a connection not only with their workout group, but through their generosity and participation, $360 and 55 lbs of food was collected help our neighbors.

To learn more information for future SPAN Workout please contact Rebecca at www.fit4md.com or fit4md@gmail.com

Want to help? Join Dauntless Fitness in showing your support for SPAN. Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to the bottom of the page and click on Donate. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. (Please note neither SPAN or PayPal will collect or use your personal information for any purpose beyond this transaction).

Whole Life Fitness and Dauntless Fitness in showing your support for SPAN. Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to http://spanhelps.org – go to the bottom of the page and click on Donate. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. (Please note neither SPAN or PayPal will collect or use your personal information for any purpose beyond the transaction).

SPAN Receives Chartwell Foundation Grant

SPAN Receives Grant From the Chartwell Foundation

Chartwell Foundation GrantSPAN HAS BEEN AWARDED A GRANT FROM THE CHARTWELL FOUNDATION TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS. The Chartwell Foundation was founded in 2006 with the idea of creating a vehicle to give back to the community. Donations to the Foundation come primarily from club members, either through golf tournaments or through the simple act of writing a check. There is no question the Chartwell Foundation, and therefore the members of the Chartwell Golf and Country Club together have had a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors. Together The Chartwell Foundation and SPAN are ‘MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERYDAY!”

Join The Chartwell Foundation in showing your support for SPAN. Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to http://spanhelps.org – go to the bottom of the page and click on Donate. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. (Please note neither SPAN or PayPal will collect or use your personal information for any purpose beyond this transaction).

FISH Window Cleaning Supports SPAN

Fish Window CleaningFISH Window Cleaning Service recently spent time cleaning the windows of SPAN, brightening not only the facility, but hopefully the days of all who walk through its doors. FISH is a nationwide business providing free quotes of services, supporting both residential and commercial locations, cleaning customers’ windows, doors, mirrors, chandeliers, skylights, screens and gutters. Their quality staff is uniformed, licensed, bonded, insured, professional, reliable and courteous. Please visit their website, http://www.fishwindowcleaning.com/Annapolis/ to request an estimate or to read testimonials (accessible via the bottom right of the home page) from satisfied customers.

Owner Darlene Duchene, said “our staff at FISH, is happy to support an organization that gives back to the needs of the community.” Join Darlene and everyone at FISH in showing your support for SPAN. Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to http://spanhelps.org/becoming-involved/donations/and click on the Donate. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. (Please note neither SPAN or PayPal will collect or use your personal information for any purpose beyond this transaction).

Victoria’s Fancy Foods Partners with SPAN

 

Victoria Stagmer owner of Victorias Fancy FoodsVictoria’s Fancy Foods partners with SPAN To Help Our Neighbors in need by providing fresh fruit and vegetables. Victoria’s Fancy Foods is an independent gourmet grocer and has a full selection of specialty gourmet foods, cheeses, tapenades, smoked salmon, crackers, pate and more. All products are clean, meaning raised or produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth stimulants or artificial ingredients. All animals are humanely raised and pastured in fields. Victoria takes pride in every item she offers to you. Stop in and say hi to Victoria and her staff. Victoria’s Fancy Foods is located at 550B Ritchie Highway, in Park Plaza Shopping Center (Across from Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant & two doors down from UPS). Thank you to for giving back to our community. Please support all our partnering businesses by shopping local.

Jing Ying Institute Raises $5,000

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi Raises $5,000 to Help Our Neighbors in Need

Nancy GreerEach year, Nancy and Billy Greer, owners of Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, have a Silent Auction to benefit SPAN. The Greers start collecting for the silent auction as soon as the previous one is over, and each year their goal is to collect more donations than the previous year.  Nancy says, “Each year we hope to raise more money/food for SPAN than the year before , so we’ve got our work cut out for us this December.” This year’s party was amazing with tables and tables filled with auction items, demonstrations, and of course so much delicious food.  Many thanks to Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi and the local businesses and individuals who donated to and attended Jing Ying Institute’s Silent Auction for SPAN. Together, they raised $5,000 and over 500 pounds of non-perishables for SPAN’s food pantry.
Join Nancy and Billy and the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi in showing your support for SPAN. Have a party, food drive or fundraiser for SPAN. Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to SPAN’s website Home page (http://spanhelps.org) go to bottom of page and click on the Donate. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. (Please note neither SPAN or PayPal will collect or use your personal information for any purpose beyond this transaction).