SPAN Celebrates 25 Years

SPAN Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Our Neighbors


SPAN’s friends and family gathered on the front lawn to celebrate the nonprofit’s 25th anniversary and ribbon cutting to officially open the new addition to the SPAN office. But they arrived with more than giant scissors and smiles; they brought memories accrued during 25 years of helping our neighbors.

SPAN opened its doors to help families through critical or emergency situations such as utility turn-offs, court-ordered evictions, prescription/medical needs and food. SPAN was formed because of the concern on the part of the ministers in the Severna Park area with regard to the growing demand for emergency help, the need to identify the people seeking help, and a process to help those people in a dignified and expeditious manner and although SPAN has expanded and grown over the years, we still remain dedicated to our mission:

To provide food and/or financial assistance to individuals and families to help them through a critical or emergency situation… and promoting and encouraging self-help efforts….

For twenty-five years, SPAN has continued to help our neighbors; but we haven’t done it alone. We had the help of our friends- through donations, fund raisers, sponsorships, and food drives. Because of you, WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERYDAY; A DIFFERENCE TODAY THAT WILL LAST FOR MANY TOMORROWS

Judy Harris Receives ASPIRE Award

Judy Harris Receives ASPIRE Award

ASPIRE Award winner Judy HarrisOn February 25, 2015, the Association for Severna Park Improvement, Renewal and Enhancement (ASPIRE) recognized Judy Harris for given generously of her time in serving the community. For almost two decades Judy has had the vision of helping our neighbors in need. She has been serving on SPAN’s Board of Directors, representing Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church, and numerous committees, for over 16 years. Judy leads by example, and without expectation of any recognition, she is always ready to go above and beyond to make our community a better place to live. Judy Harris’ endless dedication enables SPAN to make a difference every day – a difference today that will last for many tomorrows.
Former SPAN Board of Directors Member and Board Secretary Debbie Tocknell, was also a recipient of the ASPIRE Award for her service to the community.

Vice President of SPAN

Trish Davis – Vice President

Trish-DavisTrish Davis has been a volunteer interviewer at SPAN for over 14 years. She is serving her second year as Vice President of the SPAN Board of Directors and serves on the SPAN Review Committee. After ending her social work career, she wanted to volunteer in a community based organization and felt that SPAN was providing much needed services to families in need.  “I feel that this is a way that I can help SPAN ensure that the mission of the organization continues to grow in an efficient and professional way. I greatly enjoy working with the staff and dedicated volunteers at SPAN.”

Since moving to Severna Park in 1982 Trish has been an active volunteer in the community working in her sons’ schools and on the board of Olde Severna Park Community Association, serving as treasurer and president.  She has also worked to raise awareness of environmental issues in the area and serves as the Oyster Gardening coordinator in her current neighborhood, Round Bay.  She is married with 2 grown sons and is a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Green Hornets Basketball

Green Hornets Basketball Give Back

On Saturday, Dec. 15 the Severna Park Green Hornets, Boys 8/9 Basketball League (180 players) invite parents, family and friends to bring food, gift and monetary donations to the gym before their son’s basketball game. The Capital Gazette published a nice story about their generosity.

Brownie Troop Collects Food

Brownie Troop 2085- Collects Food for SPAN

children supporting SPANBrownie Troop 2085 from Folger McKinsey Elementary had the enjoyed collecting and donating non perishable food items to SPAN. Each troop member collected breakfast food items. “We are excited to have the opportunity to reach out and help our community”.

Easter Holiday Caring

Holiday Caring Programs for SPAN

holiday-caringEaster is around the corner which means SPAN is preparing for The Easter Holiday Caring Program and we are now in the process of registering families for this program.

If you are interested in being a donor for either an Easter meal and/or children’s Easter basket, or would like to donate gift cards, simply complete the donor form below and return to SPAN. You may return the form either by mail or fax (410 647-7724). You may also download a form from our website at and email to us at or call us at 410 647-0889 for more information.

Food and Basket drop off is Monday March 18, 2013 between 10 am and 2 pm at SPAN

Thank you for your help.

Donor Forms

easter donor form website

SPAN Launches Facebook Page

Like Us on Facebook

SPANSPAN Inc., is reaching out to the community through Facebook. Please Like us so that we can share the news about events, supporters, special volunteering programs, and important announcements about SPAN Inc. You can visit us at to Share, Like, or comment on our new page.

In Memory of BILL ROGERS

In Memory of BILL ROGERS

SPAN’s Past President, Volunteer and Friend


Bill Rogers

ROGERS, WILLIAM WARREN “BILL” 81, a resident of Severna Park, died peacefully at home on February 5, 2013 of congestive heart failure. A memorial service will be held at the Elks Lodge, 160 Truck House Rd, Severna Park, MD on Saturday March 16th from 11am 3pm. Mass will be held from 11:00 12:00, followed by a celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to  SPAN (400 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146)……..  Read Obituary at the Capital Gazette.