Business Spotlight

Local area businesses help support SPAN in many different ways. These stories are ways of sharing and thanking these businesses.

First National Bank

First National Bank Severna Park Partners with SPAN to Help Our Neighbors


First National Bank of Severna Park CheckFirst National Bank of Severna Park has partnered with SPAN to help our neighbors through a critical or emergency situation such as utility turn-offs, court-ordered evictions, and prescription/medical needs and food. Together with First National Bank, SPAN is making a difference every day.

Join First National Bank 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 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).

Ross Kennard Practice

Bodywork Sampler Package for Donated Goods!

Ross Kennard D.C.

Ross Kennard D.C.


Through the month of November, If you bring in at least 5 non-perishable food items, you will receive a Bodywork Sampler Package which includes a complimentary consultation, a chiropractic evaluation which is followed with a report and a gift card loaded with 30-minutes of massage!

All Donations will go to help the needy families of SPAN. For EVERY DOLLAR raised or every FIVE POUNDS of food donated, SPAN can distribute 4 MEALS worth of food to a family in need in Anne Arundel County!

Call Dr. Ross Kennard today for an appointment and when you are out grocery shopping, grab at least 5 non-perishable items, bag ’em up and bring them into Kennard Chiropractic & Physical Therapy!

This Food Share Promotion is by referral only. Not redeemable for cash. Call to schedule your package at 410-421-5544.

Thank you for making a difference!

*offer not valid for Meidcare, Worker’s Compensation or Personal Injury Cases.


Diehl Produce Partners with SPAN

Diehl Produce Partners with SPAN

deihl_finalWebDiehl Produce Partners with SPAN To Help Our Neighbors in Need by providing fresh fruit and vegetables. If you are not familiar with the name, you probably recognize the large red and white tent which goes up in early spring. It wouldn’t be Severna Park without Diehl’s, season in and season out. When that big tent goes up, we see the beautiful annuals and perennials and amazing summer veggies and fruit. Eastern Shore corn has a crib of its own at Diehl’s.

Like to join Diehl and other businesses, organizations and individuals in supporting SPAN? Helping your neighbors has never been easier. Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- 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).


Bay Area Goodyear and SPAN Partners

Bay Area Goodyear to Help Our Neighbors

local site donations during May

Tim Nester, Manager Goodyear

Throughout the month of May, the Bay Area Goodyear/Severna Park team is collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for SPAN! Please stop in, say hi to Tim and his Goodyear team, and drop off your donation to help our neighbors in need.

The donation bin and monetary jar is located in the lobby of the Severna Park Goodyear store located at 539 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park, next to McDonald’s. The store is open: 7:30am – 7:00pm Monday through Friday, and 7:30am – 3:00pm Saturday.

For more information call 410-647-7977. Thank you for helping our neighbors!

Mutt and Joe Reach Out to SPAN

Mutt and Joe


Located on Benfield Blvd, Severna Park MD

Mutt and Joe’s owner Andy Smull has become a part of SPAN with a regular donation of bagels, pastries and other delightful munchies. Mutt and Joe, on Benfield Road in Severna Park, has everything from a wonderful selection of coffee-shop favorites to a self- serve bath or full-service grooming for your favorite canine. Read more …..

Treebranchdesign Website Services

Treebranchdesign Supports SPAN

chesapeak bay bridge sunrise

Treebranchdesign is a Severna Park website design company that continues to provide SPAN with website design and hosting services for the newly launched site. The SPAN site was completely rebuilt with an original template design by Treebranchdesign, working closely with the Executive Director, Maria DeNardo. This site will re-vitalize SPAN’s online presence and to recognize volunteers and donors in a humble manner. SPAN is continuing to expand their website features to serve volunteers and donors and to promote funding needed to continue serving people across neighborhoods. Owner and designer Jennifer Triplett will continue to provide training for SPAN staff while offering website design updates, graphic design and social media support on a volunteer basis.  Treebranchdesign offers local website hosting and design services, including web photography, graphic design, and social media support. She has worked with other non-profits and Green efforts. You can visit the company website at or contact the company directly at

Storage Village

Storage Village Partners With SPAN

Millersville, MD – June 15, 2012 Storage Village has established a partnership with SPAN to help alleviate the most urgent needs of our community members seeking for emergency assistance.  SPAN is now the beneficiary of Storage Village’s year-long and seasonal community service campaigns.

Storage Village is supporting SPAN’s efforts through donations of food, money, and time.  These three initiatives combined will have a powerful impact on the extent to which SPAN can assist those struggling in our community.

With each new move in, a tenant can get their first month for $1 if they bring in at least 3 cans of food to Storage Village’s onsite Canned Food Collection Center.  All food collected from Storage Village in Millersville is donated to SPAN.  Last year, the Storage Village community donated over 2,000 pounds through this program.

Each Thanksgiving, Storage Village donates Thanksgiving dinners to SPAN through their “Room for Dinner” campaign.  Storage Village donated 103 Thanksgiving meals companywide last year.

Additionally, Storage Village assists SPAN by purchasing and selling water bottles to collect monetary donations. Each water bottle costs $1, and all money collected from the sale of water bottles is donated.

Furthermore, Storage Village pays all full time employees to donate at least 8 hours each month to volunteer work.  Though the employee can volunteer at the organization of his or her choosing, SPAN is the recommended organization for employees based in Millersville.  All volunteer opportunities at SPAN will be listed in Storage Village’s new Volunteer Resource Book.

“We are thrilled to be able to help SPAN serve people in Anne Arundel County who don’t have the means to take care of some of their most basic needs.” -M. Goldberg, C.O.O, Storage Village Self Storage

 Storage Village’s partnership with SPAN was inspired by their core value of community service.  As a company, Storage Village expresses their gratitude for the community that they are a part of by giving back throughout the year.  By targeting all of their efforts towards assisting one organization, Storage Village will be able to maximize their impact.

Storage Village is proud to be an active member of their community.  They invite anyone in need of extra space, or that would like to contribute to SPAN to stop by their facility at  8374 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108 .

For more information on Storage Village and their effort to help our neighbors, contact: Aja Bair at or call them at 410-846-1698.

Jing Ying

Business Spotlight: Jing Ying

Jing Ying group photoA local martial arts school has been raising money for SPAN for the last 7 years. Jing Ying institute, a Kung FufTai Chi school owned by Nancy and Billy Greer, has organized a silent auction that begins at the end of October, when Nancy begins posting the donated items on the web site, and culminates in December, with a holiday party. In 2011 Jing Ying raised $6,000 and collected over 500 lbs of food for SPAN.

From the time they acquired the ling Ying school in 2004, Nancy and Billy have made fundraising for charity an important part of their program.

Billy: “In 2004 we had taken over ling Ying suddenly, without much planning, to save it. Our whole family had been involved, and we didn’t want to see it close. That first year we were struggling to see if we could keep the doors open, learning the ropes as we went along. When we were planning a cultural activity for the Chinese New Year, the devastating tsunami hit East Asia, so we morphed that New Year’s celebration into a fundraiser. We were really pleased about the support from the community.”

In 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, ling Ying raised money for an organization that takes care of developmentally disabled people-The Arc; their homes in New Orleans had been destroyed. That year Billy and Nancy also realized that there was much need in the community surrounding ling Ying.

Nancy. “After hearing the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce talk about SPAN, to us they seemed like the perfect local group to work with.”

Jing Ying’s fundraisers foster a sense of togetherness, not only drawing in residents and local businesses, who make generous donations, but also involving many of their Kung Fu and Tai Chi students-adults and children.
Nancy: “For the students it’s more than learning a physical
art -Kung Fu or Tai Chi. When we do things like the silent
auction for SPAN and other fundraisers, the students bond
together and they feel good about doing something for the
community. “
Billy: “One of our favorite things about the silent auction
for SPAN is that every year we find secret talents in our
students. They might donate items such as their own
artwork, home brewed ale, home made soaps and perfumes,
or hammered silver jewelry.”
Nancy: “I had a table ‘By Kids, for Kids.’ One kid made
some origami designs; another drew a wonderful picture of
the judges at one of our Kung Fu tests.”
In 2010, to celebrate ling Ying Institute’s 10th anniversary, Nancy and Billy wanted to raise $10,000 for charity, and they did. In addition to the silent auction for SPAN, they held a “kickathon” and a Caribbean theme party for CARE to aid victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Billy: “We’re a small organization, but we’re happy for Whatever we can do for the community.”

The Big Bean

The Big Bean Contributes to SPAN’s Pantry


Deb Hoffman, Owner of The Big Bean in Severna Park, contributes bagels and pastries to the pantry. The Big Bean,which opened in 2000, is a local neighborhood coffee store that features a variety of coffees and novel teas. The Big Bean is conveniently located off the B&A Bike Path.