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SPAN Awarded The Chartwell Foundation Grant

SPAN Awarded a Grant from The Chartwell Foundation to Help Our Neighbors

Steve Lombardo, Jennifer Pumphrey, Maria DeNardo, Therese Roberts

Steve Lombardo, Jennifer Pumphrey, Maria DeNardo, Therese Roberts

The Chartwell Foundation -Making a Difference
SPAN has been awarded 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 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).

5k Race 2015

SPAN’s Annual Turkey Trot 2015

5k Race at Kinder Park, Severna Park

SPAN Turkey Trot 1On a, sunny but chilly morning, over 170 runners and walkers of all ages gathered for SPAN’s annual Turkey Trot 5k at Kinder Farm Park. As always, the park’s trails provided beautiful scenery for this wonderful family event to support SPAN. Rebecca Fishburne of Fit4: Whole Life Fitness led runners through a brief warm-up before the 9:00am start and throughout the day everyone was treated to snacks and drinks, provided by Christopher’s Restaurant in Crofton.

Michele Antal and her son Mark were among the first-time race participants. “We love this park,” Michele said. “We walk it together all the time. We just couldn’t pass up the opportunity — it’s for such a great cause.”

Friends Alex Lecouras and Andrew Rutkauskas ran together. Both are 10-year-old fifth-graders at Folger McKinsey Elementary, where they are active in a variety of year-round sports. This was their first time running a 5K. “It was fun,” Rutkauskas said of the race.

CSSi, a clinical trial patient recruitment and enrollment firm based in Glen Burnie, supported SPAN with a team of about 15 runners, including dogs Chloe and Pepper. “We’ve done this a few times,” said Chris Trizna, company president. “We’re always looking to support local community causes.” Erika Macy of Hanover and Pasadena resident Jenny Thompson ran with the CSSi team. “I thought it was great,” Thompson said. “The rolling hills were a little challenging, but not so much that you couldn’t do it if you weren’t a trained runner. It was a beautiful course.”

A signature event for SPAN, the Turkey Trot sponsors included PNC Bank, Pilates on the Bay, Christopher’s Restaurant (Crofton), Fit4, SunTrust Mortgage, Long & Foster (Severna Park), The Bank of Glen Burnie, Fleet Feet (Severna Park), FastSigns, Friendship Creative Printing, Chick-fil-A (Severna Park), FroYo House (Severna Park and Arnold) and Volunteers for SPAN.

Sandi Crawford and Michelle Bowers co-chaired the fundraiser said that the event is important because it raises awareness for SPAN and emphasizes the importance of supporting a local charity. “It provides a wonderful fun and family-oriented event each year,” Bower said. “We have really great support from the community and the volunteers. Volunteers for SPAN helped coordinate the event and was a GOLD SPONSOR.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support!!!

Jing Ying Institute Annual Auction

Jing Ying Institute Annual Auction to Benefit SPAN

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Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu and Tai Chi continues to be an outstanding supporter of SPAN. Nancy and Billy Greer will put on their fabulous Silent Auction again Saturday, December 18, 3:00-5:00pm. Enjoy the good company, good food, and intriguing auction items.

Nancy accepts a variety of donations, including hand-crafted, gently used, and re-gifted items. Gift certificates from local businesses are also popular.

For more information email Nancy at Nancy@jingying.org.

If you are unable to participate in Jing Ying’s Silent Auction, you can still show your support for SPAN. Donations can also be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to http://spanhelps.org – Go to bottom of the home 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).

Grant Writer Wanted

SPAN Is Seeking An Experienced Grant Writer

This is a paid contractual position (no benefits)

Responsibilities: Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. This includes researching, compiling, writing and editing grant applications

Qualifications: Professional grant writing experience and knowledge of the grant writing and reporting processes.

Please send a cover letter and resume to spanhelps@yahoo.com (subject line – Grant Writer)

Bob Kelter

Bob Kelter

Bob Kelter has had a lot of interaction with SPAN since 1991. As a staff pharmacist at Park Pharmacy, Bob dealt with request for client’s prescription and medical needs and knew the frustration our volunteers felt trying to read the prescriptions, and wanted to help.  For over 13 years, Bob has given of his time and talent helping our neighbors in need. As an interviewer, Bob’s calming and caring demeanor has helped many clients understand the process to obtain financial assistance.

“Over the years I have seen many changes to SPAN, but the mission has remained the same – Helping our neighbors! In recent years, with empty nest and my retirement from Park Pharmacy, I have been able to spend a few more days at SPAN. I enjoy the work and count so many staff members volunteers as friends. It means so much to me to be able to make a difference in someone’s life”.

Cafe Mezzanotte Gives Back to SPAN

Thank You Cafe’ Mezzanotte

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Thank You to Café Mezzanotte and everyone for making –

“GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY” an EVENING TO BENEFIT SPAN

a wonderful event where friends and family joined together for dinner or relaxed in the lounge

Café Mezzanotte donated 15% OF ALL PROCEEDS to help our neighbors

Together – WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERYDAY–
A DIFFERENCE TODAY THAT WILL LAST FOR MANY TOMORROWS

St. Martin’s In-The-Field Holiday Bazaar

On Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church –Will Host Their Annual Holiday Bazaar. All hand crafted items, including Holiday Décor, Gifts, Hunger Pangs and much, much More…

ST. MARTIN’S-IN-THE-FIELD EPISCOPAL CHURCH is located at

375 BENFIELD ROAD, SEVERNA PARK, MD. 21146

410-647-6248

5K Race Turkey Trot

Stride-for-SPAN Turkey Trot

Stride-for-SPAN Turkey Trot

SPAN 5k 2013The community joined together November 22, 2014 at Kinder Farm Park for the Third Annual – Stride for SPAN Turkey Trot. This event included a timed 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk. T-Shirts were given to all participants and prizes for 3 top 5K finishers in specified age groups.

We thank all of our participants and sponsors.

Rather support SPAN’s programs through a tax-deductible donation? Helping your neighbors has never been easier. Donations can now be made on line through safe and secure Pay Pal. IT’S EASY- Just go to http://spanhelps.org (home page) and click on the Donate at the bottom of the page. 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). With every donation or sponsorship, SPAN is able to assist our neighbors in need.
Questions? Email us at strideforspan@yahoo.com Visit our 2013 Gallery

Turkey Trot 2014

November 22, 2014 Stride for SPAN

Turkey Trot November 22 2014

5k Race time: 9:00am 1 Mile Fun Walk: 9:30am
● Timed 5K Race Fee: $35.00 ● T‐Shirts for all registrants!
● Fun Walk: $20.00
● Prizes for 3 top 5K finishers in specified age groups M & F
● Discounts for teams of 6 or more!
Register online at www.Active.com or send form below to: SPAN, Inc. 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD 21146
(Registration closes November 19, 2014. 11:59 pm)

Turkey Flyer 9.8     5K Sponsorship Information Form9.8

Stride for SPAN 2013 Gallery