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Community Resources

Year-round, the Orioles focus their philanthropic efforts on two distinct pillars: Strengthening Our Community and Empowering Our Youth.

In times of crisis, the Orioles aim to bring visibility to resources our community members needs most. 

BALTIMORE ORIOLES HELPING NEIGHBORS

Marian House Race to Embrace Independence - Sept 19-27

Marian House is a holistic, healing community for women and their children who are in need of housing and support services. We provide a safe, sober, and loving environment that challenges women to respect and love themselves, confront emotional and socioeconomic barriers, and transition to stable and independent lives.

Heart Walk Digital Experience - Oct. 5-10

The Heart Walk Digital Experience is a week-long campaign designed to raise funds for life-saving research, promote physical activity and mental wellness, and to celebrate all people affected by cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Heart Walk Digital Experience will take place this year between Monday, October 5 through Saturday, October 10. By moving the action online, we are going to engage more Heart Walkers than ever before! Join the Baltimore Orioles and the AHA for fundraising challenges, virtual wellness activities, and Top Walker and Survivor celebrations.

Empowerment Series - Voter Up

As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Orioles are encouraging fans to exercise their right to vote.

BALTIMORE RESOURCES

Voting and Empowerment

League of Women Voters
League of Women Voters of Maryland

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Baltimore Votes
Baltimore Votes

Baltimore Votes is working toward a future for our city where every person, in every precinct, votes in every election. On our website, you'll find links to voter education events across the city as well as information on how to register and vote.

Black Girls Vote
Black Girls Vote

Black Girls Vote, Inc. is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to uplifting the black community through education and inspiring black women to understand the public policy decisions affecting our families and communities.

VoteRiders
VoteRiders

VoteRiders works nationwide to provide voter ID education and assistance to all eligible voters who are in need. We equip voters with what they need to vote with confidence, knowing they cannot be turned away.

Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. of Washington County

She Votes is an educational, nonpartisan Girls Inc. initiative that supports girls of all ages to gain the skills and confidence to be future voters, candidates, and political leaders.

Strengthening Our Community

Maryland Food Bank
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The Maryland Food Bank is a non-profit organization leading the movement to end hunger in Maryland. They have an extensive network of community and organizational partners across the state that distribute food to the Marylanders who need them.

UEmpower of Maryland
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UEmpower of Maryland gives a hand up by identifying areas of genuine need and bridging resources to create solutions that Empower our community. Together we can become a stronger community by ... GIVING A HAND UP.

The American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake Region
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The Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region touches hundreds of lives every day. Their mission is to help people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies.

The Arc of Maryland
The Arc of Maryland

The Arc Maryland is the largest statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to the rights and quality of life of persons with I/DD and their families. We do this through public policy, advocacy, public awareness, and training and membership support. The Arc Maryland is part of a national network through The Arc US of nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide. The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with I/DD and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities.

Station North Tool Library
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The Station North Tool Library is a non-profit tool-lending library offering over 3,000 tools, 30 classes and a public wood-working shop. To respond to the pandemic, they have been crowdsourcing sewing machines and organizing volunteers to sew fabric face masks for healthcare workers and high-risk community members. (To date over 1,500 masks have been made, 25 sewing machines have been loaned and the numbers continue to rise each day.)

Baltimore Community ToolBank
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The Baltimore Community ToolBank is serving the servers throughout the COVID-19 response & relief efforts. Any community organization, nonprofit or government agency in need of equipment for response purposes including testing and food distribution can contact the ToolBank at 410-244-5565. Their inventory includes tables, chairs, pallet jacks, microphones, speakers, safety cones and generators. All orders for COVID19 response are free.

Thread, Inc.
Thread | The New Social Fabric

Thread harnesses the power of relationships to create a new social fabric of diverse individuals deeply engaged with young people facing the most significant opportunity and achievement gaps. Our community is committed to ending social isolation and building a more equitable culture in which everyone thrives.

I Am Mentality
I AM MENtality

I AM MENtality is Baltimore based, nonprofit organization focused on assisting male youth with developing their leadership capacity, by offering educational and experimental opportunities. Our mission is to enlighten the minds of male youth through mentoring and leadership development.

Moveable Feast
Moveable Feasts

Moveable Feast’s mission is to foster a community that cares for people living with HIV, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering nutritious meals and groceries and providing nutritional counseling and other services.

Black Mental Wellness, Corp.
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Black Mental Wellness, Corp., was founded by 4 licensed clinical psychologists who are passionate about addressing mental health and wellness concerns in the Black community. The mission of Black Mental Wellness is to provide access to evidenced-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.

Dreaming Out Loud
Dreaming Out Loud

Dreaming Out Loud has coordinated, produced, and distributed more than 120,000 meals and thousands of pounds of groceries going to 10 community-based sites across the District, but focused on Wards 7 and 8. We are creating and sustaining jobs for Black food-makers and farmers, while supporting community food security and working to scale these efforts in both Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County.

Made in Baltimore
Made in Baltimore

Made in Baltimore supports makers and manufacturers in Baltimore City, making it easier for Baltimoreans to Buy Local. As a program of the Baltimore Development Corporation since 2018, MIB has helped hundreds of small businesses reach new audiences and create jobs in their communities.

TransCen, Inc. - Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
TransCen, Inc. – Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Since 1996, TransCen, Inc., a Rockville, Maryland non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful work and community inclusion, has operated the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. The Centers provide information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Though federally funded, the ADA Centers are not enforcement or regulatory agencies, but helpful resources for individuals and entities with rights and responsibilities under the ADA.

Pride Center of Maryland
The Pride Center of Maryland

The Pride Center of Maryland offers over 30 programs and services that reflect our dedication to ensuring Maryland’s sexual and gender minority community have equal access to care, services, and a space where they can be their authentic selves. Each year, we serve thousands of Maryland residents in order to fulfill our commitment of uniting, empowering, and advocating on behalf of sexual and gender minorities of Baltimore and Central Maryland.

Empowering Our Youth

Student Support Network
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The Student Support Network improves the lives of Baltimore County students in poverty by providing food, other necessities, and advocacy support. During the COVID-19 crisis, the Network is focusing on providing food and other essential items to students and families while schools are closed. Donations may be made online.

Meal Distribution
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Baltimore City is providing grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth (18 and under) at 18 meal sites. The meals will be available from 10am-2pm and children and adults can each receive 4 meals/person.

Living Classrooms
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Living Classrooms disrupts the cycle of poverty and helps the community become safer, stronger, and healthier by meeting individuals where they are and building skills for life.

SARASOTA RESOURCES

Strengthening Our Community

All Faiths Food Bank
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Is a non-profit organization Food Bank serving Sarasota and Desoto Counties and strives to provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
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Their mission is to strive to provide healthcare services that excel in caring, quality and innovation. If you would like to donate, you can do so through the link below to the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation.

OneBlood
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Through local blood drives, OneBlood serves as a key partner to hospitals during emergencies as well as in stem cell research. If you wish to donate, you can find a local blood drive in the link below.

United Way Suncoast
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The United Way Suncoast's mission fights for education and financial stability of every person in the community they serve. Now more than ever, they could use our help. You can click the link below to support The United Way Suncoast Coronavirus Fund helping children and families in need during this difficult time.

Empowering Our Youth

Sarasota County Schools Food & Nutrition Services
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To help families effected by COVID-19, Sarasota County Schools are holding food drives every Friday for all children 18 and younger. To learn more, follow the link below.

Girls Inc. Sarasota
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Inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. To help Girls Inc. and those in need in Sarasota, please click the link below for many great resources.