Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB) teamed up with Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights Elementary/Middle School and Healing City Baltimore to host a community block party and resource fair on Saturday, August 28, that served over 200 neighbors in the O’Donnell Heights community.
“With kids headed back to school that Monday, it was a terrific opportunity to mark the unofficial end to summer and connect families with resources to start the year off strong,”
explained O’Donnell Heights Club Manager Will Howard.
More than 15 vendors participated in the event, providing everything from on-site COVID-19 vaccinations to legal aid and tenant advocacy. Staff members from our O’Donnell Heights Club were on hand to offer free school supplies and Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen was there to meet constituents and cheer on the collaborative effort.
There was also plenty of fun on hand, with a local barber providing free haircuts, DARCARS Automotive Group serving up grilled hotdogs and entertainment by our very own Club kids. Following an audition process the week prior, four Club members were selected to give vocal performances at the event: Elijah, age 6, and Daelin, Macin and McKenzie, ages 8.