Dundalk Pond Skipper 5K to benefit Family Crisis Center

Posted March 4, 2010 by familycrisiscenter
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Thrive Baltimore is hosting the 3rd Annual Dundalk Pond Skipper 5K to be held on Saturday, May 22nd at Stansbury Park in Dundalk. Each year, Thrive Baltimore picks a local non-profit organization to support, and this year the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County has been selected.

The mission of Thrive Baltimore is “to release people from spiritual, physical, social, economical and educational poverty to enable them to transform their communities.”

Last year, over $1,500 was raised, and this year the race is expected to be even bigger.

To register for the 5K, visit www.thrivebaltimore.net

Event information:
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Registration Time: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Starting Time: 9:10 a.m.
Location: Stansbury Park
Parking Location: Grange Elementary School
Fees:

$25 by May 5 (no refunds)
$30 on race day (cash only)
T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register.

Check out some footage from last years run by going here.

Dundalk Church of the Brethren Donates Christmas Offering to FCC

Posted February 1, 2010 by familycrisiscenter
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If you know the history of the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, you already know that the organization was originally started 30 years ago through the Dundalk Church of the Brethren. In 1991 those involved decided that the Family Crisis Center had grown to a level beyond the Church’s ability to govern, and the Family Crisis Center was incorporated into a private, non-profit organization.

Over the years, the Dundalk Church of the Brethren has continued to support the Family Crisis Center in many different ways.

Today, the Family Crisis Center received a very generous donation from the Dundalk Church of the Brethren’s Christmas offering. Delores Barr, Chair of the Leadership Team at the Church, and 40-year member, told us:

One of the reasons we chose the agency is because of it’s response and outreach to the community in times of difficulty.

We wanted to thank the Family Crisis Center because it really provides an important service to those who are in desperate situations.

The Family Crisis Center thanks the Dundalk Church of the Brethren, it’s Leadership Team, and it’s members for their continued support.

Long Time Supporter, Patapsco Bank, Profiled

Posted January 19, 2010 by familycrisiscenter
Categories: In the News, News, Support

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County has been supported over the years by Patapsco Bank, and their employees. From holding fundraisers, to helping out the shelter during the holidays, this 100 year old Dundalk based bank has continued to support the Family Crisis Center.

The Baltimore Sun did an interesting profile on Michael Dee, president and CEO of Patapsco Bank. You can read it here.

The article talks about how Patapsco Bank gives back to the community.

The bank supports the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County with fundraising events throughout the year. Currently the staff pays $5 to wear casual clothes or Ravens attire on Fridays, with the money going into a fund for the crisis center, an employee-chosen charity.

The Family Crisis Center is gracious of Patapsco Bank’s continued support!

Be Greater Than Violence T-Shirts Benefit FCC

Posted January 6, 2010 by familycrisiscenter
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Family Crisis Center shelter counselor, Jessica Parry, sporting one of the shirts.

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County is excited to be a beneficiary of this very cool line of t-shirts put out by Be Greater Than.

Kelly Lippenholz, the owner of Be Greater Than, is donating a percentage of the profits from the Be >Violence t-shirts to the Family Crisis Center.

Be Greater Than states “In the spirit of encouraging others to live a better life, Be Greater Than is donating a percentage of their profits to several local charities. Unique to Be Greater’s desire to give back is that customers can choose their ’cause’ by which t-shirt they purchase.”

To purchase a Be >Violence t-shirt visit www.bgreaterthan.com or go directly to the page for the shirt here.

Holiday Coat Drive Benefits Family Crisis Center

Posted December 23, 2009 by familycrisiscenter
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Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County supporter Walter Maxfield Jones will be hosting his open mic series, Warm Wednesdays, this evening with a special twist. People who attend the open mic at 5 Seasons in Baltimore will get free admission, provided they bring a coat that will go to the women and children staying at the Family Crisis Center Emergency Safe Shelter.

Doors open for the coat drive/open mic at 8:30 PM tonight, this Wednesday, December 23rd.

We’ll be sure to give you pictures from the event, and the delivery to the Family Crisis Center.

5 Seasons is located at 830 Guilford Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202. Click here for a map.

Children At Shelter Visit 34th Street… In A Limo

Posted December 18, 2009 by familycrisiscenter
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Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County supporter Jo Ellen Adams, of Techalloy, gave the children staying at the Safe Shelter a nice gift this holiday season. For two nights last week a limousine pulled up to the Family Crisis Center to take the children to the Christmas light displays on 34th Street in Baltimore.

The children loaded into the limo and first stopped at the holiday train garden located at a fire station in Dundalk. From there they moved to the lit up 34th Street in Baltimore. The children walked through the Christmas displays and even got to go into some of the houses.

At the end of the night, the children were all given gif bags, and plenty of candy.

Kids At Shelter Attend Ray Lewis Christmas Party

Posted December 18, 2009 by familycrisiscenter
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13 of the older children staying at the Safe Shelter at the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County attended the Ray Lewis Christmas Party this week. The party, put on by The Sun Co., Catherine’s Closet, and Diakon, is an event that the Family Crisis Center has been a part of for a few years.

Special guests included Baltimore Mayor, Sheila Dixon, and Miss Maryland Latina. But, the kids at the shelter were most excited to see Ray Lewis himself.

The kids had dinner, received gifts, and wrote letters to Sanata. Ray Lewis talked with the children, who got to ask him questions. One child asked Ray if he’d ever leave the Baltimore Ravens to go to another team. Ray answered without hesitation that he would never leave the Ravens.

Before the kids went home, they were handed bags of presents for themselves and their mothers. A good time was had by all.