We Care and Friends
We Care and Friends supports those in need throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
On February 2, 2013, We Care and Friends will host an event for the premiere of Why We Care, a documentary on the life and work of founder Larry Griffin. The film is aimed to promote awareness of the needs of the many underserved residents of Annapolis and the services that Larry and We Care provide to the community. The January 27 issue of The Capital featured a piece on Larry and offers a preview of what attendees can expect. Read the full article.
Tickets for the film premiere are on sale now and available HERE.
join us as we honor Larry Griffin during the premiere of Why We Care, a documentary about his life and work. Enjoy wine, light hors d’oeuvres and live music by Larry Griffin and Jasacatu, followed by the film screening. This event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased for $30/person at www.whywecarefilm.eventbrite.com
February 2, 2013 – 6:30 to 9:00PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD
Produced and directed by Bruce Burns, Why We Care is the story of an ordinary man, who through self-destructive behavior, became homeless, drug-addicted and jailed. It is also the story of an extraordinary man, who through self-determination, perseverance and dedication turned his life around and used his experiences to change the lives of those in the community most in need. Why We Care is the story of Larry Griffin, recently named one of the “13 Newsmakers for 2013” by The Capital newspaper.
Please note that all ticket sales go directly toward We Care and Friends.
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We Care and Friends’ founder, Larry Griffin, has been named one of the 13 Newsmakers of 2013 by The Capital newspaper. This group of 13 has been selected as it is expected that they “will help shape the region’s economic, cultural, political and educational landscape in the new year.”
Read the full January 6, 2013 article in The Capital.
As we have done for nearly 20 years, on Christmas Eve we will distribute toys to area families in need. We are grateful to our friends and neighbors who contribute to this event and make it a success. Because of your generosity, we are able to make the holidays a little brighter for some deserving children and families. This year we are excited about some new events that will benefit the toy drive.
Santa Speedo Run, downtown Annapolis – a one-mile jog through town and post-run party at Stan & Joe’s with live music by The Rovers. Donations of toys and books will be collected at Stan & Joe’s throughout the day.
Annapolis Tours & Crawls: Tours for Toys, downtown Annapolis – For this night only, admission to any of their tours will be FREE with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy and gift bag.
If you are interested in donating toys or clothing this Christmas but are unable to attend these events, items can be dropped off at our office in the Stanton Community Center between 9-5, Monday through Friday. Click here to see our wish list for the children. If you would like to “adopt” a family, we can also match you or your organization with one. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (410) 263-2874.
As the weather begins to cool and the holiday season approaches, many thoughts turn to charitable giving and helping those in need. At We Care and Friends, we also start thinking about the holidays and how we can make them memorable for our neighbors in need.
Beginning in November, we have several events scheduled for the benefit of our clients and the community. If you are looking for ways to give back this holiday season, there are many ways for you to get involved! Join us for one of our upcoming fundraising events, donate food items for Thanksgiving dinner, or volunteer your time at our Thanksgiving or Christmas events.
Click on any of the links below to learn more about an event. Anyone who is in need or interested in making donations or volunteering their time is asked to call us at (410) 263-2874 or email us at email@example.com. You can also make a donation online.
November 19 – 3:30 to 8:00PM
Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and those in need