Where Are We in MLK’s Legacy?

Larry Griffin has a chance to join a panel discussion on January 7 at 10am in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College in Annapolis. Larry represents a spectrum of perspective as he grew up in Eastport in the fifties and sixties and saw the full effect of Martin Luther King in his community. He is passionate that there is still more to do for each other and in our own communities. He expressed his views in a recent article

Larry will be joined by panelists from the following organizations:
– St. John’s College Board of Visitors and Governors
– Anne Arundel Community Development Services
– Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis
– Governors Commission on Hispanic Affairs
– Executive for Human Relations and Minority Affairs in Anne Arundel County
– Maryland on African American History and Culture and Professor of Salisbury University

Holiday Toy Drive Donations

We Care and Friends is thankful for your contributions to our Holiday Toy Drive.

This has been a joyous and stressful year for many and we are supporting over 100 families with over 400 children.

We are accepting gifts for girls and boys ages 0-15 until December 22 at the Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington Street, Annapolis. The gifts can include games, books, toys and clothing. We request that no stuffed animals are donated.

If you have questions, please call 410-263-2874.

Bless you all.

Dinner for 3,000 Coming Right Up

Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless

Today, We Care and Friends will be serving Thanksgiving dinner to 3,000 people. There will be homeless, those in need, families, local leadership, supporters, local business owners, musicians, and volunteers.

Please feel welcome to join us and the community to share in the blessings.

The event will take place in Stanton Community Center from 4-8pm. We are thankful for your help and are still in need of…
– cases of water and soda
– lots of pies and desserts

Donations can be dropped off at the Stanton Center at 92 W. Washington Street in Annapolis Maryland anytime today.

Go to the Annapolis Patch article for the history of this event.

Redskins Tickets in Email Auction to Benefit We Care and Friends

Looking for holiday gifts that can benefit We Care and Friends?

We Care and Friends has an email auction for TWO REDSKINS vs. VIKINGS GAME TICKETS for December 24th in Section 142, row 11, seats 3 & 4.

The email auction will run through julieshay21@gmail.com (Board Member) until Dec 1 at noon with a minimum bid of $100 for the tickets to be sold as a pair.

All of the proceeds will go to We Care and Friends to support our programs for the homeless. So let’s be generous!

Winter Relief Program

Everyone Deserves Respect and Dignity

We have started discussions with the Annapolis Winter Relief program about the best ways to support the homeless in the cold weather. Our purpose is to keep people safe, connect them with resources, and treat them with respect.

What is unique about We Care and Friends

We go out in the streets, under the bridges, and into the woods to check on our homeless clients. We make sure every walk of life from the kids to grandparents know we can help find shelter, clothes, food, counseling, drug treatment, and employment.

More than anything our homeless clients want to be acknowledged and respected. A simple, “Hi. How are you today?” goes a long way.