Community Events

Adopt A Family Project 2006

Adopt a Family 2006 was a huge success. Five minority families were nominated and it was hard to turn any of them down, so all five-minority families were selected. Altogether there were 19 children ranging from infants [age 2 months] to teenagers [up to 17 years of age]!

There was one intact family with both mom and dad and two single mothers. In one of the families, both the mother and daughter were adopted.

In addition, one of the families was a grandmother that is paralyzed from the waist down that was shot in the head 8 years ago and her 4-year-old grandson.

Once the nominations were made and selected, a call was made to the community to help, if possible.

A handful of neighbors, friends, and strangers made donations including Charles V. Bauerle, Jr., a current doctoral student in the University of Phoenix’s Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership program.

I have never met Mr. Bauerle in person, only through email and when he received the email for the Adopt the Christmas Project, he made an unselfish monetary donation.

I used my oldest daughter 2nd birthday party, as a place for people to donate items for the five minority families for the holidays and the turn out was a good one. On Christmas morning and the day after, a truckload of gifts was delivered to the five families for the holidays.

In addition to the gifts delivered on Christmas, each of the 19 minority children received $50 savings bond for college from me personally.

Their parents were joyous and extremely thankful for the savings bond and for the investment in their children college education.

TESTIMONIES FOR WEBSITE!

Testimony #1 from Family E

Hey Doc,

I wanted you to know that we received the bonds in the mail yesterday for my children. What a thoughtful and considerate gift!!!! They are locked away with our personal effects to turn over to the children at a later date. Kudos to you! Thanks from the bottom of my heart!

Love you much,

Lisia

Testimony #2 from Family C

THANK YOU SO MUCH! THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO ME AND MY FAMILY. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!

She’Laun

Testimony #3 from A Nominator

AGAIN KATHY AND MADONNA LEFT MESSAGES ON MY MACHINE ABOUT HOW GRATEFUL THEY WERE AND YOU WERE ABLE TO BE A BLESSING TO THEM.

Danni

Special Thanks to Contributors for the Adopt the Family Christmas Project 2006:

The Nominators

  • Mrs. Jacqueline Johnson
  • Ms. Jocie Johnson
  • Mrs. Cathy Green
  • Ms. Jacqueline Williams
  • Ms. Danni Rogers
    • King Arthur Circle Neighbors

      • Jack, Patti, and Roxci
      • Mae & Family
      • Michelle, Brian, Angel, and Nicholas
      • Jami, John, and Family
      • Ana & Bubbles

      From the University of Phoenix

      • Charles V. Bauerle, Jr. [Student]

      Local Community Affiliations

      Baltimore White Marsh Seventh Day Adventist Church & Members

      7527 Rossville Blvd.

      Baltimore, Maryland 21237

      Diva’s & Company Hair Salon {Savid, Inc.}

      899 N. Howard Street

      Baltimore, Maryland 21201

      Hair Doctor’s Barber Shop

      8767-F Philadelphia Rd.

      Baltimore, Maryland 21237

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