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March Newsletter

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My League Story, MS Day: Jakki H.

Jakki has always been an active individual with a passion for fitness and travelling. With a post-graduate degree in International Studies from NYU, she has enjoyed national and international trips with her girlfriends fueled by her love of different cultures and places. When Jakki’s health began to inexplicably decline in 2002, she was frustrated by the uncertainty and devastated by her loss of mobility and independence. After she finally received her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2007, she was able to identify her ailment, but not reverse the lifestyle changes it was forcing her to make.


Fortunately, Jakki heard about The League’s MS Day Program and has been able to receive support from other members of the group. Joining in-person sessions to see her friends and experience stimulating activities has given Jakki the motivation to regain her strength and confidence. 

“Fatigue is real. All I can do is talk about my situation and encourage others to do their best. There is a barrier of denial that so many people with MS have to overcome so that they can move forward with their lives.”

The camaraderie and friendships in the program are so important to Jakki. Members make a point to call each other and check in if they have been absent from group programs. There are opportunities for art projects, creative expression, reading exercises, puzzles, and cognitive stimulation. Jakki appreciates the exposure that she receives to a multitude of new activities and the support from people who have similar challenges and situations.

Learn About MS from Our Members

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Winter Program Highlights

On Friday, March 8th, the Meaningful Day Program hosted a Career Day to promote workforce readiness for adults with disabilities seeking employment. The mock interview, resume review, and financial literacy workshops were all lead by volunteer professionals from six different companies. Volunteers spent the day sharing helpful tips on etiquette, confidence, and authenticity. They even took a break the for midday "Dress for Success" Fashion Show where participants selected from a wardrobe of blazers, jackets, dresses, and accessories to strut their stuff in front of their peers on the catwalk.

Watch WMAR's Coverage of Career Day

Children in the Youth Autism Services Program celebrated Black History Month with engaging and educational activities such as songs, dances, games, culinary exercises, and art projects all month long.

Learn More About Youth Autism Services

Recurring giving is one of the simplest ways to stay engaged with The League. If you join the GEM (Give Every Month) Club, not only will you be continuously supporting social interaction, skill-building, and advocacy efforts for individuals with disabilities, but you will also receive exclusive League news updates and opportunities for interaction with the adults and youth that we support. For $15 a month, you can help cover the cost of a culinary cooking experience so that children with autism can practice measuring and fine motor skills necessary for successful recipes.

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Join Us Tomorrow (3/14) for a Listening Session!

All are invited to share their opinions and help the State identify the most pressing areas to address in order to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Meet the Tastes, Toasts, & Triumphs Honorees!

Raise a glass and toast our honorees! At Tastes, Toasts, & Triumphs on Saturday, April 13, 2024, The League will honor long-standing donors and supporters of The League! Help us celebrate their legacies of commitment!

Community Toast

Rotary Club of Baltimore

In 1937, members of the Rotary Club of Baltimore campaigned for a level camping site accessible to children with disabilities on Catoctin Mountain, and have been providing financial support every year since. Consider a donation of $100 to support the cost of s’mores supplies at an epic Camp Greentop campfire this summer.

Individual Toast

Andy & Amy Slutkin

Andy and Amy Slutkin have been incredible ambassadors for The League, dedicating their time and expertise to growing The League’s programs and donating funds to continue our impact. Consider purchasing a ticket to attend Tastes, Toasts, & Triumphs to hear how serving The League has made a lasting impact on their life’s work.

Read more about our honorees’ legacies and show your support by purchasing tickets or making a donation in their honor! 

Help Honor Our Honorees

Volunteer Highlights

On February 13h, 13 volunteers from Kaiser Permanente spent the morning with adults in our Medical Day Program in a productive Art Therapy session. Participants had the option to craft Valentine's Day cards, work on their fiber arts projects, or experiment with paint-pouring techniques for some truly unique canvas masterpieces that will be auctioned off at Tastes, Toasts, and Triumphs on Saturday, April 13th.

We are extremely grateful for our corporate partnerships and networks of connections with volunteers! If your school, company, or organization is interested in making a difference with The League, please contact Kait Wieler, Manager, Community Engagement, at kwieler@leagueforpeople.org.

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Happy Women's History Month!

At the League, it is essential that we foster an environment where every voice is heard, and every individual is valued, regardless of gender. As we commemorate Women's History Month, it is important that we operate with:


  • Equity: We must strive for fairness and justice in all our practices, ensuring that everyone has equal opportunities to succeed and thrive.
  • Diversity: Embracing diversity enriches our experiences and perspectives, driving innovation and creativity within our organization. Let us celebrate the unique contributions of women from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Inclusion: Creating an inclusive culture is essential for fostering belonging and empowerment. We must actively work to dismantle barriers and create spaces where all individuals feel welcomed and respected.


Together, we are able to create a world where every woman and girl can realize her full potential and contribute to building a better future for all. #employerofchoice

Explore Career Opportunities with The League

Get Your Tumbler on The League's Storefront

Get your limited edition League insulated tumbler today before they sell out! Keep your hot beverages hot and your cold beverages icy! You will be prompted to set up a username and password to access the Storefront and can have your purchases mailed directly to you or shipped to The League’s main campus at Cold Spring Lane for pick up for no additional cost. It is durable, functional, and the perfect conversation starter for anyone wanting to learn more about The League! 

Shop The League's Storefront

Shop Softsie to Support The League in April

In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, Softsie is donating a portion of its sales to The League! For the whole month of April, you can shop soft, organic, and comfortable clothing that cares for your sensitive skin AND support youth and adults with disabilities in our programs! Use code LFP10 to receive 10% off from your order! Thank you to Cristin and Natalie for your generosity!

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A Concluding Note from Our President & CEO

Dear Friends,

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day and Women's History Month, I count myself extremely lucky to lead The League in it's 97th year with some truly impressive female Vice Presidents. Because of them, our classrooms, Wellness Center, and recreational spaces are full of artists, creative writers, singers, dancers, chefs, athletes, and friends while our League buses are full of volunteers and contributing members of society seeking meaningful work and wages in the community. If you have not already, I encourage you to read about the impact we made last year in The League’s Annual Report, and I thank you for the role that you played in our success!


CLUB1111 has been consistently selling out for tickets and volunteer slots every month - no wonder it is the inspiration for the upbeat energy taking over Tastes, Toasts, & Triumphs this April! Make sure to get your tickets to drink, dine, and dance in support of The League's important mission. If you cannot attend, you may still bid on exciting packages from the Online Auction starting on April 7th.


Lastly, I would like to extend my gratitude to all of the volunteers and staff members who made Meaningful Day's Career Day a resolute success! Dozens of employment-seeking adults in our programs were able to sharpen their interview skills, perfect their resumes, show off work-appropriate ensembles, and learn about fiscal responsibility from some incredible professionals. Together, we are able to share in the wealth of our diverse skills and expertise as we make a difference in the disability community.


P.S. Did you know that The League has started a blog to cover our programs and disability-related topics? Check it out!

Sincerely,

David A. Greenberg

President & CEO

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