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May Newsletter

Our League Volunteer Story, BGE Made Earth Day Special

Board Member Carol Dodson (pictured right) and a co-worker and fellow BGE volunteer assist an Adult Medical Day participant during the planting process.

On Wednesday, April 26th, 15 volunteers from BGE joined Adult Medical Day participants in some fun and “dirty” Earth Day activities to beautify the building and outdoor garden space. Through the leadership of current Board of Directors Member Carol Dodson, the volunteers helped adults with disabilities create tissue paper globes, plant colorful annuals in recyclable containers, and prepare a chocolatey afternoon snack!

Participants spent the morning chatting with the volunteers and connecting over similar interests. As they modge-podged Earth-like spheres and dug their hands into potting soil, they bonded over topics of music, art, food, and general hobbies. Laughter, meaningful conversation, and creativity filled the Multi-Purpose Room, even spilling out into the courtyard as freshly planted flowers were placed on tree branches.

Once participants cleaned up and went to lunch, the BGE volunteers washed their hands, donned their gloves, and started a “Dirt Pudding” dessert assembly line. They mixed up the chocolate pudding, crushed the Oreo cookies, and added gummy worms to the perfect environmentally conscious treat for the men and women in our Adult Medical Day Program.

The League is extremely grateful for the time, talents, and resources of our volunteers! In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we held a breakfast for the incredible people who lend a hand in our programs, serve on our event committees, advocate for individuals with disabilities, and dedicate their spare time to our mission. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the men, women, and children that we support!

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The League’s Active Together Challenge

The Active Together Challenge, benefitting The League, is a unique 2-week virtual and in-person challenge. It will include a variety of wellness, fitness, and overall health activities. Participants will have the flexibility to join in and get active when and how they can through daily on-your-own challenges and scheduled pop-up activities! In addition to access to the full calendar of activities, your participation helps raise essential funds and awareness for The League. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to raise funds and awareness for

The League AND unlock your fitness potential!

If exercise and sweating aren’t really your thing, you can still support our mission and promote overall well-being, independence, and quality of life by:

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Program Highlights

Autism Acceptance Month Had Us Feeling Blue!

The Youth Autism Services Team hosted “The Spectrum Experience” on Thursday, 4/27 to provide staff and visitors with a uniquely immersive symposium that offered perspective from children living with autism. In order to spread awareness and educate League staff, the seminar covered the importance of music and movement, focus strategies, and communication skills to a child with autism.


On Friday, 4/28, parents, caregivers, and staff joined the kids for a “Light It Up Blue” party to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month! Guests played games, danced, ate a delicious dinner, and enjoyed blue cupcakes!

Check Out Career Opportunities with the Youth Autism Services Program

Meaningful Day Participants Dazzled Us in Bye, Bye Birdie!

League Meaningful Day participants and thespians from all over Baltimore “put on a happy face” and brought the musical numbers from “Bye, Bye Birdie” to life as they danced, sang, and acted their hearts out on stage at The Sky is The Limit Community Theatre in Dundalk. The 1960 stage musical loosely based on the King of Rock n’ Roll had romance, comedy, and drama for the participants to charm the audience with. 

Watch a Clip from the Performance

SCALE Members are Advocating for Aphasia Awareness!

During May, Stroke Awareness Month, and June, Aphasia Awareness Month, The League's SCALE Aphasia Program is providing free stroke education in the community! In response to the Governor's call to action to make Maryland a Stroke Smart State, the SCALE “Speak Out Aphasia” group created a video to teach audiences to Spot a Stroke, Stop a Stroke and Save a Life. Learn more about how staff and members of the program are taking an active role in spreading awareness about aphasia and improving their quality of life in May’s edition of Baltimore Magazine

Learn More About The SCALE Aphasia Program

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 just $10 a month, you can provide decorative and recreational supplies for one of the Youth Autism Services Programs’ parties.  

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Employee Spirit Week Ended with Birthday Cupcakes!

From April 24-28, The League’s Employee Activities Committee rolled out Spirit Week with fun wardrobe suggestions every day! On Monday, we were determined to not wear matching clothes. On Tuesday, we broke out our tye-dye! On Wednesday, we elected to wear our comfy clothes or rep our favorite sports teams. On Thursday, we embraced #ThrowbackThursday with an outfit inspired by our favorite decade. On Friday, we wore our League gear and spent the afternoon hanging out, playing lawn games, and eating cupcakes to celebrate The League’s 96th birthday! To show off her League spirit, our Employment Services Manager Shelby Pinkett decided to dress like League President & CEO David A. Greenberg, goatee, glasses, and all.

Check Out Our Birthday Surprise TikTok Video

Smell the May Flowers in a Performance Hoodie

You may want to purchase your very own tri-blend performance hoodie before they sell out! Whether you're walking, wheeling, or spending time outside in the lovely Spring air, you are going to want this lightweight and comfortable hoodie to layer up with. 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. 

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A Concluding Note from Our President & CEO

Dear Friends of The League,

There are so many wonderful things happening at The League in our 96th year of serving the Greater Baltimore Area and it is rewarding to be a part of the positive transformations taking place on our campuses and in the community. As more volunteers join us in programming and interact with the adults and youth that we support, there is a renewed sense of synergy between The League and those impacted by our work. Relationships with companies like BGE and groups like Helping Up Mission have strengthened our connections to the community that will ultimately cultivate a network of continuous support between people living with disabilities and their neighbors. Together, we are able to facilitate growth, provide meaningful opportunities, and celebrate milestones for individuals of all abilities.


Speaking of milestones, I am thrilled to share that we took a group of campers to Disney World this past weekend for rides, magic, and shows! We are looking forward to a summer filled with campfires at Camp Round Meadow and more travel experiences along the east coast! Thank you for tagging along on our journey as we form unbreakable bonds and make a difference in the disability community! 

Sincerely,

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David A. Greenberg

President & CEO

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THE LEAGUE'S 2023 BOARD of DIRECTORS

Nicole Urquhart-Bradley, Board Chair • Mindy Geppi, Vice Chair

Ethan Nochumowitz, Treasurer • Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D, Secretary

Carol Dodson • Bradley Fowler • James Hettleman • Ashley Ingraham Watts • Janice Jackson

Richard M. Katz, M.D. • Kris Meyer • Oyebukola Oyediran, M.D. • Terri Seitz Parrish • Jason Perlow

Andrew Slutkin • Andrew Snyder • Chris Zegal

THE LEAGUE'S EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

David A. Greenberg, President & CEO 

Renée Dash, VP, Medical Programs/Chief Nursing Officer 

Maureen Jeffreys, VP, Community Programs • Michelle Johnson, VP, Youth & Recreation Programs

Rhonda Johnson, VP, Facility Operations • Margretta Ryan, VP, Finance

Dawn Witherspoon, VP, HR & Compliance • Lauren Yankolonis, VP, Development & Marketing

For more information, you can visit our website at www.leagueforpeople.org.

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