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North Bend Elementary Bike Donation Spreads Smiles Bicycles will provide accessibility and promote an active lifestyle for Baltimore City students

Sixty-five first-graders received free bicycles at North Bend Elementary/Middle School earlier this month, where professional mountain biker Jeff Lenosky shared safety tips and encouraged the kids to get outside and stay active. Early on Friday, Oct. 14, volunteers showed up again, after having helped build the bikes the previous evening, …

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Donations Needed to Replace United Way Bus The bus provides critical resources and transportation to 18 families

United Way bus driver Paul Highfield

  United Way of Central Maryland needs $35,000 to replace its neighborhood bus. The nonprofit is still about $10,000 short. The bus, which provides safe, free transportation for 18 families in Baltimore City, has broken down. Student-parents at Ben Franklin High School use the bus to get to school each …

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Community-Minded Kids: Jake Rusnak This Baltimore teen exemplifies that you're never too young to give back

Jake Rusnak Charitable children

  Jake Rusnak challenged himself to the longest swim of his life in October—10K (6.2 miles), or 438 laps around the pool. Thankfully, the Baltimore teen didn’t have to count all the laps—his all-in-one training partner, coach and former lifeguard dad, Andrew, took on that task. Aside from the physical …

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Finding Their Place on the Mat and in Life Holistic Life Foundation promotes healing and wellness in youth through yoga and mindfulness education

Child on yoga mat

Twenty years ago, Andres Gonzalez set out on a mission to address suffering in the world. With his experience teaching yoga to diverse populations in the Baltimore area and beyond, he began to witness the transformative power that breath work, movement and off-the-mat practice could have in people’s lives. Together …

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