Friday, July 23, 2010

Levindale Goes United

How would you like to help people in need and have a really good time while you’re doing it? That’s the goal of the United Way Campaign at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital.

The official campaign kicked off earlier this month and it will run through August 20. There are lots of ways for employees and visitors to participate that will satisfy their sweet tooth, win prizes for them and even allow staff members to wear denim on special days, normally not allowed.

“We want to raise money for people in the community who have fallen on hard times,” says Carol Carder, chairwoman for Levindale’s campaign this year. While this is her second time leading the effort, Carol has been donating her time and money to the United Way for more than 20 years.

Some of the many activities and raffles being offered throughout the month at Levindale are listed below, and they all have one thing in common. They’re designed to remind people about the importance of giving while being part of a team that has fun. How do donations help?

“One of the charities that I’m most involved with is My Sister’s Place. This shelter for women and children in Baltimore provides meals, shower and laundry facilities and life skills workshops,” adds Carol. “What’s really significant about My Sister’s Place is that it gives women the skills to become independent again.” This particular charity is also helped through the WINGS group at LifeBridge Health.

As a quick refresher about United Way, it is a worldwide network in 45 countries. Here in our own backyard, the United Way of Central Maryland gives funds to about 1,600 different organizations.

For more information on Levindale’s campaign to help the United Way, contact Carol Carder at 410-601-2276 or email her at ccarder (at)

Levindale’s United Way Activities Include:
  • Wednesday, July 28 Popcorn sale
  • Friday, July 30 Donuts and coffee
  • Monday, August 2 Parking space raffle
  • Friday, August 6 Dessert wheel
  • Wednesday, August 11 Fundraiser at Green Turtle in Towson
  • Friday, August 20 Levindale’s Got Talent
-Helene King

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