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Summer Cookout for Families at Supportive Housing Programs
Published August 11, 2014
YWCA housing program staff hosted a day of summer fun at Druid Hill Park to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of the families at Druid House and Susanna Wesley House. The theme of the cookout was "Second Time Around" and staff hoped to show that, despite facing difficult circumstances, program participants don’t have to miss great opportunities and experiences during their transition to stability and self-sufficiency.
Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to program participants Tiara Moyd, Kista Smith, and Irish McAnaney for regularly volunteering to assist the program. Awards for cleanlist apartment units were given to Linnea Prout, Amy Hernandez, Sonja Grant, and Kista Smith.
The cookout was truly a community effort as we received many in-kind donations – from the moonbounce to the hamburgers – that contributed to the event’s overall success. The YWCA would like to extend heartfelt thanks to McCormick, Mr. Moonbounce, LLC, Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Rolling Video Games, The Baltimore Chapter of Las Amigas, Inc, UTZ, Burger King, Ms. Julie from GAP, Ms. Ernestine Stokes, and Ms. Kathy Carroll for their generous donations.