The 2021 Day of Service was a virtual event due to the global pandemic. Volunteers had multiple opportunities to pick up activity kits outside of Glen Mar Church to assemble and complete in the comfort and safety of their homes. The church also collected non-perishable food, baked goods and winter clothing.
More than 290 people/families pre-registered online. Virtual opening and closing celebrations were conducted on MLK Jr. Day, as were free virtual health screenings through Howard County General Hospital.
Below is a summary of the kits handed out, with most returned and distributed in the community: 980 crafts for 4- to 8-year-olds, 1,080 crafts for 8-year-olds and up, 550 no-sew fleece hats, 100 jump ropes for Operation Christmas Child boxes, 200 recyclable grocery bags, 1,000 thank-you cards for 1st responders and other front-line essential workers, 250 thank-you-for-your-service cards for military members, 320 encouragement cards for the elderly and shut-ins, 125 encouragement cards for young people (e.g., confirmands).
Other Glen Mar Day of Service activities included: A free community-wide flu shot clinic was held, dozens of donuts were handed out to health care workers at a Baltimore City hospital, old bushes and trash were removed from around Ames Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore, about 100 pounds of cookies and treats were baked and distributed, 21 colorful pillowcases were sewn for children in the hospital, over 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food and 100 items of winter clothing were donated to the Sandtown community in Baltimore.
Thank you to all who participated!
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