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THE BALTIMORE SUN

Tae kwon do students to help tsunami victims

Sykesville Tae Kwon Do Academy in Carrolltown Center will hold a bake sale Saturday at the Health and Fitness Expo to raise money for victims of the tsunami in Asia.

The academy also will sponsor a kick-a-thon in which students get pledges for the number of kicks they can do in a set time.

Students, from age 3 1/2 years old to adult, will try to out-kick one another to raise the most money.

Proceeds will be sent to UNICEF in the names of the children in the Sykesville and Eldersburg communities.

Information: 410-549-5425.

Bryan forms company serving nonprofit groups

Keith Bryan of Carroll County has formed Sundance Consulting Services LLC.

As president and fund-raising counsel, Bryan provides fund-raising programs to the non-profit community, including development program audits, tailored development plans, feasibility studies, annual giving campaigns, capital campaigns, planned giving programs and training programs.

Beginning this month, Sundance, with the Zimmer Marketing Group, will present a seminar series for nonprofit organizations.

"Energizing Your Marketing and Fund-raising Programs" will assist nonprofits in re-invigorating their efforts.

Bryan is a member of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Non-Profit Association and Maryland Better Business Bureau.

Information: 410-868-6234.

Grants help Days End improve horses' lives

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, a nonprofit, volunteer-based humane organization in Lisbon, has improved and saved the lives of more than 1,000 horses since its inception, the group says.

The group cares for about 110 abused or neglected horses annually.

Since Days End relies on donations and grants from individuals and organizations, it has been helped by more than $50,000 from the Snyder Foundation for Animals over the past 11 years.

Days End's first grant from the Snyder Foundation came in 1993 for the development of a Critical Care Program. Other grants were used for an Anderson sling to support horses, portable run-in sheds, continued animal care, veterinary expenses and fencing.

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