Throughout the area, there are dozens of local nonprofit groups who are committed to serving those in need. Here is a listing of local helping organizations seeking donations of either money or items, or both.
Hampstead artist Sara Davis is most often motivated by whim while painting, although she finds a link between spirituality and abstract art. “There are certain messages I'm hoping to get across with my art — the idea we're all connected, from the smallest insect to humans and beyond."
Laurel artist Tiffany Carmouche has volunteered with the Laurel Winter Shelter program, formally called Winter Haven, for more than a decade in both Prince George’s and Howard counties, working with shelter clients as models for her sculptures.
Lane K. Berk, a civil rights and social justice activist and a supporter of the arts who won a legal battle to keep a 10-foot-tall orange pylon that spelled B-A-L-T-I-M-O-R-E on the roof of her Federal Hill home, died Tuesday of heart failure. She was 89.
The Baltimore Museum of Art and artist Mark Bradford will teach silk-screening skills to 100 children from underserved neighborhoods to help them create and sell T-shirts, jackets, hats and other items of clothing.
Baltimore artist and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Joyce J. Scott creates work honoring Harriet Tubman, including two large outdoor sculptures (one meant to decay), as part of a retrospective at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey.
Frances R. Rome, a former educator who was the founder of the Baltimore Museum of Arts Women's Committee, died Oct. 18 from complications of a stroke at her home in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Baltimore County. She was 104.