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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2021
UMB & Foundry Church to Open Annual Christmas Store Full of Discounted Toys for West Baltimore Neighbors
University of Maryland, Baltimore Partners with Foundry Church to Open Annual Christmas Store at Community Engagement Center; Search for toy donations via the registry
INFO: The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Community Engagement Center is teaming up with Foundry Church to open their annual Christmas store for their neighbors in West Baltimore on December 10 and 11.
(Watch a video of the Christmas store 2020 here.)
The annual store makes parents ‘Christmas heroes’ by offering them the opportunity to purchase new toys and other holiday gifts for loved ones at a greatly reduced price. Most freebies cost between $ 1 and $ 5, a big discount from the retail price. To keep the store safe from COVID, neighbors in West Baltimore are urged to reserve a time slot to limit the number of shoppers in the store at one time.
UMB and Foundry Church are now accepting donations to stock the store through an online gift list. Volunteers from both organizations will be on hand to stock the store and assist shoppers.
For more information on how to donate toys or volunteer at the store, visit: https://www.foundrybaltimore.com/christmasstore
Donation boxes are also located around the UMB campus in the Campus Center, the Medical School building, the Lexington building and the Saratoga building.
WHEN: Friday 10 and Saturday 11 December 2021
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OR: University of Maryland Center for Community Engagement
16 S. Poppleton Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(See a photo gallery of the 2020 Christmas Shop below.)
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The University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMB) was founded in 1807 as the Maryland College of Medicine, which is today the oldest public medical school in the country. In response to growing social and cultural needs, the mission of UMB has evolved and grown considerably. Widely recognized as a preeminent institution, UMB is the academic university of health, law and social work of the University system of Maryland and is guided by a mission of excellence in education, research, clinical care and public service.
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