Community Cares

WEAA’s Community Cares Program

The Community Cares Partner for October is the Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.

The Community Cares partner for October is the Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. also known as BENI. BENI is a local community based nonprofit and housing counseling agency that works diligently to foster an environment in which residents, business owners and various community stakeholders feel confident with investing their time, energy and financial resources. . They offer community Organizing, Homeownership Counseling, Small Business Development and Community Asset Promotion. They have a First –Time Buyer Workshop, One on-One Counseling, a Down Payment Assistance Programs and Healthy Neighborhoods Purchase.  Also, information on Renovation Loans and assistance from St. Ambrose Properties. They work to promote the Belair-Edison as a community of choice to those who seek housing, to educate realtors, potential homebuyers, current residents and other important stakeholders. They also offer bilingual housing counseling services and are a part of the Morgan Community Mile.

Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, inc.
3412 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD. 21213


Previous WEAA Community Cares Recipients:

The Sickle Cell Association -
The House of David, Advocates for Fathers, Inc. –
The Stroke -
Elder Theodore L. Barber Scholarship Foundation, Inc. -
901 Arts -
WAR-Women Accepting Responsibility -
Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center  -
Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation -
The Black Male Engagement Initiative -
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake Baltimore -
The Cancer Support Foundation, Inc. -
Susan G Komen -
PMJ Foundation - 
Associated Black Charities -
BCDSS Adoption and Foster Care Families -
The League -
The Arena Players - Facebook Page
Baltimore City Dept. of Social Services Foster Care/Adoption Resource Program -
Beans & Bread –
Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland –
Daughter for the Day –
Elite Dance Ministry – 410-303-9240
The League for People with Disabilities –
National Great Blacks in Museum -
OrchKids –
Promise Child – 410-963-1482
Project Mayhem –
The Scott Lee Foundation –

For more information about WEAA Community Cares contact:

Sandi Mallory, Director of Public Affairs & Community Engagement
Telephone: 443-885-4531


What is WEAA Community Cares?
Non-profits are proven champions in our community. The WEAA Community Cares Campaign is used to spotlight these organizations whose mission and values make a daily difference in the lives of others. Every month, WEAA partners with a non- profit organization and promotes the mission of the organization through this vignette, broadcasted several times daily on WEAA 88.9 FM

How to nominate an organization for WEAA Community Cares?
Listeners are encouraged nominate an organization that has touched lives, made an impact in their neighborhoods and considered a champion in the Baltimore and/or surrounding communities. Nominations should include a brief essay discussing their value, mission, and how they’re making a difference. Nominations can be mailed to:

WEAA 88.9 FM
Attn: Community Cares
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
Or email:


The Community Cares Vignette airs several times daily on WEAA 88.9 FM. Listeners are encouraged nominate an organization that has touched lives and have made an impact in their neighborhood. Nominations include a 200 word essay discussing their value, mission, and how they making a difference. Nominations are mailed,