Community Cares

WEAA’s Community Cares Program

The Community Cares Partner for November is the Y of Central Maryland

The Y of Central Maryland stands for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.  All YMCA programs have a strong importance on the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. There are 37 sites around the city as well as two family centers located at the Weinberg Center Y as well as the historic Druid Hill Family Y. Most of the Y’s have swimming pools and weight rooms, along with facilities for playing various sports such as basketball, volleyball and racquetball.   Spanish lessons, gymnastics and swim lessons for 6 month olds and arthritic classes for seniors are also offered.  The Y sponsors youth sports teams for swimming, cheerleading, basketball and association football. In 2006 the Y celebrated the 100th anniversary of the creation of group swimming lessons. Concerned with the rising rates of obesity among adults and children in America, the Y’s around the country are joining with the nonprofit “America on the Move” to help Americans increase their physical fitness by walking more frequently.  The Y offers parent/child programs and Youth and Teen Development (After-school Programming) that everyone can enjoy. Become a member of the Y by walking into any center and ask for assistance.

November is the Turkey Trot Charity 5K featuring a 5K run/WALK and prizes in each age group. Proceeds benefit children whose families can’t afford educational and enrichment, such as the Y Preschool and Camp. Eerygreen Health is the Title Sponsor. The event is Thursday November 27 at 8am. To find out more information www.ymaryland .org now through November 24, 2013

Y of Central Maryland
900 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218




Previous WEAA Community Cares Recipients:

The Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.

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,