Elev8 and and Operation Warm Distribute Coats in Baltimore.

On Saturday, December 4th, Elev8 and Operation Warm distributed 700 new winter coats to children in four schools in East Baltimore. Elev8 is a four year initiative designed to improve educational and social outcomes for the children and families in East Baltimore, in neighborhoods near the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.

Elev8, like many of our community partners, used the coat distribution to encourage parents to take advantage of other services they provide, such as their spring-out-of-school activities and health care services.

Elev8 is part of East Baltimore Development, Inc. (EBDI) a public partnership established in 2002 to facilitate one of the groundbreaking community redevelopment projects in the country.  EBDI’s partners include the City of Baltimore, the State of Maryland, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Institutions, the Baltimore Community Foundation, the Goldseker Foundation and others.

The coat distribution was made possible by Bank of America Baltimore, Ober|Kaler Attorneys at Law and The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation.

The four schools included Collington Square School of the Arts, Dr. Raynor Browne, Academy, Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School and the East Baltimore Community School.

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