Community Food and Toy Drive 2008

Posted on Dec 14, 2008 in Around Town, Kids, Non-Profit | No Comments

Today, I had the pleasure of shooting another great Baltimore Arts and Music Project event. Together, with Ports America, we put together a toy and food drive at Dundalk’s own Glass Grill Restaurant. We collected a lot of great stuff for our neighbors-in-need and had a great time doing so!


This year we provided free hot dogs and hot coco, set up an art station for the kids and even had face painting and a music jam session. What was the highlight of the day, you ask?… Mr. Claus himself took time out of his busy holiday schedule to help out with the drive. He really is a jolly ‘ol fellow!



Our super-dedicated volunteers stood out in the cold to help the cause!..


Cat’s face painting was a big hit… Well obviously, who wouldn’t want to wear some art?


Mom holds Skyler while she gets her face painted…



This handsome guy totally got into the spirit, he had his face and his hand painted…



Carla’s inner child wanted her face painted too!..



Santa was totally into the art station and got some great design advice, as well as a gift list, from our budding artists…




Mandy is an incredible performer… She has such a way with the crowd and really gets everyone into the spirit. She certainly brought a new enthusiasm to some traditional Christmas tunes! Eric and Andrew backed her up with some their awesome percussion skills…



Leave it to Mandy to get everyone, even Santa himself, involved in the music. She had some pretty incredible help with the last few tunes!..



As usual, everyone seemed to have a blast…



If you ever have the chance, check out the Glass Grill Restaurant. They have allowed us to host several of our events there and it is always a great time. Jeremy and his staff are so warm and welcoming and we think it is great how involved they are in the community. They are located next to Tim McFadden’s Glass Art Studio on Eastern Avenue. You can have a great dinner and learn to blow your own Holiday ornament out of glass in one stop!


I have such a great time shooting these events… I always meet super-neat people and well, I have to admit, it is nice to be a part of the things that are going on in the community. It was great to be with everyone who donated and volunteered this year for the toy drive! Many families in our community will have a warmer Christmas thanks to the kind hearts of their neighbors.


Merry Christmas!

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