Business Volunteers Unlimited and WYPR present Do Something! Growing Up Baltimore

On April 13, Business Volunteer Unlimited Maryland (BVU) will host the first event of its 2010 Do Something! series addressing what community members can do to improve our city’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.

The three-part series will feature issues and stories highlighted by WYPR’s recent Growing Up Baltimore series and provide participants an opportunity to connect with local nonprofits working to address these issues. The first event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Museum (1417 Thames St., Baltimore, Md. 21231). Participants will hear from Baltimore residents about the challenges facing our community, paying special attention to issues affecting our city’s youth including educational needs, community safety and social services.

Participants inspired to “Do Something!” will meet representatives of local nonprofit organizations to learn about their missions and volunteer opportunities, with the option to sign up to help on site. This event is a perfect opportunity for community members to meet like-minded individuals who are passionate about understanding our neighborhoods and getting involved through volunteerism. Tickets are $10. All proceeds support BVU, Greater Baltimore’s center for volunteerism.

Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland (BVU) is a nonprofit organization created to inspire volunteerism and connect motivated people and businesses to nonprofit organizations, leading to stronger communities. Since 2006, BVU has been hosting Do Something! events to educate and inspire community members to take an active role in improving our community as volunteers.

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