For the 2016 - 2017 school year, we are providing for homeless children at NINE CITY SCHOOLS and a DAYCARE!! A total of 173 students AND their families, are fed every weekend.
It costs approximately $1,000 per month to feed the homeless children in one school.
For the 40 weeks of the school year, the cost is about $10,000. You can sponsor one
or more backpacks with a tax-deductible donation of $10 per backpack made payable to
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B. Backpacks for Kids
7310 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208
Because of sponsors, friends, and people from far and wide supporting this project, we
continue to add to the number of children (and their families) who will NOT go to bed
Thanks to The Chimes, who have provided space and staff at their Mount Washington
campus,and a large crew of volunteers, backpacks are being filled and delivered every week!
Blessings keep coming, along with additional money and donations. We thank you all for
supporting the theme, " The Future is in Our Hands."
May we continue to go from strength to strength!
During the summer, students are fed at a camp program through the Maryland Food Bank,
seven days a week. Also the school pantries are open at scheduled times for the parents to
receive food. It REALLY does take a village to raise a child. . . . . . . .
Arrangements are made with the families and school social workers to insure families are fed
throughout the year. We have some volunteers that are NOT afraid of snow, sleet, hail, or
hurricane to make sure these families are fed!
Temple Oheb Shalom is now partnering with Miriam Lodge Weekend Backpacks for Homeless
Kids. The members of the synogogue are packing 216 bags of food per month to be disributed
to our identified schools. This program was organized by Stuart Dettlebach (Sandy) and
Maxine Lowy (Bob), FOURTH Generation Miriam Lodge Members!! Also assisting is Steve
Eisenberg, son of Miriam Lodge member Betty Eisenberg and nephew of Evelyn Oidick, Past
As you read this, our Backpack GURU, Sandie Nagel, is working on
more grants and new funding options for this year. Watch this space
for updates and details.