Volume 14 | November 6, 2019
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Please join us this Saturday, November 9th for our 3rd Annual Charity Basketball Fundraiser for City Steps ™, the youth services division of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. (AIRS). Open to the public, this is a single game elimination tournament in an NCAA format with competing coed divisions that benefits the most vulnerable youth throughout the Baltimore region.

Sponsored by  PNC , AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc., and AvalonBay , we've also partnered with the team at Stand Up Baltimore to help raise awareness about the event and our mission.
Our team keeps growing.
Last month we welcomed more new staff to the AIRS | EHM | City Steps team.

Shakira Saunders joined the EHM team as a Housing Specialist, Paegan Kessler is our newest Case Manager on the AIRS team and volunteer turned employee LaShawn Washington is our new Accounts Payable Clerk.

Please join us in welcoming our new team members!
Halloween festivities #forthekids.
The City Steps Case Management team organized Halloween celebrations for each of our buildings for formerly homeless young adults. We decorated cookies with our youngest residents at the Geraldine Young Family Life Center and hosted parties at Restoration Gardens I and II. For more pictures click here...
Veterans Day
Donating to a nonprofit? 4 Things to Know.
With more than 1.5 million nonprofits registered with the IRS across the country there is no shortage of options to choose from during the season of giving. Here are four consideration when donating to a nonprofit this holiday season and why you should consider going local. 

  1. Make sure the organization is legit! Did you know that every nonprofit is required to have a letter from the IRS authorizing them as a tax-exempt organization? Go ahead, request a copy and take advantage of a charitable tax deduction and rest easy knowing that you're not being taken advantage of. You can also go the digital route and visit sites like GuideStar or Charity Watch.
  2. Donate to a cause close to your heart! It's your hard-earned money and it should be used in a way that's meaningful for you, your families and friends. In addition to monetary donations consider volunteering your time and talents to a nonprofit. You never know how a warm meal, or a small toy can impact an individual's life.
  3. Donate locally and experience the direct impact on your community. Depending on your donation size, you may or may not have the resources to see your dollars at work. Chances are, if you apply your donations to your local community, you can see your funds at work, helping neighbors with real assistance during a time of need.
  4. Know where your money is going! Just like Google Maps and Waze, sometimes you need direction in order to decide on your route. Apply the same thinking before contributing to a nonprofit. Have a conversation with the CEO or someone on the board and request that your funds be applied to a specific expense or program; or entrust them to make those decisions for you.

On behalf of our organization, we thank you for being charitable this season. Choose with your heart and choose wisely. For more information on how to help AIRS, please contact us!
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AIRS provides supportive housing, emphasizing self-sufficiency, for low-income and homeless individuals and families living with and at risk of HIV/AIDS.
EHM is a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization whose mission is to develop, manage and maintain affordable residential properties for low-income people and those with disabilities.
CITY STEPS is a consortium of residential programs that provides housing for homeless and unstably housed youth ages 18-24 and services that include case management, life skills and clinical workforce development assistance.