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January Newsletter

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My League Story: Employment Services

Lula is a woman who knows her strengths and is excited to explore her potential during her twelve-week training regimen offered by The League’s Employment Services Program. The youngest of nine siblings, Lula spent much of her youth in hospitals receiving care and listening to the soothing sounds of Classical music. Her parents live in Baltimore and her brothers and sisters have moved across the country but still send their love from southern Maryland, Virginia, Arizona and California. 


Lula began her career in janitorial services and took pride in her exceptional work ethic. Unfortunately, the physical toll that the daily custodial tasks placed on her body caused Lula to leave the workforce in 2019. Lula quickly discovered that she enjoys being busy and was determined to reenter the job market with her health as a priority; she had always been aware of The League as a community resource center but she was not aware that it would be her next step in developing a new skillset. 

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At The League, Lula works and trains in the "Snack Shack" where she is learning to handle monetary transactions, implement pricing, handle inventory and manage product displays. Lula is excelling in her customer service role because she is extremely friendly and likes to connect with the staff and participants that visit the Snack Shack between 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Whether they need a bag of peanut M&M’s or a League sweatshirt, Lula is happy to ring them up with a smile.  


Lula is optimistic about the possibilities available at The League because she has already learned so much since she started her training program at the end of November; as an individual with physical limitations, Lula appreciates social interaction and critical thinking. She is very interested in learning filing systems and basic computer skills in order to become a dynamic professional equipped for the Baltimore workforce. 

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Learn More About The League's Employment Services Here



Lula (left) tallies up her customer's afternoon snack total and offers exact change.

Wintry Updates at The League

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Click Here to Learn More About The League's Youth Autism Services
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Together,

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we're

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able!

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Learn About The League's Board of Directors Here
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Campers add a generous layer of frosting to their wintry cookies.

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Campers prepare costumes for their New Year's Eve Celebration.

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Campers explore locations around the world through art.

Consider amplifying your impact in 2022 by joining the G.E.M. (Give Every Month) Club and making a recurring donation to The League. Your donation of $5 a month could provide s’mores and gooey marshmallow memories for three Camp Greentop summer sessions. 

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Learn More About Becoming a G.E.M. Club Member Here

Multiple Sclerosis Day: New Year, New Look

Multiple Sclerosis Day has been growing into its newly renovated space and enjoying the liberties of hybrid programming where participants can chime in on trivia and discuss a potpourri of Table Topics from the comfort of their homes or in the freshly finished location at Orchard Tree Lane. Staff and participants have been busy setting up the new location since Summer and opening for in-person services in late September. The virtual program remains popular with individuals that have been logging into League University over the past twenty months; Multiple Sclerosis Day Manager Jessica Hutchison plans to use the data she has collected to continue to make appropriate programming decisions for the new year. The overall feel is welcoming, organized, functional and safe for the folks that wish to return to in-person community activities. Parts of the space are still a work-in-progress but there is a renewed sense of success and adaptability as they meet 2022 with hope and resilience together.     

View MS Day Before & After Rennovation Photos Here

Multiple Sclerosis Day program participants had their first Virtual Community Party with customized boxes mailed to each member. Boxes included quotes, letters, a holiday card, a community poem, snacks, treats, hot drinks and a costume prop for a virtual group photo. Participants shared proud moments and accomplishments from 2021 and a positive thought to carry them into 2022. 

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MS Day participants smile for their webcams at the Virtual Community Party and celebrate the new year.

#OMGFOOD: There is Still Time to Join Us as a Sponsor!

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The 5th Annual #OMGFOOD event to benefit The League is taking place on Thursday, March 31st. You are invited to join us for a unique experience, featuring the local cocktails and cuisine of Maryland. 

Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available!

Joining the 5th Annual #OMGFOOD event as a sponsor is a wonderful way for you and/or your business to create a lasting partnership with The League and

promote your support of our mission. 

Click Here to Explore Our Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on the 5th Annual #OMGFOOD event, visit our website here or contact Robyn Dammers, Director of Development at rdammers@leagueforpeople.org or 410-323-0500 x383. 

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Would you like to get a sneak peek of one of our restaurant tasting partners before the event?  

Join us at El Guapo or State Fare!

Dine in, Carry Out, or Purchase Gift Cards from El Guapo on

Monday, January 31st or State Fare on Wednesday, February 2nd

and they will donate 15% of their proceeds to The League!*  

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El Guapo - Monday January 31st

www.elguapomd.com

729 Frederick Rd

Catonsville, MD 21228

(410) 753-1033

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State Fare - Wednesday, February 2nd

www.statefaremd.com

748 Frederick Rd

Catonsville, MD 21228

(410) 788-3273

*Be sure to mention that you are support The League and our #OMGFOOD event when you make your purchase. 

Stay Well in the New Year with The Wellness Center

Have you resolved to be the best version of yourself in 2022? If your goals involve living a healthier lifestyle, making meaningful connections with fellow community members and having fun mastering new workouts or dance moves in a supportive environment, then join The League's Wellness Center!

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Learn How to Unlock Your 2022 Potential at The League's Wellness Center

A Concluding Note from Our President & CEO

Dear Friends of The League,

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I already cannot wait for the great things in store for The League in 2022. 2021 taught us that there is an abundance of strength and ingenuity in our community. Even as the world was closing its doors, we were determined to laugh, sing and dance together in the comfort of our living rooms and home offices.


I am extremely proud of League staff, volunteers, participants and donors who invested their time, attention and resources to champion our mission in such challenging times.


My recent feature as a Game Changer in Baltimore Magazine’s January 2022 edition provided me with a platform to acknowledge the heroes that I work with on a daily basis. As we kick off 2022 and prepare to celebrate The League’s 95th anniversary, I look forward to the opportunities ahead of us; together, we are able to pivot and continue to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families in safe and meaningful ways.  

Sincerely,

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David A. Greenberg

President & CEO

A Note to Our Donors: Tax Letter Option

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Board Chair Nicole Urquhart-Bradley (left) and President & CEO David A. Greenberg (right) celebrate the unexpected generosity of our supporters from the year-end campaign!

Thank you again to all of the generous donors that made donations to The League Fund in 2021. If you wish to receive a 2021 Statement of Contributions for tax purposes, please reach out to the Development Team by email at bdurst@leagueforpeople.org or call 410-523-0500 x389.

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Your gift to The League Fund allows The League to continue providing important services in our community.

Together, we are able.

Support The League Fund

You can also mail a check made payable to

“The League for People with Disabilities” to: 

The League, c/o The League Fund 

1111 E. Cold Spring Lane 

Baltimore, MD 21239


THE LEAGUE'S 2021-2022 BOARD of DIRECTORS

Nicole Urquhart-Bradley, Board Chair • Mindy Geppi, Vice Chair

Ethan Nochumowitz, Treasurer • Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D, Secretary 

Carol Dodson • Bradley Fowler • James Hettleman • Janice Jackson • Richard M. Katz, M.D.

Kris Meyer • Terri Seitz Parrish • Jason Perlow • Sharri Rochlin • Andrew Slutkin • Andrew Snyder


THE LEAGUE'S EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

David A. Greenberg, President & CEO • Margretta Ryan, Sr. VP, Finance 

Dawn Witherspoon, VP, HR & Compliance 

Renée Dash, VP, Medical Programs/Chief Nursing Officer 

Rhonda Johnson, VP, Customer Relations •Lauren Yankolonis, VP, Development 

Maureen Jeffreys, VP, Developmental Disabilities Services


For more information, you can visit our website at www.leagueforpeople.org.

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