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May Newsletter

My League Story: Greg B., Camp Greentop is BACK!

We are ecstatic to announce that Camp Greentop is back in full swing for the summer of 2022! We cannot wait to roast marshmallows, belt out the “Tell Me Why” Camp song, hike the trails, take a dip in the pool, crack jokes with the campers and counselors, and enjoy our “home away from home!”

If there’s one thing that Greg loves more than music, it’s Camp Greentop. Greg started attending summer sessions at The League’s Camp Greentop when he was seven years old and now has fifty years of Camp under his belt. He looks forward to Camp fifty-one weeks in advance every year, anticipating all of the songs he will sing, trails he will hike, places he will visit, jokes he will tell, basketball games he will play, bonds he will create, and languages he will learn from the international counselors.


Nicknamed “Jukebox” for his impressive and expansive knowledge of music trivia, Greg loves jamming out to tunes with his cabin mates and counselors. His eclectic taste in music ranges from The Beatles to Flogging Molly to Green Day and everything in between; he enjoys being exposed to new music and phrases by the counselors that come from Australia, Poland, Mexico, and all over the world.


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According to Greg, Camp Greentop is a fun, engaging, and safe place that everybody should experience at least once; it is a space where campers can take a break from the real world with no TV’s and no bad news and be fully immersed in the fun energy of Camp. There is always something going on and someone to befriend!  

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Greg (pictured second from right) gathers with campers and counselors for a group photo. 

This summer, Greg will attend Camp Greentop’s summer session with the financial aid of a Camp Scholarship, making this his 51st year of creating lasting memories and expanding his music collection and multi-lingual vocabulary. 

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Connecting with fellow lovers of music.  

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Making art that matches the wardrobe. 

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Staying cool in the pool with staff and campers.

Are you excited about Camp and want to show your support?

Here are a few ways: 

Join the G.E.M. Club with a Scholarship Commitment – You can help support a camper like Greg with a monthly donation of just $15/month and sponsor the exploration of passions, talents, and friendships in the fresh Thurmont air. 

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Become a G.E.M. Club Member
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Participate in the Camp Greentop Supplies Drive – Are you interested in helping The League’s Camping & Recreation team as they pack up to head to Camp Greentop this summer? You can purchase supplies for their summer needs from this Amazon Wish List or purchase a gift card prior to June 14th

Purchase Camp Supplies

Make a Donation to The League Fund of Any Amount – Help The League be an #EmployerofChoice by supporting the staff that make Camp Greentop an unforgettable experience for campers and offer an opportunity for respite for their loved ones. 

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To learn more about The League’s Camping & Recreation program, please visit www.leagueforpeople.org/camping-and-recreation and be sure to follow Camp Greentop’s Facebook page to see all of the great happenings this summer! 

Autism Awareness at The League

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April served as a month-long celebration of Autism Awareness and Acceptance. The supremely creative and thoughtful Youth Autism Services team invited League staff to join in the advocacy by participating in equally fun and educational activities surrounding autism spectrum disorders. The team shared an informative and touching video of highlights from programming, handed out sweet treats with inspirational words and pins, posed the important question of “What does autism acceptance mean to you?”, devised a prize-worthy autism trivia questionnaire for staff to answer, and hosted an engaging Autism Awareness Festival for staff, participants, and support counselors on the last Friday of the month. 

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Together, 

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we're

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able.

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The festival was filled with music, games, toys, dancing, horticulture therapy, snow cones, bubbles, delicious BBQ, and wonderment as the children enjoyed festivities after school. The League’s outdoor courtyard space was transformed into a carnival-like atmosphere and the Multipurpose Room was decorated with balloons, streamers, and love in a rainbow of colors. 

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Vice President of Community Programs and interim "Grill Master" Maureen (pictured right) shares in the positive energy at the Autism Awareness Festival.  

Learn More About Youth Autism Services at The League

Meaningful Day Community Partner Rewards

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James (pictured right) chats with his friend and "Trash Bashers" co-worker, Curtis. 

Each morning, James greets everyone with a hello and a smile as he prepares for his daily responsibilities with The League's Day Habilitation program. Not only does James dedicate his time to the mission of Good Harvest on Wednesdays, he also works to clean up the streets of Baltimore City with the "Trash Bashers" every Tuesday and Thursday morning. James is happy to contribute to the welfare of his community while also earning a wage for his hard work. 

James loves to help people; with Good Harvest, he assembles fruits and vegetables into nourishment packages so that none of his friends go hungry. With the help of his Day Habilitation leaders, James is progressing towards independence as he makes it his job to help others; he is also mastering the skills of scheduling and managing his  timesheets. When James is not working, he enjoys spending time with his dad, watching Nationals' baseball games, and dancing to Cardi B's music. 

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James (pictured left) discusses the day's activities with his group leader. 

Learn More About The League's Day Habilitation Program
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The League's Day Habilitation participants were recently honored with "The Good Samaritan Good Harvest Award" from Good Harvest for their continuous and reliable volunteerism with the organization. Determined to provide nutritious and affordable food to underserved populations with the freshest ingredients possible, Good Harvest also provides job training to individuals with barriers to employment, preparing them for successful careers in the food services industry. Day Habilitation participants, like James, are earning valuable vocational and volunteer experience while eradicating hunger and food insecurity in Baltimore City. 

Our 95th Birthday Party

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On Friday, April 29th, staff and participants helped celebrate The League’s 95th birthday with cake, cookies, music, a photo booth, and well wishes as we continue to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities in the Greater Baltimore Area, and beyond!


The League is extremely grateful for the support of our friends, advocates, volunteers, and donors as we strive for excellence in providing custom solutions through innovative programs that meet the unique needs of those with disabilities. Even though the party is over, the revels of our successes over the past 95 years shall continue year-round! Every day, we help participants achieve goals, both great and small, through programs that support independence, job training, and socialization. You can be a part of the daily achievements by making a donation of $95 for our 95th birthday!  

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Join us in celebrating as The League turns 95 this year!

  • Your donation of $95 would honor the legacy that The League has built from inception to today.
  • Double your donation to $190 to build upon the legacy and be a part of our next 95 years!  
  • Or make a donation, of any amount, to make an impact on the individuals with disabilities we serve.  
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Help Celebrate Our 95 Year Impact 

Employer of Choice Updates

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The League for People with Disabilities is proud to serve Baltimore as an Employer of Choice that values collaboration, diversity, advancement, and a company culture that promotes equality, development, and healthiness. With a commitment to open and fair communication, The League values the time, talents, expertise, and opinions of our staff by encouraging autonomy and providing ample opportunities for feedback and growth.

Discover Career Opportunities with The League

Wellness Week

The League’s Employee Activities Committee treated staff to a Wellness Week from April 11th-15th to encourage overall physical and mental well-being. The week was filled with mindful meditative resources, complimentary massages from Fortis Institute massage therapy students, squat and step competitions, guided workout sessions, UnitedHealthCare presentations and swag, and smoothies! And don’t forget the backing of the Baltimore Birds for the Orioles’ Home Opening Day! 

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League staff were pampered with complimentary massages by the students of Fortis Institute. 

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The Employee Activities Committee challenged co-workers to a squat contest in the garden. 

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League staff received smoothies as a healthy Friday afternoon treat to wrap up Wellness Week. 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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The League’s Cultural Diversity Committee wishes to share and celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for their role in enriching and shaping American history. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869; the majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. Over the centuries, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made significant contributions to the arts, cuisines, technologies, medicines, and infrastructures that have defined the successes of this country. Read more about AAPI Heritage Month here.   

A Concluding Note from Our President & CEO

Dear Friends of The League,

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As the weather warms, excitement at The League abounds over the many opportunities to celebrate milestones, reopenings, and togetherness. The League has officially been serving the Baltimore community for 95 years, providing critical services to individuals of all ages and abilities and promoting independence, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life through our comprehensive programming. It is with sincere respect and gratitude that we thank the many staff members, participants, volunteers, community partners, supporters, and donors that have supported The League over the years; together, we are able to ensure 95 more years of building community for people with disabilities, with flexible programs that grow with individuals to accommodate varying abilities and needs. 


I am thrilled to share that Camp Greentop will will resume for its first full summer of camping since 2019 and that CLUB1111 will return as an in-person event this Saturday, May 14th with some slight modifications. Please visit www.leagueforpeople.org/club1111 to learn more, purchase tickets, or make a donation. Bring on the s’mores and the dance parties!


I look forward to the togetherness ahead of us as we proceed with kindness, compassion, creativity, and integrity. I hope that you will continue to be a part of our community of growth and stay well in the upcoming months!     

Sincerely,

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David A. Greenberg

President & CEO

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Together, we are able.

Support The League Fund Today

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 

Renée Dash, VP, Medical Programs/Chief Nursing Officer 

Maureen Jeffreys, VP, Community Programs • Rhonda Johnson, VP, Customer Relations

Margretta Ryan, VP, Finance • Dawn Witherspoon, VP, HR & Compliance 

Lauren Yankolonis, VP, Development & Marketing

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

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