Volume 22 | March 9, 2020
Thank you for your continued support!
In February we saw a great show of support from our entire support community. In addition to our phenomenally successful anniversary gala, our partners continued to show their commitment to our work.

Can you believe it's March already? That means March Madness for the AIRS | EHM | City Steps team! Read below to see how you can support our cause, participate in the Madness, and possibly win something other than bragging rights.
Mardi Gras Recap

On Saturday, February 22nd, AIRS celebrated its 30th Anniversary “Le Mystère de L'Espoir” (The Mystery of Hope) Mardi Gras Gala at The Center Club . With sounds by  DJ Harvey Dent  & Rufus Roundtree and Da B'more Brass Factory , more than 100 attendees enjoyed an evening of cocktails, a silent auction, and helped us honor Senator Mary Washington AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc.  &  AvalonBay Communities, Inc who have been critical to AIRS’s continued success.

Special thanks to our sponsors AIDS Healthcare Foundation , AvalonBay The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Inc ., Quinn Evans , Gorges & Co.,Inc ., Tito's Handmade Vodka  and  Cabot Cheese , our promotional partners; Monumental City Bar Association, Inc.,   StandUp Baltimore Black Professional Men, Inc ., Soulbounce , our creative consultancy partner; Echelon Life and our staff and volunteers. As a result of the combined efforts of this group we raised more than $30,000 to support our mission!

For more views on the evening's activities, follow the link below to explore our photo album. Thanks to Zizwe Allette for the fantastic photography work!
AvalonBay's Volunteer Efforts Continue
Our work with AvalonBay continued in February.

The AVB volunteer employees not only helped the EHM team prepare two of our properties for annual inspections but they invited members of our team to join them for a carpentry class as part of the AVB University employee training system.

Thanks AvalonBay for including our team!
Build a Bracket and Do Some Good

You can't escape March Madness so join it! Come game with AIRS | EHM | City Steps by participating in our 2020 March Madness Game .

In lieu of a buy in, please consider making a donation to AIRS | EHM | City Steps . The winner will receive a pair of sun glasses with a soundtrack. That's right, the bracket winner gets a set of Bose Frame Altos sunglasses ! It also comes with bragging rights and a shout out in next month's newsletter.

Please make your selections by Sunday, March 15th. May the best psychic and collegiate sports fanatic win!
2020 Census: Everyone Counts
Make it count for our community by completing the 2020 Census.

Why? Because the census brings valuable resources to our community, such as federal funding for things like housing, healthcare, education and transportation.

The census is convenient, safe, required and important. Be on the lookout for a letter from the census asking you to respond online. It only takes a few minutes to ensure you and your family are counted.

Expect to receive an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census between March 12th-20th.

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ABOUT US
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.