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Baltimore Teens ‘Volunteer as Can-Tribute’

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To celebrate the conclusion of the “Can-Tribute” campaign launched by BBYO and DoSomething.org, BBYO Baltimore Council, the JCC of Greater Baltimore, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Beit-RJ, OSTRYG, Silverblatt Electric, Miller’s Deli, Documented Video Productions, Maccabi, the Mitchell David Teen Center, and Jewish Volunteer Connection hosted a prescreening of the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” The prescreening was attended by 250 teens and was an additional opportunity for teens to socialize and support the community.

The campaign, which was launched to rally young people across North America to fight hunger in their local community though a food collection drive, started on Sept. 23 just before the High Holidays to align with the Yom Kippur tradition of collecting food for the need and alsts through Nov. 30. More than 250 teens from Baltimore have participated, donating about 100 pounds of food to Sarah’s Hope at Hannah.

“BBYO has a long tradition of teens coming together to stand up for the causes they believe in and to take action to create change in their communities and our world,” said Natalie Spring, director of campaigns and movement initiatives at BBYO. “Working with DoSomething.org on this campaign, we’re able to connect more teens to the value of repairing the world.” “DoSomething.org is all about making social changes accessible to young people and working around events in their lives like holidays and movie premieres to make social change a part of a lifestyle,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, chief market officer at DoSomething.org. In April, Baltimore Council will partner with other Jewish organizations in Baltimore to host J-Serve, an international day of service for Jewish youth.

For more information about ways to give back to the community and be a part of BBYO Baltimore Council, contact regional directors Danielle Hercenberg at 410-559-3549.

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