Partner Organizations

Below are some of the organizations with which Maryvale partners:

Fuel Fund Group

Maryvale’s Fuel Fund Group creates awareness for the Fuel Fund of Maryland, a non-profit organization that assists people in Maryland who are unable to afford their energy bills. One of the Fuel Fund's main events at Maryvale is the “Lock-in” where students sleep overnight on campus without the benefit of heat or electricity. The Fuel Fund Group raises awareness of those who are unable to pay their energy bills. It demonstrates that energy, such as electricity, should not be taken for granted.

Helping Up Mission

Lunch Bunch enables students to address issues of poverty and homelessness through a connection with Helping Up Mission. Members prepare sandwiches on Maryvale’s campus to be delivered to this organization that caters to homeless men in Baltimore.  Middle and Upper School students are welcome to participate in Lunch Bunch.

Gallagher Center

Maryvale students warmly welcome the Special Friends Program participants from Gallagher Center, an organization that engages individuals with developmental disabilities in fun activities. Twice a month, five to eight individuals from Gallagher Center come to our campus after school. Together with several Upper School students, Special Friends enjoy a variety of events such as watching an athletic event, listening to chorus practice, taking a walk or completing a craft project. Our hope is that the Gallagher residents will gain a sense of belonging, community and friendship.

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge is an annual event established to raise money for Special Olympics in Maryland. This organization invites children and adults with disabilities to compete in sports, exercise and fun. In January, participants, or plungers, take a leap into the chilly Chesapeake Bay to raise awareness and funds to support Special Olympics.

Fair Trade

Fair Trade is an organization committed to educating others about Fair Trade products in an attempt to ensure fair wages for artisans and workers in other countries. Fair Trade also focuses on making others aware of unfair and unsafe working conditions worldwide. As part of this effort students sell Fair Trade chocolate in order to purchase Fair Trade sporting equipment for underprivileged schools.

Marian House

The Marian House is an organization that provides rehabilitative services to women who are recovering from traumatic issues, such as physical and sexual abuse, who are battling life-threatening addictions, and who are facing homelessness and unemployment. Every year, Maryvale students organize a Halloween party for the women and their children as well as host a Valentine’s Day dinner.

Camp St. Vincent

A handful of Maryvale students spend time during their summer serving at Camp St. Vincent in Patterson Park. The eight-week summer camp gives children from homeless families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County a safe place to participate in academic, therapeutic and fun enrichment programs.

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