Ed Reed Foundation Feeds 3000 People for Thanksgiving

The SEED School of Maryland welcomes former Baltimore Raven, Ed Reed, who will personally provide food boxes to students and their families.

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Former Baltimore Raven, Ed Reed, with support of the United Way of Central MD, ShopRite, private donors and public support, will once again be feeding almost 3,000 people for Thanksgiving.

On the afternoon of Friday, November 17th, Ed will visit The SEED School of Maryland (SEED Maryland) to personally give Thanksgiving meals to all 400 students, to take home for their families.

“Being able to help a community in need, similar to the community I grew up in, is a blessing,” says Reed.  “To give a Thanksgiving meal to thousands of people is only the start, each year we grow to help more and more.”

Earlier in the day, at 10:00 AM, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, and SEED Maryland Board of Trustees member, will join the students, faculty, families and friends to express his gratitude to the volunteers and charitable organizations supporting this effort.

Jon Tucker, Head of School for The SEED School of Maryland, commented that, “We are truly grateful for the support we receive from philanthropists such as Ed Reed, volunteers and organizations like the United Way and the Ed Reed Foundation, for their relentless dedication to the children of Baltimore and community betterment.”

With the support of local businesses, the Ed Reed Foundation is committed to helping those in need via local schools and shelters who have identified particular families for these Thanksgiving blessings. The Foundation also gives food to students of Booker T. Washington Middle School & Loving Arms Youth Shelter among others.

About The SEED School of Maryland: 
The SEED School of Maryland (SEED Maryland) is a statewide, public, college-preparatory boarding school offering an extraordinary learning and living experience in preparation for college and beyond. The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation to establish the school; which receives state, local and private funds. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) oversees the school and holds it accountable to state and federal standards for teaching and learning.  By design and state-law, SEED Maryland serves students who could most benefit from our 24-hour learning environment.

 

Visit www.edreedfoundation.org

For information or sponsorships: info@EdReedFoundation.org

Ed Reed “Eye of the Hurricane (“EREHF”) is operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund, Inc. (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS as a public charity under Section 501©(3). Contributions to EREHF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

CONTACT:
Mostafa Razzak
JMRConnect (for SEED School MD)
202-904-2048
m.razzak@jmrconnect.net

 

Don't Miss the 7th Annual Ed Reed Turkey Day on November 17th!

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On November 17th, The Ed Reed Foundation and community volunteers will be at The SEED School of Maryland to unload, assemble and handout 400 Thanksgiving meals to every student and their family as they head home for Thanksgiving vacation. Every SEED student will receive a turkey and all the trimmings to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal, compliments of The Ed Reed Foundation. Please volunteer for one shift!

 Shift 1
9AM:  Arrival and check-in with security
9:30AM: Unload food from trucks
10AM:  Sort food into 400 lots for each meal

Shift 2
2PM: Load buses with meals
2:30PM: Load cars with meals
5PM: Post-event clean up

Thank you all for your overwhelming support and interest in volunteering for Ed Reed Turkey Day.  Unfortunately, all volunteer spots for the event have been filled. If you are interested in volunteering with SEED in the future, please contact our Volunteer Maryland Coordinator at nasmith@seedschoolmd.org.

We are currently accepting donations to help make this event a success. 

 Sponsors:

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Move-In Day: Volunteers Needed!

As Maryland’s only statewide, tuition-free, college-preparatory, public, boarding school, we provide our students with the tools to successfully attend and graduate from college. The SEED School of Maryland has partnered with Wegman’s, Sephora, and the Maryland Food Bank to provide our returning (and newest 6th grade) students with necessities to support their dorm life!

Please join us on August 31st to provide support to our students in a fun way! Volunteers will assemble welcome bags and bring them to students’ room before our students move into their dorms. Please, bring 1 (or more!) of the following items to supplement the donations from our sponsors: 

  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush (2 each)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (2 each)
  • Deodorant (4)
  • Combs/Brushes (2 each)
  • Face Wash (2)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (2 boxes )
  • Washcloth/Loofah (3)
  • Body Wash (4) 
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We have limited space for this event—all spots are first come, first served. Please fill out the form below to RSVP for the event—you may choose a one hour shift or stay for the 2-hour duration. We are grateful for any and all volunteers during this fun and meaningful day.

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Pizza, Prosecco & Possibilities

Longtime SEED supporters and Development Committee members Alicia Matthai and Beth Smith invite you to Pizza, Prosecco and Possibilities on Thursday, April 6th from 6-9pm. Stop by The Girl Next Door at the Village of Cross Keys and sip, nosh, and shop for the latest spring/summer designs…all for a great cause! Guests will also have the chance to learn more about the newly launched VOLUNTEER program at The SEED School of Maryland, the only tuition-free boarding school for under-served kids in the state.

For more information contact Katie del Carmen Byram at kbyram@seedschoolmd.org or at 410-843-9477 ext. 709. 

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Save the Date for SEED Maryland's 3rd Annual Senior Dinner!

On Thursday, May 11, The SEED School of Maryland and distinguished guests will celebrate our third graduating class of seniors, the Class of 2021. Because our students’ ultimate goal is college graduation, we use that graduation year to describe our classes from the moment they enter our doors in the sixth grade. Ninety-eight percent of our graduates were accepted to a four year college or university, thanks in part to The SEED Foundation’s College Transition & Success (CTS) program—the first college success team of its kind in the nation. With their support, our SEED graduates become self-directed, self-motivated and prepared to succeed in college and life.

This year’s keynote speaker is Kevin Liles—record and entertainment executive, former president of Def Jam Recordings, former executive vice president of The Island Def Jam Music Group, current president of KWL Enterprises—and longtime SEED supporter and Board of Trustees member. We hope that you will join us in this celebration of lives changed and futures brightened.

For those interested in serving as an underwriter for this event, please, click here for sponsorship information. 

Buy your Senior Dinner ticket here!

Giving Back To Baltimore: Anquan Boldin’s Fifth Annual Shopping Spree for SEED MD Students

The SEED School of Maryland has partnered with the Anquan Boldin Foundation to sponsor the 5th Annual Q81 Shopping Spree. On Thursday, December 15th, 65 SEED students will receive Walmart gift cards to shop for their friends and family this holiday season. Our 65 students are chosen based on academic achievement and exemplary character representative of our Core Values.

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WHAT: SEED Maryland staff and community volunteers "Elves" will be at Walmart to help students shop. 

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2016
11:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Walmart
3601 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21227

Anquan Boldin is a former Baltimore Raven and a current Detriot Lion who maintains close ties with the children of Baltimore City. Not only is this his Foundation’s fifth year of donating a Holiday Shopping Spree to The SEED School of Maryland’s student body, but he has also sponsored summer enrichment programs, a scholarship fund, and hosts an annual Q-Fest in his hometown of Palm Beach County, FL. In 2015, Anquan Boldin received one of the highest honors in the NFL, the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.  If you’re interested in volunteering at The 5th Annual Q81 Shopping Spree, please register below. We have a limited amount of volunteers for this event—all spots are first come, first served

Thank you all for your overwhelming support and interest in volunteering for Anquan Boldin’s Fifth Annual Shopping Spree.  Unfortunately, all volunteer spots for the event have been filled. If interested in volunteering with SEED in the future, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at gcaddell@seedschoolmd.org.

For more information about the Anquan Boldin Foundation, please click here.

The 6th Annual Ed Reed Turkey Day

Join Us Friday, November 18th!

On November 18th, The Ed Reed Foundation and community volunteers will be at The SEED School of Maryland to unload, assemble and handout 400+ Thanksgiving meals to every student and their family as they head home for Thanksgiving vacation. Each family will receive a turkey, stuffing, vegetables, and pumpkin pie, compliments of The Ed Reed Foundation. Please volunteer for one shift!

 Shift 1*
9AM:  Arrival and check-in with security
9:30AM: Unload food from trucks
10AM:  Sort food into 400 lots for each meal

Shift 2
2PM: Load buses with meals
2:30PM: Load cars with meals
5PM: Post-event clean up

Thank you all for your overwhelming support and interest in volunteering for Ed Reed Turkey Day.  Unfortunately, all volunteer spots for the event have been filled. If interested in volunteering with SEED in the future, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at gcaddell@seedschoolmd.org.

SEED Maryland's Second Commencement Ceremony!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 for graduating this past Saturday! As we celebrate SEED MD’s second graduating class, we look forward to supporting the next group of intelligent and accomplished young adults as they make their way into the next phase of their lives--college! Thank you again to all of those who attended this incredible event, and to our commencement speaker, Kieffer Jackson Mitchell Jr., who delivered an inspiring speech to SEED Maryland’s newest graduates. View the entire album on The SEED Foundation's Flickr page.

Join Us for the Final 2015-2016 SEED Maryland Board of Trustees Meeting

The final Board of Trustees meeting of the school year take place on May 31, 2016 at The SEED School of Maryland, 200 Font Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223.  This meeting will become open to the public from 2:30pm to 3pm, and parents are invited to attend and share reflections about the school program.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to joann@seedschoolmd.org by May 26, 2016.

Help Celebrate our Seniors, Ed & Barbara Brody, and Building a Better Baltimore!

Don't miss the opportunity to talk with our extraordinary students and support their dreams! Please join us for our upcoming Senior Dinner, where we will honor longtime supporters Ed and Barbara Brody, on Thursday, June 2nd. Our panelists, Kevin Liles, Wes Moore, and Martin O’Malley will discuss “Building a Better Baltimore: A Conversation on the Path Forward.” Tickets can be purchased here or by clicking on the special invite below. 

Naming the Rales Campus

Last Friday, the SEED Maryland community paid tribute to the extraordinary generosity of the Rales family and other supporters, whose generosity made the school a reality. We were also delighted to be joined by several visionary legislators, including Congressmen Steny Hoyer and John Sarbanes, Senator Ben Cardin, Secretary of State John Wobensmith, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools Dr. Gregory Thornton, Maryland State Delegate Benjamin Brooks, Sr., and Deputy Secretary of State Luis Borunda, who have tirelessly championed our SEED Maryland students. 

They were able to see the fruits of SEED's model firsthand. Maia Fulton, a member of SEED Maryland's inaugural graduating class and a freshman at Towson University, shared words of wisdom with current students: "To the students in the room: sometimes giving up will seem like the only option, but if you hang on for a little while longer, you will see that not giving up is worth it. With the help and support from SEED and the College Transition & Success team, I was able to overcome obstacles standing in my way of a college degree."