Our Charity Partner – The Geraldine Young Family Life Center

by taya on April 23, 2017

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Each year, across the country, all cities within the Listen To Your Mother show family, donate at least 10% of their proceeds to a local charity.  This part of the LTYM mission has been of particular importance to our team here in Baltimore and we’ve actually chosen to donate 25% each year.  We have gifted the House of Ruth Maryland, My Sister’s Circle, and The Baltimore Child Abuse Center with over $2200 from our 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons!  Throughout Baltimore, many young women are currently vulnerable and in great need, so are pleased to be able to support another great charitable organization, the Geraldine Young Family Life Center, operating under AIRS.

Part of the LTYM magic is the connection. The bond that forms between cast members is profound and permanent. The process is unlike any other and after the show, there is a unbreakable bond. Some will continue a friendship and others will fade away as gently as a spring breeze. But the bond will never break. During 2014, our very first season, we had the pleasure of casting Hilary Sigasmondi. Hilary worked at the Geraldine Young Family Life Center. In 2015, we had the please of casting a former resident of the GYFLC. It seemed all too perfect for our grand finale show to support such a worthy organization that is doing so much here in Baltimore.

The GYFLC is a transitional living program serving parenting youth, ages 18-24 that provides supportive case management, independent living skills training, educational and job coaching to support job skills and income growth for homeless or unstably housed youth and their children. Residential services are available for 12 young parents and their children for a period of up to 24 months.

We took a tour of the GYFLC facilities and were thoroughly impressed with the dedication and passion of the staff, as well as the actual facility. This program and facility provides the kind of support that can make the difference between a young person succumbing to tough times without any trusted allies and resources and a young person getting the physical, logistical and emotional support they need to change the trajectory of their lives and the lives of their children.

In addition to the portion of ticket sales that will be provided to the GYFLC, they are in need of cleaning and household products for the 12 family apartments. Items that are always needed are sponges, dish detergent, Brillo, rubber gloves, Windex, Pine Sol, detergents, fabric softener, bleach, dryer sheets, garbage bags, air fresheners, Clorox wipes, etc. We will have collection boxes in the lobby on show day, so please, please bring an item to donate!

We hope you’ll join us at the show in 6 days. Here are the details:

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium
on the campus of Mercy High School
1300 E. Northern Parkway

These ladies can’t wait to share their stories with you!

View More: http://jensnyder.pass.us/ltym-2017

Tickets are on sale via Brown Paper Tickets. Grab a friend or two, then click HERE to purchase your tickets. Special group pricing is available.  Tomorrow we will have our last spotlight featuring our final 3 cast members. As always, if you have any questions regarding the show, please email us at ltymbaltimore@gmail.com and we’d be happy to chat with you.  See you on Saturday, ok?

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