Keep The Kids Safe Zone Open

$19,750 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 226 people in 41 months
A safe place for Baltimore children! When Baltimore made international news after the murder of Freddie Gray. When our city was literaly set on fire, as the cameras rolled everyone who found themselves with a mic in their faces had the overwhelming same response "Baltimore city children, need resources, they have no where to go but to the streets, there are no recs, there are no programs, give our children a safe place to go!"

Penn North did just that, on June 1st, just 4 weeks after the riots, as the Director of PR, Marketing & Business Development for The Penn North Community Resource Center - a non-profit organization in the community of Sandtown-Winchester for more than 20 years, I decided to create a safehaven for children ages 5-17, we promised that we'd open the doors on June 1st and we did!

We couldn't afford to wait for a grant. We couldn't wait for a miracle. We only waited for you! You gave and becasue of donations, The Kids Safe Zone is open and fully operational 7 days, from 8am to 8pm, free to any child in need of a safe place to go.

7 flat screen TVs, Xbox, Wii and Play Station gaming systems, every game and toy any child could imagine and BOOKS!

The only requirement to play at The Kids Safe Zone is you MUST read for 15 minutes before play.

We run on 100% donations and a love for a community in need. Without donations, we close the doors and we can not afford to close the doors on children that have had many promises in their lives with as many or more dissapointments. Please help us. The Kids Safe Zone's operational costs include 2 paid staff members and a village of volunteers.

We need you, please give, share and post so that these children will always have The Kids Safe Zone.
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If you're here because you saw our efforts profiled on the SHINING A LIGHT concert, welcome! We've been providing a safe place for the children of Sandtown since June 1st, just 5 weeks after our city's uprising. The Kids Safe Zone is our response to Freddie Gray's MURDER. These children deserved a safe, fun, comforting, nourishing and nurturing space, so we created it!

We are currently raising $80K because we've outgrown our little vacant laundromat. We see nearly 100 children per day. We do not receive funding. We have an operating budget of $200K and we've relied on donations from our very first day. We will survive. Our children will survive because you've chosen to help us. Thank you!
My new Friday night!
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I would like to personally thank every single person that has given to us!! Thank you. It means so much that others feel our passion for these children and GIVE!!! Thank you!
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Amer A Sultan
36 months ago

Please support my brother also, Thank You! Love you all!

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$19,750 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 226 people in 41 months
Created June 10, 2015
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$200
Anonymous
34 months ago
$5,000
Anonymous
35 months ago
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MH
$30
Maddie Holbrook
35 months ago

What a wonderful thing you're doing!

RF
$200
Ruth Farfel
35 months ago

Because I believe in the mission.

BJ
$400
B Johns
35 months ago

Keep up the good work and thanks for creating a safe haven.

$20
Anonymous
35 months ago
JP
$100
Jill Pinkney
35 months ago

Keep up the good work. I'd like to help. In any way possible.

DB
$100
Donna Bridges
35 months ago

A little contribution to the care of our most valuable assets.

Amer A Sultan
36 months ago

Please support my brother also, Thank You! Love you all!

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