Christmas Toy Give-a-Way at McCulloh Homes
A Christmas Toy Give-a-Way (sponsored by Dr. Marlene Mahipat) was held on December 17th at the Magnificent McCulloh Homes. Close to 300 residents, 30 volunteers, and HABC staff attended the event. In addition, Baltimore City Police Department, Delegate Antonio Hayes, and teenage youth from Magnificent McCulloh Homes were in attendance to lend a hand. McCulloh Homes’ Tanya Prilliman (Service Coordinator) was recognized by Delegate Hayes’ staff for her “behind the scenes” efforts in coordinating an event of this magnitude. Dr. Mahipat gave gifts to every Magnificent McCulloh Homes Youth ages 12 and under (approximately 400 gifts). There was dancing, snacks, and our very own staff member, Sherman Smith, served as DJ.
A special thank you goes out Dr. Marlene Mahipat for her tremendous generosity. Dr. Marlene Mahipat founded Helping Orphans Prosper Everywhere (H.O.P.E.) in 2006 – a non-profit 501C children’s foundation – that focuses on providing food, clothes, vitamins and educational supplies to underprivileged and displaced children (www.hope-orphans.org). She also started People Letting Every Animal Survive Euthanization (P.L.E.A.S.E.) in 2006 – a non-profit pet foundation that focuses on helping otherwise healthy animals from being put to sleep and on-going projects to help elderly with food and vet bills for their pets (www.please-rescue.org). She does weekly deliveries for Meals-On-Wheels.