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Secretary Dallas And DHR Staff To Kick Off Week Of Volunteerism In Support Of The Stronger Together Campaign

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (December 19, 2011) – This week, Secretary Dallas and Department of Human
Resources (DHR) staff from across the state will be volunteering their time in support of Governor Martin
O’Malley’s Stronger Together campaign.

“There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving back to our community,” said Ted Dallas,
secretary of the Department of Human Resources. “I’m proud that DHR staff are making the time to volunteer
in their local communities this holiday season in support Governor O’Malley’s Stronger Together campaign.”
Specifically, DHR staff will be participating in the following activities:

  • Today, Secretary Dallas and other senior staff from the department’s central office will serve meals to children at the Park Heights Boys and Girls Club in Baltimore.
  • In Baltimore County, the Department of Social Services (DSS) will lead a program that will provide gifts for children, touching nearly 900 families.
  • In Caroline County, DSS employees will collect canned goods and clothing to support their local Foster Care Advisory Board.
  • In Cecil County, DSS employees will be volunteering at the Cecil County Help Center, where they will help to distribute food baskets to needy families.
  • In Frederick County, the DSS will be conducting a canned food drive, with the proceeds to be donated to the Community Action Agency.
  • In Harford County, DSS employees will participate in the National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, honoring those who have died this year while lacking a secure, permanent home.
  • In Talbot County, the DSS will conduct a food drive to support individuals in their local community.
  • In Washington County, the DSS will conduct a food drive for clients of the local Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused (CASA) and their children.
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