On Saturday, November 18th, the ULI Baltimore Young Leaders gathered at the Towanda Community Center in Park Heights to decorate the center for the holidays. Towanda is operated by Park Heights Renaissance (PHR), who welcomed ULI’s assistance for the holidays. The Saturday event was the first of a two-part effort to prepare the community center for PHR’s Holiday Bazaar in December, during which residents of the community will come to the center and are provided gifts, dinner, and music. The Young Leaders’ decorations will add to the festivities and holiday cheer.
While putting up the decorations, two representatives from Park Heights Renaissance, Cheo Hurley and Tony Bridges, gave an overview of the organization and its mission as well as some of the exciting occurrences in the Park Heights community. Park Heights Renaissance is a non-profit 501 c-3 corporation representing residents, businesses, religious institutions, schools, agencies, and other stakeholders committed to shaping a better future for Park Heights. The mission of PHR is to implement the Baltimore City Park Heights Master Plan where land and economic development, alongside human development, are transformative influences in the revival of a thriving and sustainable community.
The second part of the effort to assist the PHR Holiday Bazaar is going to be led by the ULI Baltimore Young Leaders Giving Back Sub-Committee, who will be purchasing toys and clothes to be given away at the Bazaar. In addition, the Committee will be seeking assistance from the ULI community at large during the Holiday Party, asking that a toy or article of clothing be brought to and donated at the event.
Photos from the event here:
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