About US
 


Year We Began:  1991 

Target Area:  East Baltimore, MD and the     
                       United States. and Global

Blocks Adopted: 100+
Activities and Programs Include:

      Block Party Program
            Station North Arts Festival
            Greenmount Thanksgiving Dinner
            Compassion Commission
            Toys For Tots Toy Giveaway
            Station North Thrift Store
            King and Queen Day
            Can Can Make A Difference
            Disaster Relief and Emergency Aid
            in the US and Overseas 
            Home Depot Product Distribution
            Christian Youth Athletics 
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about AAB

2010 Adopted Blocks

  1. Rutland Street

  2. Holbrook Street

  3. Chase Street

  4. Oliver Street







Thanks to our partners

  1. Station North Thrift Store

  2. Rock City Church of Baltimore

  3. Helping Up Mission

  4. Baltimore City Police and Fire Department

  5. American Cancer Society

  6. Baltimore City Public Schools

  7. Nehemiah House, Inc.

  8. The Hiding Place, Inc.

  9. John J. Leidy Foundation

  10. Abell Foundation

  11. Home Depot

  12. American Cancer Society

  13. Teen Challenge of Baltimore

  14. Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems

  15. Johns Hopkins Hospital

  16. St. Joseph Freewill Baptist Church

  17. Baltimore City Office of Promotions

  18. 92Q Radio - Konan


compassion
 
One Block At A Time.....
Adopt-A-Block, Inc. is comprised of a coalition of non-profit organizations, partnerships with local churches, city government, the police department, community associations, local businesses, a diversity of service and health agencies as well as residents that work together to bring restoration to Baltimore City, block by block, through block parties. Our goal is to effectively meet the spiritual, emotional, mental health, and physical needs of individuals, families and communities.  We use block parties as one of our programs to infiltrate blocks in the city of Baltimore. Through Christ-centered entertainment, puppets, balloons, face painting, grocery and clothing donations, mental health services, employment services, educational services, child services, street witnessing, testimony, food and fun—we touch lives.

In addition throughout the year we have other activities to feed the hungry.  Every Thanksgiving we hold a dinner for over 400 people at the Greenmount Recreation Center.  We are also one of the primary support agencies to Toys For Tots.  In the past 3 years we have given away over 3000 toys with the help of our local Marines.  Adopt A Block has been selected as an agency of choice to work with each year.

Each year we celebrate the achievement of two high school students through our annual King and Queen Day. Each student receives a scholarship, new computer, watches, and is recognized by the Mayor of Baltimore, for their academic and community achievements.





The block parties of 2010 were a huge success.  We have had great vendor support and community participation.  Hundred’s of women, children, and adults, in the community received assistance from various agency partners.  During our 2010 summer activities, we saw well over 400 people give their lives to Christ.  

Adopt A Block in partnership with the Home Depot and World Vision has helped to distribute over $1.6 million of in-kind building materials for Disaster Relief and local community housing and revitalization projects.

Why do this?.....
We believe that we can systematically recover our city from poverty, oppression, hopelessness, crime and drugs - block by block. Churches and other groups help determine the most disadvantaged and oppressed blocks in our city. We then identify which blocks we will take back for the current year, and then develop a strategy to invade and conquer that block. The block is then occupied and “adopted" by the participating church or agency for that area which we have networked with. That church, or agency, in conjunction with Adopt A Block, Inc., will begin the process of teaching how to mobilize businesses, hospitals, service providers and other agencies to aid the block.

We work at promoting unity and a working relationship among local churches and organizations. Volunteerism is a main thrust in making a block party and the Adopt A Block initiatives effective and successful.  Our vision addresses the spiritual and physical needs of the families in that community as well as the homes or block of homes. We promote awareness of inner city needs to the private and business sector of the community and provide opportunities for their involvement.

We have aided several churches in the states of Virginia, New York, Florida, Rhode Island, California, North and South Carolina by teaching them how to operate a block party as one of the vehicles to take back their communities. This has been done via our Adopt A Block Manual, our
Adopt A Block Video and inviting leaders to visit our MOC’s and attend a block party.
blessing others
Are you bored with life?  Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
                           Dale Carnegie

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