12 Days of Christmas
The 14 Days Until Armageddon
December 8th, 2012
2012 Amount Raised
Total Raised: $13,200.00
$3,300.00 went to each beneficiary
AIDS Action Baltimore, Inc.
(AAB) is dedicated to providing patient services support and policy planning, education and prevention services, research advocacy and treatment access to people with HIV and HCV in Baltimore, in Maryland and across the nation. AAB provides support, advocacy and develops policy and support programs with local and national government, industry and academia for people with HIV and HCV without regard to age, sex, race, gender ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation.
The House of Mercy
The House of Mercy of North Carolina was established in 1991 by the Sisters of Mercy to provide compassionate nursing care to persons living with advanced AIDS. Residents are accepted with unconditional love and are cared for 24 hours a day by highly trained nurses and caregivers.At House of Mercy, care is provided to each resident based on his or her special needs and desires. Many individuals come to House of Mercy to die in peace; others choose to aggressively treat HIV. Services provided to residents include assistance obtaining medications, coordination of ancillary services such as physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.
House of Mercy, a family care home licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, is able to serve a capacity of six residents in a home setting. The House opened on May 18, 1991 as a result of the concern of the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina. The Sisters had a desire to respond to the AIDS epidemic being faced in Gaston and Mecklenburg counties, and other parts of North Carolina.
Historically, Sisters of Mercy, in the spirit of their foundress, Catherine McAuley, have endeavored to serve those in need and to be responsive to unmet needs in society. So, in 1988, a formal decision was made by the governing body of the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina to seek a way to become involved in ministering to people living with AIDS. As the Sisters conducted a study to determine how best to use their limited resources to respond to the epidemic, it became clear that housing was the greatest need in the area; at that time, there were no housing options for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
The Audrey Herman SPOTLIGHTERS
The Audrey Herman SPOTLIGHTERS has been a part of the Baltimore Theatre Community since 1962. Originally created as part of Mayor Grady’s StageCrafters’ Project within the Parks and Recreation Department in 1958, SPOTLIGHTERS was born when the program ended in 1962.For more than 37 years the theatre flourished under the leadership and artistic vision of Audrey Herman. Ms. Herman’s program of presenting a new show every month allowed for a wide variety of productions and many opportunities for directors, designers and actors to experience SPOTLIGHTERS’ intimate setting.
Following Audrey’s death in 1999, the theatre began its transition into a Maryland Public Charity, a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Today, SPOTLIGHTERS Theatre seeks to continue Audrey’s vision of providing a variety of quality theatre and many opportunities for new artists to develop and refine their skills. SPOTLIGHTERS also continues to offer opportunities to new directors, designers and actors to test their skills in our intimate space.
Plans are being developed for future renovations that will include making the theatre accessible to all by installation of a wheelchair lift and upgrades to the theatre restrooms.
The Creative Alliance
Founded by volunteers in 1995 as the Fells Point Creative Alliance, the Creative Alliance operated for several years out of an old Fells Point rowhouse as an innovative hybrid of gallery, performance space and artist guild. Integrating the arts and humanities into the fabric of daily life, the Creative Alliance presented exhibitions of contemporary art, readings of poetry and fiction, workshops for adults and youth, and lectures on regional aspects of art and history. Partnerships were built with neighborhood businesses and community organizations, and both audiences and memberships grew exponentially each yearThe Creative Alliance reopened The Patterson as a multi-purpose arts center on May 16, 2003. The facility includes two galleries for contemporary art, a 180-seat flexible theater, a classroom, media lab, offices and live/work studios for eight artists making The Patterson their home. Proceeds will go to their youth program.
Dedications & Awards
Each year, 12 Days of Christmas is dedicated to member(s) of our community. In addition to this a community service award is given to those who have shown amazing community service over the years.
Community Service Award To
The 14th Annual 12 Days of Memories
Thank you to all of those that make what we do possible.