The Baltimore Ravens will host an organization-wide volunteer day to renew and transform Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School (220 N. Bentalou St., Baltimore, MD 21223). Fully funded by the Ravens Foundation, Inc., the $175,000 project features a renovation day and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 19. (See attached timeline for more details.) The Ravens will also be joined by representatives from The Heart of America Foundation and Baltimore City Public Schools.
Both current and former Ravens players and staff comprise the more than 100 volunteers who will flock together this Friday for the restoration event. The objective is to refurbish the school's cafeteria and gymnasium, paint and refresh hallways and enhance outdoor landscaping to celebrate the students and community surrounding Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School.
Volunteers will also assist with field day activities and distribute backpacks filled with books to the students. Additionally, the Ravens Bookmobile will be on site and accessible throughout the day. The afternoon will conclude with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and project reveal, featuring representatives from each of the organizations involved and select community leaders.
The restoration project serves to recognize the school's community and show support for its dedicated staff, some of whom have aided their students for more than a decade. These improvements aim to dramatically enhance the school's learning environment, helping engage the students and community in new and exciting ways.
The school transformation continues the Ravens' long-standing commitment to making a difference in the Baltimore community. Some other recent signature projects funded by the Ravens Foundation include:
- The Ravens Bookmobile
- Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary #34 Library Restoration
- City Springs Community Athletic Complex and Football Fields
- Baltimore City High School Uniform Donation with Under Armour
- Rowhome Build with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
- "Ravens Field" Build at Park Heights Youth Development Park
- Three KaBOOM! Playground Builds
- Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School (MERVO) Stadium Renovation
- Lumsden-Scott Stadium Renovation (Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Western High School)
About the Ravens Foundation, Inc.
The Ravens Foundation is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of the state of Maryland. The foundation focuses on programs that help youth, and in some cases their families, with various needs, including housing, hunger, education, athletics and mentoring.
Please visit www.BaltimoreRavens.com/community for more information.