When Lea Marie Faraone was born in 1990, her parents rejoiced for their healthy, happy baby, who grew into a high-spirited toddler. But at age 3, Lea started to show distress around eating. Her mom and dad, Laura O’Donnell Faraone and Henry Faraone, took her to the doctor and expected …Read More »
Building a Better Baltimore Meet Holly and John Hoey—but don’t call them a “power couple.” These humble community leaders just want to make a difference in central Maryland.
Four months later, it’s still hard for Holly and John Hoey to find the words. The fact that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gifted $4 billion to nearly 400 organizations, including six in the Baltimore region, is incredible enough. But the fact that the short list included the two Baltimore-area nonprofits they …Read More »
MD SPCA Launches Annual Virtual Festival for the Animals Organization aims to raise funds for pet food assistance and vet care
Whether you have a pet of your own or you love furry friends, you can help homeless animals through the Maryland SPCA’s Virtual Festival for the Animals. The walkathon fundraiser runs from now until April 17 and culminates in a weeklong festival. Participants can join a team or create their …Read More »
Show Your Soft Side Nonprofit uses its reach and resources to build a better world for animals in Baltimore and beyond
In 2010, a series of animal abuse cases inundated Baltimore. A gang of kids beat a puppy to death in a public park, two 13-year-olds placed a mother cat under a box and set it on fire. Two teenagers tortured a dog by lighting the animal on fire. In each …Read More »