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Social Giving Project – Get Involved!

Year after year, the women of IAEE continue to come together as a community with a commonly shared goal to give back to the local communities in or near our event city.

In 2021, attendees once again gave back to the local community, this time in the city of Baltimore supporting B & Dee’s Baltimore Love. Attendees worked together to create over 350 snack care packages to be provided at the September Lunch Patrol program in various Baltimore communities. Along with attendees and other amazing people from our industry, we were able to provide $1,400 in monetary donations to assist them with future programs and in providing life sustaining resources to its most vulnerable neighborhoods in need of help. Click Here to Learn More About B & Dee’s Baltimore Love.

B & Dee’s Baltimore Love, Inc. was founded by Brian Dolbow in memory of his dear friend, Demetrius Mallisham. Demetrius, while working as the mayoral Neighborhood Liaison and the liaison to the LGBT communities, touched the lives of many people across this city, always supporting and helping others in whatever ways he could. The leaders of this organization continue the legacy of his wonderful and important work, serving the homeless since 2013, providing life sustaining resources to the most vulnerable residents of Baltimore City and working to inspire others to give back as well.

Starting out as just a small group of volunteers who would come together a few times per year, the organization has grown tremendously! Today, they have over 1,500 people in their volunteer network. Through their monthly Lunch Patrol program and their larger quarterly events, they feed approximately 1,300 people in need every month. Quarterly events include their Annual Black History Month Celebration, Annual Easter Celebration, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Tribute, a Back to School Block Party, and their Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. These events also feature health resources, school supplies, clothing and hygiene item giveaways.