During the event attendees enjoyed a meal while working together on creating and distributing the #CourageBears, stuffed animals designed to encourage and inspire the children of the Baltimore Courage House at St. Vincent’s Villa of Baltimore Catholic Charities. Each bear was dressed in a Burgundy Shirt that features this year’s slogan: “Courage comes from within.” Burgundy is the color of multiple myeloma awareness, a cause near and dear to the heart of our founder.
It is our hope that through fundraising and sponsorship we can raise enough funds to provide 400 bears for next year’s event which is not only to the children at St. Vincent’s Villa, but to those at Baltimore’s area children’s hospitals as well as those at the Washington Redskins Courage House.
Sponsorship of the Empower Girls Courageous Giving Brunch and the #CourageBears is open to individuals as well as to businesses and organizations. As always donations made to Empower Girls Incorporated are tax-deductible. To find out more about the Courage Bear, the Courageous Giving Brunch, donating, sponsorship, or to sign up to volunteer please fill out the contact form here on our website or send us an email.