As the year draws to a close, your friends at Fusion Partnerships, Inc. wish you safe and happy holidays.
We are very thankful and excited to begin our 10th year of providing fiscal sponsorship to programs and projects that are working for social justice in Baltimore. Fusion currently sponsors over 50 programs. You have likely contributed to one of them. You generous contributions support their work and their positive impact.
Fusion continues to see growth in the demand for fiscal sponsorship and while this means great things for the communities served, it also means necessary growth in our administrative capacity. As part of your year-end giving, we ask that you include Fusion Partnerships, Inc. Perhaps you could match a donation that you have already sent, or one that you will be sending to a Fusion program. With your support, Fusion will be able to develop a more robust financial management system and website to provide communication tools that our programs will benefit from.

We are grateful for all the support and encouragement we have received this year. To make a convenient and secure on-line donation to Fusion or to our programs, please click here or see the donate button on our sidebar. Indicate Fusion or the program you are donating to in the “item field”. Or donate by mail to:

1601 Guilford Avenue, 2 South

Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.

Please make your check payable to Fusion Partnerships, Inc. indicating Fusion or program in the check memo.  We Thank You so much and keep a look out for all the great work we’ll be doing in 2013!

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Please join Fusion program The Baltimore Free Farm Sunday, December 16th for the second annual Fancy Dinner Fundraiser at 2640! 
This year’s menu will include appetizer, venison stew, as well as vegan stew, dessert, home brewed beer and wine and more! Vegan options will be available!
You can also treat your ears to our local classical musical guests. There will also be a raffle with awesome prizes!
The event begins at 5 pm, dinner is at 6 pm. To order tickets online, please visit our website, www.baltimorefreefarm.org!
Please make all checks out to Fusion Partnerships and mail them to 1601 Guilford Ave, 2 South, Baltimore, MD. Get your tickets early, only a limited amount will be available at the door!
To volunteer for this event or for more information, please email The Baltimore Free Farm at collective@baltimorefreefarm.org or give us a call at 443-844-3611. See you there!

Grab your sweetheart and pin on that corsage- Fusion program The Baltimore Free School‘s fourth annual School Dance is coming up! Cake, punch, the Bellevederes and DJ Jason Willett! The proceeds will help keep the BFS doors open for anyone to teach or take a class for free. The Bellevederes bring the 1960s funk and soul, with lesser-known dance gems from Etta James, Marva Whitney, Irma Thomas, and more. DJ Jason Willett picks up with dance tracks from his fantastic collection, pulling from the farthest corners of the recorded world.

At the 5th Floor H&H Building, at 405 West Franklin St. (just down the street from the Free School)

Doors at 10, Bellevederes play about 10:30, the whole shebang ends around 2. $5 – $10 sliding scale donation benefits the Baltimore Free School. Spread the word!

Click here to View The Facebook event!

Fusion is proud to announce that The National Network of Fiscal Sponsors (NNFS) has officially launched a website!  Since being invited to sit on the NNFS Steering Committee, Fusion has benefited from the wealth of knowledge and prestige that the group embodies.  Click the NNFS logo below to check out the website and all of the exciting work being done which promises to not only strengthen Fusion’s work as a Fiscal Sponsor, but also the Non-profit sector as a whole!

www.fiscalsponsors.org

Click on the flyer to RSVP on facebook!

Click Here to purchase tickets!

We’re incredibly proud to announce that fusion program Youth Empowered Society has officially opened the doors of Baltimore’s premier Homeless Youth Drop-in Center!   See the flyer below for more info on how the YES Drop-In Center is serving one of Baltimore’s most overlooked communities.

Thursday, September 27th, at The Charles Theater please join Fusion program New Lens as they host “New Generation Jobs,” a FREE event focusing on youth employment strategies. Watch youth-produced video of young entrepreneurs and other stories of employed youth, learn the stats on youth employment, listen to a panel of people involved in innovative youth job strategies and join in on the conversation.

The dynamic panel includes the Office of Learning To Work Career and Technology Education at Baltimore City Public Schools, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and young people from youth-led organizations in Baltimore. The panel will be moderated by Baltimore’s long-time radio host Marc Steiner and the Q&A moderated by youth leaders from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. The featured videos were created by New Lens young people and offer a unique youth perspective on this pressing social issue.

Join the youth leaders of New Lens in exploring ideas and most importantly, join in investing in the new generation!

Click here to view the event on facebook!

Please join the Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition (BSHRC) in honoring International Overdose Awareness Day – this Friday, August 31, 2012.

Did you know that drug overdose (OD) is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, causing more deaths than motor vehicle crashes and shootings? This epidemic is particularly troubling in Baltimore City, where the death rate from drug OD is more than three times higher than the national average! In 2007 alone, 213 city residents died from opioid overdose (DHMH, 2011).

Yet with proper policies, funding, and support, we CAN end this senseless epidemic! Overdose Awareness Day is one opportunity to remember the people who have experienced or have been lost due to drug overdose. It is also a call to action, to increase visibility about overdose, reduce relevant stigma, and instigate policy and personal change.

Here are some easy steps you can take to increase awareness about this crisis:

  • Comment on BSHRC’s facebook page with anecdotes, stories, or memorials relating to OD. Share your experiences with or feelings about overdose, or simply list a name in memoriam or celebration. (To remain anonymous, message or email us, and we will post on your behalf.)
  • Wear silver [gray is okay] on Friday to show solidarity. Gather your friends and colleagues, make signs showing your support for OD awareness, and take photos. Post the photos to Facebook and tag BSHRC (or email them to us and we will post them for you).
  • Spread the Word: Join our Facebook event page – and then share our posts; Use hashtag #OD12 on Twitter to join the international conversation.
  • Donate to the Naloxone Fund, benefiting the Chicago Recovery Alliance. Your tax-deductible gift will go directly to saving a life!

For more information or to become involved with BSHRC, email Jen at BaltimoreStudentHRC@gmail.com.

(Source: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). State of Maryland. (2011). Data update: Rising prescription drug abuse in Maryland.)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Location
1601 Guilford Ave, 2 South
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone
410.889.4700

Fax
410.889.4701

E-mail
- Laurie Bezold
(aka) Polly Riddims:
lbezold@fusiongroup.org
- StrongHeart
sstone@fusiongroup.org
- Keith Gavazzi
keith.gavazzi@fusiongroup.org


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