Southeast gets into the spirit

Written by on December 17, 2014 in Featured, Photo Galleries - No comments
Looking for the holiday spirit? Head for the bars. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Looking for the holiday spirit? Head for the bars. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

Liz Bucke, left, a teacher at Wolfe Street Academy, organizes gifts for the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance’s annual Adopt a Family drive with Leslie, an intern. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Liz Bucke, left, a teacher at Wolfe Street Academy, organizes gifts for the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance’s annual Adopt a Family drive with Leslie, an intern. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

The Baltimore City Hall Christmas tree is overwhelmed with toys that will be distributed to needy children. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

The Baltimore City Hall Christmas tree is overwhelmed with toys that will be distributed to needy children. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

This Italian lamp is among the decorated lamp posts of Canton’s O’Donnell Square. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

This Italian lamp is among the decorated lamp posts of Canton’s O’Donnell Square. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

With a week to go until Christmas, city residents are showing the holiday spirit in a number of ways, not the least of which is giving.

Residents filled O’Donnell square with gifts last Sunday, which Southeast police officers picked up to distribute to needy kids.

The Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance’s annual city-wide Adopt a Family drive was a huge success, reported DBFA Communications Director Patrick Gutierrez.

“We were thrilled with the overwhelming response from Baltimore families,” he said. “This year, we had a record 288 needy families that we served, through over 300 businesses and residents.”

“As more families continue to choose to live in the city, projects like this one will only get bigger and better,” he added.

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