Milkshake Celebrates Mom!
Milkshake and Creative Alliance host a pre- Mother’s Day Concert and mini-fair with organizations that are pro-mom and pro family. Oh, and every mom gets a flower and some chocolates!
Baltimore’s own Milkshake has been getting kids and families to dance and sing together for over 15 years. The band has released five award-winning CDs for kids, including a Grammy nomination for 2010’s Great Day, along with a DVD and comic book. Their music has appeared on Nick Jr., PBS KIDS and the Emmy-award-winning ToddWorld cartoon.
12:30pm | $10, $8 mbrs | + $3 at the door
Starting at 12:30, face painting activities and representatives from the following non-profit organizations will be available:
Moms Clean Air Force (www.momscleanairforce.org ) is a community of 1,000,000 moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools, and on-the-ground events. We work across the US on national and local policy issues, through a vibrant network of state-based field teams. Our moms meet with lawmakers at every level of government to build support for commonsense solutions to pollution.
Baltimore Child Abuse Center (www.bcaci.org) provides victims of child sexual abuse, trauma, and other Adverse Childhood Experiences in Baltimore and their non-offending caretakers with comprehensive forensic interviews, medical treatment, and mental health treatment with a goal of preventing future trauma.
CASA Baltimore (www.casabalt.org) Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers appointed to individual foster children by the Baltimore City Juvenile Court. CASA advocates serve as a consistent adult presence by monitoring that child's well-being and providing objective written recommendations to the court.
Moms Rising (www.momsrising.org ) takes on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions to:
- Bring the voices and real world experiences of women and mothers straight to our local, state, and nation's leaders;
- Amplify women's voices and policy issues in the national dialogue & in the media across all platforms (from print, to radio, to blogs, social media, and more);
- Accelerate grassroots impact on Capitol Hill and at state capitols across the country;
- Hold corporations accountable for fair treatment of women and mothers & for ensuring the safety of their products.
ShareBaby (www.sharebaby.org ) provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations- working to ensure Baltimore’s young children get the best start in life! Concert-goers are encouraged to bring diaper donations for ShareBaby.
Sierra Club - The Sierra Club is a national environmental advocacy organization with more than 60 chapters, including at least one for every state in the US. The Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club focuses on protecting the state's natural and wildlife resources, monitoring legislation, sponsoring outings, and educating the public about pressing environmental issues. The Chapter is also responsible for the Groups that operate on the local level throughout the state.
Planned Parenthood of Maryland - Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.
Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parenting Group -provides support and information to people with Down syndrome and their families in the Baltimore metropolitan area.