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Grassroot organizations plan Thanksgiving party for homeless Baltimoreans

Posted at 10:17 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 23:20:25-05

TOWSON, Md. — "Together we do it better and win. If we're not doing it together, we're not doing anything," said Kim Ridley, the Director of Miracles and More Outreach that helps homeless people in the community.

Ridley works all year round to fill handbags with hygiene necessities for women throughout the community. Now, she's partnering with JOY (Just Our Youth) Baltimore to help homeless women, men and children.

For the third year, Joy Baltimore is hosting it's "Oh Give Thanks" event which is a Thanksgiving party for the community.

"Feeding homeless youth, homeless families, homeless adults, even college students who can’t get home for the holidays. They can come some, where to have a good time," said Lonnie Walker, the Founder and CEO of the non-profit organization JOY Baltimore. "I like to give people what I do how I enjoy life. I want them to experience it and enjoy life too because we don’t know people’s situation and so we treat people the way we want to be treated."

The goal this year is to feed 500 people and give each of them a bag of necessities, plus winter clothes.

Walker said he's working on collecting restaurant gift cards to give the homeless too because "after Thanksgiving, we don't know where someone is gonna get their next meal."

If you would like to donate you can call Ridley directly at 443-691-2785 or email her at