COAD member organizations occasionally host mobile free food pantries. For dates and locations, please visit the COAD Facebook page.

POP UP FOOD PANTRIES

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN UP & WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

If you’re looking for a safe way to get outside and help improve the local environment, contact Howard EcoWorks, a COAD member.  Volunteer to do clean up, watershed management and innovative nature research projects.  Young adults can find summer jobs in the Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth program.  For more information, go to www.HowardEcoworks.org.

Help clear, plant and tend a community garden at the Community Ecology Institute’s 6.4-acre Freetown Farm.  Adults and families are invited to participate while social distancing, and interested volunteers can receive chemical-free vegetables from the garden once crops come in.    The farm is located at 8000 Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia.  To participate, contact Willie Flowers at wflowers@phcha.org.

COMMUNITY GARDEN CONSTRUCTION

HOMEMADE FACE MASKS

If you are a low-income, elderly or otherwise vulnerable Howard County resident who has no other way of acquiring one, contact the COAD to request a cloth face mask at Masks.HoCOAD@gmail.com.  We will do our best to help, but there is no guarantee of delivery.
Also, if you would like to volunteer to sew masks to donate to the needy in our community, reach us at the email above.  We are using a pattern provided by medical professionals, with protocols detailed here.

Fascinating educational webinars are being held once a month by the Chinese American Parent Association, a COAD member. A wide variety of experts discuss topics from government to math to magic. For more information, go to:  www.capa-hc.org.

EDUCATIONAL ZOOM WEBINARS

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