BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Business owners in northern Baltimore posed for a parody pinup calendar to raise funds for the Hampden Family Center.
Mike Shuh reports for WJZ.
The Hampden Family Center, which first opened in 1995, has played a pivotal role in promoting the stability and economic independence of the Hampden community. It centers on building community relations via youth programs for families to intertwine, assisting families with teen pregnancy and drug abuse, and providing services for senior citizens and any other residents that need help.
The fundraising project, titled “Boys of Hampden,” was how a few local businessmen chose to give back to the organization that’s historically given so much to the local community.
“It’s an ego trip,” auto mechanic David Scherr said. “But we do it mostly for the charity.”
Lisa Ghinger, the executive director of the Hampden Family Center, has showed appreciation for their sincerity.
“It’s a bunch of goofball guys who came up with this great idea and decided to raise the money and give it to us,” Ghinger said.
They consider the calendar to be a joke that’s putting money where it’s needed most.
And at $20 a calendar, these “model citizens” are relying on the generosity of the public.
They’re hoping to raise $10,000 through selling the calendars at locally owned shops in Hampden, and a “Women of Hampden” is in the works for 2016.