Larry Young is the host of the Larry Young Morning Show on WOLB and the chairman of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Action Network. (Photo: AFRO)

By AFRO Staff

The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Action (NAN) is raising money for Baltimore residents who are experiencing homelessness. The civil rights organization is leading a month-long campaign they are calling “Pennies for the Homeless.” 

With a goal of raising $21,000 in the month of February hundreds of volunteers will be donating and collecting loose change: pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. After collecting change for the month of February, NAN will host a collection day on March 1 at Arena Players, 801 N. McCullough St., from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Co-Chairs of the Pennies for the Homeless campaign are Baltimore comedienne Pamela “Ms. Maybell”Leaks and Larry Young, president, NAN Greater Baltimore Chapter.

“We have watched the problem of homeless individuals and families growing in Baltimore and with the winter months settling in NAN wanted to use our network in the community to make a difference in providing resources to assist those serving this population,” said Young.

“There are people and organizations throughout the city doing individual things to try to help the homeless. This is an effort to bring all those people together and raise funds to really impact homelessness in Baltimore,” said Leaks. 

The top three fundraisers will receive a dinner for two at Luna Del Sea Bistro in downtown Baltimore. 

NOTE: Donations to the Pennies for the Homeless campaign can be mailed to 601 N. Eutaw St. Suite 102 Baltimore, Md. 21202.