We believe we have a greater responsibility to society than just providing a welcoming store to visit and a good place to work. Whether it’s giving our time, tangible goods, or money, we are proud to be involved with several charities locally, nationally, and globally. Below are just a few of the organizations with which we are proud to work with. If your organization would like to partner with High’s, please click here to contact us.
Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, was founded in 1979 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state's hungry. High's is proud to support the Maryland Food Bank through monetary gifts, food donations, and volunteer labor.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The mission of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is to raise awareness and increase education about ovarian cancer. More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and there is no early detection test for ovarian cancer. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's goals are to make more people aware of the early symptoms of ovarian cancer, to assist newly diagnosed patients, to provide hope to survivors, and to support caregivers.
Gilchrist Hospice Care
High's is pleased to support Gilchrist Hospice Care as a sponsor of the Taste & Auction of Howard County. At Gilchrist Hospice Care, the "interdisciplinary team of professionally trained staff and volunteers are committed to providing comfort oriented care with a holistic approach aimed at achieving comfort throughout the progression of the illness. Members of the hospice team work closely together to provide services including medical care, nursing care, social work, home health and volunteer assistance, as well as spiritual and grief counseling and support."
Physically Challenged Sports Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute
We are proud to support the Bennett Institute's Physically Challenged Sports Program at Kennedy Krieger hospital in Baltimore, MD. "Kennedy Kriegerís Physically Challenged Sports Program provides therapeutic sports and recreational programs for children with varying degrees of physical abilities. The programs incorporate opportunities for participants to learn sports to: practice and develop skills independently; use learned skills during leisure time; grow socially/emotionally; and practice problem solving. Programs are tailored to the unique needs of each child and family."
Cool Kids Campaign
We are proud to support the Cool Kids Campaign race team in the 2010 Baltimore Marathon. The mission of the Cool Kids Campaign is to "provide kids with cancer a higher quality of life for themselves and their families while facing the challenges of cancer." Learn more at www.coolkidscampaign.org.
Operation Smile is an organization that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe who otherwise would not be able to afford it. High's is proud to support Operation Smile's Grin Gala in Washington, DC. To learn more about Operation Smile visit www.operationsmile.org.
American Cancer Society
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society's premier event to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. Since 1993, nearly six million walkers have raised more than $400 million through Making Strides. At various times throughout the year during our Coffee for a Cure campaign, High's donates a portion of the proceeds from each cup of coffee sold to the American Cancer Society.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization for over a century. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. High's is proud to work with American Red Cross on initiatives such as our Haiti Relief Campaign.
West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. was founded in 2005 with a mission of stopping pollution, enforcing environmental law, promoting restoration, and advocating for better environmental policy on and around the West and Rhode Rivers. West/Rhode Riverkeeper now supports a full-time Riverkeeper as well as two part-time support staff. Dozens of volunteers also contribute time and effort to sustain the organization. West/Rhode Riverkeeper works closely with the 15 other Waterkeeper groups in the Chesapeake area, and is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international movement with nearly 200 membership organizations worldwide.