Beginning in 2020, the GBB Youth Leagues began collecting pull tabs and set a goal of donating 1 million tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. They use the money received from recycling the tabs to buy gas for the shuttle bus that takes the sick children and their families back and forth between the hospital and the RMDH. So far, we've donated over 75 lbs or 95,000 tabs.
Each March, the GBB Youth Leagues hold a purse bingo with the proceeds being split between the NDYA and St. Jude Children's Hospital. In 2019, we sent $4,658.96 to St. Jude's, bringing our total donations to $14, 225.71! The 2020 and 2021 events were canceled due to the pandemic, but we are eager to get back into the bingo hall.
In April/May, the GBB Youth Leagues collect much-needed items for the Blue Ribbon Project. I need another sentence or two for this.
In the Fall, the GBB Youth Leagues holds a Maryland-wide Youth Adult Tournament for NDYA league members and collects canned goods for NCEON both at the tournament and in a receptacle in the center.
During the holidays, the GBB Youth Leagues collect small toys and hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child...