How To Help

One Time or Recurring Donations to Support Our Ministry in Southeast Baltimore


Eat Crabs! Help Kids! Neighborhood Crab Feast, June 16th

Sunday, June 16th, 12:30pm-4pm at
Breath of God Lutheran Church
We're gathering to share crabs, kid-friendly summer food, and a great afternoon together. Bring your own beer or other alcohol--but we've got everything else covered.
All funds raised help to provide backpacks and school supplies to more than 400 local students this August.
Suggested Donation (feel free to give more!)
$45 per adult, $5 per child under 14 years old
We have a maximum capacity of 75 people, so we encourage you to sign up sooner rather than later. We can't over-fill the event at the last minute because we need to make sure our crab supply will be sufficient. Thanks!


Help Support a Neighborhood Family following a Murder

Ayude a una familia de la comunidad después de un asesinato

 On Saturday night, April 6th, our neighbor José Nieves Castron Morales was shot and killed on the 3700 block of E. Lombard Street while outside spending time with his family and neighbors. He leaves behind a spouse and child, for whom he was the primary provider, as well as heartbroken siblings and other family members. Different city agencies, including Baltimore City Schools, are responding to help the family.

El sábado 6 abril por la noche, nuestro vecino José Nieves Castron Morales fue asesinado en el bloque 3700 de la calle E. Lombard mientras estaba afuera pasando tiempo con su familia y vecinos. Ha dejado una esposa y un hijo, de los que era el principal sostén, así como hermanos y otros familiares desconsolados. Diferentes agencias de la ciudad, entre ellas Baltimore City Schools, están respondiendo para ayudar a la familia.


At the request of the family, we are inviting support from the community for funeral expenses, for sending his remains back to his parents for burial, and for helping meet basic needs for his spouse and child in these early days as they grieve and try to determine a path forward for their family.

A petición de la familia, solicitamos la ayuda de la comunidad para sufragar los gastos funerarios, enviar el cuerpo a sus padres para que lo entierren, y cubrir las necesidades básicas de su esposa y su hijo en estos primeros días de duelo, en los que intentan determinar los próximos pasos para su familia.

Please be generous in support of our grieving neighbors. Thank you!

Por favor, sea generoso en apoyo de nuestros vecinos en duelo. Gracias.



Donations to Support Our Efforts to Feed Neighborhood Families

We are providing groceries, produce, and meals to more than 200 local families, now once every month (on the fourth Saturday). Your donations help us purchase food from the Maryland Food Bank and from local sources to prepare meals and give out as groceries.

Donations to Support the Clinton Street Community Center: Refugee Resettlement

We purchased two fire-damaged properties next to our church building so that we are able to better support families and expand our community work--including adding two year old classrooms for The Highlandtown Preschool, and providing housing and support for refugee families. You can learn more and make a donation at this website.

Donations to Support the Naomi Gieser Memorial Highlandtown Preschool at Breath of God Lutheran Church

Our Needs List

  • Vocalists and instrumentalists to help lead worship
  • NRSV Bibles and Reina Valera 1995 Biblias
  • Youth scholarships for service trips
  • School supplies for Back-to-School Night
  • Food for our feeding ministry during this pandemic.
  • Money for families in need
  • Volunteers for Thursday after-school mentoring program
  • Volunteers for our ongoing feeding ministry
  • Electric skillet
  • Basketballs and other athletic equipment
  • Indoor volleyball net & volleyballs
  • Cooks!
  • Youth scholarships for camp
  • Youth scholarships for events
  • Lutheran Handbooks
  • SPARK Story Bibles
  • Replacement stair-lift: $18,000
  • Replacement roof over our gym, and solar panels

  • Volunteers & supplies (baked goods) for a Neighborhood Welcome Team