Posted on September 28, 2016
Meetings and conventions in Baltimore generate great economic impact for the city, but many also give back in less visible but equally meaningful ways. The Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE), a consortium of 66 national education associations, donated nearly $10,000 to two charities as part of its annual business meeting, held September 14-17 in Baltimore.
TIE gave $5,000 to The Baltimore Station, a residential treatment center for homeless veterans that has been active in Baltimore for more than 25 years. In addition, TIE donated $4,937.50 to Clean the World, an organization dedicated to distributing hygiene kits to impoverished children and families.
During TIE's annual meeting, association executives assembled 1,210 premium hygiene kits consisting of recycled soap donated by hotels, a washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste and other personal hygiene products. The kits will be distributed at two facilities operated by The Baltimore Station.