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Equinox is a unique event to raise funds and awareness to end homelessness in Baltimore. This new, outdoor event was held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, a beautiful, waterfront location in Baltimore’s Harbor. Equinox featured a Chesapeake-inspired menu, beer, wine, and spirits, creative lighting, silent and live auctions, and lively and fun music. Funds raised will go directly to supporting shelter and housing programs of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore.

Location:  The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway Baltimore, MD
Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2022

 



Many thanks to our generous 2021 Equinox sponsors!

Friday, September 24, 2021

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Background Information

    The name Equinox is drawn from the twice a year astronomical event when daytime and nighttime are of equal duration all over the world. Historically, the Fall Equinox was a time for harvest celebrations that united communities and involved people coming together to share the bounty from their fields. In that spirit, the Equinox event is a celebration of the ideals of kindness, sharing, and equal opportunity for all, symbolized through light.

    While COVID-19 is still not fully behind us, amazing breakthroughs in vaccine technology has allowed every adult to now have access to safe vaccines. With many in our community vaccinated against COVID-19, and the number of vaccinated adults growing every day, we believe that by September 2021 the Baltimore community will be more than ready to enjoy a safe, outdoor event—especially after 18 months of social restrictions!

  • The Cause
    Help us bring an end to homelessness in the Baltimore region!

    Close to 4,000 men, women, and children experience homelessness in the Baltimore region on any given night. That’s 4,000 opportunities to change someone’s life! People experience homelessness for a variety of reasons. Periodic homelessness is often caused by loss of employment, sudden illness, domestic violence, or other crises. Longer term homelessness can often result from untreated mental health challenges, disabilities, and addiction.

    As the largest provider of homeless services in the Baltimore area, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is leading the way towards achieving an end to homelessness in our community. We provide a pathway out of homelessness by offering a wide range of critical resources and support and by placing individuals and families in stable housing. Our programs employ best practices and have demonstrated success in not only re-housing people, but also keeping them housed – resulting in a better quality of life for those we serve and a stronger community.

    Our services continued uninterrupted throughout the pandemic. But the economic impact of the pandemic has brought new challenges, with thousands of people now facing severe financial hardships and eviction. We are actively working to prevent more people from falling into homelessness, but we need your help to address this growing and urgent need!  By supporting Equinox, you can be part of the solution. Be the light you want to see!

  • Contact Information for Questions

    For more information about Equinox call (410) 662-0500 or email mary.helfrich@vincentbaltimore.org

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQs
    Q: What does Equinox support?
    A: The funds raised by Equinox will go directly to supporting the shelter and housing programs of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore. For more information go to the “Cause” tab of this site or visit www.vincentbaltimore.org for more information.

    Q: Where is the Baltimore of Museum located?
    A: On the waterfront in the Baltimore Harbor near Federal Hill, 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230.

    Q: Where should I park?
    A: There will be approximately 100 on-site parking spaces at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional parking is available on the street nearby. Valet parking will also be available. We encourage our guests to have a designated driver or use other transportation services, such as UBER or LYFT, for a safe trip home from the event.

    Q: What is the dress code?
    A: The dress code is Fun Cocktail.

    If you have any other questions about the Equinox event or St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, please reach out to equinox@vincentbaltimore.org

SAFETY MEASURES

To ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are taking some precautionary measures for this year’s event:

❖ The main event activities will be outdoors. The Baltimore Museum of Industry features an outdoor pavilion, and we will be adding additional tented areas.
❖ Masks will be required when attendees are in the Baltimore Museum of Industry indoor spaces.
❖ Pre-registration will be required for all attendees that will include vaccination verification.
❖ Those working the event, including SVDP staff, venue and catering employees, band members, photographers, and valet parking attendants will be vaccinated.

please submit all vaccination cards, and name of guests, to equinox@vincentbaltimore.com

We believe these measures are important safeguards that will allow us to hold an amazing, worry-free event for our guests.

For more information email equinox@vincentbaltimore.org.

You can be part of the solution.

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