In early January, Ms. Denise Schneider, a 2nd-grade teacher at Halethorpe Elementary, contacted The Elville Center after she was referred to the charity by a friend whose program received assistance from the Center in 2015.

As an elementary school wanting to introduce its students to music and offer them new cultural experiences, a field trip for its second-graders has been planned to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s production of “Peter and the Wolf” at the Meyerhoff this spring.

Unfortunately, not all of the students are able to afford the cost of the trip.  However, Ms. Schneider contacted The Elville Center and the charity was able to help with the purchase of transportation for the students to the Meyerhoff.

This type of assistance fits perfectly with The Elville Center’s mission of improving the quality of life of children by providing them the opportunity to experience cultural events related to the musical and creative arts.  Should you wish to learn more about how The Elville Center may help your organization or one you know could use assistance, please contact Jeff Stauffer, Director, at, or call 443-393-7696.