Monday, August 13, 2012
Cooper Beeson exceeded his goal in raising money for the homeless across Baltimore County.
Lutherville boy Cooper Beeson smashed his goal of raising $1,000 for Baltimore County's homeless population over the weekend with his adorable 8-year-old smile and refreshing lemonade. Patch has followed Cooper's plans to open a lemonade stand to benefit the homeless since he announced his intentions in July. Cooper's mother Diana said her son raised just shy of $1,700 as of Monday, with the promise of more checks on the way. She said she was "really overwhelmed in a good way" by the outward show of support Cooper's classmates from Lutherville Lab, the Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council and even passersby showed her son Saturday. "It goes to show one person really can help save the world," Diana said. It was Cooper's birthday wish to …
Friday, August 10, 2012
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The last time we checked in with Cooper Beeson, he was just getting the ball rolling on a plan to open a lemonade stand to benefit homeless children across Baltimore County. READ: Lutherville Boy Wants to Help Homeless Kids for His Birthday He was presenting his plan to the activist group Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless after discovering the staggering number of students his age who were homeless. Members passed around a few dollars to get Cooper started on his project. One Patch story and 173 Facebook recommendations later, Cooper exceeded his $600 goal and now heads into this weekend's lemonade stand with a lofty $1,000 target. Cooper has spent his summer telling his friends and family about the stand, which will sell …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Lutherville Lab student Cooper Beeson has decided the profits of his lemonade stand will benefit Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless.
When life handed more than 2,000 Baltimore County children lemons, Cooper Beeson knew the answer: Lemonade. Cooper discovered two and a half months ago that there are 2,014 homeless children who are currently enrolled in Baltimore County public schools. That is a 100-child increase over the 2010-11 school year, according to Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless, a non-profit advocacy group. “It makes me sad that I have a house and that there are kids who don’t,” the socially aware 7 year old told Patch Thursday afternoon. Cooper approached his mother Diana Beeson with the idea of a lemonade stand a few weeks ago. She said it was something he said he wanted to do for his upcoming 8th birthday. Cooper has spent his summer telling his…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Patch ran into Jeff Lindelof, a homeless man living in Baltimore County, who shared with us what it's like to live outside during the winter months.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Jeff Lindelof says he lost everything in a fire—a collection of shirts, jackets, pants, gloves—from under a bridge that he called home. He is a homeless man living in Baltimore County and has had to relocate his encampment, which was under the Padonia Road bridge in Timonium. I've spoken with Lindelof before, as part of a series I wrote on Housing the Homeless in Baltimore County. But on a chilly Monday, I just happened to bump into him again (see video). He's still in good spirits, despite the drop in temperature. He says he's rebuilding his collection of donated clothing, which once featured a stack of coats "taller than you," he told me back in October 2010. I asked him how he was doing. "Surviving on the kindness of other people…