Summer is nearing its end, and the kids are back in school. Holding a special place in the hearts of our Waverly family is The William S. Baer School. The William S. Baer School is a Baltimore City Public School that has been serving special needs students for over 75 years. These students range in age from 3 to 21. Each has heart rendering disabilities some have more than one. All are economically disadvantaged.
After learning that students were starting the school year with notebooks that were old and previously used, clothes that were poorly fitted, and lacking many of the most basic supplies; we decided that we could make a difference. And, one of those ways has been to support the students of Baer through an annual School Supply Drive which has been enthusiastically supported by our Associates, Colleagues, Friends, and Families. This year marks our 3rd year for the Annual Drive to help “The Baers” get another year off to a great start!
The William S. Baer School operates with the active support of a Partnership Board which includes many local business leaders and volunteers. The Board selflessly raises funds and supports programs intended to help with the challenges of the varying disabilities and needs of the students. With each passing year, the children become more dependent on medical technology, more medically fragile and more economically disadvantaged than ever before. The needs of the students at Baer