Last week, as two friends paid for their finds at Renewal, they said they knew by waiting a few days for Black Friday, they would save 30%. They went ahead and purchased at full price fearing their treasures would be sold by then. At the Carry On Shop, a visitor from France bought first copy a new item — the colorful, upbeat new book Let’s All Go to Baltimore!
The Carry On Shop hosted an after-hours event for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on Oct 24. It was a time to eat, drink, mix and mingle, and comb the treasures of the shop. The event introduced the Carry On Shop and the Women’s Board to members of the Johns Hopkins community who may not be aware of all the Shop and the Board do to help support patient care at Johns Hopkins.
If interested in having an event such as this, please email The Carry On Shop at Jsizemo2@jhmi.edu and someone from the committee will be back in contact with you.
The Gift Shop on the ground floor of the Outpatient Center is now open, freshly renovated, twice its former size, and well stocked with attractive merchandise. Items range from Johns Hopkins logo wear and gifts, to greeting cards, toys and puzzles, snacks and beverages. Need a touch of jewelry bling or reading glasses, chargers or batteries? The Gift Shop has them. Time to visit this convenient location just down the escalator from the main Hospital building. Halloween gifts now are 20% off. Holiday items coming soon! Shop to help the Women’s Board fund advances in patient care at Johns Hopkins.
New and Vintage Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear.
The COS team has truly enjoyed the four Farmer’s Markets that they have participated in. The weather was beautiful. They shared congeniality while promoting the Women’s Board, the Carry On Shop, Gift Shops, Renewal and all our the awesome contributions to the Hospital that the Women’s Board has made since 1929.
The Carry On Shop will have a table at the Johns Hopkins Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 28, and Thursday, October 12, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on the walkway between the cancer research buildings. The table will feature goods from the Carry On Shop as well as Johns Hopkins logo wear and gift items, which also are available at the Women’s Board Hospital Gift Shops.
The JHMI Office of Sustainability sponsors the Farmers’ Market, to bring local, nutritious food to the Johns Hopkins community. It is managed by Reduction in Motion, an environmental consulting firm, with over 10 years of experience in establishing such markets and a goal to accomplish zero waste. The Market provides a time to mingle with employees, students, patients, families, and community members, while browsing varied offerings, enjoying treats at pop- up eateries, and taking home healthy foods.
It is fitting that the Carry On Shop, located on East Monument Street, be present at the Market. The Women’s Board Shop and Renewal Upscale Resale, at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, practice sustainability and reduction in waste through resale, giving new life to donations. Come visit the Market and the COS team!
In videotaping interviews with recipients of Women’s Board annual grants for the web site, the Board is fortunate to be able to draw upon the talent and skill of member Sharen Becker. Her interviews explain the impact of the awards from the Board in advancing patient care at Johns Hopkins.
Sharen’s first documentary short film has been accepted at festivals across the country including Orlando FL and Davis CA, and has won Best Document Short in the American Golden Picture International Film Festival. Using a cell phone, she videoed the story of Charm City Ballet, as the troupe attempted to make a comeback following the Covid-19 shutdown. The ballet company strived to keep the dancers inspired and well trained as they worked to produce a full-length ballet after being closed for two years. During the awards season public screenings of the video are not allowed outside of the film festivals. As soon as possible, the Women’s Board will have the chance to see the work celebrating Charm City Ballet. Congratulations Sharen!
Time to shop – Visit the online offerings for Johns Hopkins logo items, via the Women’s Board web site, to see what’s new. Adding to the wide range of performance Under Armour wear, branded merchandise is now available from a pen set to a carabiner badge holder with a Dome cover to a variety of water bottles. Let’s not forget the Padfolio and a black enamel fireside camp mug!
In the week or so since the Carry on Shop hosted a stand at the Farmers’ Market, sales at the store have been brisk. A result of exposure at the Market? Many who visited the Women’s Board tent mentioned that they have shopped at Renewal Upscale Resale. A positive for the Board’s fund and friend raising on behalf of Johns Hopkins through its retail operations— the Carry On Shop and Renewal.
New member Allison Williamson and Deborah Fanshaw have signed on to be at the Farmers’ Market on Thursday, August 24, joining the COS team!
Several who are involved with the Carry On Shop sponsored a stand selling Johns Hopkins logo wear as well as cups, lanyards, and refillable bottles at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Farmers’ Market. Guests to the stand eagerly took recently printed flyers for the new WB online logo wear shop. All had such a good time, they’ve recruited other WB members to join them on August 24, and September 28, when the COS group returns to the Market.
The Market is held every Thursday from 10 am until 2 pm on the walkway between the Outpatient Center and the Cancer Research Buildings. The beverages, food, plants, produce, and products available are awesome and delicious! Most important, the Market educates and encourages health, recycling and sustainability, the very same goals the Women’s Board has had since 1927!
Thanks to Bert Ficke, Pam Hindsley, Joan Quinn, and of course, John Sizemore, Carry On Shop manager. See photo below.