Food, Fun And A Good Cause

Help Award A Car to a Baltimore Family

Join the VFC family for a fundraiser at Mad River on Thursday, June 6th, and help us put a local family on the road to success!

There will be a $10 cover at the bar - 100% of funds raised go back to VFC and will be used to fund the cost of a car for a local Baltimore family - Mr. Gene Cooke, a single father with a disabled son, who needs a vehicle to get to work and take his son to doctor's appointments. VFC will be awarding a 2001 Toyota Corolla to Mr. Cooke at the event, but we need your help - we need to raise approximately $1,200 to cover the cost of Mr. Cooke's vehicle. Join the VFC family for a night of fun and help us raise funds for this vehicle!

In exchange for $10 cover, guests receive:

  • 1 free drink
  • 1/2 off all remaining drinks until 9 pm
  • 1/2 priced appetizers until 9 pm
  • The opportunity to see VFC's Marty Schwartz serve as guest bartender!

Mad River Grille Baltimore
1110 S.Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Thursday, June 6th, 5:30-9 pm
Parking/Public Transit
Metered street parking is available on Charles and Light Street
Charm City Circulator Stop: Purple Route, Cross Street Market Stop at Light St. & E. Cross St.
Please RSVP using this Facebook event or email Jen Harrington at

If you cannot attend in person, but would still like to contribute funds to cover the cost of Mr. Cooke's vehicle:

  • If you would like to mail a check, please make the check out to Vehicles for Change. It should be mailed to Jen Harrington's attention at: 4111 Washington Blvd., Halethorpe, MD 21227. Please put "Mad River" in the memo line on the check.
  • If you would prefer to donate online, you can do so through our Network for Good profile - just be sure to designate "Mad River" when you donate!