530166187-550?v=1

Thanks and Giving

"When we give generously, with an abundance mentality, what we give away will multiply." - Henri Nouwen

We are grateful to live in such a generous community. With over one thousand nonprofit organizations that serve the Frederick region, we see that the heart to serve and care for others is an integral part of who we are. Giving is a defining element of Frederick "lifestyle."

Whether it provides shelter for the homeless, a gift for a child, a meal for the hungry, a home for an animal, comfort and support to the hurting, research to cure a disease and the list goes on—every dollar makes a world of difference. As opportunities for end-of-year giving is upon us, check out these non-profit organizations that serve our local community. 

ADVOCATES FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES

Established in 1988, Advocates for Homeless Families has successfully provided services to several hundred families who ultimately overcame homelessness, enhanced their lives, and became active members of their community. AFHF88.org

AFRICAN AMERICAN RESOURCES CULTURAL and HERITAGE SOCIETY (AARCH)

The AARCH Society identifies, collects, preserves and makes publicly accessible the objects, artifacts and stories about the history, rich heritage and culture, and the contributions of African Americans in Frederick County past and present. The AARCH Society is currently raising funds to open Frederick’s first African American Heritage Center, a public space with interactive exhibits that explore our past and foster new projects that celebrate diversity. AARCHSociety.org

ANDREA'S HOUSE

Andrea's House is a transitional living program designed to support women and their children recovering from substance, use disorders and trauma. The mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages personal growth, empowers clients to achieve long-term sobriety and helps them heal from the trauma that often accompanies addiction. AndreaHouseInc.com

ASIAN AMERICAN CENTER OF FREDERICK

The Asian American Center of Frederick provides vital services to assist lower income, minority and immigrant groups in order to reach their full potential through access to health insurance enrollment, interpreter/translation services, ESL and citizenship classes, mentoring, housing, education, employment and business development services. AACFMD.org

BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK - FREDERICK CHAPTER

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide weekend food for school children across Frederick County who might otherwise go hungry. Each week of the school year, Blessings and its hundreds of volunteers and partners send a bag of food home over 4,000 children in 30 FCPS schools who are at risk of going hungry when school meals are unavailable. With a vision for every child in Frederick County to have the nourishment needed to learn and grow, Blessings strives to ensure children don’t go hungry on the weekends. Frederick.BlessingsInABackpack.org

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF FREDERICK COUNTY

Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County is the premier youth development organization in Frederick County providing children with the highest quality programs and opportunities for success. BGCFC.org

CARE NET PREGNANCY CENTER OF FREDERICK

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick is a medical clinic and pregnancy support center that has been serving the community for 39 years, on mission to educate, equip and empower women and men to make abundant life choices. SupportCareNet.org

CENTRO HISPANO DE FREDERICK

Centro Hispano de Frederick helps the Frederick immigrant population to succeed in our community. From conducting English and citizenship classes to sponsoring summer STEM classes for students and year-round enrichment events for seniors, Centro has played a crucial role in helping our neighbors from other countries prosper, with a mission to inform and educate residents of Frederick County in order to promote full participation in community. CentroHispanoDeFrederick.org

CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS PARTERNSHIP (COIPP)

Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) provides support, resources and services for the children impacted by the incarceration of a loved one, as well as their caregivers and present and formerly incarcerated family members in the Frederick region. COIPP is currently an all volunteer non-profit organization that has been in existence for over sixteen years, and continues to grow in the number of those served and the number of programs provided. COIPP.org

CITY YOUTH MATRIX

City Youth Matrix helps families with limited resources access a diverse spectrum of extracurricular activities that provide enrichment experiences for their children. By eliminating financial, transportation and cultural barriers, City Youth Matrix provides families the opportunities and networks that build a better future for their children. CityYouthMatrix.com

FREDERICK HEALTH

More than a century ago, Emma Smith’s vision and the generosity of the Frederick community led to Frederick Health being built on a solid foundation of philanthropy. Today, this tradition continues with philanthropy still playing a vital role in the hospital’s ability to meet the ever changing healthcare needs of our community. A gift to the ReEnvisioning Critical Care Campaign, which supports the current $46 million renovation and expansion project, will help ensure the hospital can continue to meet the needs of our growing community. FrederickHealth.org/donate 

FREDERICK RESCUE MISSION

Changing lives now and for eternity! The Mission rescues people from hunger, poverty and chemical addiction in the following ways: free breakfast and lunch 365 days a year, groceries to go, clothing and personal care items. They also offer residential recovery for men suffering from homelessness or substance use disorder and shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. For nearly 60 years, Rescue Mission programs and services have been driven by the desire to introduce people to Jesus Christ, meeting their basic human needs and offering connection within our community through relationships. TheRescueMission.org

GLOBAL WILDLIFE TRUST, INC.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve is supported by the Global Wildlife Trust with a mission to broaden human understanding of the animal world. This is achieved through immersion in naturalistic habitat recreations and educational programs using live animals and instructional tools both on-site at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and through presentations in the greater community. CatoctinWildlifePreserve.com/donate

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF MONOCACY VALLEY

Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley is dedicated to ending poverty through the power of work. Goodwill takes a holistic approach to employment by providing job seekers the tools to feel confident, purpose driven and successful. Donating or shopping at Goodwill supports the no-cost career services, which are available to anyone looking for a new job, education or training. Every donation made helps divert millions of pounds of material from landfills, giving them second life through reuse or recycling.  GIMV.org

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, FREDERICK COUNTY

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. FrederickHabitat.org

HEARTLY HOUSE, INC

The mission of Heartly House is to end domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse, and to provide victims with safety, shelter and supportive services. HeartlyHouse.org

HURWITZ FOUNDATION

The Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund was started in 1999 after Patty Hurwitz's diagnosis of breast cancer. Patty and Jeff wanted to make it possible for women to receive the very best early diagnosis and treatment available right here in Frederick County. All monies raised are used for direct patient care locally. PinkRibbonFrederick.org

LITERACY COUNCIL OF FREDERICK COUNTY

The Literacy Council of Frederick County (LCFC) teaches adults reading and other English language skills needed for them to provide for their families and to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of our community. FrederickLiteracy.org

RELAY FOR LIFE OF FREDERICK COUNTY

More than just a fundraising walk, Relay For Life brings together passionate supporters who embody the American Cancer Society vision to end cancer for everyone. This volunteer-led experience unites communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and raise funds to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research and patient support to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer. RelayforLife.org/Frederick

SECOND CHANCES GARAGE

With a passion for cars and helping those in need, Second Chances Garage seeks to make a difference in our community of Frederick County, Maryland, by offering “second chances” for individuals and families on their journey to independent living by providing assistance with their personal transportation needs. SecondChancesGarage.org

SHIP OF FREDERICK COUNTY

Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick County (SHIP) provides critical resources and urgent services to the hundreds of Frederick County youth experiencing homelessness each year. ShipFrederick.com

SOAR - SUPPORTING OLDER ADULTS THROUGH RESOURCES

SOAR supports qualifying seniors with the financial resources and services they need to live healthier, safer, more comfortable lives. SOAR welcomes requests from seniors who qualify, and strive to find the solutions that will improve their quality of life. SoarFrederick.org

STEADFAST - STANDING FIRM AGAINST YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

Steadfast provides safety and stability for the growing number of youth encountering homelessness by providing safe housing. Using a holistic approach, they address the individual needs of each youth, provide character building activities, mentoring, educational and life-skills programs as well as counseling and connection to resources in our community. By increasing stability in their life youth are empowered to create their future story and reach their greatest potential as healthy, independent adults. SteadfastMD.org

THE ARC OF FREDERICK COUNTY

The Arc of Frederick County helps people with developmental disabilities to live enviable lives. Enviable lives are the lives we all lead, filled with purpose and meaning, and with friends and family. This is accomplished by providing services, advocacy, and creating supportive communities. ARCFC.org

THE FREDERICK CHILDREN'S CHORUS

The Frederick Children’s Chorus (FCC) was founded on the principle that any child, regardless of training or financial standing, should be able to become the best singer they can be. FCC is a non-audition, all-inclusive children’s chorus, providing a safe place for children to come and truly be themselves. FREDCC.org

WOMAN TO WOMAN MENTORING, INC

Woman to Woman Mentoring helps women move beyond limits by connecting them with mentors, community and possibilities. WomanToWomanMentoring.org

YMCA OF FREDERICK

The YMCA provides young people a chance at a brighter future, inspires healthy lifestyles and builds vibrant communities right here in Frederick County. The YMCA provides financial assistance for programs and services including facility memberships, child care and summer camp. FrederickYMCA.org

Related Businesses

The Nelson-Atkins Museum

Community Services

The Nelson-Atkins Museum

Kansas City, MO

The Nelson-Atkins is a comprehensive art museum with works of art dating from ancient to contemporary.

Chandler City Lifestyle

Special Events

Chandler City Lifestyle

Phoenix, AZ

The magazine is committed to bringing the "good news" of Chandler to the community. Every month we share the best stories...

Animal Hospital of West Chester

Pet Services

Animal Hospital of West Chester

West Chester, OH

We are a full service medical and surgical veterinary hospital for all types of cats and dogs and specialize in taking care...

See More

Related Articles

See More