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Tis The Season For Giving

Opportunities for End-Of-Year Giving Abound to Support Frederick County Non-Profits

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 you donate makes a world of difference. As you consider your end-of-year giving, check out these non-profit organizations that serve our local community. Let's take #FrederickVolunteers to the next level this holiday season!

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"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of others." ~ Charles Dickens

YOUR GIVING MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN OUR 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 our diversity and build our future. AARCHSociety.org

THE 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 CLUBS 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

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

DELAPLAINE FOUNDATION, INC.

Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., is a private family foundation based in Frederick, Maryland, dedicated to the enrichment of communities and families by supporting programs to strengthen the arts and sciences, educational advancement, health, human services, historical preservation and spiritual enlightenment. DelaplaineFoundation.org

FREDERICK HEALTH

For 120 years, members of our community have turned to Frederick Health for care. 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. Twenty two years later, the Fund has raised over $2.5 million and 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

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF FREDERICK COUNTY

The Mental Health Association of Frederick County builds a strong foundation of emotional wellness for the whole community by preparing resilient children, securing vulnerable families and standing with people to face crises together. FCHMA.org

MISSION OF MERCY

For more than 25 years, Mission of Mercy has been providing free healthcare, free dental care and free medications to the uninsured, underinsured and those who “fall through the cracks” of our healthcare system. The program utilizes over 45 local volunteer healthcare professionals and lay people and partners with Frederick Health to receive free lab and x-ray for patients. AMissionOfMercy.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

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

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