NonProfit / Charity

Central Maryland Youth for Christ
Address: 7899 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD
21702
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CENTRAL MARYLAND YFC & CAMPUS LIFE work with FAMILIES, SCHOOLS & CHURCHES to provide FREE & FUN programs for 11-19 years olds. Young people are taught and encouraged through games, teamwork, discussions and mentoring. This approach helps young people establish a solid foundation for life and develop leadership skills that will, in turn, impact the community today and in the future.

The Central Maryland YFC (Campus Life) mission to be fun, free and developmental has not changed, but HOW WE ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY IN THE PAST NINE MONTHS.

CMYFC replaced in-person after-school time with Zoom clubs. Birthday parades, front porch deliveries, group chats added to the fun and met social distancing requirements. Many students were cared for as mentors personalized connections. A late-summer outdoor day-camp offered in-person time for young leaders to be with peers, socially distanced of course. In September 2020, Campus Life began small groups outdoors in parks, backyards and church parking lots.

As large group gatherings begin to meet again, Campus Life will relaunch after-school clubs, and will continue the new models of ministry reaching more students in newly established on-line discussion groups.

Central Maryland YFC (Campus Life) shares the love of Jesus and His work with students. Our team celebrates diversity and respects each person as a wonderfully created person who is treasured by God. ALL students are welcome to participate in this program!

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(301) 663-0561
Centro Hispano de Frederick
Address: 5 Willowdale Dr, Frederick, MD
21702
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For more than 15 years, Centro Hispano de Frederick has been supporting the Frederick immigrant population to help them succeed in our community. From conducting English and citizenship classes to sponsoring summer school and events for seniors, Centro has played a crucial role in helping our neighbors from other countries prosper.

Your donation will help us expand our programs and reach to have an even greater positive impact.

Facts at a Glance:

Overall focus on local Latinos with limited English proficiency
Sixteen educational and enrichment programs tailored to specific client demographics, including programs for senior citizens, young mothers with children, and youth
Outreach to rural Frederick County targeting farmworkers
Emergency relief-food pantry
More than 2,000 current clients; more than 10,000 total clients to date
Programs Include:

English classes to help clients become successful members of the Frederick community
Citizenship classes to prepare clients to become naturalized U.S. citizens
Golden Years program providing enrichment activities for seniors, including yoga, guest speakers on health topics and field trips
Exito Summer Youth Academy providing education in science, technology, engineering, math, art, reading, and social development to Frederick County public school students in grades 6-12
Multiple ancillary services in Spanish, including legal counseling, accounting/tax advice, translation, and more
Community Partners Include:

All Saints Episcopal Church of Frederick
Allstate Insurance
Community Foundation of Frederick
Delaplaine Foundation
First Energy Foundation
Frederick City Police
Frederick Community College
Frederick Health
Nora Roberts Foundation
Rotary Club of Frederick
Rotary Club of Carroll Creek
Saint Joseph´s Catholic Church
Saint Katherine Drexel Catholic Church
Saint Timothy´s Catholic Church
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick
Frederick Mutual Insurance Company
PNC Bank
State Farm Insurance
United Way of Frederick
Please join us in helping our Latino friends and neighbors get the resources they need to thrive and succeed in our community.

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(301) 668-6270
Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
Address: 22 SOUTH MARKET ST.
SUITE 101 A,
FREDERICK, MARYLAND
21701
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Through a team of dedicated Frederick volunteers, COIPP has developed a unique approach to assisting the children and families who are impacted by incarceration. In fact, COIPP is ostensibly the only organization in the nation that serves not only the child, but also the child’s caregiver and the incarcerated family member. All services are provided free of charge to the families and revolve around the needs of the children. We accomplish this through donations, fundraising, and grants. We care greatly about the children in our community for they are our neighbors and our friends. They deserve to have a happy, healthy childhood so they can grow up to be productive adults.

There are over 2.7 million children, ages birth through 18, with an incarcerated parent in the United States. In Maryland alone there are over 90,000 children in this situation. The exact number of Frederick children with an incarcerated parent is difficult to discern, for their parents may be incarcerated at jails and prisons throughout the United States. In 2019, we served over 700 children in one capacity or another. Many times children impacted by the incarceration of a loved one suffer financially, socially and emotionally. Because the incarceration is often viewed as a family secret, or the family lacks the ability to help with needed resources for the child, this situation can bring about enormous stress and trauma.

Through the Unity Campaign, we will be able to maintain our present efforts and enhance our ability to offer much needed services to meet the needs of these children. Our expanded endeavors will include the distribution of additional, high quality children’s books on relevant topics such as feelings, having an incarcerated loved one, and the meaning of family. Funds raised through the Unity Campaign will enable us to increase the number of Family Resource Boxes we mail out, and expand resources for our Sharing Fairs and COVID Emergency Giveaways. It is our goal to increase the number of scholarships we offer at Frederick Community College for caregivers, ex-inmates who are parents, and children old enough to attend college. We would also like to expand our GED offerings and possibly add scholarships to technical schools and at local four year colleges and universities. In addition, it is our plan to provide financial support for children who would benefit from attending extra curricular activities such as dance classes, art lessons, and sports, and attend summer camps. These ideas grow as we listen carefully to our children, their caregivers and their parents to ensure that we are responding to their needs. For us this means that the assistance we can offer is endless. Help us aid these children by raising money for activities and resources geared to help mitigate the children’s trauma, while supporting their financial needs.

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240-578-5662
City Youth Matrix
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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.

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301-606-6927
Community Foundation for Washington County
Address: 37 S Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD
21740
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About Us:
Welcome to the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc! We are one of more than 750 similar tax-exempt public charities throughout the United States that work to make their community a better place to live. We are a local organization staffed by residents of the community and led by a board of trustees who have an in-depth knowledge of the issues that shape our County.

This Community Foundation was created by and for the people of Washington County MD, and exists to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens, now and for generations to come, by building community endowments, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

Established in 1997, The Community Foundation of Washington County has grown from one fund worth $9,000 to 350 funds valued at over $45 million. The Foundation has awarded $22 million in grants and scholarships since inception. Interested donors may contribute to a range of charitable endeavors or set up their own endowed fund to ensure support for generations to come.

The Community Foundation meets the national standards of the National Council on Foundations. To learn more about the Foundation or to set up a fund, please contact our offices at (301) 745-5210, or email us at cfwc@cfwcmd.org.

Our Mission:
To inspire, grow and steward philanthropy for the benefit of Washington County.

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(301) 745-5210
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(301) 791-5752
Frederick Rescue Mission
Address: 419 West South Street,
Frederick, MD
21701
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We are a Christ-centered ministry providing:
Residential recovery programs to those experiencing homelessness or chemical addiction.
Food to the hungry.
Clothing and furniture to those in need.
Connection within our community through relationships.

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301-695-6633
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301-695-6637
Girls on the Run of Mid & Western Maryland
Address: PO BOX 1034
FREDERICK, MD
21702
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Due to the Covid-19 landscape, many of the families we serve are ALICE families and have found themselves in significant financial distress. We want to make sure that they have after-school programming options that will help develop strong and resilient girls.

Unity Campaign funding will specifically support program fees for 75 girls at schools & community sites in Frederick County. These funds will enable us to make the program a positive reality to girls in our high-risk areas of Frederick County.

GOTR plays a critical role in building girls’ social emotional competencies. Our curriculum emphasizes empowerment and self-care. Girls that participate in our program credit GOTR with helping them manage emotions, establish boundaries, develop confidence, resolve conflict, help others, and be intentional with decisions – life skills that are critical during the current environment and that girls are able continue to use long after our program’s conclusion.

The Girls on the Run (GOTR) program targets 3rd-8th grade girls participating at school & community sites, and includes parent engagement materials distributed to families of the participants. The 16-lesson GOTR curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills, and make healthy decisions.

Covid-19 modifications for our program include: Pivoting our team locations to local community sites. Should schools allow us in the after-school time frame, we will also host teams at Frederick County Public Schools as in the past.

-Our season will be eight weeks (rather than ten) for Spring 2021.
-We have made accommodations in our curriculum so that coaches can meet in person (social-distancing responsibly) or virtually in the event that is needed at any point in the season.
-We have also provided updated coach training to reflect the current Covid climate.
-Our girls will be given all the program materials individually packed so that no sharing will be needed.
-Coaches have been provided sanitizer, wipes, and masks for use during practices.
-We have modified the activities in our program so that girls will remain apart but still be able to meet in person with a smaller team of girls and coaches.

Each team of girls is led by a team of trained volunteer coaches. These dedicated volunteers are the key to the excellence of our program – not only do they provide positive relationships and create a caring and supportive climate for the girls, they also ensure that the curriculum – which is designed to intentionally teach life skills – is implemented as intended.

Depending on the Covid-19 landscape in June of next year, we will either host an in-person, socially responsibly distanced if required, 5K event in a local park, or team specific 5Ks.

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(301) 471-4513
Girls, Inc.
Address: 120 Wall Street, 18th Floor,
New York, NY
10005
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Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

Our programming – in partnership with schools and at our centers through 82 local organizations – focuses on the development of the whole girl. A combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment and research-based programming equips girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty, and become role models in their community.

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212-509-2000
Habitat for Humanity
Address: 322 West Lamar Street
Americus, Georgia
31709-3543
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Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

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(800) 422-4828
Habitat for Humanity Frederick County
Address: 917 N East St, Frederick, MD
21701
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Following the COVID-19 crisis, the need for safe and affordable housing is even more critical than before. Habitat for Humanity is needed now more than ever. And now more than ever, Habitat ReStore needs your donations and purchases to ensure we can serve our community with affordable home builds and repairs. ReStore + You will help build homes, communities and hope.
Please note that the following changes at the Habitat ReStore are being implemented during the reopening process in order to keep everyone safe and better serve you:

New Temporary Hours:
Tues – Sat: 9am – 3pm

Masks or face coverings are required for all employees and customers. If you do not have one when you arrive, just ask! We will have an extra one for you!
New cleaning procedures are in place and we ask for your patience if this causes any delays in services, as safety is our very first priority.

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(301) 662-2988