Bethel Summer Program
Enhances lives, one child at a time by reinforcing reading skills, math readiness, written language and development of appropriate social skills, with the primary objective of assisting children to be successful upon returning to school after the summer break.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
Helps children and youth reach their fullest potential through professionally supported mentoring relationships and a broad range of services with quality standards and measurable impact.
Boys Scouts of America, Delmarva Council
Prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout oath and law.
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Legacy Institute on the Environment (LIFE) recruits, educates and inspires Leaders who serve as environmental stewards by designing and implementing environmental stewardship projects at CBEC.
Funds this year will go towards the installation of wheel-chair lift equipment in a much needed new passenger van. The van will be equipped with a rear wheelchair entry which allows for better ground clearance and the ability to park in any parking space without impeding traffic.
Compass Regional Hospice
The Compass Regional Hospice team offers individuals, families and the community “Care on your terms” through comprehensive, professional and compassionate end-of-life care and grief support for the residents of Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties. In Queen Anne’s County, the hospice team offers home care, as well as residential or general inpatient care at its soon-to-be 10-bed facility in Centreville. (QAC United Way funding goes toward room and board costs.)
Easterseals Camp Fairlee
Camp Fairlee provides residential camping experiences that excite, challenge, and build the skills of people with disabilities; and provides their caregivers with a respite from the responsibilities of continuous care.
Echo HIll Outdoor School
Provides positive experiences in the outdoors: having fun, appreciating the wonders of nature, learning the value of history, and experiencing the diversity of individuals.
For All Seasons, Inc.
Provides affordable, easily accessible mental health services for individuals, families, and groups in our Mid-Shore communities. Funds this year will be used to provide mental health care for the uninsured and underinsured.
Haven Ministries, Inc.As a coalition of Christian Churches, Haven Ministries extends the love of Jesus by offering hope to men, women, and children in Queen Anne’s County caught in the cycle of poverty. Haven Ministries continues to operate a homeless shelter, two food panties, resource center, thrift store, warehouse with a retail job training program, and street outreach program. Funding this year is specifically for shelter transportation.
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s
To help promising low income children eliminate the summer slide in learning and realize their potential. Funding will be used to send underprivileged children in grades K through 3 to summer camp in 2016.
Kennard Alumni AssociationUnited Way funds will support the Afterschool Mentoring and Leadership Initiative which works with middle school youth to provide leadership development, conflict awareness, strategies to promote positive relationships and assistance with goal setting for future college and career plans.
Kent Island Federation of Arts
KIFA’s goal is to enhance our cultural and artistic climate through the participation in and promotion of visual arts, and through educational programs and public exhibits. The project receiving funds from the United Way of QAC this year is their Youth Summer Camps.
Mid-Shore Community FoundationThe Chesapeake Helps! Transportation Brokerage System is a necessity for the Opportunity Youth Initiative and Parent Connect Initiative. Transportation is crucial to maintain gainful employment and/or enrollment in an educational program.
Mid-Shore Council on Family ViolenceMSCFV ‘s Domestic Violence Project includes legal advocacy, crisis intervention, shelter and a 24-hour hotline available to victims and their children. There is also a Transitional and an Abusers Intervention Program.
Partnering For Youth After School Program
Ensures that all school-age children in Queen Anne’s County have access to high quality, affordable and educational after school opportunities.
Rebuilding Together, Queen Anne’s CountyBrings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low income elderly, veterans or homeowners with at least one full time disabled resident in Queen Anne’s County.
Talisman Therapeutic Riding
Serves those who can benefit and prosper from the talismanic healing nature of horses with the guidance of professional therapists and instructors in a peaceful farm setting. This year’s funding will go towards the “Support the Cause by Volunteering” campaign which encourages QAC residents ages 14 and over to help in the safe delivery of TTR services.
The McArdle School for Early Autism
They provide year-round customized educational programs focused on the individual learner and an array of therapies for children with developmental and neurological disorders.
United Needs & Abilities, Inc.
Enriches the lives of people with developmental disabilities by maximizing their opportunities to live in the community independently and productively.