Thanks to our generous community, $447,074 was raised during 2017 to benefit Frederick County nonprofits. See the results of our previous campaign efforts below.
Advocates for Homeless Families
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will be used to support their Emergency Transitional Housing program, which provides homeless or at-risk families with case management and other support services that help them acheieve their goal for self-sustainability.
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support The Arc's Information and Referral Services for those with developmental disabilities. This service is completely free to individuals and families and refers them to anything from job assistance to recreational needs. The Arc customizes this service because the needs of each family are unique.
The Meeting the American Dreams program will receive the funding from the Unity Campaign. This program provides services to help immigrant and minority residents fully participate in the economic and civil life of Frederick County through programs such as Workforce Services, Transportation, Citizenship and English as a Second Language.
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support the Blessings in a Backpack program, which provides food on the weekends for local disadvantaged school children (K-8th grade) who might otherwise go hungry.
2017 Funds Raised: $63,726.11
Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County
The Unity Campaign's funding will support the Boys and Girls Club's Burck Street Elementary Program Services by making sure, through scholarships, that no child is turned away for inability to pay their monthly program fees. In the program, kids can participate in various clubs such as the POWERHour homework club or Money Matters, a career development club.
The Benefit Advocates program, which will assist veterans who lack the financial stability to participate in the peer lead PTSD recovery programs, as well as helping them to file and obtain the veteran benefits due to them by the federal government, will receive the Unity Campaign's support.
2017 Funds Raised: $19,918.15
Central Maryland Youth for Christ
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support the Frederick Area Campus Life's middle school after school club that combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools.
The Unity Campaign's support will be used for activities and educational programs for children and their caregivers when a parent is incarcerated. Money raised will also support parenting classes for inmate parents that help them develop skills to be more successful as they parent from afar as well as when they transition out of jail.
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support the Beverly A. Sharrer Medical Equipment Loan Closet, which serves more than 600 individuals and families each year with loans of home health care equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, and personal care items.
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support the FCAA's five Based Human Needs programs: the Frederick Soup Kitchen, the Frederick Foodbank, the Transitional Shelter, the Housing First Program, and the Community Health Center.
The Frederick Rescue Mission will use funding from the Unity Campaign to further provide meals to those in need via the Food Distribution Center. The Food Distribution Center offers families and individuals free donated perishable goods, which they can take home with them to help provide food for themselves and their families.
The Unity Campaign's funding will be used to help low-income residents reach their educational and economic goals, as well as assisting residents overcome the barriers of lack of child care, transportation, and educational assistance as they make their way to successful employment.
2017 Funds Raised: $3,656.16
Interfaith Housing Alliance
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will go to their four areas of programming: Housing Development, Housing Matters and Supportive Services, Purchase Repair, and Property Management. This will provide housing stability through financial education, credit, housing counseling, and ultimately, homeownership.
2017 Funds Raised: $5,395.50
Literacy Council of Frederick County
The Unity Campaign's support will benefit programs and services for adult learners who are struggling to read, understand, and speak English. The primary programs supported by the campaign are tutoring individuals and small group classes, as well as tutor training workshops.
The support of the Unity Campaign will help to expand their dental services into full comprehensive care options that many individuals with limited financial means do not have access to, such as extractions, fillings, treatment of infection, and dentures.
2017 Funds Raised: $2,295.38
New Hope Community Partnership, Inc.
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support efforts to open a computer lab in Brunswick for individual and group classes in various subjects ranging from basic computer skills, to resume building and job searching.
2017 Funds Raised: $2,136.45
Partners in Care, Inc.
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will be used to continue to provide transportation of Frederick County's senior population. This program provides door-through-door, arm-in-arm rides with volunteers who transport older individuals to appointments, wait with them and bring them home safely again, often making additional stops as needed for prescriptions or groceries.
The Purple Moon Project is a community-building Nonprofit that aims to reduce stigma, build hope, and empower people through peer-supported intensive case management using Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior techniques combined with navigation of local safety net resources in order to effect behavioral change. Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support administrative overhead, including the cost of training volunteer mentors, as well as costs of running a Nonprofit organization.
2017 Funds Raised: $1,685.18
The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support their homelessness preventing program which provides rent and security deposit assistance and energy/utility assistance. Funding will also support their shelter programs and case management for homeless individuals and families to reduce the length of homelessness.
Second Chances Garage's Unity Campaign funding will support their Program Cars program, which repairs cars donated to Second Chances Garage and offers them to qualified members of the community. Those individuals then use the car to obtrain employment, drive to employment, and provide trips for their children to school or physicians and in some cases to extend their education.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul-St. John Conference
The Unity Campaign will aid St. Vincent de Paul-St. John Regional Conference serve the community by enabling them to sustain and even increase their current level of assistance with utility bills, medical and prescription bills, and temporary shelter to the homeless and those in dange of being evicted.
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will enable SHIP to expand the year-round caseload of New Horizons (from 75 to 140 homeless students), and provide access to more community resources to help break the cycle of their condition and position them for future success.
2017 Funds Raised: $14,724.14
Supporting Older Adults through Resources (SOAR), Inc.
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support the continued efforts of SOAR to aid seniors who do not have the means of accessing or affording food banks. SOAR aims to provide groceries to seniors once per month.
2017 Funds Raised: $3,897.72
Villa Maria of Frederick County
Villa Maria will be able to continue their compreensive care through offices and schools all around Frederick County that treat a wide variety of mental illnesses and addictions through the Unity Campaign's funding.
Funding received from the Unity Campaign will support their efforts to provide the Frederick community with telemedicine services for patients recovering from opioid addiction, collaborating with the human service community at large to deliver and continually improve comprehensive, accessible, quality and cost-effective treatment and education services, with particular consideration for without recovery capital and who are disenfranchied because of their disease.
The Unity Campaign's funding will go toward scholarships for the YMCA's summer camp program, specifically the Kids Unlimited camp, which serves children with Autism and other special needs. Scholarships are determined based on financial need.