Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. In addition to quality time and delicious food with friends and family, I always take a few moments to remember all of the wonderful things I have to be thankful. I am incredibly lucky for the beautiful life I lead on the Eastern Shore. And I strive to give back to this amazing community as much as possible.
Giving Tuesday is next Tuesday and a fantastic way to give back. Giving Tuesday brings charities, families, businesses, and people from around the shore together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity. Giving Tuesday is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to inspire the community.
Giving Tuesday in OC
1 Year to Empowerment
The 1 Year to Empowerment Program is designed to enable teenage girls to make healthy choices, trusting friendships, and attainable goals. The program promotes empowerment through 12 monthly activities that target mental and physical wellness and teach valuable skills to live healthy, balanced lives.
Art League of Ocean City
The Art League of Ocean City’s mission is to promote artistic expression and appreciation for the creative arts in our community. The core values are respect, integrity, creativity, excellence and empowerment.
Assateague Coastal Trust
The Assateague Coastal Trust’s mission is to promote and encourage the protection of the health, productivity, and sustainability of the coastal bay’s watershed of Delmarva through advocacy, education and conservation.
Assateague Island Alliance
Assateague Island Alliance partners with the Assateague Island National Seashore to promote the awareness and protection of the island’s wildlife and natural resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital is a community-centered organization, proud to serve patients of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset, Accomack, and Sussex counties. It is their mission to create a coordinated care delivery system that will provide access to quality care, personalized service and education to improve individual and community health. They accomplish their mission through a set of values that are honored in all that they do for their patients, visitors, medical staff, associates partners and volunteers.
Bay Area Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Bay Area Center for Independent Living, Inc. promotes access to community resources and support for people with disabilities and their families through programs which offer choices, preserve dignity and increase independence for an improved quality of life across the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Berlin Heritage Foundation
The purpose of the Berlin Heritage Foundation is education, with an emphasis on cultural history and historic preservation. Its focus is on the Town of Berlin and the surrounding area. The principal method of education is through the preservation and operation of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum, utilizing the facility as a house museum, a gallery and a venue for concerts and other appropriate events.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By placing caring and trained adults in the lives of children across the shore, we fight for their biggest possible futures. Our mentors are allies who strive to inspire, ignite and defend potential in the lives of their mentee with the professional support of BBBSES staff. All funds raised stay on the Eastern Shore.
Coastal Hospice Inc.
Coastal Hospice promotes dignity and quality of life for patients and families who face life-limiting conditions.
The CRICKET Center
The mission of The CRICKET Center is to provide hope and healing to child victims of abuse and to hold accountable those who commit these crimes.
Delmarva Public Radio
The mission of Delmarva Public Radio is to use the radio to bring to the people of Delmarva the highest accomplishments of our society in music and the arts, to provide opportunities for the citizens of the area to be fully informed about the issues that affect their lives, and to assure that the population of the peninsula can benefit from programming unavailable from other sources.
Diakonia is dedicated to building a foundation for those in crisis to maintain dignity and respect without homelessness while providing hope and enhancing their quality of life.
Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre
It is the mission of the Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre to promote awareness and appreciation of classical and contemporary ballet on the Eastern Shore. Since our formation in 1991 over 50,000 area school children have seen our productions, and our goal is to further increase our outreach to area youth, through collaborations with schools and other arts organizations in our community. Membership is open to any dancer from Delmarva (age 7 and up) who is studying ballet at any dance studio.
Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health
Formerly known as Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, we are a safe haven dedicated to improving the maternal health and well-being of women in the community.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Jesse Klump Memorial Fund, Inc.
The Jesse Klump Memorial Fund exists to end the threat of suicide through a program of outreach & education, to provide a place of caring for those who have lost loved ones to suicide, to support post-graduate work in mental health through a grant program, and to provide an annual scholarship to a graduate of Snow Hill High School who has demonstrated altruism and character.
Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore
The mission of Junior Achievement (JA) is to inspire and prepare young people for success. At Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, we are inspiring a generation to dream big, make smart choices, and be financially capable. With the aid of volunteer role models like you, we are giving our area youth hope to see a brighter future, and the skills to answer the demands of the 21st century economy with “I can.”
Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines/Ocean City
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines/Ocean City is focused on improving the lives of children and communities throughout Worcester County, Maryland. Every year we provide over 1400 volunteer hours.
Lead4Life, Inc. uses trauma-informed, strength-based, and client-centered methods to empower individuals to improve their quality of life and strive to reach their potential. We meet our clients where they are providing education and advocacy in addition to mental health and wellness services. It is our goal to help our clients see within themselves who they are – skilled, uniquely gifted, and highly valued members of our community.
Lower Shore Adoption Network
Lower Shore Adoption Network supports adoptive and foster parents across the Lower Shore and promotes adoption and fostering.
Lower Shore Land Trust
Lower Shore Land Trust is dedicated to preserving rural lands, to promoting vibrant towns, and to building a healthier and connected Eastern Shore.
Our mission is to promote making in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math focus areas through experiential youth programs, adult classes and dislocated worker training.
Maryland Coastal Bays Program
The Maryland Coastal Bays Program exists to protect and conserve the waters and surrounding watershed of Maryland’s coastal bays to enhance their ecological values and sustainable use for both present and future generations.
Ocean City Cold Weather Shelter
Our mission is to love others, especially those who have fallen on tough times. We provide hot meals and a clean, safe place to sleep during the frigid, winter nights in Ocean City.
Ocean City Development Corporation
We envision an economically sound and socially healthy downtown Ocean City, Maryland where revitalization has capitalized on the positive aspects of the area to create a sense of character, charm, and community for both residents and visitors.
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
The mission of the Ocean City Museum Society is to inspire and support the interpretation and appreciation of the cultural and natural history of Ocean City, Maryland, the Worcester County coastal region, and equally, the historical role performed by the United States Life-Saving Service, and to preserve with subsequent mandate the 1891 structure that once served as the Ocean City Station.
Rackliffe House Trust
Rackliffe House Trust, a private non-profit foundation, has entered into a long-term lease with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the purpose of restoring the notable 18th century plantation house overlooking Sinepuxent Bay. The property is open to the public and focuses on the life and times of the early seaside “merchant-planters.”
U.S. Kennels Incorporated
U.S. Kennels Incorporated is a 501(C3) Non-Profit Organization who provides trained service dogs, free of charge, as well as supplies to our combat wounded veterans who suffered from PTSD, TBI, and other affiliated medical disabilities. We pair up veterans with rescued dogs from local shelters and train them together as a therapeutic remedy. This creates a strong bond between the veteran and its forever companion. “Saving Veterans One Paw at A Time”
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore is dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for making positive and lasting impact in the areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability. We achieve this by finding new solutions to old problems, mobilizing the best resources and forging partnerships across the community.
Women Supporting Women of Delmarva
WSW is a grass-roots organization founded in 1993. All of the funding stays here on Delmarva to provide FREE services and support to local breast cancer survivors, their families and friends. Our services include (but are not limited to) wigs, hats, scarves, support groups and mentoring services, lending library, prosthesis, post-surgery “piglet pillows” and lift chair loaner program.
Wor-Wic Community College
We enhance local economic growth by meeting the education, training and workforce development needs of Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore through high quality, affordable educational offerings and comprehensive support services.
Worcester County Arts Council
The mission of the Worcester county arts council is to aid, encourage, advise and correlate all activities dedicated to the promotion of the arts in Worcester county, as may be found feasible; to integrate such activities into the total life of the communities served by the council.
Worcester County Commission on Aging
The mission is to enhance the quality of life of all older Worcester County Citizens by managing community based senior programs that are comprehensive, coordinated, accessible, and to advocate the needs of older citizens.
Worcester County Developmental Center
Worcester County Developmental Center (WCDC) is committed to empowering adults with developmental and physical disabilities to be productive, responsible, and participating members of the community by identifying, enhancing, and creating opportunities so all individuals can achieve their highest level of economic and social independence.
Worcester County Education Foundation
The Worcester County Education Foundation is a motivated group of community members who are committed to establishing a proactive partnership between the community and the public-school system by linking community resources with the educational needs of its students to prepare them to succeed.
Worcester County GOLD, Inc.
Worcester County GOLD, Inc. (GOLD – Giving Other Lives Dignity) improves the quality of life for local citizens for whom traditional means of well-being support is not fully available, promoting dignity by providing financial assistance for individuals and families facing financial difficulty and crisis situations, vulnerable adults, those who are homeless, and children in foster care.
Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services, Inc.
Dedicated to helping children and families achieve success and happiness in life through mental health counseling, youth enrichment activities, child advocacy for the abused and neglected, and empowerment programs that help families gain self-sufficiency.
Wyatt’s Warriors Foundation
Wyatt’s Warriors Foundation was created to honor the memory of Wyatt and help families at a difficult time by providing comfort, support, education and encouragement. In order to fulfill this mission, we have several objectives in mind.
The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore created an online one-stop donation shop, where you can give to your favorite area nonprofits in one convenient location.
Celebrate the holiday season with generosity by visiting the one-stop donation shop online and give to your favorite area nonprofits all in one convenient place. Join us on Nov. 27th as we support nonprofits in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties.
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