Faces of Philanthropy

Caroline Food For Learning

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Mural to be a Welcome Sight on Tilghman Island

Things are happening on Tilghman Island. In addition to such educational gems as Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and the Tilghman Waterman’s Museum, several new businesses have come to the Island in the last few years joining the Tilghman Island Country Store, Two if By Sea, and the Tilghman Island Inn, bringing more charm to this…

Neighborhood Service Center Celebrates 50 Years

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Healing the World Through Global Health Outreach

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Carolyn Jaffe: More than 20 Years of Community Advocacy

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Shelter’s S4 Program is Changing Lives

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Chesapeake Forum Engages a Growing Audience

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Bay Hundred Senior Center Now Open

Walking into the Bay Hundred Senior Center at the Perkins Family YMCA in St. Michaels, one is immediately greeted with energy and positivity. The sparkling new building beckons visitors through its doors and new part-time manager, Ann DeMart, has people lined up at her door to inquire about activities, membership, and to just say hello.…

Eastern Shore Food Lab

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Preston Historical Society Tells Regional Story

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Twenty Years of Growing the Talbot County Arts Community

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Dorchester Center for the Arts: Connecting People Through the Arts

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Talbot County Community Resource Expo

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Offering Alternatives for Aging at Home

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Sensory Friendly Screenings Make Holiday Films a Family Affair

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Talbot County Scholars Broadens College Visions for Youth

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Local Collaboration Brings Interpreter Program to Mid Shore

This column in Attraction by Amelia Blades Steward will visit the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Amelia has been a freelance writer in our community for over 15 years and offers a glimpse into the lives of residents on the Mid…

Opening Doors to Strength and Healing

Horses help us understand our struggles and give us the emotional and physical support we need to overcome challenges. They also have a way of bringing people together. Courageous Hearts Horsemanship (CHH) is a non-profit therapeutic riding and horsemanship program that operates at Windy Way Horses in Hurlock. The organization serves local children and adults…

Helping Disadvantaged Youth Get Ahead

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Talbot Village Connections Matches Senior Needs with Services

This column in Attraction by Amelia Blades Steward will visit the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Amelia has been a freelance writer in our community for over 15 years and offers a glimpse into the lives of residents on the Mid…

Serving Recovery with a Dose of Gratitude

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

WHCP Radio Reading Service Helps Visually Impaired

Starting in early 2018, a new service is being offered through WHCP Radio in Cambridge that is helping visually impaired residents of Dorchester County stay in touch with local events, shopping, and community issues. Mike Starling, Founder/President/General Manager of WHCP found, after doing some research, that several hundred people in Dorchester County have sight disabilities.…

Celebrating 15 Years of Building Dreams for Youth

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

First Night® Talbot Celebrates 24th Year

This column in Attraction by Amelia Blades Steward will visit the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid-Shore. Amelia has been a freelance writer in our community for over 15 years and offers a glimpse into the lives of residents on the Mid-Shore whom…

Widows of Warriors Fund Fills in the Gap

  This column in Attraction by Amelia Blades Steward will visit the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid-Shore. Amy has been a freelance writer in our community for over 15 years and offers a glimpse into the lives of residents on the Mid-Shore…

Creating Conversation on Hunger in Our Community

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid-Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia has been…

Stretching to Meet the Needs of the Community

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia has…

Camp New Dawn – Helping Families Cope With Grief

  This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid-Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Channel Marker’s New Regional Wellness Center

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades…

Two Eastern Shore Philanthropic Efforts Join Forces

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid-Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia Blades Steward…

A Foundation of HOPE for Area Girls

This column visits the faces of those who have benefited from the generous and tireless work of the nonprofits on the Mid Shore. Perhaps unknown to many of us, these individuals have had their lives transformed by the missions of these organizations and are giving back in unique ways to better our world. Amelia has…

Neighborhood Service Center Equips Citizens for Becoming Self-Sufficient

The Neighborhood Service Center (NSC), Inc. is a non-profit Community Action Agency whose mission is to improve the quality of life both socially and economically for low-income residents in Talbot County by equipping them with the tools and potential for becoming self-sufficient. The Center began in 1969 as an off shoot of the Tri County…

Addressing Literacy Among Talbot’s Youngest Citizens

Imagine a world without books. The Barbara Bush Foundation recently tweeted, “60 percent of the kindergartners in neighborhoods where children did poorly in school did not own a single book.” According to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), children not ready for kindergarten are three to four times more likely to drop out of school;…

Talbot Mentor Finds Common Ground for Mentors and Mentees to Connect

Basketball was the common ground for Brian Cotter and Michael McCormack, both of Easton, when they met eight years ago through Talbot Mentors. Michael, then eight years old, was in need of a father figure because his own father was living in Connecticut at the time. Brian recalls, “I remember that Michael was nervous the…

BAAM: Building a Future Generation of Successful Young Men

His smile is contagious. De’ Jon Stanford, of Easton, age 13, exudes confidence. Like many middle school boys, De’ Jon loves basketball. He started playing basketball regularly through the Building African American Minds (BAAM) Program, an after-school program at Easton Elementary School targeted at helping African American males at risk for under achievement. Today, he…

Chesapeake Center, Inc. – Seeing Beyond Disabilities

When Tammy and Chuck Tarr, of Bethlehem, were faced with the decision of navigating the next level of care for their 21-year old son Jason, who has Down’s Syndrome, after he graduated from the Caroline County Public School System, the task was daunting. The Tarr family, including their daughter Kelly and her husband Matt, was…

For All Seasons: Making a Difference in Area Schools

Concern is on the rise about the status of mental health in communities across the country. Decreasing resources to support services and a spike in violence have created a gulf that often leaves families in crisis and communities challenged to meet the growing needs. On the Mid-Shore, a behavioral health and rape crisis center, For…

Habitat Choptank Women Build: Empowering and Engaging Women

In 1998, Habitat Choptank completed its first Women Build House – a home that was funded and built through the efforts of women volunteers. A new Women Build House project is underway at 59 Pleasant Alley in Easton and scheduled for completion in February 2017. Construction began in May 2016 during Habitat’s National Women Build…

Talbot Interfaith Shelter Addresses Homelessness

~ Originally printed July 2016. When Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) opened its doors in January 2009 in various churches in Talbot County, its vision was that no one in Talbot County would ever have to spend a night on the streets, in a car or in the woods because he or she cannot find housing.…

Mid-Shore Girls Learn About Self-Esteem

~ Originally printed in June 2016. The Women and Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore recently awarded 13 grant recipients $34,231. Among the recipients were the Tilghman Area Youth Association ($1500) and the Ladies of Nia ($2500), two organizations on the Mid Shore helping young women develop self-esteem. These organizations also received the Women and Girls…

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