Charles County, MD— United Way of Charles County announces the award of $125,000 to address critical areas of need throughout the County. This amount reflects the largest granting period in United Way of Charles County’s 33-year history. The funds used to support this grant were raised during the United Way Workplace Giving campaign.

When donors support the Community Impact Fund, no fees are assessed and 100% of the gift supports programs within Charles County. This year, 17 partners requested over $278,000. In consideration of the intent of the funds and the guidelines defined to our Partners, the funds were allocated as follows:

Bay-Community Support Services (along with the Arc of Southern Maryland and Spring Dell Center) was awarded $11,502 to create a program for participants and staff that will address healthy eating habits and obesity reduction. The Center for Abused persons was awarded $14,450 to enhance their domestic violence education workshops.

Catholic Charities was awarded $8,820 to provide three months of meals with their mobile meals food truck. Charles County Children’s Aid Society was awarded $5,314 to grow their emergency services and provide Thanksgiving baskets to working poor families. Greater Baden Medical Services was awarded $10,000 to create hypertension education programs for newly diagnosed patients. Health Partners was awarded $ 15,000 to enhance their obesity and chronic disease management programs.

The Humane Society of Charles County was awarded $15,398 to create an integrated Pre-Kindergarten readiness program. Legal Aid Bureau was awarded $15,000 to bring on extra attorneys in the fight for fair housing in Charles County. Lifestyles of Maryland was awarded $5,000 to provide expanded service to working poor families. The Promise Resource Center was awarded $10,000 to create a childhood obesity program for over 200 day care providers. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau was awarded $14,516 to expand their “Ready for Life” program to disconnected youth.

United Way of Charles County thanks the thousands of local donors who helped make this possible by investing in their local community.