United Way of Frederick County Announces Over 30 Nonprofit Partners for the 2021 Unity Campaign

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United Way’s 2021 Unity Campaign will focus on local nonprofit programs directly supporting the health, education, and financial stability of ALICE households during the COVID-19 crisis

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“We are excited to bring this opportunity to Frederick County to support nonprofits who are Providing critical resources to families in need throughout our community,” said Ken Oldham, CEO of United Way of Fredrick County. “The nonprofit community needs our support in this difficult time."

United Way of Frederick County (UWFC) is excited to announce the 31 local nonprofit partners for the 2021 Unity Campaign. The campaign will focus on funding programs directly supporting the health, education, and financial stability of ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) households that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. The Unity Campaign will run from March 10 through March 21.

Participating nonprofit organizations are as follows:
Advocates for Homeless Families
American Red Cross serving Howard, Montgomery and Frederick Counties
Asian American Center of Frederick
Blessings in a Backpack, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick
Central Maryland YFC
Centro Hispano de Frederick
City Youth Matrix
Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
Federated Charities
Frederick Community College Foundation
Girls on the Run of Mid & Western Maryland
Housing Frederick
I Believe in Me, Inc.
Interfaith Housing Alliance
L'Arche Frederick Maryland, Inc.
Literacy Council of Frederick County
Marriage Resource Center of Frederick County, Inc.
Platoon 22, Inc.
Second Chances Garage, Inc.
SOAR, Supporting Older Adults through Resources, Inc.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul-St John Conference
Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland, Inc.
The Arc of Frederick County
The Delaplaine Arts Center
The Frederick Center, Inc
The Frederick Rescue Mission
United Way of Frederick County
Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc.
YMCA of Frederick County

Since the Unity Campaign’s inception in 2014, it has asked our community to “Help Our Neighbors in Need” by giving to a nonprofit organization of one’s choice. Starting in 2017, the Unity Campaign’s operations moved to United Way of Frederick County, where United Way serves as the campaign’s fiscal agent and facilitator. 100% of individual donations go to the selected nonprofit and are multiplied thanks to campaign sponsors.

“We are excited to bring this opportunity to Frederick County to support nonprofits who are Providing critical resources to families in need throughout our community,” said Ken Oldham, CEO of United Way of Fredrick County. “The nonprofit community needs our support in this difficult time."

United Way’s ALICE report identifies Frederick County as the most expensive jurisdiction in Maryland for those struggling to offset the cost of basic necessities. 37 percent of Frederick County households were struggling to afford basic human necessities before the pandemic. More details about ALICE can be found at http://unitedwayfrederick.org/alice.

To keep up to date on the Unity Campaign, like the page on Facebook. For more information on the participating nonprofit partners and to make a contribution, visit Unityfrederick.com

For questions regarding the Unity Campaign contact Shana Knight at sknight@uwfrederick.org at 240-578-4008. For questions about participating nonprofits contact Malcolm Furgol at mfurgol@uwfrederick.org or 240-578-4007.

About United Way of Frederick County
Since 1938, United Way of Frederick County has been fighting for health, education and financial stability for every person in the Frederick County community. United Way produces the ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) Report which shows that approximately nearly 40% of households can no longer afford to live in Frederick County. Our investments and programs are aligned to support and increase the financial stability of these households.
United Way of Frederick County partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, health providers, senior citizens, students, and others. The organization provides grants to local nonprofits, offers programs such as free tax preparation and matched savings, mobilizes volunteers, and engages in public policy advocacy. To learn more about United Way and how you can get involved, please visit UnitedWayFrederick.org.

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