Give Local

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The winning charity will receive all the money donated to the GIVE LOCAL CAMPAIGN. Voting closes November 1st.

Adopt-A-Bear – To provide wrapped gifts for less fortunate children residing in Queen Anne’s County during the Christmas holidays. 410-643-8530. www.adopt-a-bear.net.

Animal Resource Foundation, Inc. (ARF) – A rescue group dedicated to saving and improving the lives of animals. 410-643-8700. www.arfusa.org.

Bikers Against Child Abuse – To create a safer environment for abused children; to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live; and, to lend support by involving them with an established, united organization. 410-212-9642. www.bacaworld.org.

Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. – To promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment and celebrate healing. 410-827-6614. www.bosombuddiescharities.com.

Bracelets for Hope – To help children with cancer. 25% goes toward research to find cures; 75% is used to buy toys and craft supplies for hospitalized children and to buy materials to make the bracelets. kgroves@atlanticbb.net.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – To experience the Chesapeake through hands-on exhibits, family-friendly events and engaging educational and boatbuilding programs. 410-745-2916. www.cbmm.org.

Chesapeake Cats & Dogs – To provide for the feeding, housing and medical care of rescued domestic animals in the Mid-Shore and surround areas as well as community support and education. 410-643-9955. www.chesapeakecatsanddogs.org.

Chesapeake Women’s Network-Queen Anne’s County Chapter – To facilitate enrichment and professional growth through communication and support and to stimulate business opportunities for professional women in the community. www.ChesapeakeWomensNetwork.org.

Chesterwye ADMC – To enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities towards personal independence and choice. 443-249-3549. www.chesterwye.com.

Choices Pregnancy Center – A safe and welcoming place for women with an unplanned pregnancy. Located in Easton. 410-822-3311. www.choicesinpregnancy.org.

Connor Cares Foundation – To further the education and training of lifesaving personnel at all public and private pools nationwide and to set minimum standards of safety to reduce the annual number of drowning. connorcares@live.com. www.connorcares.org.

Family Center of Queen Anne’s County – A collaboration of many community agencies working together to empower parents as they prepare their young children for school. A Judy Partner Center and WIC site. 410-348-3182. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Family-Center/140965525970169?ref=hl….

Foundation for Community Partnerships, Inc. – To strengthen the efforts of amazing volunteers, secure grants and offer assistance in a wide variety of operational areas.  443-249-0606. www.creatinglegacies.org.

Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre – Serving the Upper Eastern Shore with a distinct focus on community service and local talent. 410-810-2060. www.garfieldcenter.org.

Hospice of Queen Anne’s – To give comfort and care to terminally ill patients and their families and to help finance educational programs to benefit patients. 443-262-4100. www.hospiceofqueenannes.org.

Jay it Forward – In memory of Jay Jay Oulahyane who lost his battle with epilepsy and other physical ailments on May 16 of this year. jayitforward@yahoo.com. www.facebook.com/jayitforward.

Kent Island American Legion – Committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans. 410-643-2728. www.kialpost278.homestead.com.

Kent Island Running Group – To provide a venue to meet new friends who share and enjoy the sport of running and to support weekly group runs and track workouts and monthly training clinics and to plan races and fundraisers. kentislandrunning@gmail.com. www.kirg.org.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Maryland Chapter (MWOY) – To raise funds to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Samantha Grimes at 410-310-6426 or samanthagrimes@mris.com. www.lls.org/aboutlls/chapters/md.

Mid-Shore Community Foundation – To connect private resources with public needs in order to expand human services and enhance the quality of life for all citizens, of all ages, on the Mid-Shore. 410-820-8175. www.mscf.org.

Paso a Paso (Step by Step) Fund – Partners with poor communities in Guatemala by helping to rebuild communities for future generations and by fostering healthy life choices for families, children, single mothers and those with special needs. chama421@hotmail.com. www.PasoaPasoMissions.org.

Queen Anne’s County Christian Assistance, Inc. – To provide a safe and warm environment for those in need in Queen Anne’s County. This includes Our Haven Shelter & Home, the QACCA Emergency Food Pantry and Our Daily Thread thrift shop. 410-739-4363. www.qacca.org.

Raven’s Nest 20 QAC – A Baltimore Ravens fan group that also supports local communities and charities. RavensNest20Pres@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/RavensNest20.

RESET Program (Terry Ober) – A program for “at risk” youth between the ages 13-24 to educate them about the dangers, peer pressure and life consequences associated with involvement of drugs and alcohol. 443-995-5367. www.terryober.weebly.com/reset-program.html.

Richard Downey Foundation – To support various youth athletic programs in Queen Anne’s County through fundraising and volunteer activities. 1-855-ROCKRDF www.facebook.com/rdf2011.

Team Trace – To raise awareness of pediatric congenital heart disease and to help fund a research project at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC to design a new mitral valve. Team.trace@yahoo.com. www.teamtrace.org.

YES IMAlive-Youthline Eastern Shore – A progressive crisis center where local volunteers provide emotional and crisis support via phone and chat for people who find themselves wavering between wanting to live and wanting to die. 443-249-3125. www.YesImalive.org.

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