Organizations We Support
Talbot Goes Purple is a substance abuse awareness program that will engage our community and youth to stand against substance abuse.
The project is based upon THP Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction.
Talbot Goes Purple is an initiative from Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary, in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools and Mid-Shore Community Foundation.
RYLA encourages servant leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving 11th grade students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an "award" for their past and present leadership and service activities. These select young people attend an all-expense-paid camp where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. These activities are conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The result is that these students return to their schools and communities motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve. LEARN MORE
The Talbot County Hunger Coalition is a network of community members, providers and caring individuals working together with the Talbot Family Network to end hunger and improve access to healthy, nutritious food for our most vulnerable residents.Our goal is to make Talbot citizens and elected officials knowledgeable about the depth of the hunger problem in our own backyard and start to address it aggressively.
Although there are only 38,000 people in Talbot County, there are 16 food pantries and 10 meal and food providers in the county fighting the persistent problem of hunger. By banding together, we are better able to raise public awareness and coordinate among ourselves to better serve the community. LEARN MORE
Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness skills completely free to the schools.
JA's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to own their economic success; plan for their future; and make smart academic and economic choices.
Locally, in the counties of Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot, and Caroline Counties, JA of the Eastern Shore reaches over 7,000 students each year and provides over 50,061 student contact hours. LEARN MORE
Carepacks is a weekend food program aimed at preventing hunger among Talbot County's most economically vulnerable students. We serve students at ALL Talbot County elementary schools.
Their goal, through a partnership with Talbot County Public Schools and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, is to provide every eligible student with a backpack filled with healthy, easily accessible meals and snacks every Friday afternoon so that when students return to school on Mondays, they are well-nourished and ready to learn.
CarePack's hope is for students to better be able to focus on academic success because they are no longer distracted by hunger or by concerns about where their next meal is coming from. LEARN MORE.
For more than four decades, Waterfowl Festival, Inc. has staged an annual event that has raised $5.7 million for wildlife and habitat conservation, education and research. Founded in 2011, Waterfowl Chesapeake Inc. expands the waterfowl conservation work supported by the Waterfowl Festival. The mission of Waterfowl Chesapeake Inc. is to create, restore and conserve waterfowl habitat throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and nearby coastal bays by engaging in collaborative, strategic initiatives with organizations, governments, corporations, foundations and individuals. Waterfowl Chesapeake is exclusively dedicated to raising support for and engaging in conservation efforts and is the primary beneficiary of the annual Waterfowl Festival. LEARN MORE
The Y is a founding nonprofit organization, offering health, hope, and opportunity:
Parents find a safe, nurturing environment for their children to stay active, be engaged, and learn positive values.
Children and teens play and develop self-confidence while feeling accepted and supported.
Adults connect with friends, pursue interests, and learn how to live healthier.
People from all backgrounds and walks of life come together to volunteer and help strengthen their community. LEARN MORE
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
The Trappe Little League is a member of the Home Run Baker Little League, a chartered Little League baseball division. Our baseball league is comprised of over 85 youth, ages 4 to 12, in and around the town of Trappe and within the current White Marsh school district. Our park faciliy is located on main street in Trappe, which consists of two complete little league baseball fields with permanant fencing, and a brand new regulation sized infield diamond. We also have a concession stand stocked with typical baseball food thoughout the season. We are governed by a board of directors, which consists of local parents and volunteers.
Assess the Need
FIRST, we assess the needs of each community in which we serve. We work to understand the obstacles, hardships, and challenges native to the area's particular population.
Build the Programs
NEXT, we build local programs designed to offer immediate relief, short-term care, and long-term growth in the areas that will best benefit the community.
Invest in the Community
THEN, we offer the local programs to the local community, working to continually optimize their efficacy via spiritual, physical, and emotional service.
Brookletts Place is a center for seniors to gather and socialize with each other. It provides an aspect of community engagement for individuals 60 or older through the Center’s facilities and various events throughout the year. As a place with an excellent reputation among its membership, Brookletts Place strives to continuously expand to provide even more for area seniors over and above its well-rounded menu of available services and resources.