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
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.
The USee is produced in the USA by Global Vision 2020, a not-for-profit organization which, for the past decade, has been dedicated to delivering corrective eyeglasses to the needy and impoverished worldwide. Clear eyesight is the gateway to education, prosperity, safety and self-sufficiency. Eyeglasses are that gateway’s key.
Leveraging Global Vision 2020’s expertise in vision-care logistics and humanitarian outreach, the USee is engineered to serve 2.5 billion people who otherwise lack access to optometrists. The USee system enables virtually any villager to 1) perform (refractive) vision diagnosis, and 2) snap together corrective glasses. 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
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
Located outside of beautiful Chestertown, Maryland, Easterseals Camp Fairlee has been providing recreation and respite for individuals age 6 and up since 1954. Camp Fairlee provides a safe and accessible camp experience where campers are challenged to discover their full potential, acquire new skills, and make new and lasting friendships while under the guidance of trained and qualified staff. While campers enjoy their time at Camp Fairlee, their families are able to take a much needed break from caregiving. 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.