February 2024

We're excited to share some news!

United Way of Washington County, Maryland, Inc. has been evaluated by Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most trusted nonprofit evaluator, and earned a 100% Four-Star Rating! This is the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator. 


Charity Navigator’s third-party accreditation validates our organization’s operational excellence.


This milestone achievement for United Way of Washington County, Maryland, Inc. couldn’t have happened without you and your support. Thank you for being part of our family as contributors, funders, and volunteers. Your trust and support help us make a difference for the community we serve. 


You can learn more about Charity Navigator and our rating here: https://charitynavigator.org/ein/520691704

 

Thank you for being an

integral part of our mission!

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The United Way of Washington County recently earned a 2024 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency!



Check out our nonprofit profile to keep up to date with our impact. 


https://www.guidestar.org/profile/52-0691704


Keep this link handy, we want to make sure you always have the information you need to support our work with trust and confidence.


United Ways across Maryland were excited to partner with the

Maryland Department of Service and Civic Innovation to facilitate a statewide

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service that began on Monday, January 15, 2024.


In the words of Dr. King,

"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve."

Team United recently wrapped up our MLK Days of Service to include two activities focused on food insecurity through our United Against Hunger program. We served three community meals (two hot, one shelf-stable).


Sharing to say "THANK YOU" to our many supporters who enable us to continue finding and filling gaps in our community


The Community Roots after-school club at Parkside Community Center serves an average of 25 kids per day. We served hot meals and a bagged lunch plus snacks to enjoy later.



Team United also provided a hot meal to the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County Jim Deaner Center in honor of MLK Day. The Boys & Girls Club serves approximately 50 kids per day.

"64 Days to Live Nonviolence"


From the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

 

"The Season for Nonviolence marks the 64 days between the anniversaries of the deaths of Mohandas Gandhi on January 30 and Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4.... We learn to practice nonviolence one step at a time, one choice at a time, one day at a time. Through our daily nonviolent choices and action, our noble and courageous spirits rise to move the world in the direction of peace. Wherever you are in your journey, we hope this booklet will support your growth and encourage you, reminding you that you are part of a worldwide community working for nonviolence and peace."  

64 daily practices booklet

CONGRATULATIONS

to our January mini-grant recipient,

The Salvation Army Hagerstown, MD Command.

While a trip to the grocery store is getting easier on the wallet, many individuals and families in our community still struggle to make ends meet. Many must choose between paying their rent or buying groceries.


With $1000.00 from United Way's United Against Hunger program, The Salvation Army will purchase healthy foods to restock their food pantry that feeds at least 400 residents in our community.


We are pleased to partner with The Salvation Army in the fight against food insecurity.



We are United Against Hunger.

Live United

Urgent Needs Grant Awards

Each month, the United Way of Washington County is pleased to partner with various organizations that provide critical services to our community.


Our Urgent Needs Grant is a low-barrier grant designed to assist nonprofits experiencing unplanned expenses due to unanticipated program needs, emergencies, or underlying situations while our United Against Hunger Grant addresses needs specific to food insecurity within our community.


Both applications are due on the 27th of the month.

Applications can be found here

 https://www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/community-impact-grants-investments


For additional information contact Kelli Tencer at 301-739-8200 ext.104


Your United Way of Washington County, MD

in Action!

Through service projects, delivering holiday meals and treats, buying and wrapping gifts for families in need, and spreading holiday cheer, the UWWC team was busy!


Did you know that your United Way actively supports over 83 organizations and many individual Washington County residents annually?


All donations made here...stay here.


Our donors, partners and volunteers

make it possible for us to have a

major impact on our community!


If you would like to help the United Way

make a difference in Washington County please click the DONATE button today!




Thank you so very much for your continued support!

From Left: Stacey Abeles, UWWC; Angela Thurber, Family Healthcare; and Laura Pennington, Family Healthcare 

Family Healthcare is an active nonprofit partner that supports other nonprofits through community impact. With over 41 donors, they raised over $5,300.00 in support of your United Way and our mission to give back to our community!

Spotlight~ Success Story

Shelter Collaboration


St. John's Family Shelter



A young lady left a not-so-good relationship where the man with whom she was residing refused to allow her three-year-old daughter to stay with them. The toddler was fortunate enough to have a grandmother who lived nearby and was in a position that she could keep the child.


The young lady gathered up her courage and left the relationship with her baby who was under six months old and reunited with her three-year-old daughter. She was a very hard worker and obtained employment almost immediately. She kept her apartment spotless, caused absolutely no problems, and was very respectful to all who encountered her.


Following all the guidance she received from our case management team, the young lady was able to secure housing after 125 days in our shelter. Although she was working, she realized that her income from a local restaurant was not going to be sufficient to support her two children. She was able secure another part time position at a retail store to ensure she was earning enough. We assisted her to obtain some used furniture from one of our donors and helped her set up the apartment. We are very proud of all her hard work and feel that she will be able to continue making additional progress on her goals, such as going to college. We are glad we could be a part of her journey and success!


~ Submitted by Carla Charles, St. John's Family Shelter, Board President

Spotlight~ Success Story

Health Collaboratives


Breast Cancer Awareness, Inc.


Thanks to the grant we received from the United Way, we were able to add a Patient Care Coordinator to our BCA Team. This individual is a 5-year breast cancer survivor who traveled through our programs when she was initially diagnosed. Her passion for those fighting the disease is shown in everything she does. Support group was a program that she personally found comforting. She made growing our support group numbers one of her primary goals. Our support Group program is one of the many ways we ensure our mission, "that no one has to face breast cancer alone."


Since joining our team, the number of attendees has been consistent and is growing. for our December support, a local restaurant owner hosted our group for a special holiday dinner. One of the attendees (a stage 4 fighter) commented on our social media page, "Thank you for being so good to us."


The new employees this grant enables us to hire is making a difference in the lives of those battling cancer and we are so grateful for your generosity.


~ Submitted by Stacy Horst, Breast Cancer Awareness, Inc., Executive Director

Spotlight~ Success Story

Medical Advocacy


CASA, Inc.



The collaboration of service organizations in our community is critical in serving survivors.


A client had contacted the police due to a domestic incident. The police were working with the Shepperd Pratt mobile crisis services who contacted CASA on behalf of the client. CASA was able to inform mobile crisis services that there was a room open at our shelter for this client and advocate for the client to be given a ride to our shelter. Once the client arrived and began the intake, the client complained of neck and chest pain. Due to the incident including strangulation, our advocate called an ambulance to get the client to the emergency department and met the client there.


Our advocate provided roughly 6 hours of accompaniment with the client as they were not comfortable on their own and felt more at ease with the advocate present until discharge. The client returned to our shelter after their discharge, and they were able to plan with advocates until they could safely relocate to stay with a friend out of state.


~ Submitted by Lisa Dougherty, Executive Director

VOLUNTEERS WANTED


United Way of Washington County MD is currently seeking additional members of the community to serve on both the Revenue and GIVE (Give. Invest. Volunteer. Educate) Committees. We ask interested parties to commit to at least once-a-month hybrid committee meetings in return for having a voice in how UWWC can maximize our reach within our community. 


For more information, please reach out to Heather Guessford at heather@uwwcmd.org or 301-739-8200 ext.102.

Promoting literacy across Washington County!

United Way's Books United Program

is off to a great start in 2024!

Over 700 books, workbooks and coloring books

were distributed to over 13 organizations in January.

Our T-shirts turned out great!


We love our Books United - Ladies for Lasting Literacy Book Club t-shirts. The ladies designed the logo too. This book club at Lasting Change is just one of our many programs at 20+ locations.


A special THANK YOU to the Abeles family for their generous sponsorship of the shirts.

Our book club at Lasting Change, “Ladies for Lasting Literacy,” spent time at Hagerstown Day Nursery sharing their love of books!

Little Jack's Corner at HCC


Little Jack's Corner was thrilled to receive 22 reading mats designed and sewn by Elizabeth O'Brien.


Elizabeth is a local needleworker who in her spare time creates these beautiful mats and donates them to the United Way to be distributed to local schoolchildren. They just love them!





As Always...

Special Thanks to Julie Rohm and the Valley Mall for loaning us storage space for our "thousands of books"!

Deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and brushes and feminine pads are all items we need every day. But for some low-income families personal hygiene poses a problem. For many families it can be difficult to put food on the table so personal hygiene items and other necessities are out of reach. Every day people go without personal care Items because they simply can't afford them.


The United Way of Washington County's Hygiene Pantry works directly with local schools and organizations to make these personal necessities obtainable to individuals and families. The current number of lives impacted is over 600 and growing.


Products such as shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste and brushes and lice kits are just a few of the items available in our pantries. Laundry detergent, feminine products and baby supplies are needed as well. Please contact Stacey Abeles at stacey@uwwcmd.org or Kathy Harple at kathy@uwwcmd.org. to learn how you can help impact the lives of those in need.


We currently have 7 active pantries :


  • Hagerstown Community College
  • Cascade Elementary School
  • Clear Spring Elementary School
  • Hickory Elementary School
  • Western Heights Middle School
  • Parkside Community Center
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Thank you to Horizon Goodwill Industries and Adam Sewell for their donation of 200 hygiene bags for the United Way pantries. The hygiene items will be used in our currently active pantries at Clear Spring, Cascade, Western Heights, Pleasant Valley and HCC. 

2-1-1 Maryland

Find the help you need with one phone call!


Non-Profit and Human Service Programs

The 2-1-1 database has information on

more than 7000 agencies and programs across the state.

Each week 2-1-1 handles thousands of calls from

people in need, providing referrals to services and helping people

problem-solve when services they need are not available.

Volunteer Opportunities 

The Family Center - Do you love holding babies? Do you enjoy interacting with toddlers? The Family Center is seeking volunteers to work in their childcare rooms with infants and toddlers (Up to age 4). Flexible daytime hours Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. A background check and fingerprinting is required at no cost. For more information, please contact Rhonda Forrest at 301-790-4002 or rhonda.forrest@maryland.gov


Big Brothers Big Sisters With the renewed inspiration and energy ushered in by the New Year, there is almost no better time to consider making the commitment to share your time and talents with others. The special friendships formed between Bigs and Littles positively change the trajectory of the lives of all involved. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County has a waiting list of kids and needs your help! There are various volunteer opportunities that will fit almost anyone’s availability. For more information, please contact their enrollment & matching coordinator, Alicia Taluskie, at 301.375.0939 or a.taluskie@bbbswcmd.org. Let the New Beginnings of this time of year be your call to Be the Change. Visit volunteer need here: https://volunteer.unitedwayfcwc.org/need/detail/?need_id=654044


Girls Inc. – Qualified and willing volunteers are always welcome to join and assist with projects. The girls love meeting new people and will act as a positive role model to them. To express interest, visit: https://www.girlsinc-md.org/volunteer


Boys and Girls Club Volunteer in many different ways like on-site engagement, advocacy, and more. Fill out an application here: https://www.bgcwc.org/volunteer


Discovery Station Volunteers help in every area of the museum in positions like exhibit docents, admission's office clerks, gift shop salespersons, creative development members, program leaders, and more. Visit volunteer need here: https://bit.ly/VolDiscovery


Horizon Goodwill Industries Volunteers help in many diverse ways ad can include mission support, community outreach, job connection services, administration, court ordered community service, to name a few. To learn more, visit: https://horizongoodwill.org/volunteer-opportunities/


Literacy Council of Washington County You don’t need experience to be a tutor with LCWC. Training is provided and FREE. You do need to be fluent in English, have enthusiasm, and patience. To learn more, visit: http://www.literacyofwcmd.org/become-a-tutor/


Hagerstown Rescue Mission Sorting volunteers at the donation center are always welcome. To learn more: https://www.hagerstownhopecenter.com/volunteer


Faith Step Ministries - is seeking volunteers to assist with their Saturday morning breakfast ministry that connects with over 150 community members on a weekly basis on

the West End of Hagerstown. They are seeking volunteers from 7:30 am – 10:30 am at 451 Salem Avenue, Hagerstown to help prepare breakfast, serve the public, and

clean up. A minimum of 6 volunteers are needed each week, and they always

welcome extra hands to help! Interested individuals should contact Josue Orellana at

josueorellanaguevara@hotmail.com with any questions or to sign up.


English & More, Inc. - Stay safe while serving your community from the comfort of your home. English tutors for ESL populations are needed. Shadowing opportunities are available for both new and seasoned volunteers. To express interest or learn more, email: virginia.wilson1277@gmail.com.


Washington County Commission on Aging - Volunteers welcome as Meals on Wheels delivery drivers. All those interested must be fully vaccinated. More information here: https://www.wccoaging.org/volunteer


Children in Need Sorting and serving opportunities are always ongoing for community members, organizations, high school students, and more! Learn about getting involved by visiting: https://childreninneedwashingtoncounty.org/volunteer/

 

Easterseals - Virtual volunteer opportunities are available for anyone with a special talent to share virtually on Zoom. It could be singing, sharing a craft (we can get the supplies), magician, dancing, reading a story etc. If anyone is interested, they can contact Debbie Lauricella, Assistance Center Director, to coordinate. dlauricella@eseal.org



Easterseals Adult Day Services

Many volunteer opportunities are available for anyone with a special talent to share. It could be singing, sharing a craft (we can get the supplies), magician, dancing, reading a story etc. If anyone is interested, they can contact Emily Hankewycz, Activity Director, to coordinate. ebrecht@eseal.org or call 301.745.3828


Habitat for Humanity - Join a team of invaluable volunteers at the ReStore! Multiple positions to fit any skill/interest level. Volunteer Benefits: Flexible schedule / 20% store discount / Rewarding work / Plus, for a limited time receive $20 a month in ReStore cash for up to 6 months. Flyer.



Volunteers Needed

The Hagerstown Housing Authority needs volunteer groups to help provide lunches to low-income seniors and disabled residents of Potomac Towers in Hagerstown. 

 

The Potomac Towers Lunch Program operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteer groups assist by providing either grab-and-go bagged lunches, serving a hot meal onsite, or providing donations of items for the lunches. The volunteers typically provide meals or drop them off at the Towers around 11:30 AM. 

 

The Lunch Program currently has several days each month without volunteer groups. Open days of the month are the 1st Tuesday, 2nd Thursday, 3rd Thursday, and the 4th Thursday. If interested in assisting, please contact Deena Holder via email at dholder@hagerstownha.com or 301-733-6911 x163. 

Use JustServe for your volunteer needs

and opportunities!



Looking for volunteers to serve in your ministry? Or are you looking for volunteer opportunities for yourself and/or your group? JustServe is a website where volunteer needs meet volunteers. All nonprofits, houses of worship and faith-based organizations are welcome to use this service to post your volunteer needs - just contact Ashlee Harris to get started at jon2ash@gmail.com or text 801-860-1301. Those searching for volunteer opportunities can simply search the database by city, state or zip code or even look for ways to volunteer by remote.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month 

Volunteers Needed



Volunteers are currently needed to assist in the installation of blue yard flags at multiple locations throughout Hagerstown on 

Saturday, March 30th, 2024 at 10:00 AM

If interested in volunteering, please message Justice's Sake through Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/JusticesSAKE

News & Events

Free Breakfasts

2nd Saturday of each month

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren

Corner of E. Washington St. and South Mulberry St.

Hagerstown, MD 21740



See flyer for dates of our upcoming events. See our most recent Food, Clothing & Personal Care Resources List

Washington County Family Center

221 McRand Court, Suite 300, Hagerstown, MD 21740


The Family Center provides GED and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for expectant parents and parents with children ages

0-3. Childcare, meals, parenting education, and case management services are provided. Transportation is available on a case-by-case basis. To register or learn more information, please contact Kate Dunn at

240-420-2527 or katherine.dunn1@maryland.gov

Circles Washington County


Circles Washington County, MD, began in January, 2023, and is continuing to interact and work with 9 participants – our Circle Leaders. Coordinators Elizabeth Howe and Marci Corea are always happy to accept invitations to meet you in person or speak at your church or organization to share how it’s going and get your ideas for alleviating poverty in our community. Please contact them at ehowe@wccac.org or mcorea@wccac.org. We need and appreciate your support! 

The Western Maryland Consortium is a regional workforce development agency under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act with offices in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties. We address the needs of job seekers and businesses by establishing a workforce system that helps them access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. The Western Maryland Consortium provides services to underemployed and unemployed adults, youth, and dislocated workers who are residents of Western Maryland.


The path that leads you to your full-time destination will vary as will the services and training available to you. We pride ourselves on providing individualized and tailored plans that meet the needs of our clients and assisting them in achieving their workforce goals.

Funds, Furnishings, and Volunteers Needed for Refugee Families


Recently, there has been an influx of refugee families in Washington County. Refugee Welcome Network (RWN) needs funds, furnishings, and volunteers to help stabilize them while we work with them toward self-sufficiency. In the last two weeks, the RWN settled two new families into housing, with a third currently waiting for housing and help. Read more and see our list of needsDonate fundsContact us to volunteer.

ENVY Youth Basketball League Sponsorships Needed

ENVY, a youth violence prevention program here within the City of Hagerstown that works to facilitate collaboration of resources and efforts of various community partners who provide services to or engage with youth in the community, has started a very unique youth basketball league and is looking for faith community assistance. You may recall Chief Kifer and Danielle Staley speaking about this program at the recent HARC meeting. ENVY stands for Ending Needless Violence with our Youth, and this basketball league is really ENVY’s way to initially engage at risk youth. Read more

Cold Weather Shelter Volunteers Needed!


The Cold Weather Shelter has 1 unfilled week for the upcoming shelter season. Please contact Liz at Reach (Liz@reachofwc.org or 301-733-2371 X-114) if you are interested in hosting a week, a partial week, one evening and/or preparing a meal with your house of worship, work, friends, and family. Please visit their website www.reachofwc.org/volunteer for more information about the various volunteer positions that help run the shelter every night.

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Delays Anticipated along Antietam Street

Through February 2024

The Hub City Parking Garage is currently under construction on W. Antietam Street. On or about November 29, the contractor will begin taking delivery of precast concrete beams and panels and start erecting them on-site. Motorists should seek alternate routes away from the Antietam Street corridor, and should be prepared for temporary traffic delays. These deliveries are expected to continue on weekdays until mid-February. See Engineering Department News Release for more details.

Moving Help Wanted!


The Washington County Health Department is working with a family with high lead in their home. They are planning a clean out / final clean of the home, and they have help for the clean-out and professional cleaning. They need volunteers to help this family get their belongings back into their home once it has cleared the final inspection. As of now (with LOTS of moving pieces) they are hoping for a move in date around January 19th, or have the family moved back in no later than the end of the month. A truck may be helpful to help them move belongings from the temporary housing (should be boxes only - no furniture) back to their main house. Items from the main house that will need moved back in will be on-site in PODS and muscle will be needed to get items back into the home and beds, etc. set back up. Any volunteers willing to help please contact Janet Besecker for more information. 240-313-3229 or janice.besecker@maryland.gov.

Walking 2 Wellness - Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, 12:00 pm

The Athletic, Recreation and Community Center (ARCC)

Hagerstown Community College

11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown

 

Trying to fulfill your New Year's Resolution in getting healthier? Let's get healthy together! Be part of Prime Time For Women's "Walking 2 Wellness" community … meet new people, connect with longtime friends, and develop a regular exercise regime that is good for you. Even better, it’s fun! Prime Time For Women Website / Facebook.

Voices of Recovery & Resilience:

Harm Reduction - starts February 13

Tuesdays, February 13 - March 19, 4:15-5:15 followed by meal at 5:30

Otterbein United Methodist Church

108 E. Franklin Street, Hagerstown

 

Powerful personal testimonies presented weekly. Hear stories of addiction and struggle to recovery. Community voices, programs, resources, and peer support presented and coordinated by David Washington, LCADC, LCSW-C, AD/PC Sup., Wash Co Health Dept. and Alicia Le Bon, Sr. Community Outreach Specialist Ctr of Substance Use & Infectious Diseases Care, JHU School of Medicine. Link to registration Flyer

2024 HARC Interfaith Retreat -

March 2 (Register by Feb. 16)

Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shepherd's Spring Retreat Center

16869 Taylors Landing Road, Sharpsburg, MD

 

2024 HARC Interfaith Retreat: Let the Spirit Move You! A day of exploration, creativity and connection! Morning: A meditative art project. No experience necessary, materials provided. Afternoon: Primordial Qigong. Coordinating movement, breathing, and meditation to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit. Close of Day: “Listening for the Spirit: The Poetry of Rumi.” An opportunity to allow the spirit of poetry to move us in beauty and words. Lunch is included. Registration fee: $50.  Deadline to register is February 16.  FlyerRegister or learn more here.

Earn It...Plan It...Save It...

starts February 13


Tuesdays, February 13 - March 19, 4:15-5:15 followed by meal at 5:30

Otterbein United Methodist Church

108 E. Franklin Street, Hagerstown

 

Earn it, Plan It, Save It is a financial education class successfully offered throughout the community by REACH. It is facilitated by Ladetra Robinson, Financial Literacy Success Coach. Link to registration Flyer.

Free Pancake Supper - February 13


Tuesday, February 13, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD

 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, hosts a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the Parish Hall. The cost is free; however, donations are kindly accepted. Monies will be utilized to stock their Blessings Box, which is a small food pantry located on the front porch of their Parish Hall. Info: 301-582-0417

Pancake Breakfast - February 17

Saturday, February 17, 8:00 - 11:00 am

Grace United Methodist Church

712 W. Church Street, Hagerstown

 

All you can eat: Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage Gravy, Biscuits, Scrambled Eggs, Tater Tots, Coffee, and Juice. Adults $10. Children 12 and under Free. Free Children's Activities Included! All proceeds benefit the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.

Save the date! - February 18


FREE Screening of The House on Jonathan Street at the legendary Maryland Theater (Hagerstown) on February 18, 2024!

Learn about the Historic Jonathan Street Neighborhood of Hagerstown, MD throughout the life of the historic log cabin in a special 1hour documentary!



Special thanks to Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors BureauHeart of the Civil War Heritage Area, The Delaplaine Foundation, The Community Foundation of Western Maryland, The Mary Bowman Foundation, and Washington County Arts Council, Inc.


Contact Audrey Vargason at 301-790-3500 or Contact Email: ajv@mdtheatre.org

Coldest Night of the Year Event - February 24 

(Register now! Volunteers Needed!)


Saturday, February 24, 5:00 pm

Hagerstown Community College ARCC

11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown



Reach is hosting a Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) event on February 24. What Is It? The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good… because it’s cold out there! This event is to raise awareness and raise critical funds to continue making an impact in Washington County. Reach is looking for Team Captains, Sponsors, and walkers to join them for the Coldest Night of the Year and would love your energy with them. They are excited for the 2nd year for Reach of Washington County, and still the only location in the state of Maryland. Register here: https://cnoy.com/register. If you want to chat further about the Coldest Night of the Year – Contact Jackie at Jackie@reachofwc.org 301-733-2371 X-108. Flyer with QR code. / Sponsorship Package.

Save the Date!

Congressional Candidate Senior Forum

March 30


Saturday, March 30, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Zion Baptist Church

61 Bethel Street, Hagerstown

 

The Elder Group presents a Congressional Candidate Senior Forum at Zion Baptist Church. Pastor Rickey A. Smith, Sr. Flyer.

May 22, 2024 at 4:30 – 9:00

Antietam Brewery


Join support those affected by Cancer in our Community at Antietam Brewery!

Volunteers will be on-site to collect gift cards for caregivers and share how you can get involved locally with the American Cancer Society. 10% of Pints, Flights & Food will be donated to the American Cancer Society, the evening will also include Raffles and door prizes!


Last year, this event raised over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society and $530 in gift cards were received for area caregivers. Help us surpass our fundraising goal this year $1,600 in donations and $700 in gift card donations.

More about Caregiver Gift Cards: Donations of Gift Cards, valued at $20 or more for Caregivers. Gift cards for Gas, Groceries, or Restaurants are most appreciated! These gift cards are distributed at events right here in Washington County to make a difference in households battling cancer.



Follow along for more information about the event and raffle previews!

Questions about the event: Please contact Audrey Vargason at ajvargason@outlook.com

United Way of Washington County, MD partners with SingleCare

(formerly FamilyWize) to provide community members with access to affordable prescription medications, ensuring greater health and financial stability. 



About the SingleCare

prescription savings card: 


Always free to use by everyone

just show it to the pharmacist.        

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Works whether you’re insured or underinsured  

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For more information and resources, visit: https://www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/singlecare