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Non-profit organizations play an integral part in shaping our local communities. Relying primarily on foundation support, contributions and volunteering from others, the faces of non-profit organizations are passionate individuals who work to support, improve and affect change in the areas in which they work. Join us each Friday to learn more about our community organizations with our Friday Focus spotlight series and help us highlight our local neighbors.

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September 13, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - 301 Derby Dames

The 301 Derby Dames provides women a chance to be a part of a team, developing friendships, leadership skills and building self-esteem. The skaters get involved in the community to help fellow non-profit organizations as well as offer an environment that believes and supports one another. In this week’s Friday Focus we spoke to Kelsey Pearson and learned about some of their upcoming events. Stop by their table at the Charles County Fair!

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August 29, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - James Madison Belle Grove Foundation

The James Madison Belle Grove Foundation shares a great story of our history and the people who have walked before us. The Belle Grove Foundation’s mission is to preserve, restore, improve, maintain and educate the public about Belle Grove and its amazing American History. Michelle Darnell, shared with us the many, exciting events Belle Grove is hosting including Haunted Ghost Tours, Witches’ Tea Party, Spirits Festival, Masquerade Casino Night and so much more! Learn more about Belle Grove in this week’s Friday Focus.


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August 17, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Center for Abused Persons

“Safe homes start with safe relationships.” Center for Abused Persons provides services, programs and 24/7 help for victims of domestic, sexual and emotional abuse. They work together with several organizations in the community to provide people in need a place to come to, professionals to talk to, educational material, support and so much more. Annette Gilbert-Jackson, Executive Director, shared with us the many ways Center for Abused Persons is there for you and the community. Learn more in this week’s Friday Focus!

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July 24, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Re-Use Barn Project, Inc.


The Re-Use Barn Project, Inc. is a project that seeks to reduce the amount of good usable items from getting discarded into the landfill. All donated items are reinvested back into the community to fund scholarships, help disaster victims and support environmental community projects. This week we talked to Re-Use Barn Project representatives, Jacqueline Miller and Rick Farrell and learned a little more about The Re-Use Barn Project’s community efforts.‚Äč


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July 20, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - The Promise Resource Center

The Promise Resource Center (PRC) is a non-profit organization looking to help provide a brighter future for children by educating and supporting their parents and caregivers. PRC has been providing parents, grandparents, foster parents and other child care providers with training and resources for the past 30 years in the tri-county area. This week we talked to Carolyn Smith, the Marketing Coordinator of The Promise Resource Center, and learned a little more about what the organization does for the community.

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July 12, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home (CHVH) is an assisted living facility that provides care and support to veterans that are unable to care for themselves. The core values of CHVH includes a caring attitude, confidentiality and privacy, effective communication and safety awareness, to ensure that the veterans feel at home. This week we talked to Carole Lewis, Director of Marketing/Communication Outreach at CHVH. She gave us details on the services that the Veterans Home provides to the community and what it’s like to be able to help serve those who have served.


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July 6, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Mental Health America of Fredericksburg


Mental Health America of Fredericksburg (MHAF) is a 501©3 charitable organization that looks to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness. They offer a variety of resources including a helpline, senior visitors program, support groups and suicide prevention education. This week we talked with Rita Girard, Executive Director of MHAF, as she details the work and services that MHAF provides to the community.

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June 29, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Pets in Need, Southern Maryland


Pets in Need, Southern Maryland is a small rescue organization that was established in October 2016. They aim to help save pit bulls/pit bull mixes that come from unfit environments and look to find them a caring home. They are a 501©3 non-profit organization so they are always appreciative of any funds that can be used to help with medical expenses, food and other supplies that can help with the well-being of these dogs. Anyone looking for a furry companion is welcome to adopt or foster one of these loving pits! This week we spoke with owner and president of Pets in Need, Kim Holt, who gave us some insight into the organization’s work.
 


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June 22, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - United Way of Calvert County


As stated as one of United Way of Calvert County’s biggest challenges, explaining “What does United Way do?” is tricky because they truly do so much for the community! Partnering with numerous local organizations to address specific needs in the community is just one of the many ways they contribute to building the community. Have you ever looked at other non-profit websites and seen the United Way logo on it? That’s because United Way is always there to lend a hand. In this week’s Friday Focus we spoke to Anjelica Eitel, Director of Community Impact to learn more about United Way of Calvert County and their upcoming Southern Maryland Balloon Festival!

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June 15, 2018

FRIDAY FOCUS - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions

Celebrate African American heritage and culture at the Annual Juneteenth Celebration, June 16 with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC). The UCAC documents, researches and increases awareness for African American contributions in St. Mary’s County. Through their educational programs, seminars, panels and more they share the history of those before us and create understanding of African American culture. We caught up with Mike Brown, President of UCAC to learn more about their community outreach.  


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