Donation

Friends of the Caroline County Public Library

410-479-1343

P.O. Box 363, Denton, MD 21629

The purpose of the Friends of the Library group is to provide a support system to the library. The board is comprised of citizens sharing an interest in both promoting and expanding the library’s impact on the community.

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Service

Promotes the library and its services at community events and activities, and organizes fund raising projects to benefit the library.

Eligibility

Anyone may join.

Fees

Membership dues will be used to support the Friends of the Library, and are tax deductible: $20 for basic membership

Areas Served

Caroline County

Museum of Rural Life

410-479-2055

P.O. Box 514, Denton, MD 21629

The Museum of Rural Life offers visitors a rare glimpse into this world through historic dwellings. Highlights include an exhibit of all or a portion of four historic houses:• Painter’s Range, an entire log cabin home of a tenant or subsistence farmer, circa 1824• Chance’s Desire, home of a “middling planter,” circa 1787• Skillington’s Right, home of the Fraziers, a wealthy planter family, circa 1795• Taylor-Brown House, built for merchant-broker Solomon Brown in 1819 and later owned by the Taylors, an African American family. This house was moved twice by mule cart and survived the fire that leveled most of Denton on July 4, 1865, when balls of candlewick and kerosene were flung in celebration at a Civil War reconciliation picnic.

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Service

The Museum of Rural Life is affiliated with the Caroline County Historical Society. It houses local historical books, photographs, maps, documents, and artifacts. Volunteers, after training, are accepted to be tour guides of the museum. Individuals and school groups are invited to tour the Museum.

Hours of Operation

For Hours or Tours call 410-479-2055

Fees

Free admission; Donations appreciated.

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence

410-690-3222 or 1-800-927-4673 (24-hour hotline)

8626 Brooks Drive, Easton, MD 21601

To eliminate domestic violence through intervention and prevention by providing shelter, counseling and advocacy to those on the mid shore, and by changing society’s attitudes and systems which permit and promote such violence against women, men, and their families.

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Service

Provides a variety of services to victims of domestic abuse. These include a 24 hour hotline, crisis intervention at hospitals and police stations, counseling and support, a shelter, assistance with legal proceedings, information and referrals, outreach and assistance for Spanish speaking victims, transitional assistance, intervention and prevention to community, and prevention education in the schools. Speakers are available for community education and training. There is an Abuser Intervention Program. Volunteers accepted. Cell phone donations are accepted.

Eligibility

Victims/families involved in domestic violence situations. The Abuser Intervention Program for individuals who display abusive behavior within the family.

Hours of Operation

8:30 – 4:30 & 24-hour hotline

Fees

Services are free for victims.

Areas Served

Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties

N.U.T.S. (Neighbors United To Serve)

443-550-1180

Neighbors United to Serve accepts food and cash donations. All donations are tax deductible.Financial donations for the NUTS Thanksgiving dinner can made out to St. Luke’s Church (Nuts in Memo) and sent to:NUTS ThanksgivingP.O. Box 255Denton, MD 21629

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Service

Neighbors United to Serve (NUTS) is a volunteer community group of individuals who have served Thanksgiving dinners to Caroline County families every year since 1992. We are supported entirely by donations of time, talent and treasure. This year we hope to share the blessings of Thanksgiving with 1,100 friends and neighbors. To send a request for a thanksgiving dinner please call or email us. If you send a request, you will receive a message confirming approval. Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CarolineNUTS/

Eligibility

Open to all Caroline County residents.

Fees

None

Areas Served

Caroline County, Maryland

Samaritan House

410-714-1251

P.O. Box 52, Denton, MD 21629

Operates a thrift shop and a food pantry. Proceeds from the thrift shop fund the food pantry. If you are in need of food or clothing, please contact the Samaritan House directly and have ready the following 4 pieces of information: photo id; social security card for everyone in the household; proof of income (tax return, paystubs); and proof of Caroline County residency (utility bill, bank account). Accepts donation of used clothing, books, toys, and household items in good condition. Recommended food list: tuna, beef stew, pork & beans, corned beef, soup, cereal, jello/pudding, canned milk, rice/beans, canned fruit & vegetables, applesauce, canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, dry spaghetti, peanut butter, jelly, juices, and box mixes of macaroni & cheese and tuna helper. The Samaritan House is a project of the interfaith group United Concerned Christians, and is run completely by volunteers. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Hours of Operation

Wed.-Fri. 10 AM-2 PM; Sat. 9 AM-noon

United Way of Caroline County, Inc.

410-924-7423

PO Box 370, Denton, MD 21629

The United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

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Service

The United Way of Caroline County provides financial support to a broad range of programs and services that promote the quality of life where we live. The United Way supports a variety of County and regional nonprofits that care for the young, old, needy, and those suffering from serious illness.The United Way does not make direct grants to individuals. All fund are provided through agencies to support their missions.

His Hope Ministries

443-448-7297

443-345-3434

105 Gay Street, Denton, MD 21629

His Hope Haven is a cold weather homeless shelter program providing a compassionate, energetic life-saving community resource and ministry. It is a faith-based, non-profit organization striving to provide a spiritually and physically safe Winter Haven for people experiencing homelessness. We provide guidance and temporary housing in a safe and dignified environment and strive to help our guests regain productive and independent lives.If you or someone you know needs homeless assistance, contact us from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. We will conduct a phone interview before completing a comprehensive intake.If you are interested in volunteering, please call the shelter or email info@hishopeministries.org

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Service

His Hope Haven accepts single men and women, as well as family groups, as guests. The shelter opens at 5:30 PM and guests are provided with dinner, breakfast the next morning, and a packed lunch. Shower facilities are available. Guests leave at 9 AM each morning. Guests without transportation are driven into Denton, and picked up there later. The drop off and pickup area is in the parking lot of the court house across from the Episcopal Church on Gay Street.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

all ages

Ridgely Historical Society

410-991-8225

P.O. Box 155, Ridgely, MD 21660

To record and preserve the history of Ridgely.

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Service

The Ridgely Historical Society was formed by Janice White the end of 2005 at a request from the Town Manager. The idea to form an historical society was an offshoot of an attempt by the Town to create an historical district. While this didn’t happen, the Ridgely Historical Society became a chapter of the Caroline County Historical Society in March of 2006. Donations made to Ridgely Historical Society, are tax deductible.

Fees

$35 per year for individuals, $50 per year for a family. Membership with the Ridgely Historical Society also includes membership with the Caroline County Historical Society.

Areas Served

Ridgely and Caroline County

Blood Bank of Delmarva

1-888-825-6638

100 Hygeia Drive, Newark, MD 19713

Blood Bank of Delmarva’s mission is to serve our community by meeting the needs of patients, hospitals, and members for safe, high quality blood products and related services. Updated from webpage.

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Ridgely Lions Club

443-786-2547

P.O. Box 143, Ridgely, MD 21660

Our mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

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Service

The Ridgely Lions serve the Ridgely community in many ways to include, but not limited to: assistance with eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need (applications are available upon request); the Ridgely Strawberry Festival; the Christmas Parade (the first Saturday in December); placement of decorative/seasonal banners throughout town; sponsorship of youth baseball, football and soccer teams; durable medical equipment loan closet;  monetary and volunteer support of the Ridgely UMC food bank and scholarships to Ridgely area college-bound students. We also make donations to many charitable organizations and youth groups throughout the community.

One service project that the Ridgely Lions do in cooperation with the Greensboro Lions Club is a Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet.  Lions re-purpose good used medical equipment and provide it free of charge to people in need.  If you know of someone in need or you have some good used durable medical equipment to donate, then contact the us on www.facebook.com/ Ridgely Lions Club or Greensboro MD Lions Club. We will even pick it up.

As part of Lions Clubs International we make yearly donations to the Lions Multiple District-22 Low Vision Research Center (The Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD), the Lions Leader Dog Program and the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF).

The Lions Clubs International motto is “We Serve”. If you’re interested in helping your community and meeting like-minded folks, then we invite you to find out more about Lions and contact us at ridgelylions@verizon.net.   If you have additional questions contact Lion Dave Davis, Membership Chairman at 443-786-2547.

Eligibility

Must be sponsored by a member to join.

Fees

Membership is $260/yr