Have you ever wanted to help change the world, but never knew where to start? Have you ever wanted to volunteer, but you were never quite sure where to go? The Nonprofit Institute at CSM has launched an online giving portal, Southern Maryland Gives, to make it easier for the community to support nonprofit organizations! These monthly projects are close to home, and necessary for the community to thrive.
Kim Yellman from the College of Southern Maryland says, “We are very excited about creating a community that gives back. I think this will really help connect people, families, and businesses. Once it takes off it will make you very proud of what you’ve done.”
Southern Maryland Gives started accepting donations on May 1st featuring a variety of nonprofit organizations that anyone can connect with. The website allows one to choose when and where they would like to donate/volunteer, and also allows one to record and document hours of community service if necessary. The Nonprofit Institute has been funded by Charles County since 2012, and St. Mary’s County since 2013—let’s show Southern Maryland that Calvert County knows the importance of local support, volunteering, and giving back! Visit http://www.southernmarylandgives.org/ and see how you can give back to our community today!
Vivian Mills, Nonprofit Institute coordinator declares, “The nonprofit community is so vital to the life and health of the community at large. Nonprofit programs need and deserve financial support from the community!
Jan de Regt from Bay K9 Search & Recovery, an all-volunteer, non-profit local program said, “This is a great idea for anyone interested in volunteering and making a difference!”
Development Manager Nate Ryon from Sotterley, Corn Crib Project said, “Southern Maryland Gives will help us maintain and flourish our community’s national historic landmark. We have a wonderful, engaging informational program that allows us to educate the youth—and people of all ages on our diverse community and history!” With Sotterley’s completed restoration of its historic Corn Crib, funds are required to create a year-round exhibit, “Land, Lives, and Labor”, to focus on the lives of the enslaved, the stories of the tenants, and the life on the farms during the 19th and 20th centuries. Explore the website to learn more!
If one decided to participate, their donation will be recorded and added to the running total amount on the Home page! The Southern Maryland Gives online portal is powered by Razoo and sponsored by the Nonprofit Institute at CSM.
The Calvert Beacon thanks you for your dedication within the community!
Chanel M Underwood / Calvert Beacon Intern