United Fund of Talbot County is improving lives through gifts of the heart.
Here are just a few of our recent success stories…
Providing Dignity and Care for Disabled Talbot County Adults
Delmarva Daybreak is but one of the Delmarva Community Services’ programs. Delmarva Community Services began in 1974 with more than 35 years of continuous service to the disabled population. Their mission is to remain a multi-service, not-for-profit agency dedicated to helping all people in need who wish to maintain dignity and an independent lifestyle within the community on the Delmarva Peninsula.
At the Delmarva Daybreak they provide dignity and care to a diverse population as an Adult Medical Day Care. Loved ones are provided nutritious meals and snacks, therapeutic exercise, daily activities that include (weather permitting) day trips to places such as Wright’s Market and the Salisbury Zoo for those who are able. They also provide socialization, transportation to and from the center as well as to doctor’s appointments, respite care for care givers, and available family support. These services are provided by caring, trained healthcare professionals. Delmarva Community Services Adult Daycare
While there are various funding services, the United Fund has provided for their Talbot County clients valuable funding to help to pay for days of service as well as help with medication costs. Without this funding these clients would not have been able to attend the center nor afford to pay the co-pay for their much needed medications.
Teaching Talbot County Youth the Importance of Good Character
Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. (CCMS) is celebrating its 16th year as this new school year gets underway. A local non-profit organization that teaches and infuses the Six Pillars of Character throughout the community, CCMS trains volunteers to visit public school classrooms every week with character lessons. Executive Director Susan Luby states, “The Character Coaches teach the students how to make good decisions based on the values of the Six Pillars of Character.”
CC! Superhero Character coaches employ lessons, stories, activities and music to teach the pillars of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. These are the necessary tools that the children will need to become productive and caring citizens in the community. The United Fund of Talbot County helps fill in the funding gaps so that CCMS can continue to offer their programs at no cost.
Building Self-Confidence through Achievement
Your donations to the United Fund help our partner agencies serve Talbot County individuals and families in need. One example is a little girl who participates in the Talbot Special Riders (TSR) program. TSR serves a variety of clients with physical, mental, emotional and learning disabilities with the goal to build their clients’ self-confidence to interact in society. As TSR Executive Director Sandy King explains, “Several years ago, one little girl, who is very physically compromised and rides in our Hippotherapy program, was able to walk, almost unassisted, up to get her medal. That was a first for her. There was not a dry eye in the house.” It’s just one example of how United Fund support helps this agency help their clients.
These success stories are made possible through gifts of the heart. If you would like to support us in these endeavors, please click here.