Non Profit Committee

The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce has formed the Chamber Non Profit Alliance. The Non Profit Alliance offers those in this vital sector the opportunity to make a more impactful difference together than they already do individually. Members will share best practices about fundraising, volunteer recruitment and retention and budgeting. As a group they will coordinate goals and better pursue limited resources while gaining access to a database of those resources.

The not-for-profit sector plays an essential role in the Calvert County community and receives the full support of the Chamber.

The Calvert Chamber Non Profit Alliance is open to any member of the Chamber. The committee meets the third Tuesday of the month at the United Way of Calvert County office at 10:00 a.m. 

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Members of the Non-Profit Alliance:

Adult Day Care of Calvert County -  is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the care of elderly and disabled adults,.  Medical and social day programs of professional care, compassionate assistance, and community-based activities are designed to enhance the health and well-being of enrolled participants, and provide some relief to their caregivers.  Since 1986, the safe structured environment has been an affordable and viable solution for families dealing with the needs of adults with physical or cognitive impairments, including those with Alzheimer's Disease.   


Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. - MISSION:  CAASA will involve the entire community to promote a healthy environment free of alcohol and other drug abuse.

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) is a grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to fighting substance abuse in Calvert County.   CAASA is organized into committees of residents working together to address local issues and concerns as they relate to substance abuse.   They are:  Community Relations, Public Relations, Business Outreach/Resource Development, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Education and Law Enforcement.
Our goals:

-       To encourage citizens to take an active role in prevention alcohol and other drug abuse.

-       To foster an attitude that alcohol and drug abuse is unacceptable.

-       To help abusers and their families achieve a drug-free lifestyle by providing treatment funding when appropriate through the use of funds from the Bernard M. Johnson Charitable Trust.

-       To support the expansion of school-based substance abuse prevention activities.

-       To assist businesses in promoting an alcohol-free and drug-free workplace.

CAASA’s Board of Directors is always seeking volunteers to lend their support and voice to prevention efforts in the county.  While the abuse of alcohol and marijuana considered the most abused drugs in our county, the increased misuse of prescription medications and progression to heroin is the most deadly drug use we are facing.   FB Page


Calvert Community Foundation - Calvert Community Foundation-a simple pathway to giving.  Bringing Donors and Charitable Organizations together to fund Calvert County’s KIDS, FAMILIES, CAUSES.

Calvert Family Advocates
Calvert Family Advocates (CFA) is a component fund of the Maryland Association of Social Services Boards Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.   CFA serves as an independent fund-raising entity focused on preventing homelessness and assisting families in achieving self-sufficiency.   CFA pays rental arrearages, utilities arrearages, and first month’s rent to enable families to remain together and sheltered, or to transition out of shelters into more permanent housing.  CFA leverages funding and educational resources to support the self-sufficiency of at-risk adults, including young adults and the elderly.  CFA funding supports the priorities of Calvert County’s Department of Social Services and other nonprofit organizations.

 

Calvert Nature Society protects and preserves the natural and cultural heritage of Calvert County and promotes an environmentally aware and engaged Calvert community. The Society supports the efforts of the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources to provide environmental education and recreation opportunities in Calvert County. Whether it's summer camp or an evening kayak trip, these programs create lifelong memories and instill a strong sense of stewardship for our natural lands.


Center For Children - Since 1989, the Center for Children has been dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse and promoting positive mental health through crisis intervention and therapy. We are currently the largest provider of children mental health services in Southern Maryland.
 

Partners In Care - Partners in Care, located in the Calvert Pines Senior Center, is a private nonprofit organization committed to helping seniors age happily and independently in their own homes.  Our culture of reciprocity is what sets our organization apart from others.  We utilize each member's unique gifts and talents through our time-exchange program resulting in engaged members and ultimately a community of seniors helping seniors.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Calvert County: Saturday, June 4, 2016, Calvert County Fairgrounds.

Relay For Life of Calvert County is a community based non-competitive walking event that brings together local businesses, co-workers, families,  friends, and neighbors, to CELEBRATE the lives of those who have battled cancer, REMEMBER those we have lost, and empower individuals and communities to FIGHT BACK against this terrible disease. Over 5000 events  occur throughout the country each year, with more than 3.5 million participants.  Teams register free of charge, and raise money prior to the event by conducting a variety of fundraising activities.  Great food is available, entertainment, fun games and activities for the whole family!   Admission is free and all are welcome!

 

Money raised through Relay For Life funds lifesaving American Cancer Society programs in cancer research, advocacy and patient services.  The society is the largest source of nonprofit, nongovernmental cancer research funding in the US, with more than $431 million in grants in effect. It is also the home to numerous educational assistance and peer-support programs available to cancer patients and caregivers at no cost.

 

For more information on becoming a sponsor, forming a team, or volunteering to help, please visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/calvertmd or contact Nancy Miller at nancy.miller@cancer.org.