United Way of Garrett County is proud to provide a portion of its funding to specific programs throughout the county, which are offered through agencies with which you may already be familiar. Please feel free to explore how United Way money is put to use!
Your contribution touches 1 out of 6 people who live in poverty.
Garrett County Impact
We provide comprehensive programming to at-risk students in grades 3-8 at three sites, including one site with students from Head Start, is provided by Garrett County Partners After School (PAS).
Prepare Boys for Their Future
Boy Scouts of America—Potomac Council instills values in young people and prepares them to make ethical choices over their lifetime.
Cindy’s Fund raises money for cancer education and screening programs. Helps cancer patients with miscellaneous expenses not covered by insurance.
Prescriptions & Meals
Garrett County Community Action provides short-term prescription medication to low income, uninsured residents. Provides one nutritious meal daily to frail, homebound elderly who might otherwise not receive proper nutrition.
Garrett County Habitat for Humanity provides affordable houses to low-income families.
Garrett Mentors provides children in kindergarten through 5th grade with a kind, caring adult mentor who meets with them weekly in school. The “Study Buddy” helps with school projects, homework and provides friendship and support.
Help Girls Discover Their Best
Through Girl Scouts—Black Diamond, girls can discover their personal best and prepare for a positive future, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world and take action to solve problems and improve their communities.
American Red Cross Western Potomac Chapter provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Conducts blood mobiles and collects, tests, processes.
Give the Gift of Reading
Children from birth to their 5th birthday are encouraged to register to receive one free age-appropriate book each month through Landon’s Library. Play dates are held for registrants which encourages the importance of books and parent’s active involvement in their children’s lives.