Live United Grant Application

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Live United Grant application. By completing and submitting this grant, you have read the details and understand the requirements and limitations for the request in the form at this link:

Live Grant Criteria

Live United Application

Live United Grant Report 2021-2022

Live United Grant Report 2022-2023

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ALLEGANY COUNTY

Allegany College of Maryland
Allegany College of Maryland purchased bus passes for students to be able to access transportation. Hygiene items were also purchased for the ACM’s student pantry.

ACPS-South Penn Elementary
Covid has caused gaps in learning for many students. In an effort to close those gaps, South Penn Elementary School purchased learning games, classroom library books and math manipulatives to be used as supplement resources in the classroom and for enrichment purposes for a 5th grade class.

AHEC West
With the use of Live United funds, AHEC West purchased outreach materials such as pregnancy tests, gloves, hats, water wound care cleaning supplies, etc. These items are crucial for individuals that may be living on the streets or without their basic needs met.

Associated Charities
When the local food pantries and Food Bank are closed residents in need of food have no way of obtaining the needed items. Associated Charities purchased Save a Lot gift cards to distribute to those in that find themselves in need after hours. The cards are provided to clients when the local food pantries and the Western Maryland Food Bank are closed and clients are in need of emergency food. All other options are utilized prior to providing gift cards.

Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts, along with Allegany County Elementary Schools and the Salvation are launching a STEM based initiative to provide programming in the schools and introduce youth to the Scouting program. The program involves building a Lego Pinewood Derby car, which the youth race on a specially designed track. Pinewood Derby Track that can be easily transported and set up at the various locations will be purchased. Additionally, Legos and wheels used in the sessions will need to be replenished due to lost pieces or breakage

Calvary Christian Academy
Calvary Cares is an outreach program where students spend the day packing and delivering dried meals to help fight hunger in our own community. These meals go to several different food pantries as well as the Union Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army, and the Western Maryland Food Bank. The meals are then distributed throughout the community.

Civil Air Patrol
Through the Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education program, CAP cadets get the chance to get 5 flights in a powered aircraft as well as 5 flights in a glider. With the help of a Live United grant from County United Way, the goal is to reinstate and fund the scholarship on a regular basis to help our area youth pursue their dreams.

An additional Live United grant help the Civil Air Patrol to replace aging radio direction finding equipment to help locate downed aircraft, missing person and/or vessels in distress.

Family Crisis Resource Center
In order to update supplies and furnishing in the shelter, FCRC purchased pots/pans, ovenware, coffee maker, microwaves, toaster, shower curtain, and trash cans.

Girls on the Run of Mid & Western Maryland
An afterschool program for girls in 3rd through 8th grades use running to encourage lifelong health & fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Specifically, for the girls, lessons focus on promoting competencies and values related to self-awareness and self-care, selecting healthy social relationships, and empowering girls to have a voice in their personal and community well-being. Funds will be used to offset registration fees.

Habitat for Humanity
Live United grant funds were used to help with the purchase of appliances for a new home.

Horizon Goodwill
Horizon Goodwill Industries is working with the Work Adjustment Coordinator of the Thomas B. Finan Center by providing sport bras, undergarments, socks, and shoes for clients.

Horizon Goodwill is partnering with Western Maryland Food Bank to provide food and hygiene items for client who are working with Horizon’s housing navigator and vocational case manager.

As clients secure housing, items such as towel, bedding, kitchen items, and blankets will be purchased.

REACT
REACT will create a mini-arcade for students to share the video games they create at their gaming camp and after school programs. The mini-arcade project will showcase students' achievements in coding and build enthusiasm for further exploration of computer programming.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has been working with community members to locate and provide formula to these families, at no cost to them. By providing formula for free to these families, they are helping ease the worry of feeding their children as well as relieving some financial restraints due to rising costs.

The Council for Exceptional Children & Adults
Money will be used to help redesign the website so they can now enable individuals to make donations to them via the website.

Union Rescue Mission
Window air conditioning units were purchased for the dining hall.

URM purchased hygiene items such as diapers, wipes, formula, diaper cream, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, razors, and deodorant for those in need.

Western Maryland Food Bank
One of the biggest requests received at the food bank is for diapers. In being able to provide diapers they hope to help some families extend their financial resources.

Folding market carts were purchased and given to clients that walk to the Food Bank. They will now have a way to get their much needed groceries back home.

YMCA
The YMCA Family Center partnered with the Judy Center to provide recreational activities that promote learning and fun for the families they serve. One month focused on trains and how they affect our communities. Live United grant funds will provide educational material about trains and a ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.

The Gilchrist Center Housing program received a Live United grant to purchase kitchen sets for families moving into their own houses.

 

GARRETT COUNTY

Civil Air Patrol
A Live United grant help the Civil Air Patrol to replace aging radio direction finding equipment to help locate downed aircraft, missing person and/or vessels in distress.

The Dove Center (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Center, Inc.)
Purchased art supplies and other materials to conduct summer camps.

An additional Live United grant will enlist the teen population to assist in building a collection of Tik Tok videos on the subjects of safety, healthy relationships, cyber safety, dating violence, etc. to be used for widespread awareness. A gas card will provide to those who help with the project.

Garrett County Lighthouse
Grant funds have been used to purchase budget binders to help teach clients budgeting, cleaning supplies and equipment to help teach and facilitate good cleaning habits, and food and kitchen utensils to help teach and facilitate proper nutrition and food prep.

Girls on the run of Mid & Western Maryland
An afterschool program for girls in 3rd through 8th grades use running to encourage lifelong health & fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Specifically, for the girls, lessons focus on promoting competencies and values related to self-awareness and self-care, selecting healthy social relationships, and empowering girls to have a voice in their personal and community well-being. Funds will be used to offset registration fees.

North Glade 4-H Club
The North Glade 4-H Club has nearly doubled in size and would like to hold meeting outside when weather permits. They purchased picnic tables, paint and water seal so they will be able to do so.

Yough Glades Elementary School
Live United grant funds were used to stock the school store, so students in need of school supplies can easily access them.

 

MINERAL COUNTY

Aging & Family Services
The Keyser Senior Center prepares 120 meals on wheels and 20 meals bulk transported to Elk Garden. These meals are crucial to the health of their older, vulnerable citizens. Along with nutrition, the seniors who come into the center will also be involved with activities that will reduce feeling of isolation.

Burlington United Methodist Family Services
Hope Meadows House for women and children requested funds from a Live United grant to purchase kitchen supplies including pots, pans, plates, cups, bowls and silverware.

And additional Live United grant allowed Staggers Recovery House for women to purchase hygiene items for residents.

Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities Personal Care Closet distributed personal care items, cleaning items, laundry detergent, baby supplies (diapers, wipes, lotions) and adult incontinence products once every three months.

Civil Air Patrol
One of the ways of engaging youth is through our Aerospace Education program. Through this program, CAP cadets get the chance to get 5 flights in a powered aircraft as well as 5 flights in a glider. With the help of County United Way, it is our goal to reinstate and fund the scholarship on a regular basis to help our area youth pursue their dreams.

An additional Live United grant replaced aging Radio Direction finding equipment to help locate downed aircraft, missing person and/or vessels in distress.

Compelled 2 Change
The Lil Homies mentoring program will use the funds to build character, teach manners, respect and hold the young men accountable. Participants will be provided a meal each week.

Keyser Middle School
Faithful school attendance has significantly decreased since the COVID pandemic as well as the introduction of virtual learning. Funds were used to build an attendance incentive program.

Mineral County Family Resource Network – CASA
The CASA Closet will serve approximately 100 individuals in 1 year. This closet helps families in need of everyday essentials and household items that they might need.

Wiley Ford Primary School
The school provides monthly opportunities for parents to interact with their students after school. They will provide reading books, and snacks at these sessions.

 

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Augusta Elementary School
The summer reading program for the second grade students, will provide several take home books through Scholastic for each child and their families to enjoy.

Capon Bridge Elementary-Middle School
A color printer was purchased to provide interesting and appealing material to students. A laminator will be purchased so material can be used multiple times.

Hampshire County Library
This program is geared toward school-aged youth, which will provide them with to-go snack bags during summer break. Nonperishable foods have been purchased in bulk and individually bagged. Each bag includes a food item in each of the following categories: carbohydrates, fruit, protein, and a beverage. Children who visit the library while school is out would be invited to take a bag home with them to supplement their diets, at no cost to them, their families, or their guardians.

An additional Live United grant will all the Hampshire County Library to provide supplemental nutrition in the form of to-go bags during the school year.

Horizon Goodwill
Horizon Goodwill starting partnering with social workers within Hampshire County School System to provide clothing/hygiene program that they want to develop in each school. For this project they have targeted Romney Elementary/Middle School because of the rural area it is located in and the lack of resources that are available.

Slanesville Elementary
The new STEAM lab will be up and running the school year 2022-2023. The Live United grant funds will provide supplies for the ART portion of the lab for students to take part in experimental act.