11 nonprofit agencies awarded $15,000 in United Way grants Funds target literacy, hunger, health care

March 15, 1998

Eleven nonprofit agencies in Carroll County have been awarded almost $15,000 in United Way grants for literacy, hunger, health care and multicultural programs.

The United Way of Central Maryland provided the funding to the United Way Community Partnership of Carroll County. Agencies receiving grants are:

Carroll County Child Care Centers, $1,800 for cooking equipment to prepare hot meals for infants and toddlers.

Shepherd's Staff, $1,200 to initiate a free clothing program for mothers and young children.

Mission of Mercy, $1,500 to purchase medical and dental supplies for two free clinics.

Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality, $1,500 to initiate multicultural programs in elementary and middle schools.

American Red Cross, $860 to purchase "Safe Families: Safe Kids" kits for public school students.

CHANGE Inc., $1,500 toward the purchase of wheelchair-accessible buses for disabled clients.

4-H Therapeutic Riding Program, $1,500 to purchase and repair equipment.

Carroll County Musical Instrument Bank, $2,000 for the purchase and repair of instruments for low-income children.

Carroll County Youth Services Bureau, $1,500 to renovate a building for after-school activities.

Literacy Council of Carroll County, $800 for video equipment.

Meals on Wheels, $520 to deliver meals to the home-bound.

The partnership board received more than 20 applications for grants. In addition to the $15,000, United Way funneled $764,000 in 1996 to local agencies operating in Carroll County or providing services to residents.

Pub Date: 3/15/98

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