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Where to Donate and Volunteer Locally



Every so often I’m going to revisit one of my favorite blog topics, local places to donate or volunteer! As part of the eastern shore community, My Way Leases is always looking for ways to help their friends, family and neighbors. The past year has been unprecedented and difficult to say the least. Many have lost jobs, homes, loved ones and more. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit hard but one thing remains true. It’s always easier to get through something together. With traveling restrictions and social distancing you most likely find yourself with a decent amount of free time and thanks to taxes and the relief bill you may have some extra money in your account. This is a great time to utilize any extra time or money you may have and donate or volunteer at one of the many great local organizations that make the community a better place. The great thing about donating and volunteering is it doesn’t matter how much or how little you have to give, every second or cent is appreciated. I’ve personally been a part of the eastern shore for 12 years and even though I wasn’t born here I consider this place my home and that’s because of the people around here. It’s a special place and these blog posts are less about convincing you to help others (which I know most of you are already) and more about connecting you to the different organizations who can help you find where to help.


Maryland

Lower Shore Workforce Alliance-Serving as the Workforce Development Board for the Lower Shore of Maryland. Providing workforce policy, planning and oversight for the Lower Shore of Maryland.

http://www.lswa.org/home.aspx

Salisbury Zoo-The Salisbury Zoological Park is committed to enhancing our quality of life by providing a friendly, relaxing environment where educational and recreational opportunities come together through participation and interaction. With its animals, staff, volunteers, and park-like setting, the Zoo encourages appreciation of wildlife and inspires conservation of our natural world.

http://salisburyzoo.org/

Results Educational Fund Inc-RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.

Volunteers receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates. In time, volunteers learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunity.

http://results.org/

Millsboro

Lower Shore CASA Inc-The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

http://www.gowoyo.org/

Compassionate Care Hospice an Amedisys Company-Our Mission Why We Are Here We honor those we serve with compassionate home health, hospice, and personal care services that apply the highest quality clinical practices toward allowing our patients to maintain a sense of independence, quality of life and dignity.

http://amedisys.com/

Outreach Solutions Inc.-In a world of limited resources, we believe connecting nonprofits, schools, civic organizations, and digitally challenged communities is a critical investment of our nation’s future. Working in partnership with them, we can improve broadband access, Information technology, education support, and digital literacy for millions of Americans, especially underserved groups such as tenant coops, elderly, low income, and ex-offender communities, veteran organization and NGO disaster relief.

http://outrech.org/


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore-Our Mission is to provide all children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever!

http://www.shorebiglittle.org/

Nanticoke Watershed Alliance-To conserve the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Nanticoke River watershed for the benefit of present and future generations.

http://www.nanticokeriver.org/

Dunamis Homes of Divine Intervention Inc-To set a new precedent in the standards and application of transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless/ runaway youth ages 18-21.

https://www.dunamishodi.org/

Onley

Riverside Shore Hospice-A terminal illness may limit your future, but it shouldn't limit your present. The Riverside Shore Hospice team officers special care that spans the entire scope of end of life needs: emotional, social, spiritual and physical.

http://www.riversideonline.com/

Eastern Shore of VA Habitat for Humanity-We work on our houses on most days and offer a very flexible work schedule to our volunteers. You can come once a week or five days a week, it's totally up to you, as long as you let us know when you want to come out. All volunteers are welcome!

http://eshabitat.org/

United Way of Virginia's Eastern Shore-The United Way of Virginia's Eastern Shore is a local volunteer organization established in 1991 by business people and community leaders who recognized the need to have a local organization that would be dedicated to helping the people of Virginia's Eastern Shore including Accomack and Northampton Counties by organizing and helping to raise financial support from local businesses and individuals for a variety of local charities.

http://www.esunitedway.org/

Newport News

31Heroes Projects-The mission of The 31Heroes Project is to raise money and awareness through social and athletic events to support the families of Extortion 17 and honor their legacy by funding the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

http://www.31heroes.org/

Help and Emergency Response, Inc-A certified domestic violence program, including 24-hour hotline and emergency shelter, children's program, aftercare program, court advocacy, referral, and community education and awareness training.

http://www.hershelter.com/

West Kempsville Youth Athletics-West Kempsville Youth Athletics, Inc. was created to develop within the participants an appreciation for sports and the role that sports play in the formation of moral values, good citizenship, and community.

http://www.wkya.org/


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