Below is a list of some of the worth while causes that the Bay Business Group has supported.
Empowering youth to become leaders, BGCSM provides opportunities for members to sustain meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities. oday’s youth face overwhelming obstacles that affect their health and well-being. BGCSM gives them the tools—and the strength—to engage in positive behaviors and good decision-making. Programs focus on building self-esteem and deal with drug and violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, fitness, wellness and disease prevention.
Welcome to the beautiful bayside community of Chesapeake Beach, located in Calvert County, Maryland, where there are still places to discover and to enjoy with your family and friends. In Chesapeake Beach you'll find quiet secluded beaches, waterfront restaurants, succulent seafood, water park activities and events, and quaint, historic, hometown, quality of life our residents enjoy year-round. Thank you for visiting us. We hope you'll soon call Chesapeake Beach your home too, where the Welcome Mat is Always Out!
Project ECHO provides administrative support to the two Oxford Houses in Calvert County. If you wish to apply to the Women’s or Men’s Oxford House, you may stop by Project ECHO from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm to pick up or drop-off an application. All applications are kept secure and private and promptly delivered to the appropriate House. The members of the household review all applications and schedule individual interviews with applicants. If you wish to discuss the process, feel free to call Lori Hony at 410-535-0044, email [email protected] or visit Project ECHO between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
The Calvert County Shop with a Cop Program has two annual events: Back to School Shop with a Cop and Christmas Shop with a Cop. Back to school shopping takes place in August, while the Christmas event, of course, happens in December. It is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police of Calvert County, along with the Optimist Clubs of Calvert County. Members and staff of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office volunteer with the event, along with members of the Maryland State Police, Maryland Natural Resources Police, and other local law enforcement agencies. The Shop with a Cop program joins underprivileged children with local police officers, providing the children with money to shop for school supplies in August and Christmas presents for themselves and their families in December.
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.
United Way of Calvert County's mission is to engage the community in making a meaningful difference to improve lives.
In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:
Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half. Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence. Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors. These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.
End Hunger In Calvert County works with individuals to create permanent solutions that help move them from dependency to self-sufficiency. We believe that all people matter and life change happens through relationships. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our operations and organization. Our name is our mission; End Hunger In Calvert County.