United Way seeks list­ings for up­dated ser­vices di­rec­tory

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United Way of Charles County, in co­op­er­a­tion with other county agen­cies, is now pre­par­ing the 2017 Edi­tion of its Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Di­rec­tory.

This di­rec­tory is a com­pre­hen­sive, cur­rent in- for­ma­tion and re­fer­ral tool for pro­fes­sion­als as well as the gen­eral pub­lic. It will con­tain list­ings of agen­cies that have been ap­proved as Charles County Pub­lic Schools Stu­dent Ser­vice Learn­ing sites. Copies will be dis­trib­uted free of charge to non-profit agen­cies, li­braries, schools, pri­vate prac­tices and other points of pub­lic ac­cess, and will be made avail­able to in­di­vid­u­als upon re­quest.

Non­profit health and hu­man ser­vice or gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies, churches, civic and fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tions not al­ready in­cluded in the di­rec­tory can call the United Way of Charles County of­fice for an ap­pli­ca­tion be­tween 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 301609-4844 or e-mail dhad­den@unit­ed­way­charles.org. Dead­line for sub­mit­tal of list­ings is Fri­day, Nov. 18.

Vol­un­teer tax pre­par­ers needed for AARP Tax-Aide Pro­gram

The Charles County De­part­ment of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, Ag­ing and Se­nior Pro­grams Di­vi­sion is look­ing for com­pas­sion­ate and friendly in­di­vid­u­als to vol­un­teer for the

Bank to host an­nual food and toy drive

Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake is host­ing its sixth an­nual Hol­i­day Food and Toy Drive now through Dec. 7. Non-per­ish­able food items and new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any Com­mu­nity Bank branch lo­ca­tion.

The Food and Toy Drive will ben­e­fit sev­eral non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions through­out the Bank’s ser­vice area. Food col­lected in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties will be do­nated to the South­ern Mary­land Food Bank. Food do­nated at the Bank’s Vir­ginia branches will sup­port the Fred­er­icks­burg Re­gional Food Bank. All toys col­lected will ben­e­fit the Ma­rine Corps Re­serve’s Toys for Tots pro­grams in South­ern Mary­land and Fred­er­icks­burg. Any­one wish­ing to help make a dif­fer­ence in the life of a child or fam­ily in our com­mu­nity this hol­i­day sea­son by mak­ing a do­na­tion is in­vited to stop by any Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake branch.

For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the drive please con­tact Am­ber Cul­ver at 240-427-1078 or cul­vera@cbtc.com.

Agri­cul­tural com­mis­sion seeks nom­i­na­tions

The South­ern Mary­land Agri­cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion (SMADC) is seek­ing in­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als to fill vot­ing mem­ber­ship va­can­cies on the com­mis­sion. Cur­rent open po­si­tions in­clude a South­ern Mary­land farmer from St. Mary’s County and a “Mem­ber at Large”. The “at Large” po­si­tion in­cludes, but is not lim­ited to, in­di­vid­u­als with back­grounds in agri­cul­tural busi­nesses, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, fi­nance or le­gal from any of the five coun­ties SMADC serves, in­clud­ing Anne Arun­del, Calvert, Charles, Prince Ge­orge’s and St. Mary’s.

The com­mis­sion typ­i­cally meets the first Mon­day of each month (Janu- ary-April) and the first Wed­nes­day of each month (May-De­cem­ber), from 9-11 a.m. in Hugh­esville.

To be con­sid­ered, sub­mit all per­ti­nent con­tact in­for­ma­tion with a brief para­graph de­scrib­ing your back­ground and/ or re­la­tion­ship to the agri­cul­tural com­mu­nity. Those in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing may do so by email­ing Jen­nifer Car­na­han at SMADC at jcar­na­han@smadc.com or call­ing 301-274-1922 ex.1. Re­sponses are due by Nov. 30.

For more in­for­ma­tion on SMADC pro­grams and the cur­rent Com­mis­sion mem­bers, go to www. smadc.com. For ques­tions, call 301-274-1922 ext. 1.

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