Communities Together, Inc.

Anastasia Wroblewski

3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 110, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Funds from Crescent Cities Charities will help them match the needs of residents at Fort Washington Manor with the available resources the community and can also match available senior volunteers with the needs of their local community.

https://commtogether.org/


Bernadette's House

Carol Nash, CEO

306 Montgomery Avenue, Laurel, MD  20707

Crescent Cities Charities Funds will help support Bernadette's House to provide several scholarships to low-income families who wish to enroll a young lady in Bernadette House's Home After-School (HAS) and Summer Camp Programs. Funds will help cover program costs (supplies and office expenses) and facility expenses (rent, utilities, insurance, safety, transport), as well as snacks and activities (e.g. field trips and training) for the girls.

http://www.bernadetteshouse.org


Bowie Citizens for Local Animal Welfare

Paul Nadler, President

5502 Wrights Endeavor Drive, Bowie, MD 20720 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will be used to help reduce the proliferation of unsterilized feral cats in the greater Bowie area through the use of spaying/neutering and rabies and feline leukemia shots.

https://www.bowieclaw.org


Side by Side, Inc.

Joe Murchison, Executive Director

424 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will help pay stipends for the Booster Club, an outreach in which retired teachers work with small groups of kindergarten and first-grade students during the school day. The students are selected by their teachers as needing extra help on reading development. The groups meet with their instructor twice a week for 10 weeks.

https://sidebysidelaurel.org/


SOME, Inc

Anna Christ, Director of Corporate Relations

71 O Street, NW, Washington DC 20001

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will assist SOME in providing services to homeless and very low-income individuals living in Washington, DC. While SOME began as a local soup kitchen, the organization expanded to address the homeless community’s inter related needs, adding a substance abuse treatment program developing programs to provide medical and dental care, mental health care, emergency housing, job training and affordable housing.

https://www.some.org/


Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc.

Leah Paley, Executive Director

311 Laurel Ave, Laurel MD 20707

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will support LARS’ mission is to enable homeless and low-income people in Laurel who are in crisis to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency by working alongside clients to help them regain stability in their lives – providing financial help with rent and utilities, food assistance, supportive housing, and more – while building skills for self-sufficiency.

http://www.laureladvocacy.org


Anacostia Watershed Society

Emily Conrad, Director of Development

4302 Baltimore Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20710

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will support their efforts to plant 400 trees in the Anacostia River watershed during the fall of 2019. These trees will help to sequester nearly 10 tons of carbon dioxide on an annual basis, reduce stormwater runoff in the Anacostia River, and provide shade and habitat for local residents and wildlife. Additionally, they will engage community members and students to plant the trees.

https://www.anacostiaws.org


Global Health and Education Projects, Inc

Dr. Romuladus E. Azuine, Executive Director

6220 Rhode Island Avenue, Suite 1A, Riverdale, MD 20737

 Crescent Cities Charities Grant will help support the Global Health and Education Projects by supporting their We Love Babies Community Diaper Distribution Program and their 3K BY 5, a Community-Based Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program.

https://globalhealthprojects.org


Maryland JCI Senate Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Samuel Young, President

13111 Blue Ridge Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Crescent Cities Charities grant will be used to support and manage the Maryland JCI Senate Scholarship program for deserving high school seniors.


Prince George’s County Aging & Disabilities Division      

Teresa Grant, Acting Director

6420 Allentown Rd, Temple Hills, MD 20748

 Crescent Cities Charities Senior Program funds will be used to support the County’s Annual Family Caregivers Conference.

 


Prince George’s County Aging & Disabilities Division      

Teresa Grant, Acting Director

6420 Allentown Rd, Temple Hills, MD 20748

 Cities Charities Senior Program funds will be used to support the County’s Annual Family Caregivers Conference.


Way of the Cross Church Inc.

Mr. Jeffrie Long

25 Church St., Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Crescent Cities Charities grant will fund their annual Back to School Drive to provide school age children and a select few of adults continuing their education with quality school supplies such as bookbags, calculators, and the various items that are conducive to a productive learning experience.


Mountain View Christian Academy

Thomas Sederstrom

153 Narrow Lane, Winchester, VA  22602

Crescent Cities Charities grant will fund part of the school gym renovation, which has created a safer place for student athletes, as well as community members who come and use the gym regularly as a place to play basketball and volleyball. It is also used by the church and the community for youth activities and special events.


Community Youth Advance

Danielle K. Milner, Executive Director

2342 Vermont Ave, Suite 1, Landover, MD 20785

 

Crescent Cities Charities Funds will be used to support the Community Youth Advance mentoring programs, including the Mentoring to Manhood (M2M) and Lily girls mentoring.  These programs meet the critical need for mentoring support for middle and high school aged youth mostly from low-income households as well as under-performing academically. This mentoring provides one-on-one and group life-skills mentoring activities that help develop responsibility, motivation and respect, while building critical thinking skills and positive self-image.


Diamond Foundation, Inc.

Charnell Ferguson

7115 Cross Street, District Heights, MD 20747

Crescent Cities Charities grant will fund the Diamond Foundation's 3rd Annual Back to School drive, in partnership with a community day for Prince George's County youth, to buy school supplies and teachers supplies as well as items for the community day to serve over 100 disadvantaged youth.


Calvert Optimist Community Parks Foundation. Inc.

Edward Dorsey, Jr., President

8810 Deep Turn Lane, Owings, MD 20736

Crescent Cities Charities Grant funds will support their Scholarship Program for Calvert County Public School graduates.  Grant requested would enhance and further stabilize their current scholarship fund for future awards.


Laurel Cats, Inc.

Helen Woods, President

PO Box 57, Laurel, MD 20707

Crescent Cities Charities Grant funds will be used to pay for spay/neuter surgery packages and other basic medical needs of cats belonging to or cared by residents in need and stray cats and kittens, pulled from the streets and being readied for adoption.


The Widow’s Pantry

Keena Trapps, Executive Director

717 Emerson St, NW, Washington, DC  20011

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will support two programs: Now and Later (this project will provide a meal to eat immediately and a lunch bag meal to eat later) and 100 Coats for 100 Men (this project will allow the purchase of 100 men’s coats to give out on Christmas Day.)


Hope Connections for Cancer Support

Amy Weinberg, Director of Development

Carrollton Corporate Center, 8401 Corporate Dr. # 100, Landover, MD 20785

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will be used to support Hope Connections program to help people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impacts of cancer by offering professionally facilitated support groups sessions and mind body activities.


Solutions in Hometown Connections Corp

Kate Talbot, Vice President

4318 Hamilton St., Suite 206, Hyattsville, MD 20781

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will be used to support SHC’s English Language Learners Program, which combines in-home tutoring with neighborhood starter classes.  SHC's Program provides a friendly and comfortable space for mothers with young children not yet in school, to take English classes and engage with others.


First Generation College Bound

Nickole Conyngham, Grants Manager

8101 Sandy Spring Road, Suite 230, Laurel, MD 20707

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will be used to support First Generation College Bound’s mission to motivate and inspire youth from low- to moderate-income families to achieve social and economic success by providing guidance, encouragement, and support in obtaining a college degree.


Unshackled Ministries

Rev. Carl Felton

4719 Marlboro Pike, Capital Heights, MD 20743

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will be used to support Unshackled Ministries in its mission to offer an array of specialized services to returning citizens after any term of incarceration.  This group reaches out to troubled youth, men and women to provide resources to foster a sense of empowerment and provides decision making skills that will last for a lifetime.


Strasburg Museum

Richard Kleese

1194 Stickley Loop, Strasburg, VA   22657

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will be used to restore the Museum’s Baggage Car and genuine red Caboose Car. “A working model railroad, depicting Strasburg and the Southern Railway in the 1930’s, is located in the baggage car and is one of the museums biggest attractions. “


Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project

Robin Lyttle, Director

425 Hill Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will be used to sponsor special events celebrating the rich African American History of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Events include a Black Baseball League reunion for fall, 2019, and their annual Zenda's Homecoming, to be held on September 21, 2019 at the historic Long's Chapel in Rockingham County, Virginia. 


Good Knight Child Empowerment Network Inc.

Ms. Jackie Cooper, Executive Director

11001 Rhode Island Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will be used to support the Good Knight Child Empowerment Network’s weeklong summer workshop’s activities, incorporating leadership training, team building and conflict resolution life skills.  The Network is dedicated to empowering children and adults to become active citizens and protectors through education.  Each child will be provided a scholarship to these workshops, held at the Good Knight Camp.

 


Meals on Wheels of College Park

Lisa Ealley, Chairman

9601 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will allow Meals on Wheels of College Park to maintain its pricing to its clients, many of whom we are feeding at no cost.  They will continue to serve three nutritious meals per day, five days per week to seniors.

 


Court Appointed Special Advocate of Prince George's County

Kara Bundy, Deputy Director

6811 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 402, Riverdale, MD 20737

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will help (CASA)/Prince George's County, partnering with the Juvenile Court, to improve the lives of abused and neglected children in foster care. Funds will be used to train volunteers to improve the lives of abused and neglected children in foster care.


Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland

Jeffrey Dee, Director of Development

8380 Colesville Road, Suite 700, Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will help Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland (HFHMM) empower families to partner up to build or improve a place they can call home.   Through homeownership, Habitat for Humanity helps break the cycle of poverty and change lives, one home at a time.


Prince George's Child Resource Center

Jennifer Iverson, Executive Director

9475 Lottsford Road, Suite 202, Largo, MD 20774

 

Crescent Cities Charities grant will help Prince George's Child Resource Center create healthy and nurturing environments for children by supporting their families and educating their caregivers. Support will be provided to over 1,500 families and training to over 2,500 parents and child-care providers in the County.


Alice Ferguson Foundation

Ms. Suzanne Hogan

2001 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607

 

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to support their Environmental Center, a sustainable 330-acre working farm on the shores of the Potomac River in Prince George's County, annually serving 2,000 elementary school students in one and two-day (overnight) environmental and agricultural programs.  They will also serve an additional 6,000 K-12 students in parks, classrooms, and schoolyards throughout the metropolitan Washington, DC area through their Bridging the Watershed program.


Community Advocates for Family & Youth

Arleen Joell, Executive Director

PO Box 4419, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

 

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will provide for pro bono mental health services, to expand mental health services (32 one-hour slots) for low income seniors and other vulnerable victims of crime in Prince George’s County, MD.


Community Advocates for Family & Youth

Arleen Joell, Executive Director

PO Box 4419, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

 

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will provide for pro bono mental health services, to expand mental health services (32 one-hour slots) for low income seniors and other vulnerable victims of crime in Prince George’s County, MD.


Harmonic Music Foundation

Mr. Marshall Willner

5520 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite A7, Washington, DC 20015          

 

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will allow the Harmonic Music Foundation to partner with artists, community organizations, teachers, and more, ensuring that accomplished performers and first-time musicians alike can experience the joys of creating music.


Charting Careers, Inc.

Erin Snell, PhD, Executive Director

210 Legion Ave. #6463, Annapolis, MD 21401

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to identify young children who are behind in reading and follow them through early adulthood. After graduating from their 3rd through 5th grade individualized tutoring program, participants transition into their 5th-8th grade program, wherein they identify their strengths and explore their own stories and interests.


2for2 Boobs

Tallulah Anderson, Executive Director

11201 Raging Brook Drive, Bowie, MD 20720

 

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used towards providing community outreach, education, information and resources on breast health checks and early detection.  2for2 Boobs also advocates for survivors and allows them the opportunity to have a voice and share their shades of pink stories to encourage and inspire those diagnosed or others who have been touched in some way by breast cancer or any cancer.


Pickett Fences Senior Services, Inc.

Shaunda Bellamy, President

3803 24th Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be dedicated to improving the quality of life for Senior Citizens.  Their mission is to strengthen senior services currently provided in the community through education, advocation, and providing resources that will enhance the quality of life for our senior citizens.


Family Promise of Shenandoah County

Sherry Arey, Executive Director

781 Spring Parkway, PO Box 733, Woodstock, VA 22664

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to provide food and shelter to children and their families and help them get back on their feet. Overnight shelter is provided by a network of host churches with breakfast and dinner served.The family center provides a safe place for families to gather before work or school


Belle Grove Inc

Kristen Laise, Executive Director

PO Box 537, Middletown, VA 22645

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used for several purposes – to honor and support Shenandoah Valley's Soul Food History and Chefs, support the Belle Grove Wine Fest, the conversion of Belle Grove's Website to Mobile Phone Format, and support for the program titled “Inalienable Rights: Free and Enslaved Blacks Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley.”


Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

Ms. Wendy Baird

6429 Clifton Road, Clifton, Md 20124

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to provide equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities, youth-at-risk, recovering military personnel, and others in need in an inclusive, community setting.


Scottish Rite Foundation of the District of Columbia, Inc.

Mr. Leonard Proden, Grand Almoner & Sovereign Grand Inspector 

2800 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to help fund the speech language clinic, in support of early identification and treatment of child’s communication disorders.

https://www.dcgrandlodge.org/dc-scottish-rite.html



Prince George’s County Department of Family Services

Teresa Grant, Acting Director

6420 Allentown Rd, Temple Hills, MD 20748

 Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to support Older Americans Month.


Prince George’s County Aging & Disabilities Division

Teresa Grant, Acting Director

6420 Allentown Rd, Temple Hills, MD 20748

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to support the Retired Seniors in Volunteer Program.

 


Maryland Special Olympics

C/O Easton Police Department

106 W Dover St, Easton, MD 21601

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used for equipment, attire, and health supplies for Special Olympics, which is Maryland's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.

https://www.somd.org


The JP Home, Inc

Mr. John Coller, Treasurer

3261 Old Washington Road, Suite 1011, Waldorf, MD 20602

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to provide a home-like environment for alcoholics and addicts who are sincere in wanting to recover.  The home is in need of replacement furniture to include the living room, and seven beds. In addition, the home needs new kitchen appliances.

https://www.jphome-md.org


Prince George’s County Christmas in April

Mary Kucharski, Executive Director

7915 Malcolm Road, #102, Clinton, MD  20735

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to rehabilitate houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and people with disabilities, so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety, and independence. 

http://www.christmasinaprilpg.org


Housing Initiative Partnership

Maryann Dillon

6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 555, Hyattsville, Md 20782

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to support housing development and housing counseling, with a focus on Rapid Rehousing program, which provides intensive coaching and rental support to families moving out of shelters into permanent housing.

http://hiphomes.org/wp/



Town of Riverdale Park

Kevin Simpson, Development Services Director

5008 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD 20737 

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to renovate the Town Center Clock and Tower. Crescent Cities was one of the original financial supporters of the clock.

http://www.riverdaleparkmd.info/

 


Bollinger Foundation

Zytha Kock, Administrative Assistant

734 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used for the education and support of children who have lost one or both parents. Priority is given toward families in which either the deceased parent worked - or the surviving parent continues to work - in the field of public or affordable housing, or community and economic development.

https://bollingerfoundation.org/


Savannah Widows’ Society

Sue Seyden, First Vice President

1013 Bay Street, Tybee Island, GA 31328

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to award modest sums to women whose income from other sources is insufficient to meet unexpected expenses.


Saints Peter and Paul School

Faye Schilling, Principal

900 High Street, Easton, MD 21601

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to create an innovative Library and Digital Media Center that will provide students with a 21st century learning environment. This Center will be enhanced by digital and traditional reading resources, flex seating, workspace, digital displays, and Tablets.

https://hs.ssppeaston.org/


Hampton Hall Charitable Fund

Ronnie Reaves, Director

170 Hampton Hill Boulevard, Bluffton, SC 29910

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used for a heath initiative for deserved families, including preventative medical care, immunizations and wellness check-ups. Additionally, the grant will help fund Wounded Veterans programs, educational programs, healthcare initiatives and community concerns.

https://www.hamptonhallclubsc.com/


Maryland Leadership Seminar

4001 Chesley Ave., Baltimore, MD 21206

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used for a four-day Leadership Seminar for high school sophomores from private, public, parochial and home school groups in Maryland. Focuses will be on personal, group & societal leadership, community service and team building.


Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter

Crescent Cities Charities Grant will be used to provide approximately 50 Household Essentials Gift Boxes for low-income households that received SNAP benefits. Items include toilet tissue, paper towels, laundry detergent, cleaning products, and personnel hygiene items.

http://www.allianceforshelter.com/