United Way is deeply grateful for the support of more than 350 company partners whose employees volunteered for 2017 Project Homeless Connect on October 12 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Their support helped turn our fight against homelessness into a win for more than 2,000 guests who received critical services aimed at helping them get back on the path to self-sufficient lives.

A.J. Billig & Co., Auctioneers
ABL, Inc.
Accenture
Access Carroll Dental
ACI Federal
Active Life & Sports Physical Therapy
Adhesives Research
Advance Radiology
Amazon.com. Inc.
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Foreign Policy Council
American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake
Amerigroup
Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services
Anthem
Anthropology
ARCO Design Build
Argotis, Inc.
Avila Home Care
Aya Healthcare
Ayers Saint Gross
BACHS Healthcare
Baltimore City Government
Baltimore Communities Matter 365
Baltimore County Government
Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore Gas & Electric
Bank of America
BB&T
Beautifully Flawed

Behavioral Health System Baltimore
Benco Dental
BGE Home
Blessings LLC
Bon Secours Health System Baltimore
Branch Banking and Trust Co.
Branch Property Solutions
Bread of Life
Bringing Better Technology
Buffalo Wild Wings
Burger King
Cafe Del Sol
CAN
Canon Solutions America
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareOne
Carpet Consultants
CASA of Baltimore County
Catholic Charities
Chick-fil-a
Childbirth Survival International Baltimore (CSI Baltimore)
Christian Counseling Associates
Cigna HealthSpring
Citibank
Citizen Law Related Education Program (CLREP)
CJ Caterers
Clear Word Kingdom Ministries
Comcast
Concerted Care Group

Constellation an Exelon Company
Contemporary Family Services, Inc.
Corizon Healthcare
Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)
Courageous Diva
Crayons & Culture
CSI Support and Development Services
Cushman & Wakefield
CVS Pharmacy
Decision Point Law and Strategy Group
Di Pasquale’s
Domino’s
Dong Bu Natural Nutrition Company
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
DQ4QD
DTLR, INC
Dynamic Health Care
Edward Jones
EIS
EN Architects
Enstyle Hair Salon
Enterprise
enTouch Wireless
Envirotest
Evergreen Health Care
Familiar Faces Barbershop
Family Intervention Partners
Family League of Baltimore
Federal Hill Smiles

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Baltimore Branch
Fidelity Investments
First Lutheran Church
First National Bank
Five Below
Food Lion
Frank and Nic’s West End Grill
Futurecare
Ganvir Law LLC
Gaudenzia
Geneis
Gilchrist Center Baltimore – Joseph Richey House
GL Communication/MTA
Glyndon elementary schools
Gordon Feinblatt
Guaranty Life Insurance Company
Guinto’s Helping Hands Foundation
Haines
Harford County Government
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Hartman Executive Advisors
Havrilla & Associates
Health Care Access Maryland, Inc
Health Care for the Homeless
Heritage Financial Consultants
Himmelrich Assocaites
Hit Living Home, Inc
Hope Returned
Housing Authority of Baltimore City

Humanim
iLaunchiLand
Immaculate Conception
impactHR, LLC
Inovalon
IPLEAA
ITJ
Jama Production
JJ Haines
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Office of Work, Life, & Engagement
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Joy Wellness Center
Juniper Culinary Apothecary
Kao USA, Inc.
Keller Williams
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Kingdom Life Church
Knowledge Beginnings
Kolmac Clinic
KPMG

La Cakerie
La’More Catering
Lakeland STEAM Center
Laureate Education, Inc.
Lens Crafters
Liberty Capital REI
Liberty Mutual
Liberty Pure
Little Caesar’s Pizza
Live Property Management
Live! Casino &Hotel
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Longhorn Steakhouse
Lost Note Productions
Lotame
Love The HopeFul
Loyalty Hair Salon
Lyft
M&T bank
Marian House
Marshall’s
Maryland Department of Budget & Management
Maryland Department of Education
Maryland Department of Transportation
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Maryland Masonic homes
Maryland Mentoring Services Inc.
Maryland RX Card
Maryland Sickle Cell Disease Association
Maryland State Police

Maryland Transportation Authority
Mayor’s Office of Employment Development/YO! Baltimore Program
McCormick and Company
MCVET
Medstar Health
Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc
Merck
Mercy Medical Center
Metro Staffing Inc.
Mid Atlantic Financial Group
Mikey Monaghan Marketing
Mind Over Luck Corporation Service
Ming Tree Chinese Restaurant
Morgan Stanley
Morning Star Baptist Church
Mt Moriah Baptist Church
NAMI Metro Baltimore
NEW VISION HOUSE OF HOPE, INC
NFL Players Association
Night of Peace Family Shelter
No Turning Back
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Nuvasive
Oath
Office of Guy Alexander, DDS
One Main Financial
Open Heart Sanctuary Inc.
Organization

PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, Therapeutic Nursery
Partnership Development Group
Pine Height Treatment Center
Planet Security Inc.
Plano-Coudon Construction
PNC
Praising Through Recovery, Inc.
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Priority Partners MCO
Procter & Gamble Retiree
Project Plase
Prologue, Inc.
Prudential
R Home Communities
Racepoint Group
Randallstown Family Eye Care
Randstad Professionals
RBC Wealth Management
Realtox Labs
Rebels Revolt for Change
Right Source Marketing
Rite Aid
Roberta’s House
Rosemore, Inc.
Royal Farms
Saving grace
School Connections
Science Magazine
Sea Pride
SECU Credit Union
Serco-NA, Inc.

SES Consulting Group
ShareBaby, Inc.
Sharing Love Outreach Center, Inc.
Shelter Group
Sheppard’s Clinic
Sinai Hospital
SSA- Social Security Administration
St John United Methodist Church
St Vincent de Paul Church
Starbucks
State Auto Insurance
Stella MarkCo
StevenDouglas
Stoney River steakhouse
Suntrust
Supreme Angel Social Club
T. Rowe Price
Talitha Cui Safe Haven
TASC- Total Administrative Services Corporation
TEKSystems Inc.
Tempo wireless
Texas Roadhouse
The Baltimore Life Companies
The Coordinating Center
The Family Recovery Program. Inc.
The Franciscan Center
The Law Office of Bradley F. Fowler, LLC
Thomas More Publishing
Total Health care
Touching Young Lives, Incorporated

Transamerica
Tribute Home Care
Tsunami martial arts academy
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
Under Armour
United States Army
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Food and Drug Administration

University of Baltimore
University of Maryland Baltimore
UPS
Verizon
VisionWorks
Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
Volunteers of American Chesapeake
Washington College
Way Station, Inc.

WeCarePDS
Wells Fargo
Wendy’s
Whiteford Taylor Preston
Windsor Mill Middle School
Women’s Housing Coalition
Wraparound Maryland
WYPR radio/Baltimore
Year Up
Yiu Foundation

Thank you, EY! From the start EY shows their employees what it means to Live United. At a recent staff orientation, a group of employees built 7 brand new Radio Flyer tricycles to donate to United Way. The tricycles were given to The Ben Franklin Center for Community Schools in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, for the children of students at Ben Franklin High School. If a family is struggling or facing obstacles at home, the time the child is at the center is even more important because stress free environment and they are able to really enjoy something as simple as riding a tricycle.

 

When they aren’t entertaining fans at the Inner Harbor’s Odditorium and attractions all over the world, the leadership of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! gives back. During their recent corporate conference in Baltimore, Ripley’s made a generous gift of$25,000 in donations, furniture and supplies to United Way partner school Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay. While they were in town, 85 employees from all over the world spent the day building and setting up new furniture and giving out special Ripley’s themed bags with books and toys for each student in the 4th grade.

Maree G. Farring is home to United Way’s On Track 4 Success education program to helps kids stay on track to graduate.

Since 2004, Howard Bank has helped build dreams for small businesses, families and its employees and now expands their commitment to community by becoming a United Way Path to Stability project partner.

Their investment in this program helps keep a family facing eviction out of a shelter and gives them access to the resources and services they need to get back on their feet and become more stable. Checkpoints on the Path to Stability could include housing services, temporary financial assistance, a dedicated case manager, financial counseling, a Thanksgiving meal and holiday gifts.

Since 2012, United Way’s Family Stability programs have been able to help nearly 1,500 families get back on the path to stability, and we won’t stop there. Thank you, Howard Bank for your generous support so that we may broaden our impact and help more families.

Since 1958, Saxon’s Diamond Centers has brightened the lives of thousands in Harford County and now expands their commitment to community by becoming a United Way Path to Stability project partner. Their investment in this program helps keep a family facing eviction out of a shelter and gives them access to the resources and services they need to get back on their feet and become more stable.

Checkpoints on the Path to Stability could include housing services, temporary financial assistance, a dedicated case manager, financial counseling, a Thanksgiving meal and holiday gifts.

Since 2012, United Way’s Family Stability programs have been able to help nearly 1,500 families get back on the path to stability, and we won’t stop there. Thank you, Saxon’s Diamond Centers for your generous support so that we may broaden our impact and help more families.

 

Year after year WPM Real Estate Management exceeds their campaign goals, and commitment to community. In addition to doubling their annual campaign donations, WPM began housing six homeless families from St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore’s Sarah’s Hope at Hannah More, a United Way partner agency. WPM employees also helped make life a little easier for those most in need with a socks and toiletries drive.  Congratulations to WPM for their phenomenal success and a big thank you to the leadership team and employees for their continued support and dedication to the community.

United Way thanks OneMain® Financial, who made funding for the groundbreaking ALICE® Report possible

United Way’s work has been corroborated and will be guided in the future by the findings of the groundbreaking ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report, made possible by the generous support of OneMain® Financial. The report reveals a population hidden in plain sight: the one in three Marylanders who work—often more than one job—but who can’t afford the state’s high cost of living.

According to Trish Weaver, Director of Community Engagement at OneMain, “Many of our customers are ALICE—working hard to remain stable, and yet they are one major home repair or healthcare expense away from having a serious financial challenge.” We are proud that OneMain, with its strong commitment to its customers and the communities it serves, has supported the release of this groundbreaking report. Learn more about the ALICE report and its implications for those throughout the region at uwcm.org/ALICE.

 

CareFirst’s support of United Way made it possible for us to answer over 100,000 calls for help to the 211 Maryland United Way Helpline, and put hundreds of families on a path to stability in 2016.

They say good leaders are hard to find. If that’s true, we hit the jackpot, because there was no shortage of leaders at our September 1 Leaders United launch event. In fact, the Baltimore Visitor Center was at capacity as nearly 200 of central Maryland’s most influential leaders gathered to be inspired and motivated to come together and make a real difference in the lives of those struggling in our communities; to help us broaden our impact and do more; to be a powerful force for change.

The event was born out of the decision to re-launch our Leadership Society and the changing of its name to Leaders United – a name that better defines the people it embodies – a network of leaders united to create real change. A movement we are confident will take our region by storm.

In the coming year, Leaders United will help move our organization forward through its leadership and ability to leverage their networks of colleagues, friends and family – engaging them in our work with volunteerism, innovative problem solving around community issues and fundraising.

This great work we will embark on cannot happen without the support of this year’s sponsors of Leaders United – a group of organizations who know what it takes to not only lead, but to lead with purpose. Thank you to GM Baltimore Operations, EZShield, Signal Hill, Rightsource Marketing, Wegmans, Saul Ewing and CBIZ MHM for your commitment and dedication to Leaders United and its mission to create real change in central Maryland.

Leaders United Sponsors

McCormick pours on the flavor to benefit families in need

As part of McCormick’s “Flavor for Life” initiative focused on health and wellness, the company generously granted $50,000 to United Way of Central Maryland to provide healthy alternatives for low-income families. One example includes updating the recipes for our popular Stone Soup volunteer events where families prepare meals for our neighbors in need. Thanks to Jason McCormick, all recipes are now even healthier, featuring delicious herbs and spices to boost flavor while reducing salt, sugar and fat.

The new and improved recipes will debut at United Way’s Flavor for Life Stone Soup on August 27 where McCormick employees will also volunteer. Besides healthy eating, the company’s initiative includes wellness and exercise and giving back through volunteering and the United Way campaign.

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