by W2WM Senior Program Assistant Andrea Baker
1 in 3 Frederick County households struggle to afford basic human needs.
The 2021 Unity Campaign for Frederick in unity with 31 local nonprofit organizations including W2WM will take place beginning on Wednesday, March 10th and ending Sunday, March 21st.
What’s unique about this fundraising campaign is that it is collaborative allowing all of our community to come together to have a big collective impact in our community.
You as a donor choose the organization(s) that you want to support and 100% of your donation(s) goes to the organization(s) that are closest to your heart.
AND what’s more is that the generous Incentive Match sponsors (listed below), will provide additional funding so that your individual gift is boosted!
Will you will help W2WM reach our campaign goal of $3,300?
We will use the money that we raise from this campaign to support women in our community who are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). ALICE households have incomes above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but struggle to afford basic household necessities. Women of all backgrounds participating in our CORE Program could be single mothers, dealing with inequities, taking care of elderly family members or siblings, underemployed, underpaid, and/or in school, etc.
We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard, especially women.
When women succeed, everyone succeeds! So, our mentees will attend workshops and work one-on-one with their mentors, who will guide and support them as they overcome hurdles and shatter glass ceilings in their career, education, or personal lives.
Be apart of the solution, because together, we mentor!
If you prefer send a check, please use this printable PDF form that has instructions in the top right on how to submit a check.
Other ways to help?
Become a fundraiser by joining our team and sharing our Unity Campaign donation page with your network on social media, email, or text.
Are you ready to become a mentor?
Thank you to the 2021 Incentive Match Sponsors
Ausherman Family Foundation
Equity United Mortgage
Legacy House Title
Randall Family Foundation
Troyce Gatewood & Partners
And thank you to our 2021 Promotional Sponsors
The Frederick News-Post
History of the Campaign
Launched in 2014, the Unity Campaign was built on the success of two previous fundraising efforts – Frederick 48 and Frederick News-Post’s Season of Hope. When county funding for our local nonprofits were being eliminated, an effort was begun to “fill the gap” by raising funds from the Frederick Community. The Unity Campaign has a clear and vital mission to support local nonprofits who serve ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households in need of food, shelter, clothing, financial sustainability, and healthcare as well as at-risk children and youth. Starting in 2017, the Unity Campaign became a annual project of United Way of Frederick County. The Frederick News-Post remains a strong partner of the campaign.