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Posted: 01-31-2017
“When I received the EITC, it helped A LOT. We were in a terrible situation. I was biking to school, my internship, my job, the grocery store, and finally back home in the dark. Being a full time student, having two part time jobs, and being a new father- is not a good thing when you’re on a bike. Having the EITC expanded my income enough to buy a car.”- James The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps millions of workers like James keep more of what they...
Posted: 01-27-2017
United Way of Frederick County is taking on Unity Campaign operations from the Community Foundation of Frederick County FREDERICK, Md. (January 26, 2017) — This Thursday evening, United Way of Frederick County hosted a reception to celebrate the transition of the Unity Campaign operations from The Community Foundation of Frederick County to United Way. The transition was announced by United Way President and CEO Ken Oldham and the Unity Campaign...
Posted: 01-26-2017
Bank of America award supports United Way’s Financial Stability work with the Prosperity Center FREDERICK, Md. (January 24, 2017) — The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to United Way of Frederick County (UWFC) in support of its efforts to improve the financial stability of Frederick County residents. The funds will go towards increasing the number of Frederick County residents who benefit from free services offered...
Posted: 01-24-2017
The Prosperity Center of Frederick County helps low- to moderate-income families keep 100% of their refund and stay protected from fraud amid tax code changes FREDERICK, Md. (January 19, 2017) — With the introduction of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, designed to help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) identify and prevent identity theft and fraudulent claims, taxpayers need to be aware of a number of important changes to the tax code...
Posted: 01-19-2017
Groundbreaking Maryland ALICE report uncovers challenges facing nearly a third of Frederick County residents FREDERICK, Md. (January 9, 2017) — The ALICE® Report, released today by United Ways throughout the state of Maryland, reveals that more than a third—nearly 750,000—of Maryland households cannot afford the state’s high cost of living. The same holds true for 32 percent—over 28,500—households in Frederick County.   ALICE is an acronym for Asset...
Posted: 01-09-2017
A Frederick family received a brand new heating system, giving them adequate heat in their home for the first time in months FREDERICK, Md. (January 5, 2017) — Christina DiGrazio has been dreaming for months about a miracle that would make her difficult circumstances a little easier. The Frederick mother of three has been living in a home without adequate heat for months, and Friday morning she received a gift she had spent countless nights praying for....
Posted: 01-06-2017
FREDERICK, Md. (January 4, 2017) — This morning, United Way of Frederick County (UWFC) President and CEO Ken Oldham attended a Maryland Board of Public Works meeting in Annapolis, Md. Joined by Delegate Carol Krimm, D-District 3A, County Executive Jan Gardner, and Ed Hinde, Executive Director of Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP), Mr. Oldham advocated the State to halt the planned move of the Department of Social Services (DSS) from...
Posted: 01-05-2017
Posted: 12-22-2016
United Way of Frederick County has appointed Alli Lanham as new Director of Advancement FREDERICK, Md. (December 22, 2016) — United Way of Frederick County (UWFC) announced today that its Search Committee has elected Alli Lanham as Director of Advancement. The Director of Advancement, a member of UWFC’s five-member executive team, is responsible for coordinating the organization’s fundraising and marketing activities.   “We are delighted to have Alli on...
Posted: 12-22-2016

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