Talbot Community Connections (TCC), a ten-member volunteer board, was formed to raise funds to enhance the Talbot County Department of Social Services’ (TCDSS) capacity to respond directly to problems of safety and well-being of county citizens. The funds raised provide help to abused children through the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center (TCCAC), families in crisis, the unemployed and working poor, and disabled and frail elderly. TCC awards provided funds for respite care, prevention of evictions and utility disconnects, therapeutic activities for children with disabilities in foster care, housing fuel, transportation, and a fatherhood program. TCC funds are able to help individuals stay in the community, families stay united and families stay in their homes.
From July 2016 to June 2017, TCC raised funds through private donations like this request, grants and education event sponsorships and registrations. TCC provided over $33,000 in funds which helped many children, families and adults to experience a more secure environment. $17,600 of these funds directly went to the Children’s Advocacy Center, a center that is totally run on monies from this community, in-kind donations from local participating agencies and grants. Without these funds, vulnerable adults and children in Talbot County would not have benefitted from much needed services.
Talbot Community Connections (TCC) helps citizens in our community who experience problems that lead to unexpected needs. We do this by raising funds for the Talbot County Department of Social Services to use in assisting people who fall between the cracks of programs designed to keep people safe and families together. This past year, TCC was able to help fund the following activities:
Helped sponsor the 9th Annual Back to School Resource Fair – providing 60 Pre-School back packs, and 250 Elementary school aged and 138 Middle/High cinch sacks
Helped sustain mental health and family advocate support at the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) program – supporting families of sexual abuse victims cope with these crimes
Collaborated with the Talbot County Department of Social Services to provide the first annual Senior Summit at the Talbot County Community Center offering information for seniors and their families about aging issues
Supported, through funds from the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, the Ready by 21 Program to help foster teens to work toward independence through drivers’ education and educational training
As you know, Talbot Community Connections is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteers whose goal is to raise monies to meet the many kinds of needs that can overwhelm individuals and cause long-term disruption to families. Your donations help TCC to provide funds to the Talbot County Department of Social Services which helps expand the department’s ability to solve unexpected needs.
We hope you will take a few minutes right now to write a check to help provide assistance to your fellow residents of Talbot County. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to help these neighbors in need.
Make your check payable to Talbot Community Connections and send it to: Talbot Community Connections, PO Box 2615, Easton, MD 21601. For more information, see our Annual Report on the reverse side of this letter or go to www.talbotcommunityconnections.org.
How would you feel knowing that a local family had been evicted and had to be separated from one another, when your help could have prevented it? Last year, funds that were donated to Talbot Community Connections (TCC) were used to help the vulnerable adults and children of our county. In one instance, the funds provided through TCC fundraising enabled a smooth transition with minimal disruption to a family already upset by the stress of losing the place that they considered to be their home.