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Women’s Giving Circle provides $210,000 in grants

Women’s Giving Circle provides $210,000 in grants For The Frederick News-Post Aug. 23, 2019 The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County announces that 39 grants totaling $210,000 have been presented to 24 area nonprofits serving women and children. The grants were presented during the 13th annual event held in June. The Women’s Giving Circle of …

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Employed and struggling: Why many working Frederick County families cannot afford basic needs

A statewide report released this past week presented a dire picture for residents across the state: A growing number of income-earning households cannot pay for their basic needs. Frederick County is no exception. More than 35,000 households in Frederick County cannot afford the most basic costs of housing, food, transportation, child care and health care. …

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Second Chances Garage Steers Grant Funds to Cover Driver’s Education Costs

From The Frederick News Post, By Lindsay Powers lpowers@newspost.com  Jun 19, 2016 Ann Ryan said the Housing Authority of the city of Frederick often gets requests for help getting an “essential tool” — a driver’s license. A big hurdle for some seeking a license is the cost of driver’s education classes, said Ryan, the nonprofit organization’s …

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Teens learn responsibility, life skills working at local businesses

The Frederick News –  Monday, September 1, 2014  By Ed Waters Jr. News-Post Staff “It was the first time I had an ‘intern,’ though I do have volunteers,” said Rick Trawick, owner of the auto business.  Vehicles are donated to the garage, and Trawick works on them and sells them to low-income residents so they …

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Catoctin High School junior isn’t afraid of getting dirty

From The Frederick News Tuesday, August 26, 2014 By Ike Wilson News-Post Staff Brianne Selders works on replacing an electric window regulator on a vehicle at the Second Chances Garage in Frederick recently where she was a summer intern. Selders is the only girl in the  Frederick County Career and Technology Center’s auto body/collision repair program. Brianne Selders made a name …

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Used Car From Nonprofit Gives Freedom Back To Frederick Family

From The Frederick News-Pilot By Jen Fifield News-Post Staff Nov 22, 2014 They call her Gladice because she is old and graceful. Never mind her flaking paint and the 139,000 miles she has already traveled. She rides smooth and doesn’t break down.   The Edmonds family, of Frederick, loves Gladice for who she is: a 1994 Buick …

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