The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world and upended all of our lives. Much of what most of us are experiencing— uncertainty about the future, difficulty obtaining basic resources—is what many in Rural Maryland communities were facing every day before this pandemic.
Early Head Start for children 0-3 continues despite Covid-19. Our important role in promoting child development while also addressing family goals, including helping parents in their role as their child's first teachers and addressing family health, well-being and self sufficiency. Support us so we may continue to ensure a generation of children are not left behind.
Head Start Classrooms - Our Head Start professionals can do virtually anything. Head Start children are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college and receive post-secondary degree, license or certification. Because of their early positive classroom engagement of being helped by others, they grow into being helpers, themselves.
Eviction Crisis is an urgent need for support. We are able to support families as we are facing the largest housing crisis in the last 100 years. With an estimated 42% of renters facing potential eviction, many families are living in fear of losing their homes. If we don’t act we face a crisis that will threaten educational outcomes, stress our local healthcare, social service providers, and destabilize our local communities.
Adult education has a nervous relationship with economic trends, enrollments have historically tipped upward during recessions, driven by adults seeking to re-skill in the wake of layoffs. Helping adults get the education they need - from learning English to earning their GED all for Free! We will need your support to get adults back into the workplace!
Fundraise to earn great MRDC and Small Town Big Hearts merchandise!
Small Town Fan Water Bottle
Fundraise $50 to support families in need and we will send you a MRDC Small Towns Big Hearts Water Bottle so you can show your support.
Raise $150 to support families in need and we will send you a MRDC Small Towns Big Hearts Coffee Mug and the water bottle. You will be the most hydrate supporter in your town!
Small Town Trucker Cap
Raise $250 to support families in need and we will send you a MRDC Small Towns Big Hearts Trucker Cap, Coffee Mug and the water bottle.
Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Raise $500 to support families in need and we will send you a MRDC Small Towns Big Hearts Long Sleeve t-Shirt, Trucker Cap, Coffee Mug and the water bottle.