An elderly Veteran in hospice care receiving a final salute as a thank you for his service to our country. A young cancer patient attending summer camp where she can forget about her illness for a while and just enjoy being a kid. A wounded soldier engaging in equine therapy, helping him to heal both physically and emotionally. A homeless Veteran learning job skills to help her enter the workforce and get back on her feet.
These are just a few examples of people in need in our community that have benefited through grants and donations from the TowerCares Foundation. To date, we have donated over $1 million to local charities and organizations.
Partner with us.
None of the work we do would be possible without the generosity of our donors! The TowerCares Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and a participating charity in the 2021 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Through the CFC, federal employees, contractors and retirees can pledge to support their favorite charities.
Please consider donating to TowerCares during this year’s campaign, which runs from September 1, 2021 through January 15, 2022. Donations are tax-deductible. The TowerCares Foundation’s CFC number is 23594. For details, speak to your CFC keyworker.
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Welcome our new grantees!
The TowerCares Foundation welcomed five new charities as grant recipients over the summer:
DONATIONS FROM THE HEART. Donations from the Heart serves disadvantaged low-income individuals and families, including military troops and Veterans from five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The TowerCares grant will support the Veterans Complete Program, which helps restore the lives of Veterans and provide them with independence and self-sufficiency. The program targets the overall needs of Veterans, making sure that obtaining the basic necessities of everyday life, such as medical assistance and counseling, are not burdensome during their time of transition to forced military retirement due to PTSD or other health conditions.
HORIZON DAY CAMP. Horizon Day Camp helps kids with cancer, and their siblings, to bring back the joys of childhood through day camps, year-round programs and in-hospital recreational activities. The seven-week day camp offers an array of nature activities, music, drama, theatre, arts and crafts and sports. Bus transportation is provided for those children that need it, and campers are referred by doctors at Maryland and Washington, D.C. hospitals. The grant funds will support two campers from Takoma Park, Md. with a financial need, so they can attend the camp free of charge.
KIDSPEACE NATIONAL CENTER OF NORTH AMERICA – MARYLAND OFFICE. The KidsPeace mission is to give hope, help and healing to children, adults and those who love them. The TowerCares grant will support the KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed (KEYS) program, which helps prepare foster youth in Central Maryland and the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area ages 14-21 for a successful transition to adulthood. The program focuses on six main areas: money management, daily living, self-improvement, healthy living, educational planning and workforce development.
PLATOON 22. Platoon 22 seeks to end Veteran suicide through the successful reintegration of service members and their families by assembling critical resources, providing peer support and developing transitional programs. The TowerCares grant will support the Platoon Care program, a wellness retreat that focuses on physical, mental and financial wellness through seminars and hands-on activities. Funds will be used to provide the programming and Veteran travel for this event. As with other programs where Veterans convene together, Veterans will be able to connect with one another and build lasting relationships.
SEMPER FI & AMERICA’S FUND. Semper Fi & America’s Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U. S. Armed Forces and their families. They deliver the resources needed during recovery and the transition back to their communities, working to ensure no one is left behind. The TowerCares grant will support the Service Member and Family Support Program, which provides direct assistance for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans, their families and caregivers during hospitalizations, recovery and home care. The grant funds will provide assistance for 10-12 service members in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard and Prince George’s Counties.
These are just a few examples of the amazing organizations we support and the work they do every day to improve the lives of so many in need in our community. Learn more about the charities TowerCares supports.
More Ways to Support TowerCares
In addition to the CFC, there are several other easy and convenient ways to support the TowerCares Foundation.
You can make a tax-deductible donation online at our secure payment site, support TowerCares by using your Tower debit or credit card with Pennies for Change, or give through the Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC# 47-4164006).
Every donation is appreciated and will go a long way to helping make a difference in the lives of local military and civilian heroes, Veterans and children in need in our community!