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2012 carroll counts projects announced

The Community Foundation of Carroll County is excited to announce the seven non-profit projects that are a part of their inaugural Carroll Counts campaign.

Carroll Counts is an innovative capital campaign that’s going to change OUR community and transform local giving. It is a project of the Community Foundation of Carroll County and all proceeds will benefit the Community Foundation and seven selected community projects. Carroll County residents are invited to support the community projects — through their votes and dollars — beginning May 1, 2012. When someone donates to the Carroll Counts campaign through the website, they will be prompted to vote on a project. Each dollar donated is equivalent to one vote.

Each of the projects below will receive a portion of funds raised through Carroll Counts capital campaign based on the percentage of votes cast, up to the total amount requested by the participating organization. A portion of funds also goes to support the Community Foundation — which powers many of the non-profits in Carroll County.

The 2012 Carroll Counts Projects include:

Accessible Community Playground Equipment
Hailey’s Wish – A Foundation for Inclusive Play
Project Total: $5,000
This project aims to purchase and install accessible playground equipment on community playgrounds, so that they can be accessed by all children without regard to physical ability.

Carroll County Food Sunday Outreach Program
Carroll County Food Sunday
Project Total: $5,000
This project will provide funding to provide food to individuals in Carroll County who are unable to travel to one of their three county food pantry locations.

Martin Luther King, Jr. “JUST DO IT” Service Day
St. Joseph’s Catholic Community
Project Total: $2,500
This project was developed by the St. Joseph’s Catholic Community Youth Ministry and will serve to create a one-day volunteer day of service event at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday observance.

Robotics for All
PIE3: Partnership and Inspiration for Engineering Education and Entrepreneurship
Project Total: $26,000
This proposed project will create robotics summer camp and fall training sessions for elementary through high school students throughout Carroll County, as well as fund county team registration fees in the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Scoreboards for Baseball, Softball and Field Hockey at Winters Mill High School?
Winters Mill High School Athletic Boosters
Project Total: $20,000
This proposed project will provide funding for two scoreboards for Winters Mill High School, serving their boys’ baseball, girls’ softball and girls’ field hockey teams.

Specialty Care Access Project?
Access Carroll
Project Total: $15,000
This proposed project will allow for Access Carroll to coordinate care (obtaining medications, specialty care services, and high-end diagnostic services) for low-income patients in the Access Carroll program.

Tutor Resource Room
Literacy Council of Carroll County
Project Total: $1,125
This proposed project will secure learning materials for the Literacy Council of Carroll County’s Tutor Resource Room, including a new math series, materials on the United States and Regions, a GED online-practice test series, computer and media literacy materials and storage units to house new materials.

The Carroll Counts campaign will launch on May 1, 2012 and concludes on June 15, 2012.

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