The Frederick Running Festival is excited to have a number of charity groups in the event. All groups offer the opportunity to raise money for worthwhile causes.
For more information on having your organization join the Run for a Cause program, please contact Sadie McClelland at [email protected]
Talbot Humane Society
To donate or sign up to be part of our team please visit here
Talbot Humane has been helping animals of Maryland’s eastern shore since 1932. For over 80 years our goals have been:
- To rescue animals from neglect;
- To place companion animals into loving homes;
- To reunite lost pets with their owners; and
- To reduce pet overpopulation through progressive spay and neuter programs.
Talbot Humane’s compassionate staff and dedicated volunteers are making a difference every day by fulfilling the needs of our community. Our open admission shelter is a success thanks to the support of our community. Our adoption program places pets in new loving homes. We also work with other organizations whether we are receiving animals from other humane organizations in need of help or a 501.c.3 rescue group is accepting one of our special need residents into their care, we continue toward our mission of placing every treatable, adoptable pet coming through our doors into a forever home.
Our programs encourage responsible pet ownership and retention. We offer resources such low/no cost microchipping, a pet pantry, intervention programs, low/no cost spay/neuter, lost pet services, pet loss support, humane education and so much more.
Talbot Humane operates as a Socially Conscious Shelter. We believe the Best Shelter is a Humane Community.
Girls on the Run of Mid and Western Maryland (GOTR/MWMD) inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
What We Do
At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Why It Matters
Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Studies show that by adolescence, girls’ confidence drops about twice as much as boys’. Friendships become more complicated and challenging, girls’ perception of their academic ability declines, the likelihood of anxiety and depression increases and participation in physical activity plummets.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
We believe that EVERY GIRL is inherently FULL OF POWER and POTENTIAL. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.
YOU can help us achieve our goal of reaching even more girls in our community with this positive, transformational youth program!
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