“Shania would never let me see her report card...and once I got it from the school I always knew why....but this time was different...she came running up to me, Ms. Darlene, 'Look!, Look!'...she handed it to me with the biggest smile on her face I had ever seen....she had finally done well this marking period, all her grades were up!! Our hard work had paid off...and her confidence was through the roof!”
This is who we are, and what we do!! It Truly Does Take a Village!...and we need your help!
Who Are We?
It Takes a Village to Help Our Children, Inc. a non-profit 501(c) 3, has been working in the Crisfield community for 15 years serving more than 200 children a year. We provide a place of belonging, help them discover their gifts and talents, and to find their place in the world. We are the only youth program in our community open Monday through Friday all year long, standing in the gap to create a safe haven for our 'at risk' children. Even during the pandemic, we continue to Zoom with them every day.
Where Are We?
Until 2012 we were housed in a former Elementary School building which was demolished due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. Since then, we have been operating from a small former bank building which is primarily open space, making it difficult for students to focus on their lessons. The 3100 sq. ft. building is not large enough to serve all the children, and there is no outdoor play area, forcing our children to play in the parking lot next to the main road.
The Good News!
Somerset County and the City of Crisfield donated 3.375 acres of land for our new 8400 sq. ft. building which will have lots of indoor space for hands on learning, STEAM activities, and all the children waiting to get into our programs.There will be lots of outdoor space for recreation to combat Somerset’s high obesity rate. We have already raised $1.15 Million dollars through a Department of Housing and Community Development Block Grant and a grant from the Weinberg Foundation. We need your help to raise the remaining $500,000 to complete the new $1.65 million building for our children. You can give online with just a few clicks at ITAV2HOC.org, Or mail a check to: It Takes A Village to Help Our Children, Inc, Building Capital Fund 943 West Main St, Crisfield, MD 21817
Supporting Level - $25
Sustaining Level - $50
Leadership Level - $100
Corporate Level - $1000
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Or mail a check to: It Takes A Village to Help Our Children, Inc, Building Capital Fund 943 West Main St, Crisfield, MD 21817
The staff, Board of Directors, and children of It Takes a Village to Help Our Children, Inc, thank you for your consideration and gifts.
Thank you to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for $800,000 in grant funding, and to the Weinberg Foundation for $350,000 in funding towards our goal!