We are thrilled about our first partnership with Carroll Community College! The Family Fun Fest is an opportunity to showcase to grade and middle school students in our area what the college campus provides.
Also, they work to provide opportunities for younger students to partake in their summer programs that may not have had the opportunity to do so. Please join us in celebrating not just this great event, but also an amazing college campus that strives to meet our community needs!
More @ https://www.carrollcc.edu/family-fun-fest/
Change Space–recipient for March, 2023 from Hey Westminster!
Change Space, as owner Cari Pierce would put it, it’s less of a project and more of a “vessel.” It is a place of openness, curiosity, and authenticity! Help us in congratulating Change Space as our March 2023 Hey Westminster grant recipient!
Change Space exists to be a haven and home for people who are awakening into personal development, spiritual growth, our interconnectivity, our responsibility to one another, and realness in communication. With gratitude, Change Space houses good energy and good people. Holding this space for others, for ourselves, for the changes that are vital to a conscious shift in our collective sense of self and of embodied love is our mission.
More @ https://www.changespacecommunity.com
Carroll Citizens for Racial Equity–recipient for February, 2023 from Hey Westminster!
Carroll Citizens for Racial Equity is our Hey Westminster! February 2023 winner! CCRE is currently planning their 2023 annual conference titled “Be The Change in Carroll County: Expanding the Vision of Equity.”
CCRE represents key stakeholders within our community that promote social justice and equity for all. They prioritize equity to make sure everyone in our community has access to what they need. Spread the word and let’s share CCRE’s vision and passion in our community.
HW is proud to partner with Gary, Clyde and their team to promote understanding of and raising consciousness of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. More @ https://carrollcitizensforracialequit…
Cupcakes for Caregivers–recipient for January, 2023 from Hey Westminster!
Cupcakes for Caregivers is our Hey Westminster! January 2023 winner! Founder Emily Uhlman started her business, ButterWorks Bakery USA, at 14. She was a guest on the The Kelly Clarkson Show where she met her inspiration, Duff Goldman. Emily is passionate about serving and connecting with our community by donating her baked goods to local hospitals, nursing homes, and fire/police Stations.
Help us congratulate Emily with Butterworks Bakery USA and follow along with her story at butterworksbakeryusa.com
2022 Was an Awesome Year in Town!
Hey Westminster! Looking back on last year, we’re so proud of all the great work that our community is up to; it’s been a tremendous privilege to help highlight some of those stories.
Over the past year, our team of trustees have shared nearly $20,000 in no-strings-attached support from private donations and our friends at the Kahlert Foundation, additional construction services from our friends at JFJ and Sons, invaluable mentorship/networking connections, and a whole ton of incredible video and photos from GLBL Media.
Thanks for reading and watching those highlights of the tremendous creativity and energy here in town. Our Facebook reach extended to over 22.4k, Instagram reached thousands, and dozens of applications were reviewed and considered.
As always, in this coming year, we want to continue to partner with you. Whether you’re a small business or a nonprofit, an individual or a team, we want to hear YOUR new, creative idea for making our place a great place to live. All ideas welcome–apply today!
And finally, wanted to extend a special thank-you to our trustee, Tony Acampa, who will be helping lead our team in the months ahead. Many of you may know him from his work volunteering around town and working for Shelter Systems. Interested in joining him and the rest of the trustee network in giving to our community? Drop us a note.
ConectandoUs–recipient for December, 2022!
“ConectandoUs” is our December, 2022 winner from Hey Westminster! The organization is a registered nonprofit that provides the Hispanic community a foundation of connection that fosters an inclusive network of resources. They are currently operating with 4 programs and are launching new programs in the upcoming year.
Founder Diana Flores shares that “I am 19 years old and I started ConectandoUs. In addition to my work at ConectandoUs, I am also a peer mentor for Carroll County Kids for Equity, am a volunteer with RCIS, was on the NBC TODAY Show after receiving the recognition 2020 Student Champion of the Year on behalf of the CMHMC, am the Chair of Youth Defending Democracy, am a bilingual volunteer with Crisis Text Line, am the Vice President of the Carroll County NAACP Youth Council, and more here in Westminster!”
Follow along with their exciting initiatives at http://conectandous.org!
Zach’s Sacks–recipient for November, 2022 from Hey Westminster!
“Zach’s Sacks” from Brooke Haggerty is the November, 2022 winner, from Hey Westminster!
Brooke shares that “Zach’s Sacks is a brand-new organization started in honor of my late son, Zachary Wolfe Pressman. Zachary was tragically killed in a drunk driving crash on February 1, 2016. He was a giver, a lover of all people and one of the kindest souls to walk this earth. To honor him we will fill sacks of all kinds to help those in need. The sack could be a brown bag with water and cookies, it could be a school lunch. It could be luggage for a foster child or a handbag of toiletries or it could be a backpack with socks, t-shirts and underwear. You see, there really is no limit to what a Zach’s Sack can be. It’s all about the love and the connection of one person handing it to another person. Is there anything more precious than connection? Help us to connect to those in need, to those who a sack of love makes all the difference.”
We’re excited to partner with Brooke and her network with our monthly $1,000 grant, to help honor her son’s memory by giving back to youth in our community!
Moonlit Acres–recipient for October, 2022 from Hey Westminster!
Moonlit Acres is our October ’22 winner, from Hey Westminster! Moonlit Acres “provides person-driven recreational and wellness workshops and events. Our innovative approach is to include our guests in planning their own vacation experience focusing on their need for retreat and renewal through fun, engaging, interest-based activities, both on the property and in the community.”
We’re excited to partner with them with our monthly $1,000 grant, to help work on much-needed upgrades to their building.
Carroll Music Teacher’s Instrument Try Out Day–recipient for September, 2022 from Hey Westminster!
We were so jazzed to partner with https://carrollmusicteachers.com for their first instrument tryout day here in town at the incredible https://carrollcountyartscouncil.org for our September grant! They’re spreading the love of music with the youth in our community and it’s a beautiful sound.
Video from https://www.glbalmedia.com.
MTBMD–grant recipient for August 2022 from Hey Westminster!
Westminster (and Carroll County) mountain bikers and hikers have something to cheer about – our August grant recipients are MTBMD!
This AWESOME group of volunteer trail caretakers works hard to keep the trails at Hashawa Environmental Center in great shape to for all to enjoy and we are thrilled to support their work!
🎥: GLBAL media