Clynmalira Youth Group
The mission of the Clynmalira United Methodist Church Youth Group is to encourage our youth to develop spirit and a compassion for others by encouraging them to express their faith through individual thoughts and mission activities that interest them. Each year, the youth select several outreach projects for their focus. Their dedication through faithful support of these projects encourages spiritual growth so they may follow Godís word as they grow into the future leaders of Clynmalira.
Organizations we Support
Defenders of Animal Rights, Inc.
Defenders purpose is to alleviate suffering of abused, unwanted, and neglected animals. They were the first group in Maryland to establish a shelter that does not euthanize animals after four or five days. Thier shelter holds adoptable animals for as long as it takes to find them homes. Many of the animals are with us them several years before being placed with families. They use donations on adoption ads in order to achieve these successful results.
Ava Daniels Fund
Ava is a kindergarten student at Jacksonville Elementary School with Leukemia. Avaís diagnosis and battle with this disease has left an emotional, as well as financial burden on the family. Avaís story can be found at: www.avasophialeukemiawarrior.com. The youth will make a donation from the proceeds of their spring play. If you would like to join us, donations to aid in Ava's medical bills can be made at any M&T Bank, are tax deductible and can be made out to the Ava Sophia Leukemia Warrior Fund.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped to build or repair over 600,000 decent, affordable houses, serving more than 3 million people worldwide. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner partner families.
The North County Food Bank Secret Santa
The North County Food Bank is sponsored by the United Methodist churches of northern Baltimore County. Food is received weekly, and money is also accepted to buy perishable foods. The food bank is located at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 19401 Middletown Road in Parkton. They also gather food for distribution at Thanksgiving and Christmas and adopt families to receive Christmas presents.
Baltimore County Christian Work Camp
The BCCW, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded by two United Methodist ministers in 1984. It is now run by lay people and is completely ecumenical. Each year over 30 homes are repaired throughout Baltimore County during the third week in July. Homes are suggested by the County Department of Social Services or Department of Health, food banks, churches, personal referrals, etc.; sites are then prioritized. The number of sites on which work is performed in any year depends on the number of volunteers, their expertise, and the magnitude of each project, the weather, and BCCW's finances.
When people with intellectual disabilities are unable to attain or maintain a job, it is most often due to an absence of social skills rather than an inadequacy to perform the work required. Best Buddies introduces socialization opportunities and job coaching, providing the necessary tools for people with intellectual disabilities to become more independent and, consequently, more included in the community. Since 1993, Best Buddies High Schools has paired students with intellectual disabilities in one-to-one friendships with high school students. Today, Best Buddies boasts more than 900 high school chapters worldwide including our own Hereford High School.