Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library” program, launched locally by United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore in 2012, celebrated its fifth birthday in May by reaching over 100,000 books delivered to 4,588 local children. Serving Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties, the book program is provided at no cost to children under the age of five.  Imagination Library is funded primarily through grants, with major support provided by PNC’s Grow...
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently celebrated the generosity of community members at the 72nd Annual Meeting and Community Leaders Celebration thanks to University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 
Over 300 community members and 150 organizations & companies representing Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties attended, providing United Way an opportunity to recognize members of the community who...
Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
On April 30th a friendly feud began between Froggy 99.9's "Celebrity" Disc Jockey, Randy Scott and Angry Local Mom, Amy Luppens.  Upon the completion of the Pinwheels for Protection 5K, Randy sprinted past Amy at the finish line, reveling in her defeat as she struggled to push her stroller-bound sumo-wrestler baby.   It was a narrow margin... 2 seconds, to be exact. In good fun, Amy has challenged Randy to a rematch, and the stakes are high.
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Join us for a community celebration of over 70 years of United Way campaign support with great businesses, organizations, and community leaders. A salute to United Way Past Presidents, volunteers & coordinators of the year, the coveted "Spirit of the Shore Award" and many more. Cost of attendance is $25 per person

June 16, 2017


University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Student Services Ballroom


Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

MD United Way creates ALICE report revealing how many residents can't afford the cost of living
By: Justina Coronel

MARYLAND - The United Way's in Maryland released an ALICE report, which reveals that nearly 35% of households in the state can't afford the cost of living.

Some of the counties with the highest number of struggling families are located on the Lower Eastern Shore.

ALICE stands...

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

In 1963, statistician and economist, Mollie Orshansky developed a formula for a threshold, still used today, as a measure of the income a household must not exceed in order to be considered “poor”.  This measurement is used to establish individuals' and families' eligibility for certain kinds of assistance and services and also is a chief point of reference used to report how many Americans are struggling financially on an annual and historical basis...

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017