The following non-profit organizations were reviewed and recommended by Testimonies and Concerns in Fiscal Year 2019. Testimonies and Concerns Committee in their work to encourage the meeting to set aside attention for social concerns and work in the community, is responsible for recommending charitable contributions to non profit organizations whose goals reflect our Quaker Testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship. The selection of these organizations serves as an example and encourages continued charitable giving each member.
The Charitable contributions for 2019 collecting in the amount of $3,500 will be made to the following:
- Friends Committee on National Legislation: a Washington DC based Quaker affiliated organization to lobby Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity and environmental stewardship.
- Friends General Conference provides services and resources for individual Friends, meetings and people interested in the Quaker way as an association of Quaker communities in US and Canada working together.
- Friends Peace Teams under new leadership, the Friends Peace Teams work in regions around the world to develop long term relationships with communities for peace building, healing and reconciliation.
- Pendle Hill: a Philadelphia based Quaker study, retreat, and conference center welcoming all for spirit led programs, workshops and pamphlets.
- Right Sharing of World Resources is an independent Quaker organization that works to share the abundance of resources and God's love by working for equity through community partnerships around the world.
- Friends Journal: the Friends Publishing Corporation with a circulation of 6,500, publishes the Friends Journal as a monthly support of personal Quaker testimony in the world.
- Neighborhood Service Center whose Mission is to improve the quality of life both socially and economically for low income residents.
- Talbot Interfaith Shelter is dedicated to providing safe, temporary shelter to folk who lack adequate housing during the coldest months of the year, located at 107 Goldsborough Street, Easton, MD 21601. The voluntary interfaith organization enjoys a working relationship with the faith based community of Talbot County including members of Third Haven Friends Meeting who provide meals, accommodations and services to the homeless. Third Haven Friends Meeting member contact is Pete Howell.
- Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center empowers people from different cultures to become successfully engaged in our community.
- Building African American Minds (BAAM) to provide support to young African American males who are at risk of academic failure and support their education progress.
- Shore Rivers, formerly Mid Shore River Keepers, to provide a voice for clean rivers rom the Sassafras to the Choptank Rivers.