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CFS Gives Back

Welcome to the CFS Giving Back page. Here you will find out the latest on the charities picked by our clients to donate to quarterly.
 

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Nominated Charities

Charitable Donations Made

 

 

CFS (Comprehensive Financial Solutions) is kicking off its Live with Purpose Campaign that will continue through 2017! At CFS our goal is to provide prudent financial advice, extraordinary client service and to give back through supporting worthy charitable causes. Our "Giving Back" campaign offers you an opportunity to support a charity of your choice. We hope this inspires everyone to focus on what's important - to help those less fortunate and to Live with Purpose this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

As we traditionally have, CFS will support the troops with our annual gifts to the USO and the Disabled American Vets (DAV).

Our Live with Purpose Campaign  expands on this mission. To participate and nominate your charity, fill out the fields to the right. You can share this link with family and friends; they are welcome to participate also. We will be randomly selecting a different charity each quarter in 2017, for a total of 4, $250 donations. All charities must be a registered non-profit organization. The charities chosen will be highlighted on this page.

 

 

             

2017 2nd Quarter Donation Recipient                

It is always a pleasure seeing our clients in the office but it's even better when we have the privilage of presenting them with a check for an organization that means so much to them.  Ms. Judy Burns, representing the Wicomico Environmental Trust (WET) organization was the recipient of our CFS Gives Back, 2nd Quarter Donation.  


The Wicomico Environmental Trust mission is to advocate for policies and programs that preserve and protect in our county and the Chesapeake Bay region.  We work with other nonprofits, governments, businesses, individuals to keep our water, forest, farmland beautiful and healthy for future generations to enjoy. 

        

 

Please continue to participate! CFS is giving back every quarter in 2017.  Take this opportunity to support a charity that is important to you! 
 
We will randomly select one nominated charity for a $250 donation; the drawings will take place on last Monday of  each quarter in 2017.  We challenge you to be inspired, help those less fortunate, and Live with Purpose.  
 

Securities and Advisory Services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA / SIPC. CFS is independent of Cetera Advisors LLC

                                 

2017 1st Quarter Donation Recipient                

Congratulations to our 2017 1st Quarter CFS Gives Back Donation Recipient, The Life Crisis Center.  It was our pleasure to have our client and friend, Ms. Elizabeth Ireland stop in to receive the check.  Even our resident Golden Retriever, Lily was excited to see her!  Please take a minute to read more about this amazing organization below.  

The Life Crisis Center, Inc. is a 501c 3 nonprofit organization and has been a vital lifeline to so many people in this community for the past 40 years.  LCC provides free crisis intervention services for adult and child victims.  In 2016, LCC serviced over 1300 people in crisis and nearly 400 of those were children.  LCC's hotline counselors assisted over 31,000 callers, including 1400 suicidal callers.  LCC operates the only domestic violence shelter on the Lower Shore, and provides legal and medical advocacy, personal counseling and other victim support services.

 

 "I've seen firsthand over the years how LCC has touched the lives of countless individuals who've experienced great trauma, yet because of this wonderful organization have been able to move from vvictim, to survivor to thriver!  I'm greatful to CFS for giving me the opportunity to give back to a local organization doing so much for our community." - Elizabeth Ireland  

        

Life Crisis Center

Please continue to participate! CFS is giving back every quarter in 2017.  Take this opportunity to support a charity that is important to you! 
 
We will randomly select one nominated charity for a $250 donation; the drawings will take place on last Monday of  each quarter in 2017.  We challenge you to be inspired, help those less fortunate, and Live with Purpose.  
 

Securities and Advisory Services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA / SIPC. CFS is independent of Cetera Advisors LLC


 


2016 4th Quarter Donation Recipient
                                            

We are thrilled to announce that ACS Relay For Life has been selected as our 2016 4th Quarter donation recipient.  A $250 donation has been made on behalf of our client, Rebecca Pierce.  


We were honored Mrs. Pierce shared her personal story with us:  

My experience with cancer began in 1965 when my 29 year old husband was told he had terminal cancer.  Immediately he signed on to experimental treatments, that 50 years later have led to an improved success rate.  That was before radiation and infusion therapies and there was no local treament center.  Later, my mother, siblings, myself and many friends have either lost the battle or survived cancer.  
 
It is important to me that I give back, so in addition to volunterring in the PRMC Infusion Center, I have been active in Relay for Life for 17 years.  I have seen so much progress in treaments, maintenance, support and survival during the last 50 years, I know it is a worthy cause.  
 
Volunteering and raising funds for cancer support and research is a big part of my life. Thank you CFS for joining me in the fight for a cure!  

- Rebecca Pierce
                       

 

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer. http://www.relayforlife.org/wicomicoMd

 
Please continue to participate! CFS is giving back every quarter in 2016.  Take this opportunity to support a charity that is important to
you! 
 
We will randomly select one nominated charity for a $250 donation; the drawings will take place on last Monday of  each quarter in
2017
.  
We challenge you to be inspired, help those less fortunate, and Live with Purpose.  
 
Fill out the fields above to nominate your charity! 
 

Securities and Advisory Services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA / SIPC. CFS is independent of Cetera Advisors LLC

2016 3rd Quarter Donation Recipient
               

We are thrilled to announce that Catholic Charities, Seton Center has been selected as our 2016 3rd Quarter donation 
recipient.  A $250 donation has been made on behalf of our client's, John and Linda Valenzano.  


Seton Center is a multi-purpose neighborhood
community center located in Princess Anne, MD.
Staff members at Seton Center work to identify
and respond to the needs of local residents, the
Hispanic community, and the area’s migrant farm
workers. 
www.cdow.org/charities.html

Please continue to participate! CFS is giving back every quarter in 2016.  Take this opportunity to support a charity that is important to
you! 
 
We will randomly select one nominated charity for a $250 donation; the drawings will take place on last Monday of  each quarter in
2016
.  
We challenge you to be inspired, help those less fortunate, and Live with Purpose.  
 
Fill out the fields above to nominate your charity! 
 

Securities and Advisory Services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA / SIPC. CFS is independent of Cetera Advisors LLC


 

 

Easter Seals Camp Fairlee - Engberg Matching Grant
September 2016
Thanks in part to the matching grant given by Mark & Patty Engberg, the Easter Seals were able to reach the goal of raising $10,000 for Camp Fairlee. The matching grant was done through the Engberg's charitable fund established with the Community Foundation of the Eatern Shore, where they matched donations, dollar for dollar, made in support of Camp Fairlee. The $10,000 that was raised helped to give disabled individuals a summer camp experience.
 
Pictured below are camp participants and counselors.
Securities and Advisory Services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA / SIPC. CFS is independent of Cetera Advisors LLC

 

 

 

2016 2nd Quarter Donation Recipient
We are thrilled to announce that HALO ministries, has been selected as our 2016 2nd Quarter donation recipient.  A $250 donation has been made on behalf of our client Mrs. Cynthia Lawson.  
 
 
 
 
In the words of Mrs. Lawson, “I had the opportunity to particpate in emergency shelter morning meals & was impressed with how well run it was.  I love that HALO assists our local communities in such a profound way."
 
 
 
HALO is a Christ-centered faith based ministry that provides programs and services for the homeless and hurting men, women and children in the community. The mission of HALO is simple; to see lives changed. http://www.haloministry.org/
Please continue to participate! CFS is giving back every quarter in 2016.  Take this opportunity to support a charity that is important to you! 
 
We will randomly select one nominated charity for a $250 donation; the drawings will take place on last Monday of each quarter in 2016.  We challenge you to be inspired, help those less fortunate, and Live with Purpose.  
 
Fill out the fields above to nominate your charity! 
Securities and Advisory Services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA / SIPC. CFS is independent of Cetera Advisors LLC

 

Chesapeake Housing Mission - Engberg Volunteer Work
June 2016
 
The Chesapeake Housing Mission (CHM) provids vital housing repair services through Chritian Mission to low-income families living in the Chesapeake Region as well as transformational life experiences to those who they serve, volunteers offering their service, congregations involved with the CHM program, and entire communities.
 
Mark Engberg volunteered with CHM to build a wheelchair ramp for Ms. Stanley, 94, and resides in Berlin MD on June 18th. The project was no cost to Ms. Stanley and took about 7 hours to finish. Mark finds great pleasure in helping individuals in the community through charity work. 
 
Pictures of the project are located to the right in slideshow format.
 
  
 
Securities and Advisory Services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA / SIPC. CFS is independent of Cetera Advisors LLC

 
 
2016 1st Quarter Donation Recipient
We are thrilled to announce that the Baywater Animal Rescue, has been selected as our 2016 1st Quarter donation recipient.  A $250 donation has been made on behalf of our client's Mr. & Mrs. Alton & Margaret Adkins.  
 
 
 
In the words of the Adkins Family, “About 5 years ago, we adopted our dog Daisey. She was a rescued dog and we thought we could provide a good home for her (since she is pretty spoiled we think we did a good job). At that time, Baywater Animal Rescue was still Dorchester Humane Society. We saw what the staff and volunteers were trying to do with limited funds and just felt we had to help in some way. Since Baywater Animal Rescue has taken over, they have become the mid-shore's leading no-kill animal shelter. These people pour their blood, sweat, & tears in this place taking care of all the homeless animals. They found forever homes for 305 animals this past year. They are also affiliated with Best Friends Animal Society in Hanab, Utah. Best friends is one of the largest no-kill facilities in the United States.We have been supporters of Best Friends for over twenty years."
 
 
 
Since 1947, the staff and volunteers of Baywater Animal Rescue have been caring for and saving animals. Baywater Animal Rescue is a No Kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every animal deserves to live. By working with people, implementing life-saving programs, and treating each life as precious, Baywater has created an organization that positively effects the lives of countless animals and the people that care for them. https://baywateranimalrescue.org/
Please continue to participate! CFS is giving back every quarter in 2016.  Take this opportunity to support a charity that is important to you! 
 
We will randomly select one nominated charity for a $250 donation; the drawings will take place on last Monday of each quarter in 2016.  We challenge you to be inspired, help those less fortunate, and Live with Purpose.  
 
Fill out the fields above to nominate your charity! 
Securities and Advisory Services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA / SIPC. CFS is independent of Cetera Advisors LLC

 
 
 
 

Charitable Donations Made:

2017 1st Quarter

 

  

The Life Crisis Center is a local non-profit agency that was established in 1976. The Center's mission is to improve the quality of life in the community through crisis intervention. The licensed, professional staff uses national best practice treatment model to serve Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties. http://www.lifecrisiscenter.org/

2016 4th
Quarter

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer.  www.relayforlife.org/wicomicomd


2016 3rd Quarter
  
Seton Center is a multi-purpose neighborhood community center located in Princess Anne, MD. Staff members at Seton Center work to identify and respond to the needs of local residents, the Hispanic community, and the area’s migrant farm workers. www.cdow.org/charities.html
2016 2nd Quarter
HALO is a Christ-centered faith based ministry that provides programs and services for the homeless and hurting men, women and children in the community. The mission of HALO is simple; to see lives changed. http://www.haloministry.org/
2016 1st Quarter
Since 1947, the staff and volunteers of Baywater Animal Rescue have been caring for and saving animals. Baywater Animal Rescue is a No Kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every animal deserves to live. By working with people, implementing life-saving programs, and treating each life as precious, Baywater has created an organization that positively effects the lives of countless animals and the people that care for them. https://baywateranimalrescue.org/
2015 Holiday Season
The United Methodist Church and there partners have a simple and noble vision; to eliminate malaria. The goal is to bring an end to death and suffering from Malaria and the organization is well on there way. From 2007 to 2012 the amount of individuals killed by Malaria was reduced by nearly 50% thanks to the efforts of the United Methodist Church and there partners. http://www.imaginenomalaria.org/
2015 3rd Quarter

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. http://www.svdpusa.org/

2015 2nd Quarter
NCAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in 2004.  The mission of the NCAN is to intensify awareness of Net & Carcinoid Cancer.  NCAN provides access to information about NETs, and funding for NET cancer research.  For the past 10 years NCAN has provided information and support to NET patients and caregivers through e-mail, web site, and toll free number.  www.carcinoidawareness.org
2015 1st Quarter
The mission of the Lustgarten Foundation is to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Pancreatic Cancer by: increasing funding and support of research; facilitating and enhancing the dialogue among members of the medical and scientific communities about basic and clinical research efforts; and heightening public awareness of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and information. www.lustgarten.org
2014 Holiday Season
Hospice of the Bluegrass is a private non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The program is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is certified by Medicare and Medicaid, is licensed by the State of Kentucky and accredited by The Joint Commission.  Hospice of Bluegrass serves more than 650 patients daily in 32 central, southeastern and northern Kentucky counties. www.hospicebg.org
 
We continue to support our men and women serving in the Armed Forces; on behalf of our valued clients we have made special holiday donations to:
USO: The United Services Organizations is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. www.uso.org
DAV: The Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit charity dedicated to building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families. www.dav.org
 

Nominated Charities:

 
The Wicomico Environmental Trust (WET) is a grassroots nonprofit that works to protect the scenic beauty and environmental health of Wicomico County and the Chesapeake Bay for future generations. They offer many ways you can help preserve the natural heritage and quality of life we enjoy on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, and many opportunities to enjoy our gorgeous landscape with other people committed to making a difference in our community. http://www.wicomicoenvironment.org/
YMCA Strong Kids is an annual fundraising campaign focused on raising much needed resources to support proven YMCA programs that give kids the opportunities they need to reach their full potential: to live healthier, happier lives today, and grow into productive adults in the future. http://www.ymcastrongkids.ca/about-ymca-strong-kids/
A Pet For Life Inc. is a Animal Protection and Welfare Organization in Salisbury, Maryland. It received its exempt organization status from the IRS in 2014.
Founded in 1981 as an independent non-profit organization, the Wor-Wic Community College Foundation is managed by volunteers from the community. The primary purpose of the foundation is to enhance the educational activities of the college. The foundation promotes the programs and activities of the college and provides assistance with funding for scholarships, equipment, programs, professional development, facilities and other ares of needs. http://www.worwic.edu/About/Foundation.aspx?
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. http://salvationarmyusa.org/usn/
The Mission of the Marshfield Food Pantry is to provide food and personal care items to Marshfield families in need. The Marshfield Food Pantry has been doing this for over 25 years. http://marshfieldfoodpantry.org/index.html
The mission of the Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger. https://www.gsfb.org/about/food-banks-mission/
The mission of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through our member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life." www.alzfdn.org
Indo Jax Surf Charities is committed to empowering disadvantaged, medically fragile and special needs children by exposing them to the ocean environment and teaching them to surf. Indo Jax believes that the ocean and learning to surf has profound healing properties and can build self esteem in children with special needs. http://indojaxsurfschool.com/outreach.php
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a private non-profit community program that provides traditional hospice services, palliative care, bereavement support, education and training to residents in Wicomico, Worchester, Dorchester, and Somerset Counties and Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore.  About 100 people are employed by Coastal Hospice and over 300 individuals volunteer.  Coastal Hospice promotes dignity and quality of life for patients and families who face life-limiting conditions. http://www.coastalhospice.org/
The Joseph House has been helping the poor since 1965. It is a volunteer-based organization that depends on private donations.  On their web site, you can learn about their various ministries, which include cash and food assistance for those with emergency needs (Joseph House Crisis Center) and job-readiness training for homeless men (Joseph House Workshop). http://www.thejosephhouse.org/index.htm
The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics is home to some of the world's most renowned orthopedic surgeons and offers state-of-the-art treatment in a variety of orthopedic services for both children and adults.  The Institute’s medical team of more than 250 professionals performs approximately 4,300 orthopedic procedures and conducts more than 36,000 office visits annually.  The Rubin Institute’s physicians have earned a global reputation for their limb lengthening expertise as well as their innovative techniques for joint preservation and replacement.  www.savealimb.org
For more than 68 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes - to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.  www.pva.org
The Talbot Hospice Foundation offers patients and caregivers hope and dignity at the end-of-life.  Through the generous support of a caring community, the Talbot Hospice Foundation offers services to all residents of Talbot County. www.talbothospice.org
The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. www.mdfoodbank.org
The mission of the Cats About Town Society (C.A.T.S.) is to stop the suffering of homeless and abandoned cats and kittens; to adhere to a strict no-kill policy; and to continually work towards a community where every cat and kitten has a safe and loving home.  They are an all-volunteer group without any paid staff.  www.catsaroundtownsociety.com
The mission of the Lower Shore Land Trust is to assist landowners and communities to conserve land for the enjoyment and well-being of present and future generations.  www.lowershorelandtrust.org
St. Jude Children's Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. www.stjude.org
 
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years.  From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. www.easterseals.com


H.O.P.E.

Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc.

H.O.P.E., Inc. assists those in need obtain healthcare, social, and basic living services. This is accomplished through outreach to the homeless, assessments of needs and eligibility, guidance and education, assistance with obtaining documents, facilitating access to medication and treatment, referrals for other necessary services, and other support to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty.  https://helpandoutreach.wordpress.com