A Month Of Caring


Each October, the graduates and class members of Leadership Frederick County (LFC), a program of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, take on a month-long volunteering challenge. This commitment is one that takes them away from their work, life, and even families but gives back so much more!

The LFC Month of Caring is designed to catalog how many hours LFC graduates give back to the Frederick community in 30 days. As such, participants are asked to log their volunteerism efforts slated between October 1 and October 31. The class with the most cumulative hours wins bragging rights and is lovingly dubbed “Best Class Ever.”

From planning blood drives to planning concerts, from nonprofit board meetings to organizing mentor sessions and working in our schools, LFC graduates confirmed (and reconfirmed) their commitment to making this county a better place to work and live.

Our top three 2014 volunteers are examples of true commitment and passion. The hours these individuals devoted to the community were impressive:

  • Danny Farrar, class of 2015, logged 148 hours
  • Gloria Parsley, class of 2014, participated in 68 hours
  • Mary Ellen Mitchell, class of 2008, volunteered 67 hours
  • The current class of 2015 (of which this blogger is proudly a member) took home the “Best Class Ever” designation by logging a staggering 929 volunteer hours in October of 2014.

Well done LFC!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

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