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Character Counts!
Commissioner's Spotlight

This month, the county commissioner's recognized EBeauty Community and the QAC Department of Social Services Foster Care Unit for the pillar of CARING in the Character Counts Commissioner's Spotlight.

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The Character Counts! pillar celebrated in May is CARING. This pillar is rooted in kindness, gratitude, and compassion. Two groups were recognized this month.

First, EBeauty Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free wigs to women undergoing treatment for cancer, alopecia, and other medically related hair loss, was founded in 2011 by Carolyn Keller, a two-time breast cancer survivor from Stevensville MD. EBeauty’s mission is to address the emotional impact of hair loss, often a significant hurdle for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Amid her own experience, Carolyn learned that access to wigs can be limited due to insurance constraints, financial barriers, or even geographic location. Carolyn set out to make a difference and grew EBeauty into the nation’s only wig-exchange program, serving individuals nationwide through its website and developing over 85 partnerships, including hospitals across the country.

On May 2nd, the EBeauty Community Center for Cancer Support opened here in Queen Anne’s County. This CARING organization is a wonderful addition to our community, and we encourage you to support their mission by volunteering your time, supporting them financially, or sharing your expertise so that their program can reach more women here on the shore.

We also recognize Queen Anne's County Department of Social Services Foster Care Unit. Queen Anne's County Foster Parents open their hearts and share their lives with foster children - providing love, warmth, guidance, and hope for youth whose lives have been filled with change and uncertainty.  Foster care is an opportunity for community resources and partnerships to be maximized to increase child and family well-being and the likelihood of successful reunification.

May is Foster Parent Appreciation Month, however we believe that those involved with foster care deserve recognition all year long for their CARING, loyal, and steadfast devotion to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and youth.

Learn more about EBeauty at their website: EBeauty.com. For information on becoming foster parents, contact the QAC Department of Social Services by calling 410-758-8000

Do you know a pillar of character? 

"Having good character means doing the right thing even when no one is looking."

 

We know good things are happening all over the county and we want to shine a spotlight on them! Please nominate a business, organization, or individual who demonstrates good character in Queen Anne's County! 

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