Organization Committee

DSC Volunteers, Partners & Residents 

  • Background

The mission of the DSC Organization committee has been to connect and engage residents, business owners, and community partners to support the mission and financial structure of the DSC.

The DSC Volunteers, Partners & Residents group will continue this mission.

Since its creation, the DSC has been relying on volunteer involvement and needs to nurture volunteer engagement to sustain its operations.

In addition to empowering volunteer groups to use their personal skills and knowledge to positively impact their community by fulfilling the DSC’s mission, the DSC plans on developing a community service award program that will acknowledge extraordinary volunteers and help recruit new volunteers or engage community partners.

  • 2019 Achievements & prior

– Recruit event and committee volunteers.

– Purchase and add content to the Maestro software.

Successfully applied for the Impaq International Inc. grant of $1,500 for the 2020 Happy-thon.

– Raised over $11,000 for the 2020 Happy-thon and served 43 children.

 

  • 2020 Achievements

– Partnered with FDCA, Senator Fry Hester, and Commissioner Rothstein to co-found the Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD).

– The DSC created Emergency Food pantries.

– Entered and won the 2020 Best Main Street in America contest.

– Successfully applied for the Kahlert Foundation grant of $1,000.

– Successfully applied for the State OAG-MIP grant of $16,000 towards a small business relief mini-grant program.

– Successfully applied for a State OAG-TAG grant of $4,000 for a branding and marketing study with Platinum PR.

– Successfully applied for the Walmart Community grant of $3,000 for the 2020 Happy-thon.

– Successfully applied for the Impaq International Inc. grant of $1,500 for the 2020 Happy-thon.

– Successfully applied for the State Nori grant of $25,000 for operations support.

– Applied for the MD-SERI grant $146,000, granted $73,294.2.

– Completed Main Street and grants’ quarterly and final reports.

– Created new partnerships with volunteer groups (e.g. Project Linus).

– Raised over $16,000 for the 2020 Happy-thon and served 78 children.

 

  • 2021 Achievements

– Created an e-newsletter.

– Officially received the 2020 Best Main Street in America contest.

– Coordination of the downtown Sykesville Pink Fling.

– Participation in the Patapsco Greenway project.

– Recruitment of more volunteers and creation of partnerships with new groups.

– Dedication of a bench for Donna Box took with an introduction by Mayor Link.

– Growth of the Board of Directors to 13 members.

– Creation of a quarterly e-Newsletter (see website home page).

– 2021 Happy-thon fundraising and organization: 73 children served and over $18,000 fundraised.

– Successfully applied for the SHARP grant of $10,000 for operations support.

– Completed Main Street and grants’ quarterly and final reports.

 

  • 2022 Achievements

– Creation of a sponsorship program aiming to cast a wider net for volunteer recruitment.

– Preparation of a joint volunteer appreciation event with the Town of Sykesville and long-time Sykesville volunteer Fred Gossage.

– Coordination of board training with BS Corbett.

 

  • Project list

  • Continue improving the management of its volunteers and improve its volunteer application system, as well as its volunteer training and reward program using Maestro.
  • Extending its volunteer outreach, the DSC proposes to host mixer(s) that will bring the volunteers together to learn about the organization at large and create an opportunity to enjoy quality time with other DSC volunteers and their families.
  • Create email lists per event, per activity, and interests (Newsletter, etc).
  • Continue hosting the Happy-thon.
  • Apply for Choose Civility as a part of the establishment of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Task Force. 
  • Create merchandise.
  • Organiza Pride day, Juneteenth and create a cultural festival.
  • Create/sponsor free summer camps (depending on grant funding).
  • Sponsor other partners’ activities such as the Sykesville Raiders (this project can fit under Promotion Committee as well).
  • Continue working with the Freedom District Citizen Association to create an online hub of resources for residents.
  • Continue training with the https://members.nonprofitleadershiplab.com/ (Sykesville/Sykes1784!).
  • Apply for https://www.mainstreet.org/mainstreetamerica/mainstreetawards/gamsa.
  • Continue to follow the Word Woman LLC for corporate grant updates.
  • Board/organization diversity training.

Upcoming Events

Aug
21
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Aug
28
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2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Sep
4
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Sep
11
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2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Sep
18
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
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