Community Resources


Become a Whittier Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer!

"WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. In 1998, the very first WATCH D.O.G.S. program launched at Gene George Elementary in Springdale, AR. Today, more than 6,800 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program. "

We are looking for positive male role models to come into the school - not just dads. Contact us to learn how to be a part of this volunteer program!

Whittier Contact: Shelley.Lewis@fcps.org / 240.236.3140

Thursday Distribution on Independence Street side of school 9:00 - 4:00...


Whittier Elementary is a proud partner of the MD Food Bank. If you and your family are in need of non-perishable food items, please contact: Shelley.Lewis@fcps.org.


Blessings in a Backpack

Whittier Elementary will continue to provide weekly Blessings in a Backpack to students in need.

Blessings in a Backpack is a free, confidential program that provides non-perishable foods for children on the weekend. If you have questions about the program or would like your student to receive Blessings, please contact: Shelley.Lewis@fcps.org.

Current Daycares that Support Whittier


Children's World - 301.662.3004

Goddard School - 301.631.6699

Kindercare - 301.694.7544

La Petite Academy - 301.695.7227

Little Lights - 301.473.8283

YMCA - 301.732.6854


For our Military Families:

CDC (PreK) - 301.619.3300

Youth Services, Ft. Detrick - 301.619.2538


Other Daycare Information:

Locate Child Care Choices (Home Based Child Care) - 301.696.9766

Facebook Group - Find Frederick County Licensed Family Child Care


The Love for Lochlin Foundation

Flu & COVID Vaccine Information & Locations

Food Donation List

Blessings is so grateful for your thoughtfulness and willingness to help feed our low-income children in Frederick. They are the greatest at risk during this pandemic and every little bit helps them. Food donations may be dropped off at your local school or 1016 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701 on the back porch.

*No Peanut Products Please*

-Granola Bars, Crunchy Oats N Honey-Unsweetened Applesauce, single serve-Cheez-It Whole Grain, Single Serve Bags-Newtons Soft & Fruit Chewy Fig Bars, (2 Per Pack)-BelVita Breakfast Biscuits-Fruit Cups, Single Serve-Cheerios or Kix Cereal in single serve bowl or box.-Chef Boyardee Single Serve Cups-Kraft Easy Mac Macaroni & Cheese Microwaveable CupsThank you from the bottom of our backpacks!!!

Food, Energy & Medical Assistance Resources

dhs.maryland.gov/local-offices/frederick-county/

DHS - Energy Assistance

dhs.maryland.gov/weathering-tough-times/emergency-assistance/

Temporary Cash Assistance (TAC) & Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us/dashboardClient/#/home

One of the best family resources in Frederick...

website available for most languages - sitio web disponible para la mayoría de los idiomas

ELL Classes in multiple languages / Translation Services /

Workforce Services and more!!!

Click Link Below

Food Resources

FCPS Meals Benefit Application
2021 - 2022

FCPS Meals to Go

Mental Health Association

Religious Coalition

SHIP

Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland

United Way - 211

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Shelley Lewis

Community Liaison
Whittier Elementary

2400 Whittier Drive - Frederick , Maryland

240.236.3140 (direct) / 240.236.3100 (school)

Shelley.Lewis@fcps.org