• - UWLES Launches Summer 2022 Dine Stay & Play United

    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), in partnership with the Ocean City Hotel, Motel, Restaurant Association (OCHMRA), is looking forward to welcoming back guests and visitors for the 2022 summer season! UWLES, OCHMRA and partners are excited to offer the Dine, Stay and Play program again this year with local hospitality and recreational organizations as they demonstrate giving back to create local impact. Resort area restaurants, hotels, entertainment and sporting venues can partner with UWLES to participate. Each business chooses their promotional menu items, stay or play specials, and designates a portion of those sales to UWLES to impact 1 in 3 neighbors. All proceeds stay local for UWLES and their nonprofit partners who help Worcester and other Lower Shore neighbors in need. This is a unique opportunity for both locals and visitors to support the hospitality and tourism industry while giving back to our community. The program runs from Memorial Day – Labor Day. Participants benefit from free marketing through media partners including radio, newspaper, tv, digital ads and social media campaigns while promoting community spirit. Restaurants, lodging and entertainment businesses of any size are welcome to participate. This program reinforces the resiliency and importance of this industry in our region and helps patrons know they are helping thousands of local families by supporting community minded businesses. To date, Dine Stay & Play partners have raised over $261,000 for local health, education and financial stability programs. For more information on how to get involved or become a participating business in the 2022 Dine Stay & Play United program contact United Way’s Amanda Hailey, amanda@uwles.org or Ryan Jackson, ryan@uwles.org, call 410-742-5143 or visit www.uwles.org/DineStayPlayUnited.

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    About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore: United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), now in its 77th year of local service, harnesses the power of our community to advance health, education and financial stability for all neighbors in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. UWLES helps empower Lower Shore residents to achieve better health by addressing barriers to care, educational success by reducing the achievement gap between low- and middle-income students, and financial stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals. UWLES provides direct services, collaborates with local stakeholders, and supports 41 local nonprofits to strengthen the entire community, impacting 1 in every 3 neighbors annually. Through the Get Connected Volunteer Center, UWLES connects over 140 nonprofits with community members who want to get involved. For more information on United Way or to help make a difference visit: www.uwles.org, www.ShoreGetConnected.org, Facebook @uwles, Instagram @unitedwayles, Twitter @UNITEDWAY_LES, or LinkedIN @uwles