Lend a Helping Hand this Giving Tuesday

BY Blog Editor

It’s that time of year again, where we gather with friends and loved ones and reflect on all that we’re grateful for. Millions of Americans will travel this week to visit loved ones and feast together for Thanksgiving, but millions of other Americans will also be struggling without homes or food. In the spirit of helping others, Americans celebrate “Giving Tuesday” every Tuesday before Thanksgiving to share the love with those less fortunate than us.

There are so many worthy charities to lend a hand to this time of year, but here are several local ones you can find not too far from your Wray apartment here in Washington D.C.

Capitol Food Bank – The Capital Area Food Bank is the anchor of the hunger relief infrastructure in our region, providing more than 45 million meals to people in communities across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. However, this local food bank doesn’t stop there. This local organization approaches Washington D.’s hunger problem in multiple ways: providing food for today, and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs and health care. You can help out the Capitol Food Bank this Giving Tuesday by donating to their cause or volunteering.

Inspired Child – The mission of Inspired Child is to improve the quality of early childhood education for children ages 0 to 5 living in Washington D.C.’s most economically disadvantaged communities. This local organization inspires a life-long love of learning and books through arts-based literacy programs for children, their teachers and families. Founded in 1994, Inspired Child has helped over 700 children this year alone. See their website to find out more info or for ways you can donate.

Capitol Food Bank

4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Inspired Child

3133 Dumbarton St NW

Washington, DC 20007

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