2023 Community Assistance Fund Recipients

$5,000 to Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters (BRAWS) for 2,800 boxes of pads to 550 women and girls in need

$5,000 to Greater DC Diaper Bank for 300 diaper bags full of gear essential to safely caring for a baby 

$5,000 to Georgetown Ministry Center for a 30-day supply of snacks, coffee, paper, products, laundry supplies, PPE, and hygiene supplies for 300 individuals experiencing homelessness

$5,000 to Friends of Guest House for daily, fresh meals for 24 residential clients over one month, totaling over 2,160 meals for women re-entering the community following incarceration

$5,000 to Community of Hope to provide approximately 90 households with up to $50 quarterly to spend on basic needs including food, groceries, and transportation

$5,000 to Young Playwrights’ Theatre (YPT) to fund 68 play books, laptops, cables and batteries, enabling YPT to continue supporting 500 youth through artistic programming

$5,000 to Dress for Success to purchase clothing size 18 and above, which is the size of the majority of women served by the program, providing professional attire for approximately 50 women seeking employment or starting employment

$5,000 to City Kids Wilderness Project to repair the van used to take 130 youth on field trips, allowing the organization to continue with its spring programs as planned and reducing barriers to the outdoors

$5,000 to Friendship Place to support the AimHire Job Placement program, funding the purchase of cell phones and three month service plans for 30 AimHire participants, helping them overcome a huge barrier to employment by providing a means to communicate with potential employers

$5,000 to GALA Hispanic Theater, funding ongoing mandatory COVID-19 precautions, including 1,250 KN95 masks and 200 COVID test kits, and partially cover the cost of 50 MERV 14 air filters and the fee for a COVID safety officer, which is a requirement for working with artists who are members of a union

$5,000 to Horizons Greater Washington to provide 750 breakfasts, 750 lunches, and 1,500 snacks for 30 students from Ward 8 for 25 program days during the 2023 Summer Program, helping more students succeed by building academic and life skills

$4,945.80 to Salvation Army to fund a new commercial-sized refrigerator with freezer capacity and shelving to store fresh fruits and vegetables, increasing food distribution to approximately 1,000 people each month and 18,900 healthy meals