The holiday season is an opportunity to refocus our mentalities and turn our hearts outwards towards those in need. This year, the world has been rigorously tested by hardships in unparalleled ways, and no one could have predicted the changes or challenges that we would come to face. Yet as a community, the DC Metro area has chosen to rise above the ever-growing trials and stand together to take care of its residents.
Listed below are a few ways the DC area is giving back to the community.
This community-focused nonprofit has been giving back for over 40 years, with a central mission based on their belief that “every Washingtonian should have the opportunity to thrive.” Although they’ve had to redouble their efforts during the pandemic—efforts which include providing access to food, education, and family resources for residents—Martha’s Table still managed to put on its annual Community Harvest Dinner and plans to continue procuring food for the holiday season.
Based around hosting upscale parties that function as charity events for incredible causes, The Twelve Days of Christmas is a female-led nonprofit that serves several areas, including DC. This year, they’re hosting an online coast-to-coast soiree. The proceeds from this innovative event will go to the children in need.
The philanthropic arm of the DC construction company, the MCN Build Foundation is dedicated to creating equal education opportunities for children and families in underprivileged areas. However, the nonprofit also supports Bread for the City, a DC area charity that—among other outreach programs—is restructuring its food delivery program to help serve the community in this unprecedented time.
A private, locally founded nonprofit child and family welfare agency, the National Center for Children and Families plays an essential role in the DC area philanthropy efforts. Apart from its daily mission of serving children and families in need, the center also runs a yearly holiday toy drive that aims to bring joy and cheer to children during the Christmas season.
An already active part of the community, the MLB team has stepped up to the plate to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit has seeded its community response fund with $100,000 dollars, which in turn is being distributed to local nonprofits like Martha’s Table and D.C. Central Kitchen.
The DC area is replete with nonprofits, charities, and community events that all strive towards making the city a place where, as Martha’s Table so aptly puts it, everyone is afforded the opportunity to thrive. If you’re ready to move to this generous location, contact the Austin Hills Partners to find the ideal DC real estate for your needs.