May 5, 2020

Dear Friends,
 
We hope you are staying safe. There are a number of nonprofit organizations working hard to keep our community strong during this pandemic. Today is #GivingTuesday, a national online fundraiser in effort to encourage those who can, to donate to various organizations to help them continue their impact. Below are organizations my office has heard from who are participating in #GivingTuesday. 
 
Interested in contributing to groups working in and near your neighborhood?
 
Donate to  Greater Riverdale Cares  to support the purchase of meals from locally owned restaurants which are donated to families in need. Your gift will help the businesses keep employees on staff and feed families.
   
Latin American Youth Center is supporting many Latino families in need with groceries, diapers, and other items including baby formula. Your gift today will be matched! Donate at www.layc-dc.org/
 
Sowing Empowerment Economic Development, Inc is distributing groceries and hot meals to hundreds of families each week while continuing financial counseling and more.
 
CASA's Solidarity Fund is supporting neighbors who do not qualify for government relief. Learn more and donate at https://wearecasa.org/
 
Passion & Compassion is operating fresh food giveways throughout Riverdale, Beltsville, Laurel and Lanham. Last week, they delivered 30,000 pounds of fresh, free produce to residents impacted by the pandemic.
 
Support the Capital Area Food Bank. CAFB has purchased as much food in the past few weeks as they normally purchase in an entire year. They have already provided thousands of boxes of food to District 3 residents in need. www.capitalareafoodbank.org/donate
 
The Anacostia Watershed Society provides education and hands-on learning to improve the quality of the Anacostia River and its tributaries. Their major Earth Day clean-up will take place this fall.
 
Art Works Now is providing virtual arts programming for all ages.
 
Central Kenilworth Revitalization Community Development Corporation (CKAR CDC) is working to open a local café to train local residents and provide healthy food options in the community.
 
College Park Community Food Bank operates a food distribution site twice a month.
 
Community Youth Advance is active at several schools, including Beacon Heights Elementary in Riverdale. CYA is now providing GoVirtual Academics and Mentoring Programs.
 
Doctors Community Hospital Foundation is purchasing much needed PPE supplies and is covering expenses for the opening and refurbishing of our old nursing home to provide 50 additional beds for COVID patients. Your gift today will be matched!
 
ECO City Farms , which is located in Edmonston, is working to expand its operation to donate free CSA shares to seniors in the community.
 
Family Restoration & Healing Center, Inc. provides counseling and mental health services predominately in the Riverdale area.
 
Home-delivered meals to vulnerable residents including those in District 3 are provide by Food & Friends
 
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland  works with low income families and helps build strength, stability, self-reliance and affordable housing including for families in Riverdale.
 
Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc provides housing counseling, assistance to low-income renters, direct housing as well as other support services.
 
Joe's Movement Emporium  continues to provide creative arts programming.
 
La Clinica del Pueblo , which is located in Hyattsville, is a federally-qualified health center that serves a largely uninsured immigrant population.
 
Mary's Center , located in the Adelphi-area, is also a local federally qualified health center that serves a large uninsured and immigrant population.
 
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center  is a public studio center focusing on printmaking, paper-making, and book arts.
 
Solutions for Hometown Connections provides services including English Langage Learning to refugee population in Riverdale, Bladensburg and Hyattsville.
 
JTCC's mission it tennis for everybody. Donations support free tennis lessons in underserved communities.

Interested in Contributing to groups working throughout the County?
 
Donate to the Employ Prince George's Employee Relief Fund. More than 3,000 applications have been received already and additional funding is needed to support all applications. 
 
Accokeek Foundation are l ocal stewards for 200 acres of Piscataway Park and provide nature-based learning experiences to thousands of kids a year.
 
Amara Legal Center p rovides free legal services exclusively to people whose rights have been violated through involvement in commercial sex.

American Cancer Society - Cancer Action Network helps  cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.
 
Boy & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington is currently  providing childcare resources to emergency healthcare workers at two locations, so medical professionals can resume the important work of navigating this healthcare crisis.
 
CAFY  is continuing to serve all those impacted by crime and trauma with counseling sessions; group therapy and their helpline.
 
CASA - Prince George's s upports foster kids in the county with extensive mentor and support program.
 
Catholic Charities DC d elivers programs to support families throughout the region.
 
Community Crisis Services, l ocated in Hyattsville, provides 24/7/365 hotline access to social services, including homelessness, domestic violence, and suicide prevention for residents in need. 
 
Foundation Schools is providing  devices and internet services to help students stay connected. 

 
Heart of America is now i ncreasing their in-home focus to provide learning technologies, activities, and books. 
 
Hope Connections for Cancer Support p rovides extensive support services to cancer survivors and has moved all of their programming on-line.
 
L.E.E.P. To College Foundation will use funds to a dd new programs to improve student learning, programs that help students be mentally healthy, and provide a hot meal for dinner for parents and students during these challenging times.
 
Mission of Love Charities, Inc. is providing  meals to families in need. 
 
Nonprofit Prince George's County  improves the effectiveness of nonprofits by providing information and education trainings, advocacy and collaboration and networking opportunities.

Open My Heart Foundation has a mission t o help eliminate heart health disparities among African American women and women of color.
 
Out Teach p rovides hands-on educational experiences at home and resources to balance online and real-world learning for students. 
 
Prince George's Child Resource Center works every day to c reate healthy and nurturing environments for children. 

Prince George's County Memorial Library System now has a foundation and is seeking d onations to expand their services to offer additional free public programs and online content. 

SLK Health Services Corporation w orks to educate and advocate for healthier communities.
 
Sisters 4 Sisters, Inc. supports  vulnerable underserved women, girls, and families in need during COVID-19.
 
The One World Center for Autism, Inc. h as a mission to link those living with autism to their world.
 
The Training Source, Inc. assists residents to  apply for SNAP and offers remote programs for youth & career services.
 
United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. is raising  funds to benefit eviction prevention and security deposit assistance. 
 
We Lead by Example, Inc.  teaches safety and self-defense to children and adults.

Zion Daughters Dance Ensemble, Inc . provides  dance instruction for youth and adults. 
 
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As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. I am sharing updates regularly on social media, especially my Facebook page.   #onlytogether

Together Strengthening Our Community,





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Watch or speak at our final
Public Budget Hearing
Monday, May 11

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WMATA Accepting Comments

At New Carrollton Station, Metro is seeking to update the master plan as part of a joint development with Urban Atlantic that would add two new building sites to create an urbanized town center and more walkable community.  To accommodate the expansion, Metro would close the surface parking lots on the east side of the station and replace the County parking garage with a new, larger Metro garage. 

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