May 5, 2020
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?
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
CASA's Solidarity Fund is supporting neighbors who do not qualify for government relief. Learn more and donate at
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.
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.
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.
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.
La Clinica del Pueblo
, which is located in Hyattsville, is a federally-qualified health center that serves a largely uninsured immigrant population.
, located in the Adelphi-area, is also a local federally qualified health center that serves a large uninsured and immigrant population.
JTCC's mission it tennis for everybody. Donations support free tennis lessons in underserved communities.
Interested in Contributing to groups working throughout the County?
ocal stewards for 200 acres of Piscataway Park and provide nature-based learning experiences to thousands of kids a year.
Amara Legal Center
rovides free legal services exclusively to people whose rights have been violated through involvement in commercial sex.
Boy & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
providing childcare resources to emergency healthcare workers at two locations, so medical professionals can resume the important work of navigating this healthcare crisis.
is continuing to serve all those impacted by crime and trauma with counseling sessions; group therapy and their helpline.
Community Crisis Services
ocated in Hyattsville, provides 24/7/365 hotline access to social services, including homelessness, domestic violence, and suicide prevention for residents in need.
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.
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.
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.
rovides hands-on educational experiences at home and resources to balance online and real-world learning for students.
We Lead by Example, Inc.
teaches safety and self-defense to children and adults.
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
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