November 30, 2020
I hope you are staying safe this holiday season. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 is #GivingTuesday, a national online fundraiser to encourage those who can, to donate to various nonprofit organizations. Below are organizations my office has heard from who are participating in #GivingTuesday and serving Prince George's Residents. Many of these groups are working to address inequities in the community and assist residents in need during the pandemic. Only together can we collectively make a difference in our community. Thank you for all you are doing!
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.
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/
Passion & Compassion is operating fresh food giveways throughout Riverdale, Beltsville, Laurel and Lanham. Delivering numerous 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.
Over the past few months the Greater Washington Community Foundation has distributed $1.6M in COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants to Prince George's County Nonprofits and another $1M to locally-owned small Prince George's County businesses saving more than 650 jobs. The Neighbors in Need Prince George's County Fund helps Prince Georgians with emergency needs https://cfncr.wufoo.com/forms/the-prince-georgeas-county-neighbors-in-need-fund/
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.
Community Youth Advance is active at several schools, including Beacon Heights Elementary in Riverdale. CYA is now providing GoVirtual Academics and Mentoring Programs.
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.
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.
St. Ann's provides care for young vulnerable mothers and their children.
JTCC's mission is tennis for everybody. Donations support free tennis lessons in underserved communities.
Interested in Contributing to groups working throughout the County?
2for 2 Boobs, Inc. provides education about early detection and breast cancer prevention.
Amara Legal Center provides free legal services exclusively to people whose rights have been violated through involvement in commercial sex.
Ayuda provides legal, social, and language services to help low-income immigrants access justice and transform their lives. Join them for their comedy night fundraiser.
CAFY is continuing to serve all those impacted by crime and trauma with counseling sessions; group therapy and their helpline.
C.A.S.E. provides resources for children and youth who have suffered loss, separation and trauma.
Community Crisis Services
, located in Hyattsville, provides 24/7/365 hotline access to social services, including homelessness, domestic violence, and suicide prevention for residents in need.
Destiny, Power, Purpose provides services to individuals to break the cycle of repeated drug addiction and incarceration.
First Generation College Bound works with low-income and first-generation youth to achieve their social and economic success by providing advice, encouragement, and support to obtain a college degree.
is providing devices and internet services to help students stay connected. This holiday help bring cheer to their families.
F.R.E.S.H. host workshops for youth focused on teaching them to exercise their 4th, 5th & 6th amendment rights when encountering law enforcement
Heart of America is now increasing their in-home focus to provide learning technologies, activities, and books.
Ivy Community Charities provides
community outreach through education, health, the family , leadership development, cultural arts, and economic development.
Juanita C. Grant Foundation programs
such as Village Connector Experience to help combat social isolation and loneliness in older adults.
L.E.E.P. To College Foundation
use funds to add 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.
Mentoring Through Athletics provides mentoring and tutoring to students across the DMV area. Join them in purchasing raffle tickets for cool prizes. National Museum of Language offers
hands on, visual and audio exhibits, programs, and presentations to educate, inform and entertain languages and culture.
Nonprofit Prince George's County improves the effectiveness of nonprofits by providing information and education trainings, advocacy and collaboration and networking opportunities.
Out Teach provides hands-on educational experiences at home and resources to balance online and real-world learning for students.
Prince George's Community College Foundation
fundraising to assist students struggling with tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology.
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
Together Strengthening Our Community,