November 30, 2020

Dear Friends,
 
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.
   
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.
 
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.
www.capitalareafoodbank.org/donate
 
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.
  
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.
 
Community Youth Advance is active at several schools, including Beacon Heights Elementary in Riverdale. CYA is now providing GoVirtual Academics and Mentoring Programs.
 
Ebenezer We Care We Share Community Ministry  provides resources, food and care to homeless in the community. 

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
 
Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc provides housing counseling, assistance to low-income renters, direct housing as well as other support services.

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.
 
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?
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
CAIR Coalition provides provides advocacy for immigrant children. 

CAFY is continuing to serve all those impacted by crime and trauma with counseling sessions; group therapy and their helpline.
 
CASA - Prince George's supports foster kids in the county with extensive mentor and support program.

C.A.S.E. provides resources for children and youth who have suffered loss, separation and trauma. 

Catalogue for Philanthropy provides weekly virtual Peace Circles for youth and adults. 
 
Catholic Charities DC delivers programs to support families throughout the region.
 
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. 

Foundation Schools 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. 
 
Hope Connections for Cancer Support provides extensive support services to cancer survivors and has moved all of their programming on-line.

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 will 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. 

Mission of Love Charities, Inc. is providing meals to families in need. 

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 Arts and Humanities Council provides virtual art programs for local residents and emergency relief to local artist. 

Prince George's Child Resource Center works every day to create healthy and nurturing environments for children. 

Prince George's Community College Foundation fundraising to assist students struggling with tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology. 

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

Prince George's Philharmonic offers Educational Outreach programs as free private lessons to deserving PGCPS students. 

Rescue.Org provides services to refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the US become self-sufficient, productive members of the community.
 
Sisters 4 Sisters, Inc. supports vulnerable underserved women, girls, and families in need during COVID-19.

Sports Analytics Club Program provides STEM education with focus on sports at Roosevelt & Charles Herbert Flowers High School. 

The Arc Prince George's provides support to people with intellectual and development disabilities. 

The Training Source, Inc. assists residents to apply for SNAP and offers remote programs for youth & career services. Join them for their Fundraiser Night at Texas Roadhouse.  
 
United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. is raising funds to benefit eviction prevention and security deposit assistance. 
 
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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

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If you need assistance in Spanish, please reach out to staff at LAYC: 
Katia 301-531-5159
OR
Debi 619-841-1486


Donate diapers and new gently used winter coats to students at Riverdale Elementary and William Wirt Middle. Drop items at either school on Mondays and Wednesdays. 
 

Starbucks at Capital Plaza is collecting coats for students at Woodridge ES and Glenridge ES. Please drop coats directly at the Capital Plaza location. 
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geneather Lloyd
Office Manager & Scheduler
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Aimee Olivo 
Chief of Staff
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Leah Show-Wright
Policy Intern
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Alina Smith
Latino Liaison
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Alesha Wilson
Community Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator
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