GivingTuesdayNow

by DowntownDC Foundation

Help the DowntownDC Foundation continue to address the vital needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.

 In March 2020, operations were temporarily halted inside the Downtown Day Services Center due to COVID-19. Overnight, this meant that the DowntownDC BID's 120-160 daily guests experiencing homelessness immediately had lost their access to lunch, showers, laundry, restrooms, social work, health care and more basic and critical services. But we worked with city leaders and partners to immediately pivot. 

We began serving lunch outdoors, with our ambassadors serving boxed lunches to 110 people 7 days a week under new social distancing and safety guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining this crucial service. 

The DowntownDC Foundation needs your help now, more than ever, to support, sustain and enhance vital work in the DowntownDC community.

  • Today, we need assistance in continuing to serve lunch daily to individuals experiencing homelessness as well as distributing evening snack packs
  • Today, we are in need of clothing, sanitary supplies and hygiene items for individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Today, we need help purchasing and distributing disposable masks and gloves to help protect the health and safety of some of our most vulnerable community members and help reduce the spread of COVID-19

In these unprecedented times of self-isolation and physical distancing, community is more important than ever.

For this reason, we are participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving in response to COVID-19. During this challenging time for us all, every gift matters. We hope you will help us get to our goal of $5,000 to support the DowntownDC community.

And thanks to the generous support from an anonymous donor, we have secured a 2-1 match for every donation to this campaign! That means each dollar you donate on May 5 WILL BE TRIPLED!

We know that we are better together and with your help, we will weather this storm and emerge stronger than ever.

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