March 26, 2009

Another installment of Helping other people help people

Former BFC staffer and community member Jessie Posilkin continues our weekly series:

Welcome to our second installment of “Helping other people help people.” Our request this week comes from Greater DC Cares.

Greater DC Cares’ major event, the Servathon, recruits up to 3500 people to volunteer over a two day period (May 1st and 2nd this year). These volunteers go to a variety of direct-service non-profit organizations and public schools across the metro DC area. In the past volunteers have done anything from repainting classrooms to repairing playgrounds to re-landscaping worn down areas. Schools that typically could not do these sort of large-scale projects depend on the thousands of hands provided during Servathon, so this is certainly a good cause.

According to helpful DC blog WeLoveDC:

They’re looking for power tools, ladders, paint brushes, paper towels & drop cloths, gardening gloves and Home Depot Gift Cards.

Stop by the Greater DC Cares office from April 1st through the 3rd to make your donation to their tool box (here). Or, take them to the Community Tool Chest on Saturday April 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and tour the Community Tool Chest (located here).

So you could let those things collect dust in your garage, or you could help multiple organizations at once. Tough call!

1 comment:

Billy said...

Thanks so much for spreading the word! We appreciate your help--and the support of your readers.

Billy Fettweis, Greater DC Cares