ME & YOU

Working to make a difference in the lives of kids and families in need and those without a home on our streets, in our communities and around our cities.

 
 
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A NEW SEASON

Autumn/Winter 2019

It’s finally feeling like autumn, and we’re excited for the new fundraising season. This season we’re supporting 5 schools in the D.C. metro region – Braddock ES, Summit Hall ES, Forest Oak MS, Jefferson Academy and LAYC Career Academy, in a variety of ways. We’ve worked with their administrations to assess need, and this year, our projects will include toiletry packages for 40 families, adopting 10 families (~30-40 kids) for the holidays, providing basic school/classroom supplies, uniforms, after school snacks, 8th grade t-shirts, lice kits, winter wear for the students and their families, and incentives for student-led parent conferences. We’re also going to be working on a cafeteria makeover at one of our schools!

 

We’ll be continuing our experiences program, our focused initiative, with students attending a Washington Wizards game, a soccer game or other activity, and a family field trip.

 

In February, we’ll be cooking and distributing toiletry packages, blankets, warm clothes and a home-cooked meal to our city’s homeless.

 

 

As a start-up 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we work to advocate for students and those without a home in the D.C. metro region. We partner with schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to provide students with the necessary items and services for a well-rounded life. We currently partner with 5 schools, and are in the process of expanding. Most of our students come from low-income families, some are homeless and live in temporary housing. We work with teachers and administrative staff at the schools to determine need, and from there we provide support. We’ve provided school supplies, backpacks, clothes, school uniforms, as well as toiletries for their families to take home.

 

In 2018, we launched our experiences program, which focuses on giving experiences, rather than things, to kids. For many of the families we support, taking their kids to a sporting

event, an art gallery or a concert are beyond their financial means. We hope that by providing them these opportunities, it gives them a richer experience growing up, and as a result, opens their eyes to the possibilities that could be. Our past programs have included professional basketball games where students are able to watch the players’ warm-up on the court, in-door rock climbing and trauma informed yoga.

For our city’s homeless, we distribute care packages, clothes, food and other necessities. We reach out to people on our streets, and help them with their everyday life as best we can. We seek to make a difference in someone else’s life, even if it’s only for a day.

 
 

OUR STORY

We were single on Valentine's Day. That's pretty much the story. We didn't have any plans, and instead of partaking in a "girls night out" or sitting on the couch in our PJ's, we decided to go out and give some love to people who really needed it.


At first, we were just going to put everything together ourselves. A meal, a care package, however much we could afford. But then we decided, why not throw it out there and see who was interested in helping us? No fundraisers, just a Facebook post. We were overwhelmed with the support that people we knew showed. That first drive we made two hundred sandwiches and one hundred care packages. We collected just short of $1,000 for the endeavor. 


We researched where homeless people in D.C. reside. And we went out onto the streets on that cold February day in 2015.

Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of kids and families in need and those without a home on our streets, in our communities and around our cities. We strive to make a direct impact on someone’s life, even if it’s only for a day. In the District, there were 11,128 literally homeless individuals in 2017, according to a report by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Homeless Services Planning and Coordinating Committee.

“We don’t all got it the same,” a former inmate once said to me. We may have grown up in the same city, but our circumstances may not necessarily have been the same, so we strive to look out for one another. 

 

OUR ACTIVITIES

 

KIDS

We work to advocate for students in the D.C. metro region. We partner with schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to provide students with the necessary items and services for a well-rounded life. We currently partner with five schools, and are in the process of expanding. Most of our students come from low-income families, some are homeless and live in temporary housing. We work with teachers and administrative staff at the schools to determine need, and from there we provide support. We’ve provided school supplies, backpacks, clothes, school uniforms, as well as toiletries for their families to take home.

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A WELL-ROUNDED LIFE

Our focused initiative is to provide opportunities for a well-rounded life. We're working to provide students with access to arts, sports and other events that will expand their realm of knowledge. For many of the families we support, taking their kids to these events are beyond their financial means, or they simply don't have the time. Since our 2018 inaugural year, we've taken students to Washington Wizards games, EarthTreks and provided Trauma-Informed Yoga classes.

THOSE WITHOUT A HOME

We work to advocate for the homeless and people in our communities who are in need by providing the necessary items and services. We distribute care packages, clothes, food and other necessities to the homeless and families who fall under the low-income bracket. We seek to make a difference in someone else’s life, even if it's only for a day.

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