December 14 – January 3
Ford’s Theatre Society announced that audiences and the company of A Christmas Carol raised $83,388.91 for Bright Beginnings during performances of this season’s A Christmas Carol, reported by Broadway World.
Lyft’s DC advisory council gave $25K in transportation grants to local nonprofits, $5,000 of which was given to Calvary Women’s Services and another $5,000 to Nueva Vida Inc., reported by Technical.ly.
Patagonia announced that its community raised $10 million in donations to 1,043 grassroots environmental organizations in 17 days, including the City Kids Wilderness Project. City Kids executive director, Eloise Russo, comments on the impact in an article discussing Patagonia’s charitable efforts posted on shop-eat-surf.com.
Karen Cunningham, executive director of Everyone Home DC, as well as Jesse Rabinowitz, Miriam’s Kitchen advocacy and campaign manager, are quoted in an article in The DC Line about how broken systems created homelessness and only multifaceted solutions can end it.
Buzz Roberts, chief executive of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, is featured in The Washington Post article discussing an overhaul of anti-redlining law that has sparked a rift among financial regulators.
Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, is quoted in an article about the battle against billionaires and how it could reshape American giving, posted on Inside Philanthropy.
Potomac Health Foundation has announced its 2020-2021 Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant Program call for Letters of Intent. This year, the focus is on Access to Health and Capacity Building. The Foundation will present a webinar about the opportunity on January 7 at 1:00 pm, and hold “office hours” to discuss potential projects January 13 and 14. LOI’s are due on January 24.
Laura Mayer, PRS CrisisLink Program Director, was interviewed by the Today Show‘s Tom Costello, an NBC News Correspondent. The interview covers the recent announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai that the FCC will consider establishing 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention hotline at their meeting on December 12, 2019. Laura Mayer was interviewed to share the national importance of this legislation and how it will impact local call centers, like PRS CrisisLink.
Deshapreca Robinson, a criminal justice reform leader with Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE), is featured in an article about legislators backing the public defender office in Prince William County, reported by WTOP.
The YWCA National Capital Area is proud to welcome five new members to its Board of Directors. According to CEO Monica Gray, “… we value and seek out leadership from women who are committed to racial, social and gender justice in both their professional and personal lives to help guide our organization.”
December 7 – 13
Habitat For Humanity of Northern Virginia has recently wrapped up two projects in the Richmond Highway area, providing new homes for a senior citizen and a family of four, reported by Covering the Corridor.
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced more than $2 million in awards for fiscal year 2020 through the Maryland Housing Counseling Fund, $38,000 of which was awarded to the Maryland Rural Development Corporation to provide housing counseling, reported by Kent County News.To combat drunk driving, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is sponsoring free rides through the holiday season starting next Friday, December 20, as reported by Tysons Reporter.