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AGA DC 2020-2021 Community Service

September 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

The AGA DC Chapter offers members the opportunity to “pay it forward” by sharing their gifts and talents with the community through volunteer opportunities from the following groups:

Social Safety - Hunger, homelessness, and unemployment

Health - Awareness for mental, emotional, and physical illnesses

Education - Literacy and college prep

Veterans - Support servicemen and their families

Equal Opportunity - Diversity and inclusion

Capital Causes - Other local causes

 

Below are the current community service activities we are supporting and instructions on how you can help:

 

Support children, families, and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak | Social Safety 

Martha’s Table is a non-profit organization designated by the D.C. government as an essential service. Each week, they have supported 8,000 D.C. residents with fresh produce and healthy pantry staples and distributing more than 100,000 pounds of food at 20 sites across the city. They also assisted families by providing them with direct cash assistance, gift cards for groceries store, and essential supplies like diapers, wipes, and formula during the temporary closure of our education centers.

Martha’s Table collective impact from March 16, 2020 – June 15, 2020:

  • 4,592 volunteer hours fueled our operations
  • 103,463 bags of healthy food served to students, families, and seniors
  • 1,732,000 pounds of healthy food distributed

During the September luncheon we collected a total of $1,105.00. Thank you all for your generosity and a shout out to Jesse Carpenter and Cotton & Company for matching the Chapter’s charitable contributions from this luncheon.

Continue supporting Martha’s Table by donating and/or making an in-kind donation by visiting Martha’s Table Amazon Wish List featuring their most urgently needed items.

 


 

Stress Test a Virtual Platform | Education

JA Finance Park is an innovation in education designed to bring together our region's school systems, businesses, educators, and volunteer mentor to inspire and guide middle school students in understanding the choices that lead to financial stability.  From goal setting to saving, budgeting, shopping and bill paying, students experience what it really takes to successfully navigate today’s complex economy and come face-to-face with how their decisions today can impact their future. 

As JA Finance Park prepares to move to a virtual platform, 15 AGA DC Chapter members volunteered on October 7 and 8 to help stress test the platform and ensure its reliability for students.  

Continue supporting JA Finance Park by donating and/or volunteering you time. More information can be found here: https://www.myja.org/give/ways-to-give 


Give a Christmas gift for the holidays | Capital Causes

The mission of the Toys for Tots Program of Anacostia – Washington D.C is to collects and distribute new, unwrapped toys as Christmas gift to those children less fortunate in our community. For more than six decades, the U.S. Marine Corps distributed over 498 million toys to more than 250 million children. And in 2019, the Toys for Tots Program in Anacostia distributed over 124,000 toys and supported over 47,000 children. This program sends a message of hope to needy youngsters and allows them to experience the joy of Christmas.

In an effort to support the Toys for Tots Program of Anacostia – Washington D.C., the D.C. Chapter will match up to $500.00 of the total amount collected through December 18, 2020.

There are few ways to continue supporting the Toys for Tots Program of Anacostia – Washington, D.C.:

  1. AGA DC's Eventbrite page designed for Toys for Tots donations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aga-dcs-community-service-spotlight-toys-for-tots-tickets-126459328255
  2. Directly to the organization through their website:

For additional information on the Toys for Tots Program can be found at: https://anacostia-dc.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/Default.aspx


Thank you, as always, for everything that you do to make an impact in our community. Be well and stay safe!

 

Contact Wendy Cheung at wecheung@deloitte.com and Jesse Carpenter at jcarpenter@cottoncpa.com for questions regarding the DC Chapter Community Service Committee.