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Basic Needs Nonprofits

Capital Area Food Bank
Feeds the hungry in the Washington metropolitan area through a network of feeding programs.

DC Central Kitchen
Safely recovers un-served food from food service businesses to feed children and

adults at social service agencies throughout the metro DC area.

DC Habitat for Humanity
Helps low-income families buy homes through innovative financing programs.

Food and Friends
Prepares, packages, and delivers meals and groceries to more than 1,100 people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses, such as breast, lung, and colon cancer.

Manna DC
Builds affordable housing and prepares low- to moderate-income individuals for home ownership.

Martha's Table, Inc.
Provides nutritious meals and supervised learning and literacy activities to low-income and

 homeless children, families, and individuals.

Miriam's Kitchen
Serves a hot, nutritious breakfast each weekday morning to 150 men and women.

Salvation Army DC Metro Area
Offers worship centers, transitional houses, a shelter, Harbor Light Drug Rehabilitation Center,

a day care facility, homeless feeding programs, mobile canteens, and Adult Rehabilitation Centers.

Educational Nonprofits

Academy of Hope
Offers low-cost GED and computer classes for adults.

Byte Back
Provides computer training to under-employed and unemployed adults, and at-risk youth.

Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Promotes cultural experiences as central to the education of children.
Volunteers are needed for the commission's programs and events.

DC Learns/Literacy Resource Center
Offers students and professionals access to literacy resources in the District and on the web.

Volunteers are needed to tutor and serve on the Center's board of directors.

DC Web Women
Supports women in technology and provides role models for young women and girls.

The group offers opportunities to teach, learn, network, and serve the DC community.

Hands on DC
Promotes better schools and brighter futures for District students. Thousands of volunteers join together annually for a one-day work-a-thon to improve conditions in the public schools and raise money for college scholarships.

Spanish Education Development Center

Offers free or low-cost English-as-a-second-language (ESL), Spanish, and computer classes.

Washington Literacy Council
Teaches adults who are illiterate or low-literate how to read.

=The council recruits and trains volunteers to provide free one-on-one tutoring.

Hunger Prevention

Kitchens, Inc.
DC Central Kitchen's fight against hunger involves both recycling food and operating a job training program.

 Its community-kitchens venture, Kitchens, INC (Kitchens, In National Cooperation) is a national

 resource center for training kitchens everywhere.

Meals on Wheels
The Meals On Wheels Association of America represents local groups that provide

congregate and home-delivered meal services to people in need.

People with Disabilities

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Provides international leadership on issues related to children with hearing loss and ongoing support and advocacy for parents, deaf adults, and professionals.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Helps people who are blind or visually impaired achieve independence

at home, school, work, and in the community.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Operates a nationwide network of services for veterans including initiatives for the homeless, advocacy

to remove barriers for the handicapped, assistance for the elderly, and transportation for the severely disabled.

A community of faith that creates an environment where people with and without mental handicaps

live together, work together, play together, and share friendships.

Metropolitan Washington Ear
Offers free services in the Washington area for the blind, visually impaired,

and the physically disabled who cannot effectively read print.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Provides help and services to people with MS and their families.

Services for the Visually Impaired
Equips the visually impaired with the personalized support services, independent living skills,

 and employment assistance needed to enhance quality of life.

VSA Arts
Offers creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts programs for people with disabilities.


Domestic Violence

DC Rape Crisis Center
Operates a 24-hour hotline; counseling services for rape and incest survivors and their families and friends;

a program to accompany women to hospitals, courts and police proceedings; low-cost self-defense classes;

 a library, and a wide array of community education programs.

District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Provides education and training within the community, performs individual and systems advocacy, conducts research, and serves as a local and national resource on domestic violence.

My Sister's Place
Seeks to eradicate domestic violence and empower women to take control of their lives. The organization provides safe, confidential shelter, programs, education, and advocacy for battered women and their children.

Humanitarian Nonprofits

American Red Cross - National Capital Chapter
Helps prevent, prepare for, and respond to local, national, or international emergencies.

Volunteers tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks

 and streams, run after-school programs, and help communities respond to disasters.

Catholic Charities
Offers parenting education, employment training, transitional housing, legal services, adoption and counseling, immigrant services, substance abuse counseling, and teen programs.

Community Family Life Services
Targets the root causes of poverty through programs focused on housing,

community organizing, community services, employment, and youth services.

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Provides education and training within the community, performs advocacy initiatives, conducts research, and serves as a local and national resource on domestic violence.

Greater DC Cares
Sponsors volunteer projects in seven areas: children and families, elderly, hunger and homelessness, affordable housing, environment, people living with disabilities, and people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Lutheran Social Services
Fosters the well-being of residents through adoption, counseling, immigrant services, emergency financial aid, Youth Corps, and services for the homeless and domestic abuse victims.

Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service
Collects and distributes necessities, provides companionship to those in need, helps people become independent, and physically repairs the community.

Whitman-Walker Clinic
Offers primary medical, mental health, and other supportive services to the community,

 and especially to those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS

Environmental Initiatives

Anacostia Watershed Society
Protects and restores the Anacostia River and its watershed.

Clean City Initiative
This DC program involves residents in keeping the capital clean. The Initiative focuses on everything involving cleanliness, including unsightly properties, litter, abandoned vehicles and illegal posters.

DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Offers programs and services for children, teenagers, senior citizens, mentally and

physically challenged individuals, and at-risk youth.

National Arboretum
Serves as a living museum where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants

are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes.

National Mall
Presents the ideal stage for national expressions of remembrance, observance and protest, and serves as one of the most heavily visited and photographed places in the world. View the "Volunteer" link on the National Mall's website.

Potomac Conservancy
Protects and enhances the natural, scenic, recreational, and historical qualities

of the Potomac River and its watershed lands.

Rock Creek Park
Provides a place to play soccer, tennis, picnic, hike, bike, in-line skate, fish,

horseback ride, listen to a concert, or attend programs hosted by park rangers.


Community Initiatives

Christmas in April
Rehabilitates homes for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners and

families with children; also rehabilitates some nonprofit facilities.

Clean City Initiative
Gives residents an opportunity to help keep their city clean. The initiative seeks volunteers for a variety of positions to help promote a broad-based, visible, and constant "clean city" message.

Guardian Angels: DC Metro Area Chapter
Deters crime by patrolling Metro, concerts, street fairs, block parties, and public parks. The nonprofit, all-volunteer organization also trains members in self-defense, provides escort services, and distributes food to the homeless.

Network for Good
Fosters the informed use of the Internet for civic participation and philanthropy. The organization's easy-to-use Philanthropy portal includes a comprehensive listing of volunteer opportunities.


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