Thanks to all of your sharing and talking via social media– especially Twitter and Instagram– I’ve been asked more than once how people can help others during this time of need, specifically on the Hill. This will be a frequently updated list. I know I missed things– shoot me an email at Maria@thehillishome.com and I’ll add it.
Capitol Hill Community Foundation
The Capitol Hill Community Foundation is powered by neighborhood generosity and contributes to education and philanthropic causes around the neighborhood on a yearly basis. Their grant deadlines have been extended this year to April 20 and April 26. For more information, visit their website.
You can always donate to CHCF by clicking this link.
Capitol Hill Village
Capitol Hill Village is a member-powered organization that allows Capitol Hill residents to stay in their houses for as long as possible, fostering a sense of agency and community. They have a portal for members and the community at large with links to activities, grocery shopping, help around the house and more, which you can access here. If you are a member of the community who wants to help CHV’s mission, fill out this form and send an email to email@example.com
Covid Care for the DMV Area
Spearheaded by neighbor Allison McGill, Covid Care helps individuals in high risk groups obtain food, get supplies and have errands run so they can stay at home and we can flatten the curve. What originally started as a small grassroots effort now boasts over 3000 volunteers. You can still volunteer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting thetablechurchdc.org/coronavirus-assistance
Everyone Home DC
A local non-profit that ensures all our neighbors, regardless of their housing situation, feel at home on the Hill, Everyone Home DC helps the most vulnerable in our community. You can make a donation in this time of extreme need here.
Fundraisers for Restaurants/Restaurant workers
One of the industries most severely affected by this pandemic is the restaurant industry. Several restaurants have set up fundraisers to help their employees. The list below will be updated:
- DC Virtual Tip Jar
- The Power of Ten re-employment initiative
- “Kindness is Contagious” t-shirt by Bailiwick Clothing— 100% of proceeds go to the restaurant industry
- Beuchert’s Saloon employee fund
- Bistro Bis employee fund
- Crown Fried Chicken COVID-19 fund
- Hype Cafe employee fund
- Ice Cream Jubilee special packages and employee donation page
- Little Miss Whiskey’s relief fund
- Roses Restaurant Group relief fund
- The Pug employee fund
- Wisdom DC employee fund
- WunderGardent NoMa employee fund
Fundraisers for other non-profits
Restaurants offering free meals
- Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse is feeding people every day, 1-3 p.m. No questions asked.
- Po’Boy Jim
- We, The Pizza
- Good Stuff Eatery
- Santa Rosa Taqueria
- Rasa in Navy Yard is feeding children as well as hospital workers
- AndPizza is offering free pizza to hospital workers as well
- Medium Rare is offering delivery and meals to seniors. Help fund this effort.
- Free2Move is offering $100 in credits to first responders.Send a picture of your badge or email from your work account email@example.com.
- Uber is offering discounted rides to first responders, in addition to waiving delivery fees for meal delivery.
Serve Your City
Serve Your City is the Ward 6 hub for #DCMutualAid, a community-led grassroots effort to safely support the Black and Brown folks hardest hit by the effects of this public health crisis. SYC is partnering with many other community organizations to make this happen, including Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Momma’s Safe Haven, the TraRon Center, Brotha’s Huddle and others. You can help in many ways:
- DONATE money for food and supplies (CLICK HERE)
- DONATE shelf-stable food and cleaning supplies (CLICK HERE FOR LIST)
- DONATE laptops, tablets and internet service for students (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- VOLUNTEER to deliver goods to Ward 6 residents (email email@example.com)
- SHARE this with your friends and family so they can help, too!
You can contact the Ward 6 Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-683-9962
DC Diaper Bank
The DC Diaper Bank continues its mission to support families and babies by providing free access to diapers, toiletries and feminine hygiene products. Visit GreaterDCDiaperBank.org to help, volunteer or donate.
Ready Willing and Working
RWW helps sustain the mental and holistic well-being of our Men In Blue, the ambassadors of Capitol Hill BID. Now more than ever, RWW needs your donations, as their yearly gala will not be happening this year. Donate here.