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Lend a Helping Hand in Washington D.C. This Giving Tuesday

It’s that time of year again, where we gather with friends and loved ones and reflect on all that we’re grateful for. Millions of Americans will travel this week to visit loved ones and feast together for Thanksgiving, but millions of other Americans will also be struggling without homes or food. In the spirit of helping others, Americans celebrate “Giving Tuesday” every Tuesday before Thanksgiving to share the love with those less fortunate than us. There are so many worthy charities to lend a hand to this time of year, but here are several local ones you can find not too far from your 1331 Maryland apartment here in Washington D.C. For Love of Children – FLOC’s mission is to keep low-income Washington D.C. kids from falling behind in school and to prepare them for college. They offer one-on-one help for those struggling with reading, math, or college applications. Throughout FLOC’s history, they have believed that education provides young people with the tools they need to transform their own lives, their families’ lives, and the community around them. To help them in their cause, you can make a financial donation or volunteer your time.   Food Recovery Network – Committed to not only fighting hunger but reducing waste, Food Recovery Network has 186 campuses in 46 states and the District of Columbia, with over 5.3 million pounds of food recovered and 4.4 million meals donated, and 1.04 million pounds or 868,771 meals donated in 2020. How do they do it? They mobilize college volunteers to donate surplus food to surrounding local communities. All this volunteer work adds up to over 7.4 million pounds of CO2 emissions prevented! That’s a lot of numbers to process, but here’s an easy one to understand. If you donate this December, Fairlife has promised to match and double all donations. Your financial donation can have twice the impact this holiday season. In Washington D.C., they have active chapters at both American and George Washington University.   For Love of Children 1301 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington DC 20003   Food Recovery Network American University & George Washington University