#WhatsupWednesday 04.01.15

It may be April Fool’s Day, but the work Catalogue nonprofits are doing this week is no joke! Whether its racing in support of same-day emergency assistance, teaching young girls the importance of cooperation, inspiring a young playwright, planting seeds in Tanzania, or working diligently to prevent child abuse…there’s much to be proud of this week. For information on how you can support these organization, check out their CFP charity pages in the links below.

Arlington Thrive
Nearly 40 Arlington Thrive supporters have Resolved to Run in 2015! These supporters are training to run the GW Parkway Classic Ten Mile and 5K race on April 26 with an expert coach. They are creating personal fundraising pages and appealing to friends and family to make a gift in their honor and support the work of Arlington Thrive. This week’s photo features their most dedicated runners who braved the cold weather on a Saturday morning at Bluemont Park in Arlington.

Girls on the Run DC
Girls across all 8 wards of the District in the Girls on the Run – DC spring season learned about cooperation this week. The girls are learning what cooperation means and understanding why cooperation is important in society. They will be challenged to begin applying cooperative skills to different situations.

Young Playwrights’ Theater
Student playwright Evan Alston from Stokes Elementary School discusses his play, Losxy Docxy, with professional actors Bryan Norrington and Kenya D. Morris during the first read-through of Young Playwrights’ Theater’s 2015 New Play Festival. April 20-22 at GALA Hispanic Theatre, professional theater artists will bring 15 student-written plays to life onstage. Free and open to the public!

2Seeds Network
2Seeds Network has a number of reforestation efforts launching this week in honor of National Tree Planting Day in Tanzania! Deforestation in Tanzania is devastatingly common, leading to major environmental issues such as soil erosion and decreased agricultural productivity. Given the widespread nature of the problem, a number of projects are employing reforestation efforts to improve soil quality and provide income sources for future generations. Read more about the Lutindi Project, 2Seeds Network’s particular approach here.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County
Today is the start of Childhood Abuse Prevention Month, and CASA Prince George’s County has an entire calendar devoted to events and tips for preventing child abuse. To learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month, click here.

Fun Fact: Did you know the Catalogue for Philanthropy now offers the ability to make recurring donations? If you see an organization that interests you, consider committing to a regular gift (monthly, quarterly, annually)! This designation can be made on our checkout page. Please contact our office (202-955-6538) with questions.

#WhatsupWednesday 03.04.15

Before you run to the grocery store for pre-snowstorm essentials (and yes, it’s ok to count a box of donuts as an “essential” – we won’t tell.), don’t forget to take a look at what some of our wonderful nonprofits have been up to this week. And why you’re home tomorrow, why not curl up with your favorite blanket, and consider making a donation or exploring volunteer opportunities with some of our charities. Warm up on a cold day by giving back to the community!

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