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Girls on the Run – DC
As the Girls on the Run – DC girls prepare for the spring season 5K on Sunday, May 3rd, they also learned about Real Beauty last week. This lesson presents the girls the opportunity to explore a new definition of beauty. They are to learn the benefit of thinking positively about themselves. Join GOTR-DC for the 5K at Anacostia Park as they celebrate 10,000 girls’ lives changed through the program since their founding in 2006.
Also, in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, GOTR-DC introduced us Kyla Campbell, one of their many wonderful coaches! To learn more about Kyla and her work with Girls on the Run DC, click here.
Washington Parks & People
Parks & People kicks off Earth Week tomorrow night with a candlelight program honoring the 8,428 African American men, women, and children who were buried during Reconstruction in the earth beneath what is now Walter Pierce Park. On April 21, the 25th anniversary of our first Earth Day reclamation of Meridian Hill/ Malcolm X Park, they will raise the Embassy of the Earth flag at our Josephine Butler Parks Center at 2437 15th NW. On April 22, Washington Parks & People and their Green Corps trainees will lead Earth Day greening and farming with the Justice Department at Marvin Gaye Park, alongside partners from DC Urbangreens, Inc. and with the DC Department of the Environment at its headquarters that evening.
Today is the final day in Joseph’s House Indiegogo campaign for their Healing Garden — they made it to their $35,000 goal with just a little cushion! Congratulations! Below is a look into the Joseph’s House dream for the garden:
“We dream of a garden sanctuary for those who have struggled for much of their lives. Joseph’s House dreams of creating a healing garden to serve as a threshold to our very special community, where our residents, as well as staff, volunteers and visitors, can pause and reflect within the healing powers of nature. Our dreams is for a garden that is accessible, inviting, neighborly and contemplative; a place to gather and to remember.”
Congratulations to Joesph’s House!
Our Daily Bread
Happy #NationalVolunteerWeek from Our Daily Bread! Last year, 1,031 Our Daily Bread volunteers worked 10,473 hours to help make life better for our Fairfax County area neighbors who are working toward self-sufficiency! We are so grateful to every one of them! Click here for a sample of what ODB volunteers do. Want to get involved? Our Daily Bread has a number of immediate volunteer needs — find them here!