July 2012 Day of Nurture…check!

On July 28, we had our second Day of Nurture in Franklin Square.  Although there was a forecast for rain from 4pm when our event was scheduled to start, the weather was perfect -sunny and not excessively hot as it has been recently.  In the span of an hour and a half, we had served a meal to over 100 people in the park.  We also handed out water to people in the neighboring park.

Thank you to our sponsors for providing us with food and to all our wonderful volunteers who helped us in preparing food items, transporting the equipment to Franklin Square, serving meals, and conducting outreach.

We will be posting photos of the event soon, so keep checking back!

Food Donations for the next Potluck!

In One Day DC is  a completely donation based project meaning everything we acquire for the event is out of the kindness of others. If you would like to donate food for the next Potluck on  Saturday, July 28th,  or if you are  connected to a local business who would like to donate, please email us at inonedaydc@gmail.com!

Day of Nurture, Potluck for the Homeless is tomorrow, Saturday June 9th!!

We are so excited by the amount of volunteers who have responded and that will be helping with this event!

Our goals for this  event:

  • To spread joy to the DC community while giving back to its members
  •  To facilitate connection between members of the community
  • To uplift our community through genuine acts of kindness

Donations will need to arrive between 2:30-2:45 pm,  Please let us know what dish you plan on bringing by emailing us at inonedaydc@gmail.com

Here are some final details:

To All our volunteers:

  • We will be arriving to Franklin Square between 2:30-2:45pm to begin setting up, we will begin serving at 3pm and continue until the food runs out or until 5pm
  • Performers and entertainers will be providing entertainment while we serve the food so feel free to join in with them!
  • Please wear bright clothes!
  • Bring your smile and it will be hot, so please dress for this type of weather!
  • We need Friendly personalities needed to help facilitate dialogue and interaction between homeless and non-homeless guests.
  • We will have a list of duties available at the event on Saturday.

What are we serving?

  • Bagel sandwiches ( with bagels donated from Panera!)
  • Packaged sandwiches and salads donated from ThriveDC
  • Fruits
  • Waters
  • Chocolate Truffle Dessert
  • As well as the dish you bring!

What we still need:

  • Water and Cups to serve the water. If you are a volunteer and have nothing to bring, a gallon of water or a bag of cups would be great!

Are you on Twitter?

Tweet us pictures or your thoughts on the event before and during the event @inonedaydc. If you tweet about our event please use #inonedaydc, so we can follow you as well!

Directions

Franklin Square is located in Downtown DC. It is bounded by K Street NW to the north, 13th Street NW on the east, I Street NW on the south, and 14th Street NW on the west. The closest metro is McPherson Square (Blue and Orange Line, I street exit).

From the metro (via Google Maps):

  1. Head north on 14th St NW toward I St NW  (0.1 mi)
  2. Turn right onto K St NW, the square is on the right.

Day of Nurture is next weekend!

June is just around the corner …. meaning it’s only 9 days until the Day of Nurture!

We are slowly accumulating food donations to ensure that every member of the homeless community who attends leaves with a full belly.

However, to ensure that the event runs smoothly, we need many more volunteers for the day prior and the morning of the event!

We need help with…

  • picking up food donations from local businesses on June 8th and June 9th
  • delivering food donations to Franklin Square on June 9th
  • helping serve the meal and engaging in conversations
  • performing music or poetry as entertainment

If you’d like to sign up to volunteer, please fill out the very short Volunteer Application and we will contact you immediately!