Volunteer with Thrive DC August 30!!

In One Day will continue its shift in gears to supporting existing programs in the community and spend an evening helping one of our partners: Thrive DC!

In 1979, Thrive DC began providing assistance for vulnerable individuals as the Dinner Program for Homeless Women.  Since its founding, Thrive DC has grown to provide comprehensive services to support individuals in acquiring fundamental needs and establish stability in their lives.  Services offered include laundry, case management, meals, computer use, and prescription assistance.

For the dinner event, volunteers will prepare and serve meals for the Dinner Program for Homeless Women as well as distribute emergency supplies.

To help, please arrive at Thrive DC by 4:00pm.   The event will conclude at 6:00pm.  Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes!!!

For more information on Thrive DC and other ways in which you can volunteer and help, visit their website: www.thrivedc.org


Day of Nurture!!!

In a 24-hour period, we were able to pull it off!

Friday afternoon, we collected donations of apples, muffins, peanut butter, and jelly from a local school.

Friday night, we drove around downtown DC collecting unsold salads, sandwiches, and wraps from Pret a Manger locations through our partnership with Thrive DC.

Saturday morning, we collected donations of bagels from Panera and prepared sandwiches from them.

Saturday afternoon, we drove all of the tables, utensils, and food items down to Franklin Square where we met with our group of amazing volunteers from the DC Volunteers meetup group at Franklin Square.

At 2:30pm, a line of people waiting to be served their meal formed  as soon as we started pulling out the tables in the park!

the line at around 3:00pm

Day of Nurture was an amazing success!!  Our volunteers served a meal to over 150 people!

Thank you to everyone who helped us make this happen!  We are beyond overjoyed.

We were completely overwhelmed by the generosity and the enthusiasm we received in the execution of what was merely an idea two months ago -so much, in fact, that we are actually trying to form  permanent partnerships to make this event a monthly occurrence!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!