WTOP’s Live Local campaign highlights local charities making an impact

WTOP’s Live Local campaign is your local charity marketplace for amazing organizations making a difference in Maryland, DC and Virginia. Your donations help give back to these trusted local charity partners whose work supports and empowers the diverse community in which we live. Each donation made helps make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and yours. Many of our amazing local charity partners banded together to support individuals, businesses and organizations that are community staples in our region, hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and have continued their amazing work to this day. Learn more about just some of these amazing organizations below. To check out our full list of charities or make a donation, click here to visit the WTOP Live Local campaign page today!

<p>Chrysalis House</p>
<p>&#8220;At Chrysalis House, we love these women [with substance use disorders] until they are capable of loving themselves.”</p>
<p>&#8211;Carressa Christian, Deputy Executive Director, Programs &amp; Transitional Services</p>
<p>For more information about Chrysalis House, visit: <a href="https://www.chrysalishouses.org/donate">https://www.chrysalishouses.org/donate</a></p>
Chrysalis House

“At Chrysalis House, we love these women [with substance use disorders] until they are capable of loving themselves.”

–Carressa Christian, Deputy Executive Director, Programs & Transitional Services

For more information about Chrysalis House, visit: https://www.chrysalishouses.org/donate

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Feed the Fridge

Feed the Fridge is an effort to bring nourishment where there is hunger while helping small, local restaurants stay in business. Your donation goes directly to fill fridges around the community with nutritious, restaurant-prepared meals. All meals are free for community members to take. No sign-ups and no questions asked. All of the money raised is poured back into the local economy because Feed the Fridge pays local restaurants for every meal that stocks the fridges. Feed the Fridge donors saw the impact they were making on the community during the pandemic. They delivered meals to the elderly who could not leave their homes. Feed the Fridge expanded as quickly as we could to get meals right to the people. Donors should support Feed the Fridge because they are feeding the local community while supporting the local economy. They use the restaurant’s expertise to bring the meals directly to the people. Your neighbors are hungry and they need more than a box of raw goods from the food pantry. Many people are unable to cook for themselves. Feed the Fridge’s program provides nutritious meals without the shame of waiting in line to possibly be turned away because all of the boxes have been taken. Fridges are stocked every weekday.

For more information about Feed the Fridge, visit: https://feedthefridge.org/

<p>New Hope Housing</p>
<p>&#8220;New Hope Housing is a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in Northern Virginia. We provide shelter,  permanent supportive housing, outreach, and support services for over 1,600 people a year in Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington County, and Falls Church. Volunteers are welcome to prepare and serve meals, tutor or mentor shelter guests, host game nights, and help prepare new homes as guests move out. Your community support is crucial to this mission &#8211; thanks for your support!&#8221;</p>
<p>&#8211; William W. Gorman, Interim Executive Director</p>
<p>For More information about New Hope Housing, visit: <a href="http://www.newhopehousing.org/">www.newhopehousing.org</a></p>
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New Hope Housing

“New Hope Housing is a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in Northern Virginia. We provide shelter,  permanent supportive housing, outreach, and support services for over 1,600 people a year in Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington County, and Falls Church. Volunteers are welcome to prepare and serve meals, tutor or mentor shelter guests, host game nights, and help prepare new homes as guests move out. Your community support is crucial to this mission – thanks for your support!”

– William W. Gorman, Interim Executive Director

For More information about New Hope Housing, visit: www.newhopehousing.org

 

 

<p>CareerCatchers</p>
<p>CareerCatchers provides personalized one-on-one employment, job skills counseling, and additional services to low-income and disadvantaged groups  for example, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, immigrants, those previously incarcerated, and more in the DC Metropolitan area. Their mission is to ensure stable employment, identify and encourage participation in workplace skills training, enhance self-esteem, and foster empowerment. They give back to the community by providing intensive, individualized, and sustained career counseling to clients. After each client is employed, they receive continued support to build self-confidence, improve job retention, and address career advancement. Currently, CareerCatchers is providing career assistance to hundreds of women, particularly single mothers, who lost their employment due to the COVID epidemic.</p>
<p>For more information about CareerCatchers, visit: <a href="https://careercatchers.org/">https://careercatchers.org/</a></p>
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CareerCatchers

CareerCatchers provides personalized one-on-one employment, job skills counseling, and additional services to low-income and disadvantaged groups  for example, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, immigrants, those previously incarcerated, and more in the DC Metropolitan area. Their mission is to ensure stable employment, identify and encourage participation in workplace skills training, enhance self-esteem, and foster empowerment. They give back to the community by providing intensive, individualized, and sustained career counseling to clients. After each client is employed, they receive continued support to build self-confidence, improve job retention, and address career advancement. Currently, CareerCatchers is providing career assistance to hundreds of women, particularly single mothers, who lost their employment due to the COVID epidemic.

For more information about CareerCatchers, visit: https://careercatchers.org/

 

 

<p>DC Fashion Foundation</p>
<p>&#8220;DC Fashion Foundation has worked to put the infrastructure in place in DC for the past 13 years. Providing small business training and technical assistance and helping designers get resources and opportunities in the DMV area.&#8221;</p>
<p>&#8211;  Christine Brooks- Copper, DC Fashion Foundation</p>
<p>For more information about DC Fashion Foundation, visit:<a href="http://www.dcfashionfoundation.org/"> http://www.dcfashionfoundation.org/</a></p>
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DC Fashion Foundation

“DC Fashion Foundation has worked to put the infrastructure in place in DC for the past 13 years. Providing small business training and technical assistance and helping designers get resources and opportunities in the DMV area.”

–  Christine Brooks- Copper, DC Fashion Foundation

For more information about DC Fashion Foundation, visit: http://www.dcfashionfoundation.org/

 

<p>The Greater Washington Community Foundation</p>
<p>The Community Foundation has served as our community’s trusted philanthropic partner for nearly 50 years. Since 1973, they have invested more than $1.4 billion to address critical community needs, from helping more families remain stably housed, to ensuring more students get a quality education, to supporting more workers as they launch family-sustaining careers. Now, their strategic focus is to close our region’s racial wealth gap and build more equitable, just, and thriving communities where everyone prospers. They are proud to feature several of our community impact initiatives as part of the Live Local campaign. They hope this campaign encourages more people to give where they live and join our community of neighbors helping neighbors.</p>
<p>For more information about The Greater Washington Community Foundation, visit: <a href="https://www.thecommunityfoundation.org/">https://www.thecommunityfoundation.org/</a></p>
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The Greater Washington Community Foundation

The Community Foundation has served as our community’s trusted philanthropic partner for nearly 50 years. Since 1973, they have invested more than $1.4 billion to address critical community needs, from helping more families remain stably housed, to ensuring more students get a quality education, to supporting more workers as they launch family-sustaining careers. Now, their strategic focus is to close our region’s racial wealth gap and build more equitable, just, and thriving communities where everyone prospers. They are proud to feature several of our community impact initiatives as part of the Live Local campaign. They hope this campaign encourages more people to give where they live and join our community of neighbors helping neighbors.

For more information about The Greater Washington Community Foundation, visit: https://www.thecommunityfoundation.org/

 

<p>CCI Health and Wellness Services</p>
<p>“For nearly 50 years, CCI Health &amp; Wellness Services has been working to improve community health outcomes in Montgomery and Prince George&#8217;s counties. For us, that means providing quality medical care while advocating for greater health equity. It&#8217;s a responsibility that we take seriously – and we’ll continue to strive to remove barriers that prevent our neighbors from accessing much-needed health services while growing our services and footprint to meet increased demand.”</p>
<p>&#8212; Sonya Bruton, Chief Executive Officer &amp; President</p>
<p>For more information about CCI Health and Welness Services, visit: <a href="https://cci-health.networkforgood.com/">https://cci-health.networkforgood.com/</a></p>
CCI Health and Wellness Services

“For nearly 50 years, CCI Health & Wellness Services has been working to improve community health outcomes in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. For us, that means providing quality medical care while advocating for greater health equity. It’s a responsibility that we take seriously – and we’ll continue to strive to remove barriers that prevent our neighbors from accessing much-needed health services while growing our services and footprint to meet increased demand.”

— Sonya Bruton, Chief Executive Officer & President

For more information about CCI Health and Welness Services, visit: https://cci-health.networkforgood.com/

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<p>Chrysalis House</p>
<p>&#8220;At Chrysalis House, we love these women [with substance use disorders] until they are capable of loving themselves.”</p>
<p>&#8211;Carressa Christian, Deputy Executive Director, Programs &amp; Transitional Services</p>
<p>For more information about Chrysalis House, visit: <a href="https://www.chrysalishouses.org/donate">https://www.chrysalishouses.org/donate</a></p>
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<p>New Hope Housing</p>
<p>&#8220;New Hope Housing is a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in Northern Virginia. We provide shelter,  permanent supportive housing, outreach, and support services for over 1,600 people a year in Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington County, and Falls Church. Volunteers are welcome to prepare and serve meals, tutor or mentor shelter guests, host game nights, and help prepare new homes as guests move out. Your community support is crucial to this mission &#8211; thanks for your support!&#8221;</p>
<p>&#8211; William W. Gorman, Interim Executive Director</p>
<p>For More information about New Hope Housing, visit: <a href="http://www.newhopehousing.org/">www.newhopehousing.org</a></p>
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<p>CareerCatchers</p>
<p>CareerCatchers provides personalized one-on-one employment, job skills counseling, and additional services to low-income and disadvantaged groups  for example, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, immigrants, those previously incarcerated, and more in the DC Metropolitan area. Their mission is to ensure stable employment, identify and encourage participation in workplace skills training, enhance self-esteem, and foster empowerment. They give back to the community by providing intensive, individualized, and sustained career counseling to clients. After each client is employed, they receive continued support to build self-confidence, improve job retention, and address career advancement. Currently, CareerCatchers is providing career assistance to hundreds of women, particularly single mothers, who lost their employment due to the COVID epidemic.</p>
<p>For more information about CareerCatchers, visit: <a href="https://careercatchers.org/">https://careercatchers.org/</a></p>
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<p>DC Fashion Foundation</p>
<p>&#8220;DC Fashion Foundation has worked to put the infrastructure in place in DC for the past 13 years. Providing small business training and technical assistance and helping designers get resources and opportunities in the DMV area.&#8221;</p>
<p>&#8211;  Christine Brooks- Copper, DC Fashion Foundation</p>
<p>For more information about DC Fashion Foundation, visit:<a href="http://www.dcfashionfoundation.org/"> http://www.dcfashionfoundation.org/</a></p>
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<p>The Greater Washington Community Foundation</p>
<p>The Community Foundation has served as our community’s trusted philanthropic partner for nearly 50 years. Since 1973, they have invested more than $1.4 billion to address critical community needs, from helping more families remain stably housed, to ensuring more students get a quality education, to supporting more workers as they launch family-sustaining careers. Now, their strategic focus is to close our region’s racial wealth gap and build more equitable, just, and thriving communities where everyone prospers. They are proud to feature several of our community impact initiatives as part of the Live Local campaign. They hope this campaign encourages more people to give where they live and join our community of neighbors helping neighbors.</p>
<p>For more information about The Greater Washington Community Foundation, visit: <a href="https://www.thecommunityfoundation.org/">https://www.thecommunityfoundation.org/</a></p>
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<p>CCI Health and Wellness Services</p>
<p>“For nearly 50 years, CCI Health &amp; Wellness Services has been working to improve community health outcomes in Montgomery and Prince George&#8217;s counties. For us, that means providing quality medical care while advocating for greater health equity. It&#8217;s a responsibility that we take seriously – and we’ll continue to strive to remove barriers that prevent our neighbors from accessing much-needed health services while growing our services and footprint to meet increased demand.”</p>
<p>&#8212; Sonya Bruton, Chief Executive Officer &amp; President</p>
<p>For more information about CCI Health and Welness Services, visit: <a href="https://cci-health.networkforgood.com/">https://cci-health.networkforgood.com/</a></p>

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