Greater DC Cares, Inc.
WISH LIST: $100: 800 paint brushes for painting school classrooms, nonprofits rooms, and individual murals $500: builds 10 outside park benches for senior centers, parks, school and nonprofits $1,000: 30 gallons of paint to beautify school classrooms and nonprofits $1,500: provides new landscaping (mulch, trees, flowers, and shrubs) for one nonprofit or school
Over 100,000 hours of community service to increase nonprofit organizational capacity; 6,000 volunteers working on over 80 hands-on projects, day in and day out; 80 volunteers making 1-year commitments to tutor and mentor at 6 nonprofits – these are snapshots of Greater DC Cares, where the real capital is person power, pro bono consultation, brainpower, and heart. GDCC volunteers increase the capacity of hundreds of nonprofits, addressing a wide range of pressing issues: at-risk youth, homelessness and hunger, adult literacy, and more. Corporate executives complete a 9-hour training program and then provide tailored services to neighborhood nonprofits. Volunteers from the technology, financial services, and human resources fields work on specific capacity-building projects. MBAs provide pro-bono consulting in strategic planning, market analysis, and Board development. Committed adults work with some of the most disadvantaged children in the area. Families find opportunities for all ages, and teach by example the value of community service. You can join the Greater DC corps of volunteers, or help them make this extraordinary array of services possible – or both. (2010 2006)
President & CEO
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 840
Washington, DC 20005