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Seven Corners Children's Center (SCCC)
Seven Corners Children's Center is a community based program that works with children and families living at or below poverty from over thirty countries. The majority of the children arrive with no English. Literacy is empasized to all childen to best prepare them for kindergarten.Contact with Reading is Fundamental provides three new books a year for each child. The center purchases hundreds more books so that each child receives eight books during the year. A lending library is offered for both children and parents weekly. Majority of children don't have health insurance so the center contracts with a dentist, audiologist, speech pathologist, psychologist and Prevention of Blindness and provides every child with free screenings. Early intervention is key to success in school. Nutrition is emphasized and all children receive breakfast, hot lunch and snack daily. Good nutrition helps the child stay healthy in body and mind. Parent workshops are given several times a year by a psychologist and a nutritionist. Parents are encouraged to participate in school events and field trips. Center works closely with Child Find to identify children with delays or special needs. Over forty-six years and thousands of families have been served.

Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
As a leader in lactation education and promotion, our mission is to advance breastfeeding and successful parenting throughout the DC metro area by providing free and low cost professional instruction to families in a supportive community space. We strive to fulfill our mission by providing expert-led free and low-cost classes, and private consultations with Board Certified Lactation Consultants. We also offer a variety of other services including a breastfeeding boutique, off-site classes for low income populations, a nursing lounge and a milk depot. In 2014 we saw over 5,500 families and taught more than 400 free and low cost classes. We are able to continue to reach more and more babies because of your generous support.

DC Youth Orchestra Program
For almost 60 years, DCYOP has been part of our community fostering the musical development and changing the lives of over 50,000 youth. Our mission is "Music for Young People; Achievement for Life!" We are a comprehensive music education and youth development program open to all students who wish to participate, regardless of background, race or socioeconomic status.

Susan G. Komen

The mission of CaringMatters is to provide social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone. CaringMatters envisions a community that accepts death as a part of life; where the processes of dying and grieving are embraced without stigma; where everyone has access to support services without charge; and where no one dies or grieves without support.

Leveling The Playing Field
Leveling the Playing Field gives underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of youth sports participation. We do this through the donation of used and excess sporting equipment to programs and schools that serve low-income communities. Our donations allow programs to allocate saved funds by lowering registration fees, expanding their scholarship programs, and enhancing their existing athletic program and/or developing new programming.

Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc.
Ending animal homelessness through education, outreach and adoption, while saving lives and supporting the bond between pets and their families.

Building Families for Children Inc
Our vision is "A safe, nurturing family for ever child. A supportive, thriving community for every family." Over the years, we've helped about 20,000 children and parents regardless of their background or beliefs. We serve kids in families and communities, versus institutional settings, believing this best encourages their healthy growth and development. Whenever possible, we try to keep children with their biological parents. We offer families therapeutic services and material support, and we work with communities to create a place where families can thrive. If for whatever reason a child must move, we temporarily place them with another family ? a secure, screened and monitored one. This placement may be with a volunteer ?host family? for a matter of days or months to give their parents a chance to get back on their feet. Other volunteers provided additional support. Or, placement may be with a therapeutic foster family. Dedicated foster parents help children with behavioral and/or emotional needs while working with mental health professionals. We also offer support to young adults who are aging out of foster care. A team of volunteers helps the young adult establish goals and together they develop and implement a plan for a success.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans' mission is to create an America where our most severely injured heroes live longer more fulfilling lives.

Housing Up
Housing Up aims to end family homelessness in DC by 2020 through a combination of affordable housing development and comprehensive supportive services. Housing Up provides permanent supportive housing (PSH) for families experiencing chronic homelessness who have mental or physical health disabilities, rapid re-housing case management for families exiting shelter, and affordable housing with resident services. We currently serve 157 families in our PSH program, 166 families in rapid re-housing and we provide resident services for 301 families in affordable housing. Housing Up follows the Housing First model, which focuses on quickly moving families experiencing homelessness into permanent housing with leases in their own names, and providing appropriate supportive services. Once families are safely housed, Housing Up?s comprehensive support services help transition families from homelessness to housing and economic stability. Services offered include education and job training, life skills, clinical services and housing counseling. Housing Up is also a nonprofit affordable housing developer with a growing portfolio of properties throughout the city. We currently own and operate 325 units of affordable housing where we provide resident services to homeless and low-income families, most of whom earn less than 30% of area median income (AMI).

Music for Life
We use the power of music education to support at-risk youth and help them overcome barriers to becoming self-sufficient adults. Our goal is $25,000 from Do More 24 to meet the demand for our programs this fall; a generous benefactor will match the first $10,000 donated. Your support will make a real difference in a child's life.

SkillSource, SSG
SSG primarily utilizes the Federal WIOA funding to operate the Northern Virginia Workforce System that provides free employment and training services to assist eligible adults ages 18 years and older, who are low-income and low-skilled; dislocated workers that were terminated or laid off; and low-income youth ages 16-24 who face barriers to employment to increase their skills and employment options. SkillSource has programs specifically dedicated to veterans, jobseekers with disabilities, and entrepreneurs. SkillSource also offers multiple free services to businesses seeking to hire and retain a competitive workforce. SkillSource contracts with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services to staff and administer its 6 SkillSource Centers throughout Northern Virginia. SkillSource collaborates with multiple State and local agencies to offer employment, training, and supportive services such as the Virginia Community College System, the Virginia Employment Commission, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Job Corps, the Virginia Department of Blind and Vision Impaired, and the National Council on Aging. SkillSource also has collaborative relationships with the local county and city governments within Northern Virginia as well as with the public education departments offering adult and basic education services in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties.

Camp Fire USA Patuxent Area Council, INC
Our programs encourage personal exploration by incorporating a researched based approach to youth development that ensures participants gain the skills necessary to thrive throughout their lives. As such, we thave a Promise vice a Mission Statement that we live out through our implementation of programs. The Promise was developed in collaboration with Youth Members of our organization from around the country. Our Promise Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins NOW!

Brainy Camps Association
The mission and long-term goal of BCA is to encourage healthy lifestyles and independence, promote partnerships between patients and doctors, and foster resiliency, self-advocacy and positive well-being. It is essential for children with chronic health conditions to understand their condition and know how to care for themselves.

HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are. We protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom. We advocate for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve. Guided by our Jewish values and history, we bring more than 130 years of expertise to our work with refugees.