Dine Out for Everyone Home DC is Here!

What’s on the menu this May?

Everyone Home DC is serving up a brand new fundraising event, with a side of positive impact!

Dine Out for Everyone Home DC is a month-long partnership between Everyone Home DC and restaurants throughout the District. Together, we will share more about Everyone Home DC’s vital mission to end homelessness in DC and raise funds through a variety of special (and dare we say, tasty?) opportunities!

Take a bite out of the calendar of events for Dine Out for Everyone Home DC:

  • Call Your Mother, 701 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003: Favorite DMV deli Call Your Mother is hosting a fundraiser at their Capitol Hill location on Wednesday, May 15. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (that’s prime bagel time), when you use code “EHDC” on orders made online or in-person, 25% of sales will go to Everyone Home DC. 
  • Letena, 3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20010: Visit this Ethiopian eatery in Columbia Heights on Thursday evenings throughout May and 10% of sales of any wine bottle will be donated to Everyone Home DC!
  • Dolan Uyghur Restaurant, 3518 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008: Stay tuned to our social media for upcoming announcements about this event!

Delicious Dine Out delights will continue at this year’s Spring Social, where we will be raffling off $100 gift cards to Blue 44, DC Sweet Potato Cake, Elfegne, and Pacci’s! The Spring Social, which will be held on May 21 from 6-8pm at H Street’s Irregardless, will feature other raffle prizes as well, including Wizards and Nationals tickets and passes for adventures all around the DMV at Six Flags, Beat the Bomb, 5 Wits Arlington, and more.

At the Spring Social, we will come together to harness collective energy around our shared vision of the District of Columbia as a thriving and diverse community where all people can obtain and remain in safe, affordable, and comfortable homes. Tickets are required, and space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot today if you haven’t yet done so.

We look forward to Dining Out and Spring Socializing with you all this May!

Stay connected to all our upcoming events on Everyone Home DC’s Event Page!

Your 2023 Annual Report is Here!

Everyone Home DC is proud to present your 2023 Everyone Home DC Annual Report on behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, and the people we work alongside. 

Within these pages, we share your support’s impact in the past year while reflecting on a shared vision for the path ahead. You can view your full 2023 Everyone Home DC Annual Report here

As we look forward, Everyone Home DC remains committed to working alongside our community to center the needs of people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in a just recovery. We cannot do this work without you, and we are grateful for your unwavering support.

Thank you for being a part of this community! 

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Vote for Everyone Home DC Today!

Washington City Paper’s Best of DC is BACK and voting is open until June 10! In years past, Everyone Home DC has received the 3rd place honor in the Best Nonprofit category, and we would love to see if we can do it again this year…or maybe move up a little bit!

You can help by voting Everyone Home DC Best Nonprofit today! The process is easy and only takes a minute. Here is what you need to know:

  1. Click this link to get to the “People and Places” section. OR try to go directly to the “Best Nonprofit” nomination box by clicking here.
  2. If this is your first time voting this year, you will be redirected to a sign-in form where an email is required, and you will need to enter a validation code sent to your inbox. After that, you don’t have to enter an email again.
  3. In the People and Places section, under “Categories,” scroll down to “Best Nonprofit”—it is in alphabetical order after “Best Nail Technician” and before “Best Park.”
  4. Type in Everyone Home DC. Please be sure to enter the full name — Everyone Home DC. Select “Vote.”
  5. You are done! Consider voting for your other DC Bests and encourage your friends to nominate Everyone Home DC too!

It’s GivingTuesday | Enjoy These Simple Ways to Join the Movement

Today is GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is an all-day global generosity movement that strives to build communities where the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together—unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity in DC and around the globe. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity⁠⁠—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.

Here are some ways to share this special day with Everyone Home DC:

DONATE. Your GivingTuesday gift ensures all people in the District have access to safe, affordable, and comfortable homes and meaningful relationships that connect people with supportive networks. This is even more important during the ongoing global health emergency. Make your year-end #GivingTuesday gift TODAY!

PLACE YOUR BIDS. What do family portraits, a deluxe coffee tasting, and a homemade jar of pesto have in common? All of these (and more!) are the kinds of unique gifts you’ll find in Everyone Home DC’s 2023 Holiday Auction!

GIVE IN-KIND. Everyone Home DC’s Day Center and Street Outreach team urgently need bras, pads, and tampons. Shop from our Feminine Needs Wish List and have items shipped directly to Everyone Home DC. Receiving much-needed items through donations allows Everyone Home DC to keep its operating budget as low as possible. All donated items are distributed free of charge to individuals and families in our programs. Check out Everyone Home DC’s main online Wishlist here. 

BE A GOODNEIGHBOR. Invest monthly in ending homelessness by joining Everyone Home DC’s GoodNeighbor Circle. Members of Everyone Home DC’s GoodNeighbor Circle make monthly small, automatic donations, making it easier for Everyone Home DC to plan long-term, budget more efficiently, and create more life-changing opportunities for individuals and families in our city. 

SHARE YOUR MERRY. Every family deserves a joyful end-of-year experience! Everyone Home DC is committed to ensuring that families have the flexibility to celebrate their winter holiday and experience the joy of giving gifts. Learn more about this year’s approach and share your merry with a family today!

START A HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER. Talk about a snowball effect! By sharing your very own holiday fundraiser with friends and family, you’ll see those early flurries of giving turn into a blizzard of support! It is easy. Create your holiday fundraiser today

Thank you for standing alongside Everyone Home DC on #GivingTuesday and always.

Grateful For YOU. Today & Always. 🙏

Today and always, we are thankful for YOU! Every day, we feel incredibly grateful for the community we partner with at Everyone Home DC. We are consistently amazed by your exceptional empathy, compassion, and dedication.

We are inspired by your investment in a future that ensures everyone in our city can access safe, affordable, and comfortable homes and meaningful relationships that connect them with supportive networks. Your involvement makes Everyone Home DC’s work possible, and together, we are creating a more equitable and dynamic city for everyone. We are so glad you are here. Thank you for all you make possible.

From Your Friends at Everyone Home DC, Happy Thanksgiving!

Share Your Holiday Spirit with Families in DC

This winter holiday season is the perfect time for Everyone Home DC and our amazing network of supporters to provide a little something extra for this special time of year. Everyone Home DC is committed to ensuring that the families we work alongside will have the flexibility to celebrate their winter holiday and experience the joy of giving gifts. This holiday season, Everyone Home DC will distribute debit gift cards throughout our community, allowing each household the opportunity to decide how they spend these funds to create a meaningful holiday for their family.

Based on the family size, Everyone Home DC will provide gift cards valued between $150 and $500. 

We need YOUR help to reach our goal. You can make a monetary donation today here. You can also consider running a drive to collect gift cards with your favorite community or network OR set up a fundraising page and watch your social network support you in reaching your goal! Every little bit helps. Below is more information on how to get started and some of the most preferred gift cards. Thank you for your continued support of Everyone Home DC!

Everyone Home DC plans to distribute gift cards to families in December.

GETTING STARTED

GETTING CARDS TO EVERYONE HOME DC 

You can skip purchasing gift cards and donate on our Winter Holiday donation page. Program staff will then purchase gift cards and send them electronically to families. Consider donating today!

If purchasing gift cards at a store or online, you can mail them directly to Everyone Home DC’s main headquarters address. Please contact Kate at akalonu@everyonehomedc.org if you have any questions or to discuss dropping the gift cards off.

Mail Gift Cards to:
Everyone Home DC Development
Attn: Holidays
415 2nd Street NE, 3rd Floor
Washington DC, 20002

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out! Thank you for standing with Everyone Home DC now and always. We are so glad you are here.

Please note:

  • Any funds received above the goal for this campaign will be redirected to the general fund.
  • We will not accept gift cards at our drop-in day center for our guests’ health and safety at Shirley’s Place Day Center. Thank you for understanding.

We’re a Target Circle Participant | Vote for Everyone Home DC

Everyone Home DC is honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to influence how a portion of Target’s donation is directed to Everyone Home DC!

Now through December 31, vote for Everyone Home DC through the Target Circle program to help determine how Target’s donation will be divvied up. Find out more about Target Circle here: www.target.com/circle

We’re asking our supporters to help us maximize this incredible opportunity. If you are already an avid Target Circle user, you probably have some votes to share in your account! Every vote counts to help us receive a portion of the available Target funds as we continue our mission to ensure everyone in our city has access to safe, comfortable, and affordable homes.

And remember, as you earn more votes, you can continue voting throughout the campaign! Leave no votes on the table!

Thank you for being so supportive, and we encourage you to share your support for us (and your thanks to Target) on social media throughout the duration of the voting!

Click the thumbnail images below for a quick guide to getting started. Use your votes in support of Everyone Home DC today! 

 

Challenge Goal Exceeded. Thank YOU So Very Much.

Thank you for making this year’s September Challenge a historic success! For the fourth year in a row, you showed up for individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness in DC. We raised over $72,000, with nearly 200 donations throughout the Challenge. 

We reached this successful milestone thanks to our AMAZING September Challenge Sponsors, Benefactor Circle, and Committee members, our staff, volunteers, donors, event hosts & participants, fundraisers, online auction partners & participants, and our many social media ambassadors. We know the need to raise critical funds to support people facing homelessness is more urgent than ever. Everyone played a vital role in ensuring this campaign’s success. Thank you.

In addition to the funds raised, check out some of the other highlights of Everyone Home DC’s September Challenge:

  • We are incredibly honored to welcome back three Lead Sponsors this year. Please give a lot of love to Christ Church + Washington Parish on Capitol Hill, The Jeanne Phil Meg Team at Compass, and the National Capital Bank.
  • In the final weeks, we welcomed five new supporters at the Benefactor Circle and Sponsor levels, raising an additional $5,500. Thanks to Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Cheryl Vance, Anthony Amato, Anne & Roy Phillips, Anne Stone, and Geetha & Keith Waehrer joining the Challenge. You can see all of this year’s amazing September Challenge sponsors below, and be on the lookout for our celebration advertisement in the October Hill Rag.
  • Everyone Home DC’s online auction raised over $12,000, making it the most successful auction in our history. This year there was a total of 332 bids placed on 100 items. Additionally, we hosted our inaugural Final Countdown auction close-out party and had a blast celebrating the end of the auction with good friends, noisemakers, and bubbly!
  • The September Challenge Leaderboard had five active fundraisers that raised nearly $10,000. This year’s top fundraisers were Edith & Mark Sherman, Alison Harwood & Chuck Rohe, Abby Sypek, and Pat Joseph. Thanks to ALL for sharing your time and enthusiasm with this year’s September Challenge!

Thank you for joining Everyone Home DC in this critical month-long campaign supporting our mission to ensure everyone in our city has access to safe, affordable, and comfortable homes. It is the responsibility of each of us to end homelessness in Washington, DC, and build the welcoming and inclusive community we believe is possible. We could not do this work without you, and we are so glad you are here. Thank you!

Provide a Little Something Extra This Thanksgiving

Support Everyone Home DC’s Goal to Distribute Gift Cards to Support Families in Celebrating Thanksgiving This Year.

This Thanksgiving holiday season is the perfect time for Everyone Home DC and our amazing network of supporters to provide a little something extra for this special time of year. Everyone Home DC is committed to ensuring that the diverse families that we work alongside will have the flexibility to celebrate their Thanksgiving. Everyone Home DC will distribute grocery and debit gift cards throughout our community, allowing each household the opportunity to decide how they spend these funds to create a meaningful holiday for their family. Everyone Home DC’s goal this year is to distribute 150 $50 gift cards to families before Thanksgiving. Thank YOU for helping us reach this goal. We will put these critical funds right to work, distributing them directly to the families we work with.

If you are interested in supporting Everyone Home DC with reaching this goal, you can make a monetary donation today here. You can also run a drive to collect gift cards at your work, place of worship, or social club, OR set up a fundraising page and watch your social network support you in reaching your goal! Every little bit helps. Below is more information on how to get started. Thank you for your continued support of Everyone Home DC!

Everyone Home DC plans to begin distributing gift cards to families by mid-November.

GETTING STARTED

  • We want to hear from you if you plan to run a drive or collection! This will support Everyone Home DC’s planning (and budgeting) efforts. Contact Kate Akalonu at akalonu@everyonehomedc.org to discuss what types of gift cards to focus on collecting and to share how many gift cards you plan to contribute. We can also provide brainstorming support to get the word out to your community if you are running a drive.
  • You can also make a monetary donation that will be used to purchase gift cards by program staff and sent electronically to families. Consider making a donation in $50 increments (or any amount) today!
  • Everyone Home DC families expressed most appreciating Visa, Mastercard, Safeway, and Giant gift cards.

GETTING CARDS TO EVERYONE HOME DC

You are welcome to skip the process of purchasing cards and make a donation on our Thanksgiving Celebration donation page. Program staff will then purchase gift cards and send them electronically to families. Consider making a donation in $50 increments (or any amount) today!

If purchasing gift cards at a store or online, you can mail them directly to Everyone Home DC’s main headquarters address. Please contact Kate at akalonu@everyonehomedc.org if you have any questions or to discuss dropping the gift cards off.

Mail Gift Cards to:
Everyone Home DC
Attn: Thanksgiving
415 2nd Street NE, 3rd Floor
Washington DC 20002

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out! Thank you for standing with Everyone Home DC now and always. We are so glad you are here.

Any funds received above the goal for this campaign will be redirected to the general fund.

Please note: For our staff and guests’ health and safety at Everyone Home DC’s Day Center, we will not be accepting gift card drop-offs at our drop-in day center (which has historically been the location for drop-offs in the past.) Thank you for understanding.

A Historic Auction in the Books!

Everyone Home DC’s Challenge Online is officially closed, and thanks to our fantastic 64 auction supporters, we raised more than $12,000 to support neighbors at risk of or experiencing homelessness in our city! This fundraising milestone will go down in Everyone Home DC history as the most successful auction to date! Congratulations to our winners! We will share photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages in the coming days! Be on the lookout! 

Highlights from this year’s auction included:

  • 332 bids being placed on 100 items with a 4-way tie for most # of bids going to a Daru gift card, a custom ReWild flower arrangement, a visit to Hillwood Estate, and In Bocca al Lupo gift card! Our team is hard at work connecting winner bidders to their items. Once your invoice is processed, you will hear from us with the next steps regarding how to get your items. 
  • Gathering together for The Final Countdown auction close-out party and celebrating the end of the auction with noisemakers and bubbly!
  • Our first-ever celebrity memorabilia being offered with two lucky winners walking away with a signed Taylor Swift Guitar and a signed Friday the 13th Hockey Mask.
  • Down to the wire bidding on Signature Theatre tickets and Six Flags tickets, with the winning bids being placed in the last minute of the auction! 

Thank you for all the love and support you showed us this year! We are so lucky to have you in the Everyone Home DC Community! If you’d like to continue supporting our community year-round, we encourage you to become a monthly donor by joining our GoodNeighbor Circle today!