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“What’s Up Wednesday” 10.15.2014

Spring-like storms, summer-ish temperature, fall breezes…While our weather may be unpredictable, our nonprofits are always a “sure thing” when it comes to doing good in Greater Washington. Take a look at “what’s up” this week

Girls on the Run DC:Nearly 1,000 pre-teen girls across DC are participating in Girls on the Run – DC this fall season. The girls are learning valuable life skills which equips them with the information and empowerment they need to meet life’s pressing challenges: from peer pressure to bullying, body image to healthy relationships and healthy living. In the photo below, they’re learning about untangling their emotions and exploring both comfortable and uncomfortable emotions. They learned the importance of identifying their emotions and expressing them in healthy ways.

DC SCORES:As always, DC SCORES is all about sportsmanship. This week,Brightwood EC and LaSalle Backus EC celebrated together with a postgame tunnel!(see the video in our #whatsupwednesday slideshow!)

Senior Services of Alexandria:On Saturday October 18th Senior Services of Alexandria and the Alexandria Bar Association will co-sponsor Senior Law Day at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street. Hear from local experts about what everyone should have in place including a will, medical directive, power of attorney, as well as discussing estate planning and long-term care options. This event is FREE, open to the public and includes a light breakfast.

Our Daily Bread and Food for Others:Community members throughout Fairfax County have been getting their teams together for Our Daily Bread and Food for Others’ Complete the Circle FoodRaiser on Nov. 9! They welcomed a team of staff, administrators and families from Fairfax County Government School Based Child Care Program (SACC) joining them year! Just a few of the team members are shown here with ODB’s Sheila Dixon (back row, third from right).

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services:This week, Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services treated clients to haircuts at Hair Cuttery!

Finally, the Catalogue for Philanthropy finished printing our 2014-2015 Catalogue! We’re in the binding process now, and preparing our shipments next week. Look for your new Catalogue the week of November 1st!

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