Local Nonprofit Bulletin
13 ways you can connect with the critical work of small, local nonprofits this month:
- DMV Food Recovery Week runs from October 16-22! Join Manna Food Center, the DC Food Recovery Working Group, the Montgomery County Food Council, and Prince George’s County Food Equity Council for in-person and virtual events to learn about reducing food waste and increasing food security for all.
- Learn more about the work of Tahirih Justice Center and how you can help them support immigrant survivors of violence at their virtual Bighearted Kickoff Celebration on October 17 from 5:00 – 5:30 PM!
- On October 18 at 6:00 PM at the Martin Luther King Jr Library, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and DC Justice Lab, along with Sunrise-DC, Metro-DSA, ACLU-DC, and Advance Project, will be launching their Police Out of Traffic Enforcement Campaign. Join them for a panel discussion and start the conversation on what a safe and sustainable transportation system looks like!
- Join Main Street staff on October 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in-person or virtually to learn and talk about invisible disabilities, which are disabilities that exist beyond one’s appearance.
- In need of professional attire for the fall? Stop by the Suited for Change October Boutique Sale on October 19 between 4:00 – 7:00 PM! With every purchase, you are helping empower the women in their community as they secure and sustain professional employment.
- The film Voices of Reentry explores the challenges of reentry and the role communities can play in reducing these barriers. Justice Arts Coalition will be screening this film virtually on October 19 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, followed by a conversation between the audience and one or more of the film’s storytellers, local providers of reentry support services, and formerly incarcerated members of their community.
- For people with disabilities and their families, it’s absolutely critical to make careful plans for their financial futures. Join The Arc of Northern Virginia on October 21 at 10:00 AM for their quarterly online roundtable discussion with certified financial professionals, “Thank Goodness It’s Financial Fitne$$ Friday.”
- On October 21 at 11:30 AM, tune into a webinar about developing and producing investigative podcasts with one of the country’s most successful investigative podcast teams, who also serve on the board for the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
- The documentary film MIXED offers a new lens into race and the lives of the first generation of mixed-race kids and families to be counted in the U.S. Census. Watch a free screening of this film virtually on October 24 at 7:00 PM, followed by a live Q&A with the filmmakers, as part of the Silver Screen Series by Docs In Progress!
- On October 27 at 6:30 PM, join IN Series at metrobar for a Directors’ Salon on Requiem!
- It’s a Garlic Planting Party! On October 29 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, the Washington Youth Garden will celebrate the end of the growing season with garlic planting, family-friendly activities, food tastings, vegetable harvesting, and more.
- Check out The D.C. Homeless Crisis Reporting Project, compiled by Street Sense Media, and including a guide to reporting on homelessness.
- Listen to a new podcast by The Giving Square, “Kids are Philanthropists, Too!” This podcast is for people of all ages to explore important social challenges, with kids ages 10-12 as your guides. The first episode covers physical health challenges as experienced by kids and adults.