Funded: 40 Food Baskets Donated to Ward 7 Families
Funded – 40 Food Baskets to Families Living in DC’s Ward 7 (Boots on the Ground)
Project: According to the Food & Research Action Center, DC’s Ward 7 & 8 is ranked #1 among cities who have the most families (with children) who experience food insecurity. Thirty-seven point four percent (or 37.4%) of DC families with children report not being able to afford enough food to feed their families. The Capital Cause Giving Circles Team – Boots on the Ground – used their fundraising skills to assist with reducing the problem of hunger in DC’s Ward 7 by attempting to provide 50 food baskets and grocery store gift cards to Ward 7 families. The Giving Circles Team asked donors to assist in off-setting the cost of the food baskets by launching a social media compaign. Each food basket cost $50.00.
The project was completed November 3, 2012.
Impact: Giving Circles Project team raised $2,000 to fund 40 food baskets to 40 families living in DC’s Ward 7.
Young Philanthropists Participating: Jalisa Whitley, Nicole Battle, Matthew Lawrence, Brittney Hamilton, Courtney Hill