Community Service

THANK YOU Capital Chapter Volunteers for making a difference and a positive impact in the lives of others.”

PCMACC Do Good Stats

2020 was a challenging year for so many but that has not stopped the PCMA Capital Chapter!  Members have been working hard to make a positive impact on our communities.

  • 26 Pints of Blood Collected to help save 78 Lives with the American Red Cross!
  • Collected over 300 items to complete 75 HeART Kits for disadvantaged Baltimore area children through Art with a Heart
  • 1200 bags of groceries packed and 400 meals bagged with Martha’s Table to help support the hungry in DC
  • Made the Christmas wishes of 5 families come true through the Good Karma Holiday Program

Covid-19 Resource Guide

The PCMA Capital Chapter is a strong community built from individuals who have always taken care of one another. We know many in the industry have been impacted by the pandemic and our goal is to provide resources and support however we can. This guide includes links and other information to assist members with career opportunities, scholarships, and meal support.

From the start of the pandemic, those hit hardest and fastest by the COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions are workers in the hospitality industry. That’s why Hook Hall rolled out Hook Hall Helps.
Through Hook Hall Helps, area hospitality workers receive meals and supplies provided through the generous support of the greater Washington, DC community. To support local restaurants, we compensate kitchens for providing the meals, and a way for us to stay connected and give back during these difficult times.

Those interested in receiving family meals and supply kits can pre-register here. Hook Hall Helps asks that you bring a paystub or shift schedule from the hospitality establishment you were or are working at — ensuring support goes directly to the industry. These kits will be distributed on Mondays at Hook Hall in Washington D.C. and on Thursdays at The Freshman in Arlington, VA from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.⁠ You will receive 3 days of fully prepared meals, along with a supply kit with dry goods (toilet paper, granola bars, etc.). ⁠⠀⁠
Register for Mondays
Register for Thursdays⁠

A Partnership Between RAMW & Hook HallThe Worker’s Relief Fund
During this challenging time as businesses and individuals navigate the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and its continued impact on the industry, we are proud to partner with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s (RAMW) Foundation — Educated Eats, to create a Workers Relief Fund to receive donations which Hook Hall Helps and Educated Eats will work together to distribute to support industry worker relief measures. To donate click here or contact Solana Vander Nat, the Hook Hall Helps Program Manager.

May Martha’s Table Give Back Event

May is for Martha’s Table! Join PCMA CC for this amazing Month Long Give back event! You will find several ways to get involved whether it be at home activities, donations or in-person volunteering. Together we will help Martha’s Table in their efforts to end hunger in Washington, D.C. Keep Your Eye out for news on our Digital Kick-Off Event! Can’t wait for May to show your support? No problem! Check out the links below to provide your support!

Meeting Industry Blood Drive: Coming Fall 2021!

In the meantime, The Madison Hotel-Washington DC is hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 21, more information can be found here.  Click here to make a reservation for your donation.

 

Other Ways to Give Back

Humane Rescue Alliance – Need for food donations & fosters.
Capital Area Food Banks
Red Cross Blood Donations
PCMA Foundation Industry Relief Fund

 

Text to donate:

  • Within the U.S., text to 41444. Enter prefix “RELIEFFUND,” the dollar amount, your first name and last name.
  • Example: RELIEFFUND 50 Jane Doe. You will then receive a link to complete the process of your payment.

 

#MakeADifferenceMondays

PCMA Capital Chapter Community Services Committee wants to hear more from you and what you are passionate about. We will be posting on social media every Monday as a part of our #MakeADifferenceMondays initiative highlighting upcoming community service events, members making a difference in our community and local organizations who could use your support. Check us out online every Monday and share how you give back!

Rebecca SchingelCommunity Service