Community Service

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

Holiday Helpers @ Capital Area Food Bank

December 11, 2018

Please join the Community Services Committee on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 as we return to the Capital Area Food Bank for our Holiday Helpers Initiative. We will spend a few hours in the afternoon helping to sort and package food for the 500,000 people in the DC region struggling with hunger. Learn more about the CAFB here.

Food donations: Add to your volunteer time by bringing canned and boxed food donations! Read about the preferred food donations here.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (1 shift)
Where: Capital Area Food Bank
Address: 4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE, Washington, DC

Click here to register.

The Children’s Inn at NIH: November 28, 2018

Thank you to all who participated in preparing dinner for The Children’s Inn residents.

The Children’s Inn is a caring place to be—a place to relax with other families that are undergoing serious medical treatment. After long travels, families are often tired and ready for a home-cooked meal. The Inn invites different groups and organizations to provide a large meal for all of the families. This is also an opportunity for them to meet, mingle, and interact with other families, creating an environment of mutual support and caring


Community Services Committee Coat Drive for One Warm Coat

Help the CSC make this coming winter both warmer and safer for area residents. Adult and children’s coats will be collected at drop off locations listed below and at the September 26 Get Hooked! event and October 23 Education Program. Can’t make the events? Click here to donate.

About One Warm Coat One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Since One Warm Coat’s inception in 1992, we have worked with our volunteers to host more than 27,000 coat drives and have given away more than 5 million coats.

Drop off locations:
Beth Menlanson, San Francisco Travel,1730 M St, NW Ste 807, Washington, DC 20036
Contact: call 202-803-5461 to coordinate
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, security in the lobby
Lisa Luks, HelmsBriscoe, 1933 Fisher Court, Falls Church, VA 22043
Contact: (703-532-0969)
Flexible drop off, call before dropping off (home) to coordinate
Drop off deadline is October 22, 2018 for these locations.

Thank you to our donations drop off sponsor:



Our Military Kids Silent Auction Charity Organization

Please consider donating a silent auction item for the November Rewind event benefiting Our Military Kids

Founded in 2004, Our Military Kids is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization providing support and recognition to military children. This includes children, ages 5-18, of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members, as well as children of wounded warriors from all service branches.The grants pay fees associated with athletic, fine arts and tutoring programs. Read more about the programs provided on their Fact Sheet and Impact Report. You may also make a monetary donation here.


National Day of Service and Remembrance with the AARP Meal Pack Challenge 

On Tuesday, September 11th the AARP Foundation led a Summer of Service to Seniors via a “Meal Pack Challenge”, with a goal to assemble 1,000,000 meals for hungry seniors in major metro areas throughout the U.S.

Thank you to all who participated in the DC event! View list here.






Thank you all for making our Humane Rescue Alliance community service event a success!

We collected over 6 bags of treats, several blankets and 146 t-shirts total. Our on-site volunteers made about 40 dog toys that we were able to hand out when we toured the adoptable dogs and cats. $1,203 were raised via the online link (including donations that were collected at the Capital Chapter monthly educational events); this allowed us to sponsor 4 cats (Hattie May, Badger, Mellon, and Tee tee) and 4 dogs (Holtby, Sue, Stacy, and Silke).

A special thank you to those who volunteered on-site: Kim Allison, Jennifer Bond, Stefanie Brown, Erin Carter, Kristie Chang, Brian Chung, Mallory De la Rosa, Katelyn Diehl, Cheri Fairchild, Whitney Gafford, Mariana Gallo, Leslie Hastings, Matt Heck, Lauren Hyps, Denise Jackson, Gabby Jenifer, Vicki Johnson, Eric Kincaid, Stephen Longbottom, Karen MacFarland, Mary Manier, Caitlin Nicolson, Monica Robinson, Kim Sackett, Will Trokey, Jordan Vallerga, Allison Wachter, and Scott Warren.

Also a special thank you to those who donated via the online link: Jim Kelley, Diane Kovats, Marcus Eng, Boomer, Kathy McAdams, Moxie and Hodor, Winnie and Stella, C Phalen, Mrs. Jennifer Erney Mccurley, Beverly Johnson-Hampton, Josie, Mary Gallagher, Vicki Johnson on behalf of Peanut, Heather Buss, John Rubsamen, Rebecca Ramsey, In memory of the Haning fur babies who have passed and various PCMA Capital Chapter Member Donations.

You can learn more about the Humane Rescue Alliance here.

Rebecca SchingelCommunity Service