Through working closely with the Center for Community Service & Engagement here at American University, we have found some really great local organizations to work with on our second Project Move-Out Community Sale.
All monetary proceeds of Project Move-Out will go to M.O.M.I.E.S., TLC (http://momiestlc.com/)
M.O.M.I.E.S., TLC (Mentors of Minorities in Education's Total Learning Cis-Tem) is a DC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to “nurturing the genius” of our children by creating a transformative educational experience. Their purpose is to transform education for at-risk children of color through an educational model that uses social justice and cultural education as the foundation for improving academic outcomes for our children. M.O.M.I.E's dynamic, culture-based learning Programs directly respond to the tremendous need for nontraditional learning opportunities for low-income children living in Washington, DC.
All toiletry and food donations will go directly to the Capital Area Food Bank (http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/)
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest, nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metropolitan area. They work to educate, empower and enlighten the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. Their community-building initiatives, including Kids Cafe, Weekend Bag, Face Hunger, From the Ground Up, Sister Hook-Up, Produce for People, and the Brown Bag Program, educate the community about the importance of healthy diets and advocate for public policies that serve the interests of our constituencies.
All clothing donations at the end of the Community Sale will go to The Clothing Recycling Company (http://www.facebook.com/ClothingRecyling)
The Clothing Recycling Company (CRC) provides clothing drop boxes throughout Montgomery County, MD. Director Sabrina Wilson states that "Clothing Recycling provides the Interfaith Clothing Center with needed inventory provided free of charge. They provide focused delivery to serve the clothing needs for our client base of over 6,000 families in Montgomery County each year." Interfaith Clothing Center has partnered with CRC for almost 10 years to maintain and operate collection bins throughout the area. MD, DC & Northern VA charities are provided sorted seasonal clothing to help qualified low-income families in the Metropolitan area stretch their dollars.Clients of these local charities are young and old, male and female, single and married, and span all races. They are working poor, homeless, disabled, recent immigrants, parolees, welfare recipients and seniors living on fixed incomes.
All donated furniture & household items at the end of the Community Sale will go to A Wider Circle (http://www.awidercircle.org/)
A Wider Circle provides basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life’s necessities. They furnish the homes of more than 1,000 children and adults every single month, all free of charge. They also go into low-income schools and shelters to lead educational workshops on topics ranging from healthy self-esteem and stress management to resume writing and financial planning.