Category Archives: Community Service

Stuff the Shed, Help Seniors Age in Place

Through April 25, Seabury Resources for Aging, headquartered in Tenleytown, is holding its second annual “Stuff the Shed” donation drive to benefit its Age-In-Place program. The Age-In-Place program provides basic home maintenance services, such as cleaning and yard work, to older adults living in Wards 4, 5, and 6. Services are provided by volunteers, free of charge, and help seniors

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Janney Heroes Shine Light on Friend’s Cancer Battle

Sometimes the greatest heroes do not have super powers or don masks and capes. Sometimes they hide under shy grins and wear sneakers. Janney Elementary School students who have banded together in support of a former classmate battling cancer are outshining any Superman or Wonder Woman.

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Volunteer to Spruce Up Local Schools

Help D.C. public schools get ready for the new school year. Join the thousands of volunteers who will lend a hand to clean and freshen more than 100 schools as part of the 2014 DC Public Schools Beautification Day. Since 2005, the annual Beautification Day has brought together District residents to improve schools through landscaping, painting, classroom organization, and trash

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Community Cleans Up Soapstone Tributary

Nearly 30 Tenleytown residents, Wilson High School students, and friends of Rock Creek banded together last Saturday to remove trash and invasive plant species from the last open headwaters of the Soapstone Tributary of Rock Creek. Situated next to the Wilson Aquatic Center along Fort Drive, the land surrounding the headwaters had become overgrown and filled with waste and debris.

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Janney Elementary to Host Community Blood Drive

On Thursday, May 22, Janney Elementary School is sponsoring a Community Blood Drive from 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Stop by to give blood and help save a life. Donors of all blood types are needed. Appointments can be scheduled in advance by visiting and searching by Sponsor Code 05311835. Advance scheduling can minimize wait times the

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Donation Drive to Cover Babies’ Bare Necessities

One in three families struggle to afford diapers. Parents enrolled in assistance programs cannot purchase them under WIC or food stamps, which categorize them as personal hygiene products. With the average baby requiring 10 to 12 diapers a day – at a cost of $120 per month – many families are forced to make tough decisions between food and diapers. Those

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