Serve Your City’s COVID-19 Response

 

In an effort to do everything we can to protect the health and safety of our students, families, and volunteers - and because many of the facilities we would typically use for our programming are closed right now - we have suspended our spring classes. 

 

Instead, we are serving our city by acting as the Ward 6 hub for #DCMutualAid, a community-led grassroots effort to safely support the Black and Brown folks hardest hit by the effects of this public health crisis. We are partnering with many other community organizations to make this happen, including Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Momma’s Safe Haven, the TraRon CenterBrotha’s Huddle and others. 

 

We are delivering food and supplies, as well as working to bridge the digital divide for our students who don’t have the technology and internet service required for school right now. This work is about tapping the resources we already have in many households in Ward 6 (and beyond) and to limit the amount of travel and contact for our most vulnerable neighbors searching for food and supplies for their families. 

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES ON FOOD AND SUPPLIES, INTERNET ACCESS, SCHOOLS, FINANCIAL/HOUSING, HEALTH AND KIDS’ ACTIVITIES. THIS DOCUMENT IS EDITABLE, ADD RESOURCES IF YOU KNOW ANY NOT LISTED ALREADY!

 

THIS IS ABOUT SAVING THE LIVES OF THE LEAST-RESOURCED PEOPLE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.

 

How you can help:

  • DONATE money (CLICK HERE)

  • DONATE shelf-stable food and cleaning supplies

  • DONATE laptops, tablets and internet service for students

  • VOLUNTEER to deliver goods to Ward 6 residents

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How you can contact us:

 

Supply list:

  • Fruit and vegetables

  • Bread, hot dog buns, hamburger buns, bagels

  • Toilet paper

  • Sandwich meat

  • Snack foods

  • Diapers of all sizes

  • Baby wipes

  • Women’s hygiene products

  • Bottled water

  • Frozen meats

  • Rice

  • Hot dogs

  • Bleach

  • Cleaning wipes

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Gloves

  • Alcohol pads

  • Any other items you bought for your own family

 

Above all else: stay healthy, wash your hands and find safe ways to help your neighbors during this unprecedented crisis. We have all of the care and love we need to take care of one another. 

 

All of us or none of us.

❤️ SYC