Causes We Support
SHE opens her hands to the poor, yes she reaches out her filled hands to the needy (whether in body, mind or spirit) Proverbs 31:20
As a collective voice in the DC Metro are, here are a few organizations that we recommend. This was intended to be a catalyst to get you started on your journey to being a “good neighbor” and the change in your world. We are aware that many of you are not from this local area, so no matter what part of the planet you’re from Donna, Lora, Taryn, Jill and Heather encourage you to connect with your local church. Find ways that you can support the causes that are already close to your heart. Go ahead Beautiful…BE the CHANGE in your world!
DONNA PISANI – CAPITAL CITY CHURCH
Be the Love Campaign is a Community Development Corporation of Capital City Church, and serves as the social justice and outreach arm of the Church. From global opportunities to local community outreach, Be The Love Campaign is intentional about communicating value, strength, and most of all love.
A21 exists to abolish the injustice of human trafficking in the 21st century. They do this by preventing trafficking, protecting survivors of trafficking, prosecuting traffickers, and partnering with local communities to provide for those who have been rescued from trafficking.
Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a South African founded registered non-profit humanitarian organization that has been expanding its expertise in relief and sustainable development in Africa since 1984. JAM operates programs and trains communities alongside these programs ensuring the opportunity for sustainable program outcomes.
JILL WHITLOW – THE COMMUNITY CHURCH
LAWS is a private nonprofit in Loudoun County, Virginia. LAWS is a dual agency, serving both domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, and seeks to empower survivors of interpersonal violence so that they may live lives free from fear, anxiety, and danger.
Crosscentral Recovery Center is a faith-based alternative to rehab and a unique solution to the epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction. Its mission is to help people overcome addiction through residential rehab centers that offer faith-based recovery at no cost.
Messiahs Market Food Pantry is The Community Church’s food outreach ministry to its community. The Community Church has feeds people in need, free of charge, without question. Messiah’s Market is a self-selection pantry, believing that this approach helps ensure that the shopper’s appetite and spirit are ministered to.
LORA BATTERSON – NATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH
New Rhythm Project is a non-profit organization that works to educate, communicate, and facilitate local communities to care for orphans and vulnerable children across the globe.
Jesus made spending time with broken people a priority; so The Well focuses on building friendships founded on Christ-like love with girls caught in the Thai sex trade. The Well trains and equips women to become agents of transformation and renewal in their communities.
STRIVE DC helps chronically unemployed people in the Washington, DC area transform their lives through employment. The program helps people find and keep employment through the Job Readiness program, the STRIVE For Success fast-track GED program, and Career Gear, which provides professional clothing to men seeking work.
DC Dream Center Dedicated to meeting both tangible and spiritual needs in our city, the DC Dream Center will be focused on serving the poor and the disenfranchised and being a place of reconciliation and refuge for southeast DC.
If you want to connect more with volunteer opportunities or want more information about these organizations, you can go to www.aoneeight.org
HEATHER GIROUX – THE CITY CHURCH
Samaritan’s Feet is a community of more than 70,000 volunteers who have joined together to make a difference. Samaritan’s Feet has served over four million impoverished children and adults in more than 60 nations by washing their feet, providing a new pair of shoes, and giving a message of hope.
Through prevention education, compassionate care, and survivor inclusive advocacy, FAIR Girls was created to empower girls in the U.S. and around the world who have been forgotten, exploited or otherwise are at-risk of not reaching their potential, and creates opportunities for girls to become confident, happy, healthy young women.
Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center is a Faith based 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering help and support to women, men and their families who are in a crisis pregnancy. Its goal is to provide compassionate care as well as complete, accurate information pertaining to pregnancy and pregnancy options.
TARYN STINE – DC METRO
Bethany House provides emergency shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence throughout Northern Virginia and the surrounding DC metro communities.
Free the Girls partners with safe houses and after-care facilities to provide an opportunity for women rescued from sex trafficking to earn a living selling donated second-hand clothing while going to school, getting healthy, and caring for their families.
As the largest homeless shelter in Northern Virginia, Carpenter’s Shelter serves over 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless children and adults each year. Carpenter’s Shelter’s comprehensive continuum of care offers continuous services, aiding the chronically homeless and shelter residents through their transition back into independent living.