One of our young neighbors wrote to us with a request: to help her spread the word about a nonprofit she’s assisting with a coat and headphones drive this month.
Hello Forest Hills friends,
My name is Shivani Nelson. I am 16 years old and live in Forest Hills. I have teamed up with Goods for Good, a local non-profit helping families and children in need. Goods for Good normally runs a massive pop-up rummage sale to raise money, but because of COVID restrictions, the organization has pivoted to providing direct assistance. Goods for Good is running monthly drives to meet specific needs for families in our local communities. Below is the information for the November drive. During these difficult times, we are calling on our community to help each other and hope you will consider joining the effort.
- Give the gift of warmth. Clean out your closets and donate used, but like-new winter coats, scarves, gloves and hats for people living on the streets and in great need. Goods For Good is partnering with The Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative and Thrive DC, two amazing nonprofits working with very vulnerable populations. All sizes welcome. Call or text me to pick up donations at 202-744-7752 OR drop items at my home: 2831 Chesterfield Place, NW, Forest Hills. Deadline: November 30th.
- Support DC students. Young people in greatly underserved DC communities and resource-limited schools are struggling to participate in virtual education. In a small way, you can make a big difference: Goods For Good is collecting new and like-new headphones with mics that students can plug into their devices so they can be an active part of their classes. In partnership with The Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, headphones will be distributed to students in need in the SE area. You can buy from our wishlist or purchase from anywhere. Call or text me to pick up donations at 202-744-7752 OR drop items at my home: 2831 Chesterfield Place, NW, Forest Hills. Deadline: November 30th.
***Want to be a Project Sponsor? A $350 fully tax deductible gift to Goods For Good will purchase a bulk amount of headphones, and we will shout out/promote your business or family for the support! Contact Elizabeth@GoodsForGoodDC.org.
- Cook with your heart to feed those in need. Sign Up to feed residents at House of Ruth or Friendship Place’s LaCasa Shelter. Details about kinds of meals, locations, dates, times, etc. are on the sign up form (you can look before committing). Help make the holidays extra special.
Have questions? Text or call Shivani at 202-744-7752. Thank you for doing good!