This Pride Month, consider donating to these great local organizations right here in DC. Mary's House for Older Adults Mary's House for Older Adults is a nonprofit with a vision to create affordable, independent, communal housing for older adults that will eliminate the intense social isolation experienced because of aging and by subtle and not so subtle discrimination and intolerance based on one's sexual orientation and identity. MHFOA seeks to create living environments that celebrates and honors the whole person as they age, no matter who they are. Make a secure donation to Mary's House here.
Wanda Alston Foundation
The mission of the Wanda Alston Foundation (WAF) is to eradicate homelessness and poverty for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 18 and 24. They are dedicated to ensuring that LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness have access to services that improve their overall quality of life. Their mission is achieved through advocacy and programming. The Wanda Alston Foundation advocates for increased resources for youth while providing programs including housing, life skills training, case management services, linkages to medical care and mental health care and other social services, support in staying or returning to school, and employment support.
High Need Items
Gift cards in small dollar denominations, sets of 9 or 12 for Subway, Chipotle, McDonalds, Smoothie-King, or Target
Twin XL sized bedding (fitted sheets, regular sheets, blankets etc.)
Color coordinated storage bins and containers so each youth can have a different color