Community

Since our inception, the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the APA has been involved in our local communities and local charities, both financially and with public service. The chapter recognizes the importance of giving back to the community, and the abundance of charitable organizations in the DC area provides ample opportunity to do so. Each year the WMAC picks one charity to support. The WMAC also participates in outreach events. These events are where we physically go into the community and perform community outreach. For a list of charities we have helped in the past, visit our historical organizations (scroll down).


 

WMAC has supported food banks throughout the DC-MD-VA region over the years in a variety of ways - sorting care packages, working at live distribution events, donating meals, and more. In these unique and challenging times, the number of people needing help to provide food for themselves and their families is increasing at a rapid pace. 

Our neighbors need help more than ever, so we have combined digital forces to create a virtual food drive to support the Capital Area Food Bank. A virtual food drive is a great option due to our current in-person limitations. Instead of collecting food, a virtual food drive allows us to collect funds online for the Capital Area Food Bank so they can continue efforts to provide good, healthy food to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity.

Want to help? Here are some ways to help us meet our fundraising goal. The process is fast, easy, and secure... and you can be sure that it will benefit a great cause!

  1. Make a donation to our team.
  1. Join the team and share fundraising messages with your family, friends, and anyone else in your network. For those who get a kick out of friendly competition, check out the leaderboard to see how your stats stack up to the rest of the team.
  1. Want to help, but don’t want to sign up for a team spot? Feel free to share our team page...everyone is welcome to make a donation!

Come join the squad or make a team donation.

Remember every dollar donated equals 2.5 meals to a neighbor in need. The process is fast, easy, and secure. WMAC will match the total team funds raised, up to $500 between November 10 - December 15, 2020. That’s 1,250 meals donated if we reach our fundraising goal.

Donations to the Capital Area Food Bank may be tax deductible to the extent of the law. Click here for more information.

Thanks so much for your support!


 

A little about Mobile Hope of Loudoun: 

Mobile Hope was created in 2011 as an adjunct of the Mobile Health program operated by Inova Loudoun Hospital, under the leadership and direction of our CEO and founder, Donna Fortier, who was then Director of Community Affairs and Mobile Health Services.

While running the Mobile Health program, Donna became acutely aware of the growing problem of homeless and at risk young people with needs substantially exceeding healthcare. It became apparent that a much broader array of services would be required to address the needs of these homeless and precariously housed children and young adults.

She learned there was no other organization in our community that supported the needs of homeless young people.  After years of providing limited services under the umbrella of Inova Loudoun Hospital, Mobile Hope broke away to become its own 501(c)(3) in September 2014, to focus solely on this challenging and overlooked population.

 

If you have any questions or suggestions concerning Community Outreach, contact us at [email protected].  We are always excited to have new ideas submitted. 


 

Page Updated 11/22/2020

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