“Cup of Joe” is a program started by Catholic Charities’ that helps provided food to those who are homeless in D.C. Catholic Charities has eight homeless shelters throughout D.C. that do not receive any breakfast in the morning for those staying there. “Cup of Joe” is run by volunteers that come together to help pack breakfast bags to the homeless. Catholic Charities provides all the food and snacks needed to pack the bags. The trouble comes in because they’re usually aren’t enough volunteers to make the proper number of bags.
When groups come together, they can make up to 400 bags just in one session. The more, the merrier! In particular, the Monumental Sports Foundation decided to volunteer as a team and they made a large amount of bags. Monumental Sports and Entertainment owns and operates the Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, and the Washington Wizards. However, anyone can volunteer and help any way that they can.
Lydia Pearl Monroe, the Program manager of “Cup of Joe”, met with the Fox 5 team to tell them how the program works and also to show them what exactly goes into each bag. Easterns Automotive Group donated $1,000 to “Cup of Joe” to help cover materials and supplies. Easterns has always been very big on giving back to the community any way possible. “Cup of Joe” is always accepting volunteers and donations. Find out how you can help: https://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/volunteer/
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