The COVID-19 pandemic has really given wonderful nonprofit organizations across the DMV region to step up and help those in need. One organization is Horton’s Kids located in the poverty-stricken Wellington Park community of Washington D.C. Horton’s Kids empowers children grades K through 12 in the District to overcome life’s obstacles so they can succeed in life. They push the youth to graduate from high school by offering academic support and social-emotional development.
The unfortunate part about the pandemic is that many schools are participating in virtual learning. This means that children are attending class and learning online. With that said, each child needs the necessary digital tools to be successful and bridge the academic gap. Horton’s Kids has been working to provide students with internet and tablets to be able to complete their schoolwork. They have also been working to provide food and hygiene products.
The ABC 7 WJLA-TV team was so moved by the efforts of Horton’s Kids that they featured them on Good Morning Washington back in August. This caught the attention of Easterns Automotive Group so they two decided to come together to highlight Horton’s Kids on their Helping Hands segment. Easterns Automotive Group was able to surprise the nonprofit organization with a check for $1,500. The donation will allow Horton’s Kids to continue helping children and supporting those in the community that needs it the most.
Horton's Kids has a number of ways for people to get involved including - donating, volunteering, and joining their team. For more information, please visit www.hortonskids.org
Watch the video to see how everything unfolded.
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