Eric and his wife, Bridgette, have been feeding 1000s of people every month for the last six years through their nonprofit, Operation Earnie's Plate. We were inspired by what they are doing to improve our community and wanted to lend a #HelpingHand.
After facing the loss of their son, Reggie and Dedeen Vaughn created a non-profit to help other young people dealing with mental health issues called the Mind Wellness Foundation. Supporting their cause on this Helping Hands with 7 News was an honor!
On this Pay It Forward with Fox 5, we had the opportunity to learn more about FAN D.C. an organization doing amazing things to help children in the foster care system. We wanted to contribute to their cause, so we had a special surprise!
Jill's House is a non-profit that provides short-term, overnight care to families raising children with intellectual disabilities in the DC metro area. While their kids engage in fun activities tailored to their interests and abilities, parents receive 24-48 hours to rest and recharge. As a part of 7News Helping Hands Initiative with ABC 7, we surprised them with something special.
Black Girls Rockville hosts an event called Breakfast and Haircuts, where they provide styling services to those experiencing homelessness. Amazed by the work they are doing in their community, we wanted to #PayItForward with a special surprise.
In partnership with ABC7's #Helping Hands program, we had the opportunity to support Student-Athletes For Educational Opportunities, a nonprofit that provides student-athletes with opportunities and develop skills.
In partnership with ABC7's #Helping Hands program, we had the opportunity to support Kids Give Back, a nonprofit that has provides children with valuable life lessons while staying busy during the summer.
In partnership with ABC7's Helping Hands program, we had the opportunity to support City Gate DC, a nonprofit that has provided Southeast, D.C. children with a summer outlet for more than 20 years now.
Sonia Su began "Kits to Heart," where she hand-packs curated cancer care kits for patients and caregivers across the nation. Her mission to help others and give back all started after she received a care package during her own cancer treatment.
On this HelpingHands we surprised Sonia with a donation of $2,000 so that they can continue to improve the lives of others!