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05-15-19

Pay It Forward – Restoring the historic Woodlawn Cemetery

The District of Columbia is known for various historic African American historic grounds. One of these places is the Woodlawn Cemetery located on Benning Road in Southeast DC. The cemetery sits on 22 acres of land with about 36,000 people buried there. Some notable figures that are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery include Blanche K. Bruce, Wilson Bruce Evans, and John Wesley Cromwell.

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05-15-19

Pay It Forward – Celebrating Teacher Celebration Week in Southeast DC

Teacher Appreciation Week took place from May 5th through the 11th. Easterns Automotive Group and Fox 5 DC connected to Pay It Forward to a group of incredible educators at Randle Highlands Elementary School in Southeast DC. Being a teacher in America is one of the hardest jobs anyone can have.

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05-08-19

Pay It Forward – Military mom rewarded with a Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! This is a special time of the year for mothers across the world to be recognized, appreciated, and celebrated for all of their hard work. Being a mother is a hard job but being a mother in the military is another level of difficulty. Fox 5 DC captured a very special moment last month when they followed Shadia Everett of Fairfax County, Virginia to surprise her son, James at his school.

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04-30-19

Road to a Better Community – Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS)

Easterns and WUSA 9 are back! They pair recently joined forces to do a brand segment of their Road to a Better Community series. It was important for them to end the month of April on a positive yet inspirational note. Both were able to accomplish this by finding and highlighting Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc (LARS).

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04-16-19

Pay It Forward – Generous teen from Virginia surprised with a $2,000 donation for his good deeds

The government shutdown affected hundreds of thousands of people back in January. Many families suffered during this time because federal workers were not getting paid. Without pay it makes it very hard to provide basic necessities such as food. Prince William County teen resident, Eric McKay stepped up to the plate and donated his lifetime supply of peanut butter to furloughed government workers. McKay suffers from Autism but everyday he chooses to fight through his obstacles like a champ and find ways to impact the lives of others.

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10-26-18

Pay It Forward – DC Moms come together to put an end to childhood hunger

There is nothing worse than seeing worse than seeing an innocent child left hungry. Unfortunately in the District, this became a problem saw more and more frequently. Stoddert Elementary School decided to step in and do something about it. The students of their 5-grade class created the idea of a Share Table.

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10-26-18

Pay It Forward – Loudoun Therapeutic Riding is providing horseback riding to those in need with various challenges

Pay It Forward partners Easterns Automotive Group and Fox 5 DC give to deserving people and organizations all year round. However, this particular nonprofit organization is very special because it enriches the lives of individuals with physical, cognitive, and psychological challenges. Loudoun Therapeutic Riding (LTR) at Morven Park

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10-18-18

Pay It Forward – Retired Teacher From Prince Georges County Supports Neighborhood Children

Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group (Eastern Motors) are back with a brand new episode and this one is a tearjerker. Cynthia Cogdell is a retired teacher from the Prince Georges County School district.

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09-27-18

Pay It Forward – The Forever Moriah Foundation

Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group (Eastern Motors) have teamed up yet again to help out a deserving nonprofit foundation. With September being pediatric cancer awareness month, the pair figured that it would only make sense to help and highlight a nonprofit built on helping kids fight childhood cancer.

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08-29-18

Pay It Forward | The W.I.R.E.

Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group (Eastern Motors) have teamed up yet again to Pay It Forward to a very special cause. The W.I.R.E. stands for Women Involved in Reentry Efforts and is a DC based nonprofit organization

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08-10-18

Pay It Forward | Myannas Heart

Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group team up to help out an incredible organization by the name of MyannasHeart. MyannasHeart donates gifts to children after heart surgery at Inova Children’s Hospital.

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08-09-18

Pay It Forward | Premature Widows

Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group (Eastern Motors) have been very busy lately paying it forward in the DMV community. They recently found out about a woman named Connie Gilmore who turned her own traumatic experience into a nonprofit organization to empower other women.

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07-26-18

Pay It Forward | Hero Dogs

Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 Dc and Easterns Automotive Group teamed up once again for a special cause. Both parties got wind of an amazing non-profit corporation in Montgomery County, Maryland that was and still is in need of some financial assistance. The mission of Hero Dogs, Inc. is to help our very own United States heroes (veterans) by providing service dogs to them free of charge.

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06-25-18

Pay It Forward | The Lead By Example Foundation is teaching kids the importance of health and wellness

Easterns Automotive Group and Fox 5 DC recently found an incredible organization to Pay It Forward to. William Craig, Antonio Beard, and Jalen Thomas created the Lead By Example non-profit foundation to teach children the importance of health and fitness.

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06-21-18

Pay It Forward | Celebrating a 10-Year-Old Girl that is on a mission to save gorillas

Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group team up to assist a 10-year-old Maryland girl with her efforts to save gorillas through her pie-face challenge.

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05-24-18

Pay It Forward | Celebrating Military Appreciation Month at Washington Navy Yard

Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group teamed up once again, but this time in honor of Military Appreciation Month. The military is the heart of this country because they continue risk their own lives to fight for us civilians on a daily basis.

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