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More than $410K raised in The Washington Post Helping Hand 2022 campaign

New record fundraising supported Bread for the City, Friendship Place and Miriam’s Kitchen

The Washington Post Helping Hand. (TWP)

The Washington Post Helping Hand, a charitable giving initiative, raised over $410,000 for three D.C.-area nonprofits: Bread for the City, Friendship Place and Miriam’s Kitchen. The Post drew donations through an eight-week holiday giving campaign that included weekly columns by Local Columnist John Kelly about the inspiring ways these organizations are making a difference in the lives of people in the D.C.-area community. The Robert I. Schattner Foundation contributed $150,000 to Helping Hand for a second consecutive year.

The record-setting season’s donations went to directly to support each selected beneficiary. In addition to providing families with a turkey, groceries and a debit card for the holidays, their year-round services include the following:

· Bread for the City provides food, clothing, medical care and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty.

· Friendship Place empowers individuals to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently.

· Miriam’s Kitchen engages its guests with healthy, made-from-scratch meals and connects them with personalized social services that help them increase their income, improve their health and obtain a safe, permanent home.

Since 2014, The Washington Post’s Helping Hand has facilitated over $2.2 million directly to human service nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. region. To learn more about Helping Hand, visit www.posthelpinghand.com.

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