The Washington Post Helping Hand

The Washington Post Helping Hand seeks to facilitate significant financial donations directly to human service nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. metro area through high-impact, in-depth narratives about those in need and the programs that assist them.
  • Jun 22, 2017

How to apply to The Washington Post Helping Hand

The Washington Post is launching its third cycle of Helping Hand, a nonprofit giving initiative started by The Post to help connect the D.C. community with local nonprofit organizations. Helping Hand is currently seeking letters of inquiry from human services nonprofits that work toward the prevention and remediation of hunger, homelessness and poverty, in the Washington, D.C. area for a three-year commitment.
  • Jun 22, 2017

The Washington Post Helping Hand raises record $816k for beneficiaries Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat

The charitable giving initiative has raised a total of $1.4 million for Washington, D.C.-area nonprofits focused on alleviating hunger, homelessness and poverty since its inception in 2014.
  • Jan 15, 2020

The Washington Post Helping Hand raises record $1.1 million to support local nonprofits

The Washington Post Helping Hand announced it has successfully raised over $250,000 in the 2018-2019 season bringing the total funds raised to $1.14 million since the charitable giving initiative began in 2014.
  • Jan 15, 2019

The coronavirus pandemic has food aid groups mobilizing to lend a Helping Hand

A taste of Feeding America, Meals on Wheels America, No Kid Hungry and World Central Kitchen.

You did it! Readers donate a record amount to Post Helping Hand charities.

Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat received nearly $300,000.

For this Bright Beginnings father and son, school, work and life intertwine

A single father works hard to make a good impression on his child.

A woman named Jewel shines again: ‘N Street Village really helped save my life’

The D.C. nonprofit helps women overcome addiction and homelessness.

At So Others Might Eat, employment training helps people build productive lives

After nine months of instruction, Kareem Thomas landed a job. “Never give up,” he said.

For this retired teacher, volunteering at Bright Beginnings is a weekly lesson

The Southeast D.C. preschool helps children grow in all sorts of ways.

In a town of anonymity, many Helping Hand clients sing of their achievements

“If I needed to put my entire story out, I would,” says one.

As the District gets more expensive, SOME works to make it affordable for families

“We love D.C. And it is hard when it feels like the only option is to move out.”

Before getting to the ‘how’ of recovery, addicts must get to the ‘why’ of addiction

“You want to get out of it, but you need somebody to go to.” She went to N Street Village.

At Bright Beginnings, crunching the numbers can help improve kids’ lives

The self-sufficiency matrix enables teachers to see what a poor family needs to work on.
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