2017-2019 Washington Post Helping Hand Beneficiaries
Family development center for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families.
Empowers homeless and low-income women in D.C. through services, housing and advocacy.
Alleviates homelessness and poverty for D.C. residents and families through housing, training and more.
The Washington Post has launched Helping Hand, a new nonprofit giving initiative. 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
Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat will be featured in “John Kelly’s Washington” each winter.
  • Sep 25, 2017

Moms are often the focus of charitable outreach. This Helping Hand partner branches out.

Along with housing, the Washington charity offers classes to buoy clients’ spirits.

N Street Village, Bright Beginnings and So Others Might Eat need your support.

Thanks to Post readers, three local charities will share in more than $267,000.

The phones were jammed when the Helping Hand charity opened its waiting list.

“I felt like I had failed as a parent,” she said after being shot in front of her children.

The Helping Hand charity reserves 13 shelter beds for women who need special care.

“We’re people. Homelessness is not contagious. You can’t catch it from us.”

Things are complicated when a kid is growing up in a family experiencing homelessness.

On Dec. 25, The Post’s Helping Hand partners offer everything from gifts to hot meals.

“If it wasn’t for this place, a lot of people would be really hurting, like bad.”

Proofread your résumé, make eye contact and remember: You’re more than “just” a mom.

If you’d spent years digging your own grave, would you have the strength to climb out?

“That dog calms a lot of people down. It brings out the good side of people.”

The N Street Village homeless shelter is more than just a bed for the night.

“I’ve been that parentless child, where you just want love and you don’t have it.”

The Helping Hand partner’s Center for Employment Training helps start careers.

“This is a pretty joyful place to be around,” says director of Helping Hand partner.

“There are no excuses why every child can’t be educated,” the charity’s head says.

The Rev. John Adams steered So Others Might Eat into many needy corners in the District.

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  • Jun 22, 2017
More about Helping Hand

For three years starting winter of 2014, Helping Hand and The Post’s John Kelly will bring attention to three nonprofits supporting those suffering from hunger, homelessness and poverty in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Later this summer, The Washington Post will launch a new giving initiative called The Washington Post Helping Hand.

Six D.C.-area organizations receive grants towards education programs

Charitable Giving Archive

George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy receives $25,000 Washington Post Charities Grant

Reading Partners pairs below-grade-level readers in D.C. schools with tutors twice a week.

Ninety-nine percent of graduates from Capital Partners for Education finish school and enroll in college.

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  • Dec 15, 2013
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Everybody Wins! DC works with 4,500 elementary school students at 37 low-income schools in D.C.

  • Samantha Hogan
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  • Dec 12, 2013
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A longtime high school mentoring program turns to eighth grade to help get more students to the stage.

  • Leah Binkovitz
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  • Dec 7, 2013
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Horton’s Kids, founded in 1989 by a former Capitol Hill staffer, recently received a $30,000 grant.

  • Samantha Hogan
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  • Dec 1, 2013
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Organizations are focused on improving education for Washington, D.C.-area’s underserved youth.

  • Jun 27, 2013
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The grant recipients include Beacon House Community Ministry, Educacion Para Nuestro Futuro, Everybody Wins! D.C., The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc., Higher Achievement D.C. Metro and Reading Partners.

  • Jun 27, 2012
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The Washington Post and the McCormick Foundation awarded the first set of grants through The Washington Post Charities to four local nonprofits that focus on increasing educational opportunities for at-risk youth in the region.

  • Nov 15, 2011
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