The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments estimates the number of homeless adults in D.C. at more than 12,000, half of which are part of families. Every weekend, volunteers gather in Allan Millington’s apartment and take to the streets to make a difference.
“Wealth disparity is spreading in the nation,” says Allan. “It’s especially [visible] in the nation’s capital.”
Allan, an army veteran himself, says many of the homeless and hungry are veterans. He and his friends began Universal Kitchen to provide dinner to veterans, the homeless, and low-income people in the Washington, D.C. area. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, volunteers assemble sack dinners at Allan’s apartment and then go out into the community to hand out food and hygiene items.
(Photos from Universal Kitchen’s Instagram.)
Volunteers and supporters of Universal Kitchen sport army-green #ProjectHunger #UniversalKitchen wristbands to increase awareness and support in the fight against homelessness and hunger.
For more info visit @universalkitchen on Instagram or see their WalMart wishlist. If you’d like to share how you use Reminderbands, let us know about your cause here.
We want to thank all our followers for the success of our new “Fifty Causes” Campaign! So far we have featured GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) and Soles4Souls who seeks to provide shoes for every person in the world! Both causes were amazing and we are so excited for what is to come!
This coming Monday we will feature The Sheepfold. The Sheepfold is a refuge for domestically abused mothers and their children; not only are they a safe haven but they help these families become independent separate from their abusers. The Sheepfold “Fifty Causes” campaign will launch October 8th on causes.reminderband.com; don’t miss your chance to donate! Below is a video about domestic abuse brought to you by The Sheepfold.
On October 15th we will switch directions and feature The Adventure Project. An organization on a mission to create 10 million jobs in the next ten years. Founded in 2010 by Becky Straw & Jody Landers, who met while traveling through Liberia, West Africa. They have joined forces to raise awareness and funds to support the world’s most-effective social ventures. Find their campaign starting October 15th on causes.reminderband.com. Below is a video describing how they plan give a stove to families in need this holiday season and through our campaign you can help!
We are also ecstatic to announce that on October 22nd we will be featuring the GimmeMo’ Foundation. Founded in 2009 by Disney Channel star Monique Coleman. Coleman was a Highschool Musical star but she knew there was more to come in her life. Below is the story of her mission to create something more.
We have created our Fifty Causes campaign to provide an easier way to give. See you soon!