Category Archives: Community Service

DCBIA 25th Annual Community Improvement Day Event Recap

On Saturday, September 23rd, approximately 10 ULI Washington Young Leaders volunteered at DCBIA’s 25th Community Improvement Day at DHCA’s Benning Terrace Community Center in Southeast DC.  DCBIA’s vision is to help make Washington, DC a vibrant city that is meeting significant challenges to be a livable, competitive and thriving community for all.  ULI Washington helped improve the site for Benning Terrace residents by shoveling mulch, planting new shrubs, and weaving ribbon designs into the fence (using the Benning Terrace Football team colors).  This year’s DCBIA Community Improvement Day had over … Read More

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ULI Washington Young Leaders Get their Hands Dirty with City Blossoms!

On Saturday, April 29th, the ULI Young Leaders held a volunteer event with City Blossoms, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering healthy communities by developing creative, kid-driven green spaces. The weather was great and the turnout was fantastic. About 25 ULI members provided volunteer service at an outdoor vegetable garden located at a local public charter school located in Northeast DC. Volunteer activities included weeding, mulching, planting, painting signs and other general cleanup duties. The event was a huge success and expedited the preparation/cleanup time normally required in getting the vegetable … Read More

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Miracle League of Alexandria Service Event Recap

Last Saturday, October 15th, the ULI Young Leaders held a volunteer event with the Miracle League of Alexandria and had a great turn out with over 15 people with idyllic weather.  ULI Washington volunteers assisted special needs adults in playing a game of baseball.  The volunteers were matched up with players in the field to help throw the ball around the diamond during each play.  They also helped by being the announcers and base coaches.  A great time was had by all volunteers and players.  

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Community Forklift Volunteer Event Recap

On Saturday, April 16th, a group of ULI Young Leaders spent the day volunteering at Community Forklift in Hyattsville, MD. Community Forklift is a non-profit reuse center that provides home improvement materials, appliances, and fixtures at a low and affordable cost to the public. These materials are procured through donations of unwanted and salvaged materials throughout the entire DC metropolitan area. Community Forklift provides a range of services to the local communities by making repairs affordable to low-income families, reducing construction industry waste, promoting reuse of recycled materials, and creating … Read More

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Interfaith Clothing Center Service Event Recap

Last Saturday, February 6th, a group of ULI Young Leaders spent the morning volunteering at the Interfaith Works’ Clothing Center in Rockville, MD. Interfaith Works is a nonprofit agency that provides a range of services to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. The Interfaith Clothing Center provides qualified, low-income families with clothing and home goods free of charge, allowing them to use more of their resources on food, rent, utilities, medicine, and other basic needs. The Clothing Center is in the process of moving to … Read More

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ULI Washington Holiday Service Opportunity: Community of Hope Holiday Market Event Recap

On Saturday, December 12th, over 35 ULI Washington Young Leaders volunteered at Community of Hope’s Holiday Market Event at the organizations Conway Health Center in Southwest DC.  ULI Washington provided and helped children build gingerbread houses and with arts and crafts, along with greeting, distributing toys and helping with handing out hot chocolate and cookies. The event was in conjunction with the funds raised at the Inaugural ULI Washington Young Leaders Trivia Night this past November which raised $8,000 for Community of Hope and its mission of helping the homeless … Read More

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So Others Might Eat: Landscaping Volunteer Event Recap

Last Saturday, April 25th, a group of ULI Young Leaders spent the morning volunteering for So Others Might Eat (SOME) in Washington DC. SOME operates transitional housing facilities called Jordan House and Mary Claire House in the NOMA/Gallaudet neighborhood of DC, which share are large, tranquil back yard that its clients enjoy during their stay at the houses. We provided landscaping services on Saturday, working in the front and back yards to help beautify the yards as spring arrives. We cleaned, weeded, planted flowers, poured mulch and had a great … Read More

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Clean-up of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown Event Recap

On Saturday, April 25th, approximately 15 ULI volunteers and friends dedicated their morning to clean-up the C & O Canal in Georgetown.  Working in partnership with the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), the volunteers painted over graffiti under several roadway overpasses and walls along the canal and also helped pick up trash.  Many passersby appreciated the efforts and thanked the team for their work beautifying the beloved historic landmark, recreational trail, and circulation route through Georgetown.  The efforts of the volunteers directly supported the goals of the Georgetown BID, which … Read More

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Habitat ReSale Store Volunteer Event Recap

This past Saturday, March 7th, about 15 ULI Young Leaders volunteered at the Habitat ReSale Store in Silver Spring MD. We spent at fun-filled day helping Habitat accept donations, as well as price, display, and sell store inventory. Several members even found some items they just couldn’t resist! It was rewarding to help move and load merchandise for customers, as well as help organize the store for shoppers, and surprising to see the breadth of donations Habitat ReSale receives. They accept group and individual volunteers, so don’t hesitate to jump … Read More

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ULI Washington Young Leader Capital Area Food Bank Service Event Recap

A group of approximately 14 Young Leaders volunteered on Saturday, February 22 at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC. Over 2,000 food packages were prepared for distribution to those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area. Thanks to all of those who volunteered their time and energy to this great Young Leaders Group event!

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