Category Archives: Community Service

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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Bread for the City Event Recap

Around 25 volunteers from ULI Washington’s Young Leaders Group went to Bread for the City in the Shaw neighborhood of the District of Columbia on Saturday, November 16 to help sort and bag food donations for Thanksgiving dinners. This holiday season, Bread for the City provided 8,000 healthy holiday meals for low-income DC residents, complete with turkey and all of the trimmings. Bread for the City typically distributes grocery bags consisting of a three-day supply of food adjusted to household size. Eligible clients of the center are residents of the … Read More

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Young Leaders Community Service Event – The Miracle League of Alexandria

On Saturday afternoon the Miracle League of Alexandria (MLA) hosted ULI at their 2013 season opener at Kelley Cares Miracle Field in old town Alexandria. Somewhat of a miracle in and of itself, Kelley Cares Miracle Field was scheduled to be built in 2020, but as the result of Bill Rivers, a member of the MLA working group and director of the youth sports initiative, Mac Slover, of the Alexandria department of recreation, parks and cultural events, and many other private donors and volunteers the field was completed in 2012. … Read More

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ULI Washington Young Leaders Group: A Service Opportunity – Capital Area Food Bank Event Recap

On February 2nd, a group of about 20 volunteers joined us at the Capital Area Food Bank. Volunteers spent about three hours packing bags of food filled with items from cereal to canned vegetables. We went through dozens of pounds of food, sorting and packing, so that the items could be delivered to the Food Bank’s partner organizations to serve the hungry. The Capital Area Food Bank moved to a beautiful new location about seven months ago. The new 123,000 SF facility on Puerto Rico Ave in Northeast DC is twice as … Read More

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2012 THEARC Holiday Volunteer Event Recap

By William Rich Around 20 volunteers from ULI Washington’s Young Leaders Group went to the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) in the Congress Heights neighborhood of the District of Columbia on Monday, December 3 to help out at their annual holiday party. Volunteers assisted children with trimming the holiday tree in the lobby before having their pictures taken with Santa. In addition, volunteers donated wrapped books and cookies, helped with arts & crafts, as well as distributed children’s books & holiday treats.  Afterwards, the volunteers went on a … Read More

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