Your everyday actions and everyday dollars can go further than you think! This Thanksgiving as we count our own blessings, check out these 10 easy ways to give back to others this holiday season:
Shop till you drop on Black Friday and pick up some Toys for Tots while you’re out. Donation drop spots are located all over town. Since 15% of the area’s families are below the poverty line, there are more than enough Tots in need of your generous gift.
Take a run in the So Others Might Eat (SOME) 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger. Thanksgiving morning at 9 AM. Pre-registration required.
Order your holiday greens and heather (e.g. wreaths) from Alexandria’s charitable Campagna Center, an organization proving a variety of social services to Alexandria’s disadvantaged children and families.
Your youthful spirit can bring a holiday smile to older residents of local nursing homes and institutions through The Holiday Project. Make Hanukah or Christmas visits this season.
Do your shopping at this year’s Alternative Gift Fairs in Takoma Park or DC, or Arlington. Buy gift-worthy items such as “annual immunizations for a homeless animal” or “one month’s supply of formula for orphaned infant”.
Buy your Christmas Tree in Mt. Vernon Triangle this year and you’ll be contributing to the DC Firefighter’s Burn Foundation.
Provide warmth and comfort to needy families with Wider Circle, an organization which provides basic living essentials such as mattresses, dining tables, blankets, linens, housewares and more, as well as jobs and life skills training. You can get engaged with Wider Circle in a variety of ways here.
Score big with your pet loving friends by checking out all the ways you can donate to Homeward Trails. You love their super cute 2014 Calendar, or wait for the Washington Capital version coming December 3rd. Buy a Bark Box, take a Pet Photo with Santa, and more.
Tom Maddox has seen Rockville’s landscape change dramatically since he was a boy in the 1940s. “From the center of Rockville, you didn’t have to go three miles without encountering a working farm,” says Maddox, the third generation in a family of surveyors who’ve helped developers transform the city and its surroundings from a rural outpost in the 19th century into the thriving metropolitan suburb it is today. Yet Rockville’s pastoral legacy runs deep, where neighborhoods such as King Farm and North Farm refer to their previous incarnations, and Dawson Farm Park combines public open space with the property’s two original 19th-century farmhouse buildings.
We are pleased to announce that The Lindley has received the 2019 Multifamily Executive (MFE) award of merit for excellence in mixed-income housing. This national award highlights multifamily projects that demonstrate outstanding design, architecture, creativity and inventiveness.
We are pleased to announce that The Lindley has been awarded the 2019 Jack Kemp Award for Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing. Presented by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing, this national award recognizes exemplary developments that demonstrate innovation and creativity in expanding affordable and workforce housing opportunities.
We are proud to announce that The Lindley recently earned its official LEED Silver certification! Across the park from the Brownstones at Chevy Chase Lake, The Lindley is a luxury, mixed-income multifamily building located in the heart of Chevy Chase. With a focus on sustainability and well-being, The Lindley’s construction, location, and amenities were all thoughtfully designed with LEED certification standards in mind.