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Happy Easter!
DCAALF along with many volunteers and two auto clubs came out to support “The Peppermill Village Warm Hearts Youth Association”. It was a very successful “Sandwiches of Love Ministry”. The association was able to delivery 1800 sandwiches almost double from last year to Martha’s Table in NW DC to feed the homeless. During this Easter season we thank the Van Buren United Methodist Church of DC for the use of it’s facility. It was truly a labor of love.

DCAALF’s First Annual Private Spring Fundraising Event

A Visit to Bright Beginnings

The Washington National Cathedral  Knitting Ministry made a visit to Bright Beginning a day care center for homeless children to deliver items handcrafted by volunteers. It was humbling to know that the gifts are so well received and needed.

2014 Earth Day Community Clean Up

In celebration of Earth Day on Saturday April 26,2014 DCAALF partnered with BPCA, (Brightwood Park Citizens Association) and Emery Recreation Center to do a neighborhood clean up. From the look of all the trash collected the event was a success !

ST John Baptist Church Marshall Heights Community Clothes Give Away

DCAALF assisted members of ST John Baptist Church of Marshall Heights with clothes donations and organizing for their “2014 Annual Community Clothes Give Away”. The event takes place Monday “MLK Day” @ 5228 Call PL SE from 10-3pm.

All are Welcome! Honor the “MLK Dream”, make it a weekend of service.

Thanksgiving 2013

An army of three (my daughters and I) were part of an army of many…serving the homeless on Thanksgiving @ Franklin Park in DC. DCAALF gave McDonalds gift cards to those who were not in a shelter and had no place to spend Thanksgiving. There were many smiles and thank you presents.

Chipotle Fundraiser

On Sunday September 22, 2013 DCAALF held its first fundraiser @ Chipotle in Columbia Heights DC. By all accounts it was a success! Family, friends, neighbors and community came out to lend their support. We thank you…

Back to School Block Party

Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative Sponsored a “Back to School Block Party” that was well attended. It was a family and community event. Parents and students came out to enjoy music, food, fun, and  give aways.  DCAALF provided school supplies to many smiling students and parents. Congratulation on a new school year!

Health Services for Children Pediatric 2013 June Fair

Cloudy skies nor the possibility of rain  could dampen the spirit and enthusiasm of HSC Pediatric Center’s 2013 June Fair. When the sun  came out the community showed up . HSC Staff/organizer, Exhibitors, and Volunteers enjoyed a great day of community. There was health screening, Cooking demonstrations, TV Radio personality MC, rides and games for the children, a food pantry and lots of give a ways. DCAALF shared information on obesity and Michele Obama’s Move Campaign. It was an exciting day for all…

“Beat the Street” Community Cookout

On Friday June 8, 2013 the Metropolitan Police Department /Officer Douglas, Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative and other community partners provided a variety of resources and entertainment at the 15th annual “Beat the Street” Neighborhood Cook Out.

There was something for everyone. Contemporary and Gospel music, good food, face painting, preventive health vendors and a community food giveaway. DCAALF provided healthy snacks , information on social media safety and  also captured these photos.

 K2 Spice Awareness Walk-thru Campaign

DCAALF participated in the K2/SPICE WALK-THRU CAMPAIGN ALONG THE KENNEDY ST. NW corridor. The walk was sponsored by National Capital Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking (NCCPUD). The goal of the walk was to encourage local merchants not to sell synthetic marijuana, also referred to as K2Spice, or fake weed.

Getting merchants to sign a pledge not to sell the dangerous substance to our youth was an opportunity to hold businesses accountable, to educate our youth, parents and the community .The community engagement created by the walk sponsors, community partners, MPDP, and neighborhood youth showed leadership in creating a healthier, drug free District of Columbia and nation.

Facts about Spice K2