Local Cavs Care Events May be Cancelled, But You Can Still Find Ways to Give
Every April, the UVA Club of DC plans multiple service projects to commemorate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday and his spirit of public service. While our planned service events for this April have been cancelled per local government/national directives, we wanted to highlight how our partner organizations are serving their populations during the pandemic. If you are able to, please consider donating to these very worthy causes:
N Street Village, while scaling back services, is still open to help women overcome homelessness and addiction and offers showers, meals and places for clients to do laundry. N Street Village has a wish list of cleaning supplies with drop-off information here. Monetary donations are accepted here.
D.C. Central Kitchen is offering takeaway meal sites at two D.C. public schools, working to feed students who are not getting meals because schools are closed. DC Central Kitchen is implementing meal deliveries to shelters and creating additional “mobile feeding” locations for those in need. Donate to DC Central Kitchen online.
Martha’s Table is also partnering with local schools and the Capital Area Food bank to provide students with groceries at designated sites, in addition to providing families with access to diapers, formula, and grocery gift cards. Volunteers, who will be asked to follow a coronavirus health policy, can prepare food and bag groceries. Donation and volunteer information is here.
KIPP College Preparatory School, the site of our annual sandwich-making event for Martha’s Table, is committed to supporting student learning through various remote learning channels during the school closure. They are collecting funds to help support their students through the crisis here.
Another way to support the greater DC area is by supporting local businesses and restaurants. We encourage you to help our partner bars who host our UVA Sports gamewatches, so that we’ll all be able to gather there again when our Hoos are back on their fields and courts:
Mission Navy Yard
Don Tito’s Arlington
Finally, many have asked how to help UVA students in need. The Student Life and Leadership Fund is a long-standing “rainy day” fund administered by the Division of Student Affairs to help students with unexpected expenses. UVA is already using this fund to assist students in need as they adjust to spring semester changes. You can provide immediate assistance to our students during this time with a gift to the Student Life and Leadership Fund. Your support will help with travel expenses, meals, technology needed for online learning, and other necessities.
Give to UVA Student Life & Leadership Fund
Thomas Jefferson’s birthday is April 13th. Whether you volunteer or donate to one of our local causes or volunteer with an organization that you care about, please, share with us what you did! Share form here
Thank you for all you are doing to support the University, the local community, and yourselves during this crisis. Please stay safe and healthy.
The UVA Club of Washington, DC