November Good Stuff

Good Stuff: November 2023

Family Volunteering with Food & Friends for Thanksgiving

Family Volunteering with Food Friends for Thanksgiving

A proud local tradition continues this Thanksgiving, as Food & Friends’ staff and volunteers prepare and deliver 4,500 complete holiday meals to adults and children in the Washington D.C. region facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Food & Friends will deliver 1.9 million medically tailored meals in 2023. To get involved in efforts visit:  For Thanksgiving volunteer opportunities please click here:

Local Walk/Run for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St Judes

Come out for an amazing day at the St. Jude Walk/Run in Washington DC on Sunday, November 5 from 8a.m. – 1p.m. EST! Lace up your sneakers and get ready to make a difference. This in-person event will be held at 802 National Harbor Blvd, Oxon Hill, Md. 20745. Walk, run and have a blast while supporting the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Every step you take helps ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Register here:

Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring our Veterans

Veterans Day is a national holiday to honor veterans of the armed forces of the United States. In Washington, D.C. there are several wreath-laying ceremonies and other events in honor of these veterans. For a complete list of ceremonies to attend on November 11, visit:

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month 

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month 

Become part of Youth in Action: Reclaiming the Stage on Tuesday, November 1, 1–2 p.m. Can changing theater mean changing the world? Join in a conversation with young Indigenous actors and playwrights who are reimagining Native representation on the stage which features young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working towards equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. Watch it here:

Light The Way Foundation & Beyond Your Block —— Youth Empowerment Event 

Light the way foundation

Join us for an exciting and inspiring event that aims to empower D.C., Maryland and Virginia high school students and will ensure students have tools and information about finance, college/life skill education and mental health. Industry professionals will engage and have interactive discussions with student participants. This in-person event will be held at Howard University Hospital, Towers Auditorium. Lunch will be provided and all students will receive volunteer hours for their participation. Register here:

Appreciating Military Families

Appreciating Military Families

November is Military Family Appreciation Month. Check out ideas for how you can help a family whose parent (or both parents) are serving:

  • Make a card. It’s such a simple gesture, yet your words may be just the thanks and encouragement they need.
  • Send a care package to a deployed service member, or to their family.
  • Volunteer your time with a military family you may know,  whether it’s watching their kids with your own sometime, or walking the family dog while the family’s at work and school.

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