United Way NCA Distributes Over 6,500 Essential Kits through Project Community Connect

Dec 03, 2021

United Way of the National Capital Area’s annual Project Community Connect focuses on achieving equity for all community members, regardless of race, gender, income, ability or zip code. This year, the event was held from Oct. 18 to Oct. 23, and provided essential services to those at risk of or experiencing homelessness, as well as the region’s Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed population. ALICE represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working but are unable to afford basic necessities.

Project Community Connect brings much-needed resources to individuals and families across the region through in-person resource-kit deliveries and virtual workshops focusing on topics such as starting a business, budgeting during a crisis, food access and much more.

Through the generous support and contributions from United Way NCA’s local partners, 6,531 hygiene, cold weather and health snack kits were distributed across the DC region during the week of Project Community Connect. In addition, a total of 18 virtual workshops were held during the week to provide community members information on topics like housing laws, child online safety, legal services, budgeting, sexual health, stress management, and more. Full recordings of the workshops can be found here.

See a recap of this year’s Project Community Connect below!


Learn more about United Way NCA’s annual Project Community Connect here.

When none are ignored, all will thrive.

About United Way of the National Capital Area

United Way of the National Capital Area improves the health, education and economic opportunity of every person in the National Capital community. United Way NCA has been improving lives by creating measurable impact in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties for more than 45 years. In 2020, United Way NCA was among 384 organizations across the United States to receive a generous transformational investment from novelist and venture philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott. For more information about United Way of the National Capital Area, visit UnitedWayNCA.org.

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