Project Community Connect will take place in October, 2020. The mission of Project Community Connect is to build community, shift mindsets around homelessness through personal experience and connection, and provide critical resources, including shelter, clothing, and living assistance, to individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC and surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia.
Project Community Connect puts essential services under one roof at the area’s largest resource fair for those experiencing homelessness. By eliminating barriers that keep them from breaking free of the cycle of homelessness, they’re winning.
United Way NCA brings together local providers to deliver medical services, housing assessments, employment services and much more to over 2,000 participants to date.
We match each participant with a volunteer “buddy” who remains with and helps the individual during the event. To date, we engaged more than 1,800 volunteers in our work. In one day, participants gain access to services that might otherwise take months.
When Tamra Holmes came to Project Community Connect in 2018, she desperately needed assistance breaking her lease and reducing the increasing charges from her landlord. Within the year of receiving assistance, Holmes found a new apartment and now returned to Project Community Connect in 2019 as a volunteer.
“Nobody in a homeless situation should be looked down upon, or judged, or made to feel bad.” shares Holmes.
If you are interested in providing services for a future Project Community Connect event, please email us at email@example.com.
2019 Project Community Connect was made possible with the generous support of our sponsors. If your organization is interested in supporting Project Community Connect, please contact United Way NCA Corporate Engagement Team at: CSR@uwnca.org.
Make a monetary donation in support of Project Community Connect.
We also welcome in-kind donations for the event! If you would like to donate any of the following items, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org:
|Reading glasses||Blankets/duvet covers|
|Cell phones with minutes||Beauty products|
|Work clothes (suits, etc.)||Bottled water/non-alcoholic drinks|
Sign up to become a United Way NCA volunteer at: unitedwaynca.org/volunteersignup
Create a company-wide day of service for Project Community Connect 2020
Contact: Torrance Hucks, Volunteer Manager
Yes! Through webinars, conference calls and other connection points with our staff we ensure that volunteers know what to expect and are prepared for the day.
Volunteers can make a big impact in a 2-3 hour shift or spend the whole day with us!
Project Community Connect occurs annually in Washington, DC.