Willow celebrates Women's History Month with 2nd Annual Tampon Drive

Willow celebrates Women's History Month with 2nd Annual Tampon Drive

Willow Fashion at 843 Upshur Street NW is sponsoring their 2nd Annual Tampon Drive to collect the menstrual products for those who can’t easily afford to purchase them. The event is in celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day and benefits the District Alliance for Safe Housing. It’s the store’s way of honoring women and ensuring they have access to basic necessities.

You can drop off tampon and pad donations at both of Willow’s shops all month. If you donate 100+ products on or after International Women’s Day (March 8th), you’ll get a free sticker patch of an inspiring woman.

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Give to DC SCORES and help young students feel empowered

Give to DC SCORES and help young students feel empowered

It's #GivingTuesday, and DC SCORES is asking for your support. This worthy non-profit teaches middle-school DC students physical and emotional strength through soccer and poetry. May sound like an odd combo, but soccer teaches teamwork and leadership, while poetry helps students understand who they are, and learn to express themselves.

This year, you can help the only middle-school soccer league in DC by donating to DC SCORES.

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Donate a new or gently used baby carrier for refugees

Donate a new or gently used baby carrier for refugees

The need for helping Syrian refugees is pretty critical, and it’s hitting home with some Petworth residents. They’re participating in an effort to collect gently used baby carriers for refugees arriving in Europe through a non-profit called Carry the Future.

And they’re hoping other Petworth residents can help.

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Help support veterans and the Friends of the Soldiers Home

Help support veterans and the Friends of the Soldiers Home

I'm a big fan of the Friends of the Soldiers Home, and try to volunteer with them when I can. They do great events like "Jingo night" (like bingo but with pictures instead of numbers) as well as a fun Saloon night, where volunteers chat with and serve drinks and food to veterans during live music and other events. They also put on the July 4th events, Oktoberfest and other community events at the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

They're looking for support from neighbors to help meet their funding goals. As we move into the holiday season, bear in mind that every dollar helps.

Read a letter from Mary Bucci, president of the Friends of the Soldiers Home, after the break:

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Food donation drive at the Petworth Market

Food donation drive at the Petworth Market

If you can, now's a good time to donate food to those in need (anytime is a good time, actually).

The Petworth Community Market (and other local businesses) are accepting non-perishable Thanksgiving-related food donations at their food donation bin this Saturday, November 14th. All proceeds support the Mary’s Center 2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive.

See details, after the break:

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