Boots & Bras Drive – December 2016 to February 2017
Amid the flurry of coat drives, we decided to collect two items that people do not think to donate but are very much needed: new and gently used boots and bras for a local women’s shelter. Many shelters require residents to leave the building early in the morning and wait in line in the cold to return in the evening. Winter boots can make all the difference. It goes without saying that a bra is a basic necessity especially if you are interviewing for jobs.
Vision Board Party – January 2017
Board Member, Lateefa Walker, and Founder, Christina Keen, facilitated a Vision Board Party at Calvary Women’s Services Transitional Housing Program. While sipping hot chocolate and sharing good company, the women were invited to envision their goals and create a vision board to reflect and inspire them in the new year. The gathering ended with presentations filled with laughter, tears, and insights. Thank you, Women of Calvary, for the opportunity to grow together!
Children’s Book Drive for Unity Health Care Clinic in honor of Dave Clemons – Current
Educated Hearts is collaborating with Unity Health Care who provides care to the medically underserved and homeless throughout DC. In the past Unity had received Reach Out and Read funding that enabled them to provide children’s books in the waiting rooms for the families to read together and take home. Unfortunately, the funding was not renewed and the bookshelves are bare. Unity serves over 30,000 children a year.