We are #HereForGood

On March 16, DDG founder Saranah Holmes and editorial director Holly Leber attended The Community Foundation for the National Capital Regions's #HereForGood event at Arena Stage in downtown Washington, DC. The largest funder of nonprofits in the DC area, The Community Foundation has invested more than one billion dollars in more than 8,000 organizations. 

Proceeds from The Community Foundation's #HereForGood event went to the Fund for Greater Washington, which strives to achieve economic security for all area residents. 

Proceeds from The Community Foundation's #HereForGood event went to the Fund for Greater Washington, which strives to achieve economic security for all area residents. 

The Daily Do Good founder Saranah Holmes exchanges thoughts with Mark Bergel, executive director at A Wider Circle. Mark and company are gearing up for the National Conference to End Poverty on March 28.

The Daily Do Good founder Saranah Holmes exchanges thoughts with Mark Bergel, executive director at A Wider Circle. Mark and company are gearing up for the National Conference to End Poverty on March 28.

"I need to do something that's soul-feeding," said Jeanette Radford of Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, speaking to DDG founder Saranah Holmes at The Community Foundation's #HereForGood event. 

"I need to do something that's soul-feeding," said Jeanette Radford of Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, speaking to DDG founder Saranah Holmes at The Community Foundation's #HereForGood event. 

It's hard to go wrong with bacon! Pictured here: Maple-bacon lollipops. 

It's hard to go wrong with bacon! Pictured here: Maple-bacon lollipops. 

We were thrilled to run into our friend Jackie from Critical Exposure! Photos from some of the organization's students were on display Monday night. (L-R): DDG editorial director Holly Leber, DDG founder Saranah Holmes, Critical Exposure director of development and communications Jacquelyn Horstmann.

We were thrilled to run into our friend Jackie from Critical ExposurePhotos from some of the organization's students were on display Monday night. (L-R): DDG editorial director Holly Leber, DDG founder Saranah Holmes, Critical Exposure director of development and communications Jacquelyn Horstmann.

WUSA9 reporter Delia Goncalves acted as emcee for the evening. 

WUSA9 reporter Delia Goncalves acted as emcee for the evening. 

Raymani, a student from Higher Achievement, reads an original work of poetry centered on the theme of love. Higher Achievement works to "close the opportunity gap" for middle school youth in DC. "Before Higher Achievement, I never had opportunities like this," she said.

Raymani, a student from Higher Achievement, reads an original work of poetry centered on the theme of love. Higher Achievement works to "close the opportunity gap" for middle school youth in DC. "Before Higher Achievement, I never had opportunities like this," she said.

A student from Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy dances at The Community Foundation's #HereForGood event on Monday, March 16.

A student from Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy dances at The Community Foundation's #HereForGood event on Monday, March 16.

DC emerging artist J'Nell Jordan paints as part of the Gallery for Good. In her artist's statement, Jordan noted that she loves to capture "feel good" moments. 

DC emerging artist J'Nell Jordan paints as part of the Gallery for Good. In her artist's statement, Jordan noted that she loves to capture "feel good" moments. 

"Make me different... so I can finally say I made it." - A poet ambassador from Free Minds Book Club gives a recitation. Through books and creative writing, Free Minds helps DC youth incarcerated as adults to realize their full potential. 

"Make me different... so I can finally say I made it." - A poet ambassador from Free Minds Book Club gives a recitation. Through books and creative writing, Free Minds helps DC youth incarcerated as adults to realize their full potential.