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. 


Spring Cleaning

Looking to dive into some decluttering? Here are five organizations that will help give your spring cleaning a little #dogoodfeelgood boost. 

1. A Wider Circle -- A good friend of The Daily Do Good, A Wider Circle strives to end poverty and help families create comfortable homes they can be proud of. Donate furniture, household wares, professional attire and more. Learn more...

2. Miriam's Kitchen -- Miriam's Kitchen strives to end chronic homelessness by establishing meaningful relationships with individuals in order to ensure they get the support they need. Donation needs include men's clothing, sleeping bags, toiletries and non-perishable food items. Learn more...

3. DC Area Books to Prisons Project -- Part of the Washington Peace Center, the Books to Prisons Project collects paperbacks for prison libraries to provide a positive influence to incarcerated men and women in all 50 states. Learn more...

4. Suited for Change -- Suited for Change strives to "break down barriers to self-sufficiency" by providing low-income women with career training, life skills and professional attire. Donate business-appropriate clothing and accessories, including shoes, purses, scarves and jewelry. Learn more...

5. Bikes for the World -- Little one outgrowing her first two-wheeler? Finding that mountain bike is more of a laundry rack? Bikes for the World aims to create employment opportunities in bicycle repair and maintenance, as well as enhance the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries. Learn more here...