October 2015

Thank You for Being There

Dining Room Guest

This week, we heard from Stacy, a guest who used to eat in SOME’s Dining Room. Thanks to you, she got the help she needed at SOME, is back on her feet, and is now a donor! In her words, “thank you for being there” when she needed you most.

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Trot for Hunger participants in turkey hats

Wanted: Turkeys & Turkey Trotters

We are in need of 250 turkeys to provide to low-income families and individuals, including homebound seniors, who cannot afford a holiday meal. If you can help, please contact Stephanie Shallah at sshallah@some.org or 202.797.8806, ext. 2104.

It’s also time to sign up for the Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger, our annual 5K benefit run and walk. Join 10,000 participants on Freedom Plaza for DC’s only turkey trot!

SRO health fair

Healthier, Happier Lives

On October 14, SOME’s Adult Housing programs held their first ever Resident Health Fair. It addressed a wide variety of health issues, including diabetes, hepatitis and mental health. More than 100 participants enjoyed presentations, received information and resources from SOME’s Clinics and partner organizations, and enjoyed delicious smoothie samples.

Matching gifts

Double the Impact of Your Gift

Your gift to SOME could be matched dollar-for-dollar by your employer! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, ask your human resources department, or call SOME at 202.797.8806, ext. 1090. You may also view this partial list of companies that have a matching gift program.


“I Love Coming to Work Every Day”

Jennifer Boston, Program Manager at Anna Cooper House, a SOME residence for single adults, recently shared her work experiences, including helping an elderly resident struggling with life threatening health issues. She says, “Empathy allows me to stay humble and committed to what I’m setting out to do, and that’s to be in a position of restoration and assistance.” Read more >

SOME is in need of the following items.

Large, microwaveable
Travel size toiletries
Men's jeans

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SOME (So Others Might Eat)
71 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
phone: 202.797.8806 | fax: 202.265.3849 | web@some.org
EIN # 23-7098123 | UW# 8189 | CFC# 74405

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