Dear Friends and Family,
For the last decade, friends and family have been generously contributing to So Others Might Eat as part of Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger along with the Carrollsburg Fundracers team. Now in a COVID world, the Harpers are having a distanced 5K where we sill wake up and run a 5K in our neighborhood on Thanksgiving morning. And, we are raising money to support SOME!
These funds allow SOME to provide more meals, clothes, addiction recovery counseling and mental health services to DC's homeless. SOME now counts on the support of the Carrollsburg Fundracers to make the event successful each year. I included some more information about SOME below.
I will again be racing as a turkey as long as I can meet my goal of raising $2,000.
Some of you have expressed interest in running the race this year. If you are in DC this Thanksgiving, we would love to have you on the Carrollsburg Fundracers.
If you can't make it out for the race, but still want to support the team, you can donate to help me meet my goal of raising $2,000. Every little bit helps.
You can donate at the button that says "Support Sam" here >
Thanks so much and have a wonderful day.
-Sam, Mac and Ellie
SOME (So Others Might Eat) has been serving the homeless and poor in our nation's capital for 40 years. What began as a small group of individuals handing out sandwiches has evolved into a comprehensive organization that meets the emergency and long-term needs of the District's most vulnerable residents. In addition to providing more than 1,000 hot meals to hungry children, women and men each day, SOME provides clothing, medical care, job training, affordable housing, programs for the elderly and other services that empower individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Over the past year, many more people have come to SOME for food, clothing and services that are critical to their survival. In 2008, SOME served 399,000 meals. In the face of rising unemployment and the economic recession, the number of daily meals served to the hungry and has continued to increase.