Aid Us in Our Mission

Aid Us in Our Mission

Washington, D.C. is home to one of the largest populations of homeless people in the United States. Fortunately, thanks to the supporters of Central Union Mission, we have contributed to a significant decrease (19.4%) in the number of homeless families in the city. Through the contributions of our staff, on-site volunteers, and direct donations, Central Union Mission has played a significant role in aiding these families. In just the past year alone, we have served 3,623,193 meals, provided 63,057 nights of shelter, and held 5,345 counseling sessions (among a multitude of other impactful services). You, too, can become a part of the nearly 7,353 hours donated by volunteers supporting our organization and helping change the lives of those who need help most.

Central Union Mission operates 5 different locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Our services to low-income and homeless individuals are numerous; some of which include:

  • An emergency shelter
  • A rehabilitation program
  • A food and clothing distribution center
  • Specific programs for isolated seniors, underprivileged children, and veterans
  • Employment readiness program
  • Transitional housing

To learn more about how you can assist us in these services, visit our Volunteer page. Here you will find information about the many volunteer opportunities we have, like our sandwich-assembly project that helps feed the hungry within our community, or our “fresh start” shoebox project, which provides our homeless neighbors with the daily necessities we often take for granted. You can also get more directly involved and participate in one of our many on-site volunteer opportunities – take a look at this month’s calendar to see which event you’d like to attend.

If hosting an event is more your thing, you can certainly set up your own fundraiser and donate funds raised to our organization. Create a fundraiser page on your social network (Facebook is a great platform for promoting fundraising events) and reach out to your friends about your event. Together, you can make a difference in your community through something as simple as setting up a team trivia fundraiser event!

Help us, give now – just $2.09 provides a homeless neighbor with a warm meal, and may help provide them with the hope they need to change their life.

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