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Power your Community with Do More 24

June 2, 2016
DoMore24 for St. Ann's Families!

What is Do More 24?

Do More 24 is a 24-hour fundraiser powered by our partners at the United Way of the National Capital Area (NCA). Each year, United Way NCA brings together nonprofit organizations, partners and donors committed to creating impact in our community.

In 2015, Do More 24 raised more than $1.4 million! This incredible day of giving allowed nonprofit organizations, like St. Ann's, to fill holes in their budget, buy desperately needed new equipment and serve more people in need across our region.

How Can I Help?

Last year, our friends and partners helped us fill St. Ann's Closet with women's professional clothing so that our young mothers could enter the workplace confidently and comfortably.

This year, we hope you can help us create a summer of Health, Fun and Exercise for the families seeking refuge at St. Ann's Center. Here are a few ways you can participate:

HEALTH - Fruit & Veggies ($24)

Did you know that many areas of Washington D.C. and Prince George's County are considered food deserts? According the Let's Move Initiative, a community is considered a "food desert" when access to affordable, quality, and nutritious foods is limited. Without access to adequate healthy food, people are likely to be hungry, undernourished, and in poor health, and children are more likely to underperform in school.

St. Ann's Center works hard to ensure that our residents have access to seasonal, fresh and healthy food year-round. We do this by offering healthy meal options on-site and by providing gift cards to local grocery stores.

With a gift of $24, you can provide a week's worth of healthy fruit and vegetables for a family living at St. Ann's Center. To make a gift, visit our donate page.

FUN - Cultural Outings ($48)

The Washington D.C. region is home to some of the world's best museums, performing arts centers and historic landmarks. However, we have found that even though these sites are in our own backyard, many of the young families we serve have never visited them because of the cost and transportation limitations.

With a gift of $48, you can provide transportation, meals and tickets for a family on a cultural outing. To make a gift, visit our donate page.

EXERCISE - Yoga and Zumba Classes ($124)

Another way that St. Ann's Center promotes a healthy lifestyle is by making exercise accessible and fun! We do this by providing on-site Zumba and Yoga classes for our young families. These classes strengthen a person's body and soul by incorporating elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, and creativity.

With a gift of $124, you can provide an entire month of Yoga and Zumba classes for St. Ann's families. To make a gift, visit our donate page.