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On May 19, 2012 our team “27″ (to celebrate Trisha’s birthday) including Trisha, Ive, and I were assigned to a DC elementary school for Hands on DC to help clean up the school and to support public schools in the DMV area. The Charity event was a huge success! We were able to raise $1,346 to contribute to restoring the DC public schools and ended up being the top ranked team for the event.
Special thanks to all of our contributors!
Allen Johnson of Creative Thought Media
Andrea Dixon of Glama Girl Cosmetics
Cedric Hardy of Fuze Magazine
Collin O’Brien of Clockwise
Daniel Rechel of The Definition Of Nyce
David Potter aka DCP Photographer
Dine Loshaj of Yorhealth
Elliott O’Donovan of Elliott O’Donovan Photography
Jaime Aquino of 1st Impressions Studio
Julio Vasquez of YORHealth
Kosta Raptis of Rapteez Clothing
Nicholas Cambata of 8112 Studios
Richard Issa Bockari
Ryan Lai of Push to S.T.A.R.T.
Scott Higham of Washington Post
Vannette Tolbert of Phoenix Foundation for Empowering Women
Will & Jeny Martinez
Original Post // FRIDAY • MAY 11, 2012:
Hey, everyone! Next weekend my girls Ive Nascimento, Trishaboo Valencia, and I are volunteering with ‘Hands on DC’ to help the kids in DC. We are also raising money to help with the restoration and encourage greater community involvement in the public schools. I’d appreciate any donations, big or small, our team would like to contribute as much as we can. All donations are tax deductible. Please visit: http://handsondc.kintera.org/dinechka Thank you! ♥
Hands on DC’s biggest event is a one-day Work-a-thon held every spring. During the Work-a-thon, approximately 2,000 volunteers spend the day at one of about 30 DC public schools. Their work typically involves projects such as painting, cleaning, or landscaping. Other projects require greater skills and resources, such as repairing bathrooms, laying carpet, building tree boxes or wiring classrooms for Internet access.
Creating a better environment for learning is just one of the ways volunteers help local students. They also raise money to fund college scholarships administered by local tutoring and mentoring organizations, and they learn about the condition of and the people involved in the schools. That knowledge helps build support for public education.
Various Public Schools in the District of Columbia (To be assigned after donations are tallied)