Today is Giving Tuesday. Each member of Nspiregreen staff selected an organization for us to donate money. Below are the organization that each staff selected for Giving Tuesday.
Veronica: The organization I selected is N Street Women’s Village. They provide services, housing, and advocacy for women who are housing insecure and without a place to call home. Many of the women they serve are over 50 years old. I serve meals at the N Street NW location and teach yoga at the Rhode Island Ave NW location.
Chanceé: The National Society of Black Engineers is an organization near and dear to my heart. With black engineers making up less than 5% of the engineering population in the USA, NSBE’s mission to “increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community,” is more important now than ever. Veronica and I met as student leaders in NSBE and it is where we developed the idea for Nspiregreen. With STEM programming and support for pre-college, collegiate and professional members NSBE is the premiere organization to address disparities in engineering.
Jimena: Giving back is something that it’s very important for me. I choose Rebuilding Together Alexandria. They provide safe and healthy homes, parks, and schools create stability and strong communities. As a volunteer, I have seen multiple people come together to help low-income families, seniors, and veterans living in Alexandria, Virginia to have a better quality of life.
Stacy: My pick is Conservation International, because they work to fight climate change at the source of the problem – how communities, government, businesses, and society in general approach environmental sustainability. Plus, every donation today is matched by one of their partners, so double benefit!
Christine: I select City Blossoms because it is an organization that I admire, but is also similar to one that I’ve worked with in the past. I love their focus on creating green spaces that also feed people, allowing kids and youth to be more connected with fruits and vegetables, and take ownership of a piece of their communities. I admire their Mighty Greens initiative to teach youth business, professional, and craft skills that they can carry forward in their lives. There’s a matching grant today so every donation is doubled up to their $10,000 goal.
Mei: I’m selecting to NRDC because they fight climate change with us. They are one of the nation’s most powerful environmental charity. The first time I heard about this organization was on the TV show, “How I Met Your Mother”. It was the dream organization of one of the characters, and I totally agree with him to build a better environmental friendly world.
Sarah: I select the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington, which provides critical health, educational and community support for both expectant and new families across the dc area—many of their services at a free and reduced cost for low income parents. Healthy, vibrant communities are only possible with access to fundamental healthcare and new-parent education for all infants, mothers, fathers and caregivers, and the breastfeeding center provides these services while also prioritizing transit accessibility and broad community outreach across the dc metro area.