By Anne Thomas and Maggie Moore, WWPR Pro Bono Chairs
Are you looking for a NEW and fun way to engage with New Endeavors by Women? Do you enjoy a good birthday celebration? Want to help women who have experienced homelessness feel the love of a community?
In last month’s WWPR newsletter, we mentioned one of the ways to get involved with New Endeavors by Women (NEW) was to participate in NEW’s Birthday Celebration Program.
What is the NEW Birthday Celebration Program?
Whether you love celebrating your birthday every year or you dread the thought of turning another year older, birthdays are one of those rare opportunities to gather your friends and family in one place and celebrate. On the first Wednesday of every month at 7 pm, NEW spotlights all the women’s birthdays in that month with cake, balloons, cards, and a small, fun goodie bag for each woman celebrating her birthday. The celebration takes place at two of NEW’s housing programs located in the Shaw neighborhood at 611 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001.
WWPR members visited the NEW team during April’s Birthday Celebration and we brought cupcakes! The Birthday Celebrations are an opportunity for you to get to know NEW and the women better and also celebrate women who often go un-celebrated. There are two options for how you can support the NEW Birthday Celebration Program:
Option 1: On the day you sign up for, you and your group bring the cake (or cupcakes), balloons, cards, birthday napkins, plates, and goodie bags for the birthday women to 611 N Street NW. NEW asks that you spend a minimum of $150 and a maximum of $200. This ensures that the women can expect the same celebration every Month. Then just celebrate with the women! Chat with them and honor them in the way we honor birthdays. NEW will brag about you and your group on social media as should YOU!
Option 2: You and your group can donate 35 $10 gift cards to Target, Walmart o Visa, totaling $350 for the year. This will allow us to have a gift card for every woman’sbirthday.
If you are interested or have questions, please reach out to NEW: https://www.nebw.org/contact-us. You must be 18 or older. At this time, you must prove that you have had a negative Covid test before coming into the building. Maximum of 10 people per group.