1. Supporting our Food Drive with Capital Area Food Bank

In partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank, Maid to Clean is offering our main office 3637 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22305 as a drop-off location for food donations this holiday season. The food drive is currently running until December 20 with a goal of collecting 1,000 cans. In addition to the drop-off location, you can also donate with our virtual food drive link: http://amzn.to/3uaw4WE. Some requested items include canned tuna, plant proteins, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, cereals, and pasta.

2. Bread for the City

The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living in poverty by developing them to be active members of the community. Bread for the City provides food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. They seek justice through community organizing and public advocacy by working to uproot racism. Some volunteer opportunities with them include sorting, hanging, and arranging clothing donations, helping bag and distribute food donations, and organizing care kits.

3. United Way of the National Capital Area

United Way of the National Capital Area helps support low-income and underserved communities by investing in effective programs and services to help conquer complex social challenges. United Way’s health programs increase equity in access to health resources that promote physical and mental well-being among students and families by removing systematic barriers to food security. By promoting physical exercise and healthy eating, and providing mental health education services. Ways to help this season include making encouragement cards, preparing financial literacy kits, packing hygiene kits, cold weather kits, and assisting in coaching and mentoring community members to advance their careers.

4. Ronald McDonald House 

The Ronald McDonald House’s mission is to help families struggling with problems like how to stay near their hospitalized child and how to afford to stay together in another city while their child is undergoing treatment. They provide solutions for these and other related issues regarding families’ hardships when dealing with a child’s illness. Some opportunities to give back this season include volunteering to cook a meal, holding a wish list drive, donating an old vehicle, buying ornaments that sponsor a free one-night stay for a family at the house, donating via checks, or simply being there spending time with the families. 

5. Arlington Community Foundation 

Arlington Community Foundation helps individuals, businesses, and organizations in Arlington carry out their charitable giving via one-time gifts and permanent legacy funds. They are hosting their third annual Nonprofit Holiday Wish Catalog that features the year-end needs of 30 Arlington nonprofits. Some ways for volunteers to help reach the goal of $100,000 this year is to share and repost the wish catalog on social media and share it with friends and family.