Ready, Willing & Working

Ready, Willing & Working A solution to ending homelessness and criminal recidivism in Washington DC

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For 30+ years The Doe Fund has been a proven solution to homelessness & recidivism. Ready, Willing & Working proud to su...
11/19/2021
Work Works - The Doe Fund

For 30+ years The Doe Fund has been a proven solution to homelessness & recidivism. Ready, Willing & Working proud to support them on #HHWeek. Join us in raising awareness; it’s so easy to get involved! #Work2SolveHomelessness
doe.org/it-takes-work

Communities of all sizes can benefit from Work Works. Check out our recent feature in Public Management from the International City/County Management Association to learn how!

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Homelessness can be solved. But it'll take work. RWW supports The Doe Fund's proven solution, which has helped over 28K ...
11/18/2021

Homelessness can be solved. But it'll take work. RWW supports The Doe Fund's proven solution, which has helped over 28K people improve their lives and we are proud to be a Work Works Affiliate.

Join us in advocating for federal funding for the #WorkWorks model. #Work2SolveHomelessness #HHWeek https://forms.gle/9x1Un8JrXYgw7yAt5

Did You Know: Employment is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT factor in reducing recidivism? We can end the homelessness-to-prison cycle—and it takes WORK. Learn more and get involved at doe.org/it-takes-work #work2solvehomelessness

Systems don’t change systems. People change systems. TheDoeFund's #WorkWorks model has been doing just that by reducing ...
11/15/2021
Homelessness Can Be Solved. It Takes Work. - The Doe Fund

Systems don’t change systems. People change systems. TheDoeFund's #WorkWorks model has been doing just that by reducing homelessness & recidivism in 7 communities across the US including right here in Washington, DC.

You can lead change by bringing it to yours. #Work2SolveHomelessness doe.org/work-works

The Doe Fund is launching a campaign to raise awareness of our proven solution to homelessness and recidivism. We need your help to spread the word! Starting on Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week on November 15th, you can become a changemaker and #Work2SolveHomelessness.

Thank you to everyone who bid and donated during the 12th Annual Magic & Miracles! We are so grateful for your support a...
10/29/2021

Thank you to everyone who bid and donated during the 12th Annual Magic & Miracles! We are so grateful for your support and generosity.

Together we can continue to provide opportunities for people who so desperately want to work, to lift themselves out of poverty, to escape destructive cycles and to be included in mainstream society!

Thank you to everyone who bid and donated during the 12th Annual Magic & Miracles! We are so grateful for your support and generosity.

Together we can continue to provide opportunities for people who so desperately want to work, to lift themselves out of poverty, to escape destructive cycles and to be included in mainstream society!

SURPRISE!! You have one more chance to bid on the12th Annual Magic & Miracles Silent Auction until 9 PM TONIGHT!All star...
10/28/2021

SURPRISE!! You have one more chance to bid on the
12th Annual Magic & Miracles Silent Auction until 9 PM TONIGHT!

All starting bid prices for items currently without offers have been REDUCED.

Want to get your significant other the best holiday gift? Grab one of our 4 available tropical vacations, and you can even invite your friends! Now starting as low as $500!

Get the girls together for a weekend adventure to enjoy excellent wine with great views, less than an hour away from DC at Barrel Oak Winery! Now with a starting bid of $50!

Great deals for you, while supporting the “men in blue!"

https://one.bidpal.net/magicandmiracles/browse/all

Photos from Ready, Willing & Working's post
10/27/2021

Photos from Ready, Willing & Working's post

TODAY is the LAST DAY to bid on the Magic & Miracles Online Silent Auction! Get in your bids before 9:00 PM!If you appre...
10/27/2021

TODAY is the LAST DAY to bid on the Magic & Miracles Online Silent Auction! Get in your bids before 9:00 PM!

If you appreciate services provided by the “men in blue”, please consider bidding or donating. Every dollar raised goes directly to the men and women in Ready, Willing & Working to continue to become self-sufficient and contributing members of society and enrich the communities they live in.

There are EIGHT vacation packages available to incredible destinations like Antigua, Barbados, Panama and Saint Lucia! The listed certificate value is already a 50% discount off general public pricing so it truly is a great deal!

Ready, Willing & Working President Patty Brosmer purchased a vacation package and spent a week at the Pineapple Beach Club in Antigua 2 years ago and thought it was a wonderful experience. She enjoyed tropical drinks and as much great food as you can consume!

"I wouldn’t put an item in our silent auction that I didn’t approve of and I truly highly recommend these resorts based on my personal experience." - Patty Brosmer

Bid on the fabulous silent auction items until 9:00 PM tonight!
https://one.bidpal.net/magicandmiracles/browse/all

Today is DAY TWO of the 12th Annual Magic & Miracles Silent Auction Fundraiser! All proceeds from the auction benefit ou...
10/26/2021

Today is DAY TWO of the 12th Annual Magic & Miracles Silent Auction Fundraiser!

All proceeds from the auction benefit our "men and women in blue" and your generosity ensures that we can continue to expand the RWW program to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency and criminal recidivism!

https://one.bidpal.net/magicandmiracles/welcome

The Magic & Miracles Virtual Silent Auction is now LIVE! Bid on tons of fabulous items including wine tastings, vacation...
10/25/2021

The Magic & Miracles Virtual Silent Auction is now LIVE!

Bid on tons of fabulous items including wine tastings, vacation packages, activities for kids, art from local artists & more!

https://one.bidpal.net/magicandmiracles/welcome

The auction will be open till Wednesday, October 27 at 9:00 PM.

The Magic & Miracles Virtual Silent Auction is now LIVE!

Bid on tons of fabulous items including wine tastings, vacation packages, activities for kids, art from local artists & more!

https://one.bidpal.net/magicandmiracles/welcome

The auction will be open till Wednesday, October 27 at 9:00 PM.

Are you interested in remotely learning about the history of Washington, DC’s Union Station? Don’t miss out on this priv...
10/18/2021

Are you interested in remotely learning about the history of Washington, DC’s Union Station? Don’t miss out on this private virtual experience with Union Station Redevelopment Corporation available at the Magic & Miracles Silent Auction!

While nothing quite compares to seeing the brilliance of Union Station in person, during this approximately one-hour virtual experience, the presenter will tell the story of this prominent, well-known, beautiful DC landmark, using rarely seen historic and modern photographs from USRC’s archives.

RSVP for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-magic-miracles-virtual-event-tickets-176504649157

Are you interested in remotely learning about the history of Washington, DC’s Union Station? Don’t miss out on this private virtual experience with Union Station Redevelopment Corporation available at the Magic & Miracles Silent Auction!

While nothing quite compares to seeing the brilliance of Union Station in person, during this approximately one-hour virtual experience, the presenter will tell the story of this prominent, well-known, beautiful DC landmark, using rarely seen historic and modern photographs from USRC’s archives.

RSVP for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-magic-miracles-virtual-event-tickets-176504649157

Proud to be a part of the Affliate Network of Work Works!
10/06/2021
McDevitt: 'Work Works' offers one solution to homeless people

Proud to be a part of the Affliate Network of Work Works!

Isabel McDevitt is executive vice president of The Doe Fund in New York City. She participated in the International City/Council Management Association's annual conference Oct. 1 to 5 in Portland.

Celebrate your child's birthday at the movies! A VIP Child's Birthday Party Package from The Miracle Theatre will be ava...
10/05/2021

Celebrate your child's birthday at the movies! A VIP Child's Birthday Party Package from The Miracle Theatre will be available to bid on at the Magic & Miracles online silent auction starting October 25.

RSVP today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-magic-miracles-virtual-event-tickets-176504649157

Celebrate your child's birthday at the movies! A VIP Child's Birthday Party Package from The Miracle Theatre will be available to bid on at the Magic & Miracles online silent auction starting October 25.

RSVP today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-magic-miracles-virtual-event-tickets-176504649157

Thank you to our Magic & Miracles gold level sponsor,National Capital Bank of Washington! If you or your business is int...
09/24/2021

Thank you to our Magic & Miracles gold level sponsor,
National Capital Bank of Washington!

If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Patty Brosmer at [email protected]

Inquire for more information on all sponsorship levels and benefits.

RSVP today for the 12th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala! Taking place virtually on October 25th - October 27th, secure your...
09/22/2021
12th Annual Magic & Miracles Virtual Event

RSVP today for the 12th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala! Taking place virtually on October 25th - October 27th, secure your FREE online admission to get sneak peeks of the fabulous silent auction items and first look at our online presentation!

The 12th Annual Magic & Miracles gala to benefit Ready, Willing & Working will be taking place virtually on October 25th- October 27th, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 12th Annual Magic & Miracles is going virtual! Join us October 25-27 for a fabulous online event with ...
09/08/2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 12th Annual Magic & Miracles is going virtual! Join us October 25-27 for a fabulous online event with a short video presentation and incredible silent auction! Stay tuned for more details.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 12th Annual Magic & Miracles is going virtual! Join us October 25-27 for a fabulous online event with a short video presentation and incredible silent auction! Stay tuned for more details.

Photos from Mount Vernon Triangle CID's post
09/06/2021

Photos from Mount Vernon Triangle CID's post

Great opinion piece by Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co.  Since 2007 we've been providing work oppo...
08/05/2021
Opinion | If You Paid Your Debt to Society, You Should Be Allowed to Work

Great opinion piece by Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. Since 2007 we've been providing work opportunities and supportive services to men and women who've paid their debt to society and just want to work and support themselves and their families.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/04/opinion/clean-slate-incarceration-work.html?fbclid=IwAR04HMW8lC6jb7pH5tJObDuRKHn6hOilulDHy7YUrAYiy3FFhyXDeP2JVZE

Americans who were incarcerated or have a conviction on their record are largely locked out of the economy. This moral outrage must end.

If you appreciate the services provided by the RWW participants, the “men in blue”, please consider nominating us for th...
07/15/2021

If you appreciate the services provided by the RWW participants, the “men in blue”, please consider nominating us for the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC in the following categories:

Ready, Willing & Working - Best Nonprofit
Magic & Miracles Gala - Best Charity Event

Happy to have Riley on board this year for Magic & Miracles!
07/07/2021

Happy to have Riley on board this year for Magic & Miracles!

Take moment to support the "men in blue" by nominating RWW for Best Nonprofit and Magic & Miracles as Best Charity Event...
07/07/2021

Take moment to support the "men in blue" by nominating RWW for Best Nonprofit and Magic & Miracles as Best Charity Event.

Thank you!

It's the time again to start voting for Washington City Paper's Best of DC! If you appreciate the services of our "men in blue" and resources such as our weekly e-newsletter snd social media updates, please take a moment and nominate Capitol Hill BID as BEST BID/MAIN STREET.

Please also consider nominating Ready, Willing & Working for Best Nonprofit and the Magic & Miracles Gala for Best Charity Event.

Take the time to vote for your favorite Capitol Hill businesses in the many other categories too! Nominations close August 1, 2021.

For more information and to cast your vote, visit https://washingtoncitypaper.com/best-of-dc-2021/

Happy 4th of July from the “men in blue”! 🇺🇸✨
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July from the “men in blue”! 🇺🇸✨

Happy 4th of July from the “men in blue”! 🇺🇸✨

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06/30/2021
In Memoriam: Judy Wood | HillRag

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On June 13, 2021, our community lost a beloved friend and community contributor. Judy Wood passed away after heart surgery and complications that followed. She leaves behind an adoring family and a

“The person who inspired me to create Ready, Willing & Working showed me that a place to live and a job to pay for it is...
06/07/2021
Much More than a Job | Wendy's Story

“The person who inspired me to create Ready, Willing & Working showed me that a place to live and a job to pay for it is only the beginning of the road out of homelessness and incarceration. We must also meet needs on an individual level to truly break the cycle”. - Patty Brosmer, President of RWW

Watch Clean Team Member Wendy’s transformation with the holistic support of RWW.

Donate to RWW at www.rwwdc.org/donate to make a difference in the lives of people like Wendy.

https://youtu.be/sgP8ByvcLrc

Ready, Willing & Working Clean Team member Wendy Young is provided with all the furnishings she needed for her own apartment after being homeless for more th...

“Ready, Willing & Working has helped me furnish each place I moved into because they want to provide resources for all a...
06/07/2021

“Ready, Willing & Working has helped me furnish each place I moved into because they want to provide resources for all aspects of life. They have helped me become more independent and I always feel valued and loved.”
- James F.

Help RWW continue to provide holistic services to people like Joseph by donating at www.rwwdc.org/donate

“Ready, Willing & Working has helped me furnish each place I moved into because they want to provide resources for all aspects of life. They have helped me become more independent and I always feel valued and loved.”
- James F.

Help RWW continue to provide holistic services to people like Joseph by donating at www.rwwdc.org/donate

“Since being apart of Ready, Willing & Working it has been a great inspiration to me and helped me by donating things li...
06/05/2021

“Since being apart of Ready, Willing & Working it has been a great inspiration to me and helped me by donating things like furniture, dishes and household appliances. The program has really helped me in a lot of trying situations.”
- Joseph A.

Help RWW continue to provide holistic services to people like Joseph by donating at www.rwwdc.org/donate

“Since being apart of Ready, Willing & Working it has been a great inspiration to me and helped me by donating things like furniture, dishes and household appliances. The program has really helped me in a lot of trying situations.”
- Joseph A.

Help RWW continue to provide holistic services to people like Joseph by donating at www.rwwdc.org/donate

“Ready, Willing & Working helped me to get my automobile, provided me with furniture for my new apartment and is an all ...
06/04/2021

“Ready, Willing & Working helped me to get my automobile, provided me with furniture for my new apartment and is an all around good program for people coming out of circumstances like substance abuse. They really help people get on with their life.”
- Jeffrey M.

Help RWW continue to provide holistic services to people like Jeffrey by donating at www.rwwdc.org/donate

“Ready, Willing & Working helped me to get my automobile, provided me with furniture for my new apartment and is an all around good program for people coming out of circumstances like substance abuse. They really help people get on with their life.”
- Jeffrey M.

Help RWW continue to provide holistic services to people like Jeffrey by donating at www.rwwdc.org/donate

Check out the Mount Vernon Triangle CID newsletter highlighting RWW Participant Wendy moving into her new apartment!
04/23/2021

Check out the Mount Vernon Triangle CID newsletter highlighting RWW Participant Wendy moving into her new apartment!

Thanks to all the generous supporters who helped to make our year end giving campaign a BIG SUCCESS! Wishing everyone a ...
01/01/2021

Thanks to all the generous supporters who helped to make our year end giving campaign a BIG SUCCESS! Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year ❤

Thanks to all the generous supporters who helped to make our year end giving campaign a BIG SUCCESS! Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year ❤

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As I count my blessings and give thanks to what matters in life, my heart is full of thanks for people & programs that create positive, long-term impact on families and communities. Ready, Willing & Working is exceptional and I'm so thankful!
One Capitol Hill organization that is always working hard for you. They deserve your support don't you think?
Thanks for being the inspiration for our Colfax Works program, Ready, Willing & Working!
WOW!! The good news is: Ready, Willing & Working is in the final round. The nervous news is: we're #8 out of 12. We need to be at least #6 in order to win a $10,000 grant so PLEASE VOTE and ask your friends to vote for us. Just 8 days of voting left and every vote gets us closer to the $10,000 grant. moonshare.org
Another reminder friends! We're doing well and hope to be in the top half that moves to the second round on January 11th. With your help, we're getting closer to the $10,000 grant~! Thank you!