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

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Thank you to National Capital Bank for their generous support as part of their 2022 Corporate Philanthropy Award! As a l...
12/06/2022

Thank you to National Capital Bank for their generous support as part of their 2022 Corporate Philanthropy Award!

As a local bank that has been part of the community since 1889, they understand first-hand the importance of strong community partnerships.

NCB has supported Ready, Willing & Working from day 1 back in 2008 and we couldn’t have provided the hundreds of work opportunities and supportive services to homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals without their generosity!

Community support enables Ready, Willing & Working to provide the supportive services that are essential to helping part...
11/29/2022

Community support enables Ready, Willing & Working to provide the supportive services that are essential to helping participants develop healthy life and work habits that ensure their future success as productive citizens once they finish the program.

Together we are continuing 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.

Make your gift today so we can say “yes” to more formerly homeless or incarcerated individuals seeking employment, supportive services, and freedom.

Thank you for considering Ready, Willing & Working this ! https://www.rwwdc.org/donate/

Thankful today and every day to be able to provide life changing opportunities 💙
11/24/2022

Thankful today and every day to be able to provide life changing opportunities 💙

Happy Thanksgiving from the “Men & Women in Blue”! 🦃🍽️♥️

Phil Truluck, former Chairman and founding Board Member of the Capitol Hill BID, passed away last Thursday. Truluck was ...
10/13/2022
Magic & Miracles 6 - Honoring Phil Truluck &The Heritage Foundation

Phil Truluck, former Chairman and founding Board Member of the Capitol Hill BID, passed away last Thursday. Truluck was a passionate supporter of Ready, Willing & Working.

He was an easy man to like, with a ready smile and a kind heart. His optimism was contagious and he rarely raised his voice. He was kind, gracious and gentle. His integrity was unquestioned and his word was his bond. The video below from 2013 paid tribute to Truluck's commitment to ending homelessness & criminal recidivism and his dedicated service to the BID Board of Directors from 2003 to 2015.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ready, Willing & Working — www.rwwdc.org/donate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAlHRYBv2cs&t=7s

Ready, Willing & Working salutes Phil Truluck & The Heritage Foundation for their commitment to their mission of ending homelessness and criminal recidivsm.

10/10/2022

Support services are one of the most important things you can give someone who needs a second chance. Case Manager Mr. Perry helps make that difference in the lives of RWW participants every day. Your tax-deductible donation of $125 will provide one of these sessions for up to 15 men. Please donate if you can ~ THANK YOU!

http://www.rwwdc.org/donate/

09/06/2022

Without Ready, Willing & Working, Damon says his life would be a whole lot different. As Associate Director of Field Operations, Damon now helps others experience that same life changing opportunity.

09/05/2022

Always grateful for National Capital Bank 💙

All Labor Has Dignity ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   On this Labor Day weekend we celebrate the opportunity to work for...
09/02/2022
Extending Opportunities Across the Country

All Labor Has Dignity ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this Labor Day weekend we celebrate the opportunity to work for every willing heart.

The ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart is a core value for Ready, Willing & Working. We are proud to be founding members of Work Works Amer...

08/23/2022

Have seen our new video featuring RWW President Patty Brosmer? Watch it now!

Congratulations to our Mount Vernon Triangle CID team members for receiving awards recognizing their outstanding work th...
07/19/2022

Congratulations to our Mount Vernon Triangle CID team members for receiving awards recognizing their outstanding work this morning at the MVT CID Annual Meeting!

Ready, Willing & Working is proud to be a founding Affiliate of Work Works America! TODAY at 2:30 PM Work Works America ...
07/19/2022

Ready, Willing & Working is proud to be a founding Affiliate of Work Works America!

TODAY at 2:30 PM Work Works America co-founder, Isabel McDevitt, will speak in front of a Senate Committee on the need for additional solutions beyond Housing First to address homelessness in communities across America.

To watch the full Opportunities and Challenges in Addressing Homelessness hearing, visit https://www.banking.senate.gov/hearings/opportunities-and-challenges-in-addressing-homelessness

Happy Father’s Day to our “Dads in Blue”!
06/19/2022

Happy Father’s Day to our “Dads in Blue”!

We were honored yesterday to have a few of the people that make Ready, Willing & Working successful share their stories....
06/16/2022

We were honored yesterday to have a few of the people that make Ready, Willing & Working successful share their stories.

Make sure you’re following RWW on Facebook and Instagram to follow along when the videos are posted!

"A small change can make a big difference. You are the only one who can make our world a better place to inhabit.”- Anki...
05/16/2022

"A small change can make a big difference. You are the only one who can make our world a better place to inhabit.”

- Ankita Singhal

Staying prepared for the future!
05/03/2022

Staying prepared for the future!

A big thank you to National Capital Bank for giving our team members a presentation on Basic Retirement Planning!

The “men in blue” are hitting the books! We are excited to announce the return of our GED program. Having a High School ...
04/13/2022

The “men in blue” are hitting the books! We are excited to announce the return of our GED program. Having a High School Diploma opens doors to new opportunities and is a big step in personal and job advancement. We're proud of those who chose to participate!

Congratulations to two of our long time “Men in Blue”! 💙
03/10/2022

Congratulations to two of our long time “Men in Blue”! 💙

By tapping the individual’s perseverance, dedication and desire to re-enter the workforce, RWW cultivates a personal com...
02/17/2022

By tapping the individual’s perseverance, dedication and desire to re-enter the workforce, RWW cultivates a personal commitment to and from the person, which creates long-term success. Help RWW continue to transform lives by supporting our efforts: rwwdc.org/donate

Vincent Orange: You were our original supporter and we will never forget that ❤
02/03/2022
The American Dream

Vincent Orange: You were our original supporter and we will never forget that ❤

This is "The American Dream" by Vincent Orange on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

The work goes on with Work Works America. Thank you George McDonald for your vision.  Ready, Willing & Working is proud ...
01/28/2022
A Legacy of Innovation: The Life and Work of George T. McDonald

The work goes on with Work Works America. Thank you George McDonald for your vision. Ready, Willing & Working is proud to be a founding affiliate of Work Works America.

This is "A Legacy of Innovation: The Life and Work of George T. McDonald" by The Doe Fund on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who…

No matter the weather, the “men and women in blue” are working hard to keep our neighborhood clean & safe!
01/03/2022

No matter the weather, the “men and women in blue” are working hard to keep our neighborhood clean & safe!

Grateful to be essential 💙
12/31/2021

Grateful to be essential 💙

When you support the “men in blue”, you’re giving the gift of opportunity.Ready, Willing & Working is proving that the m...
12/21/2021

When you support the “men in blue”, you’re giving the gift of opportunity.

Ready, Willing & Working is proving that the most effective solution to homelessness and criminal recidivism with the opportunity for paid work and supportive services. Together we are continuing 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.

Your donation is a gift that keeps on giving. Please consider supporting Ready, Willing & Working with your end of year giving to give the gift of opportunity.

http://www.rwwdc.org/donate/

Happy Holidays from the "men and women in blue!"
12/06/2021
Happy Holidays from Capitol Hill BID | 2021

Happy Holidays from the "men and women in blue!"

The Hill is Alive for the Holidays! Thank you to all of our friends and neighbors who joined us for the 15th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and the 8th Annual ...

Join The Doe Fund and our own Vice President Andrew Lee at 2:00 PM today to learn more about the Work Works model:
11/30/2021

Join The Doe Fund and our own Vice President Andrew Lee at 2:00 PM today to learn more about the Work Works model:

Paid work. Housing. Support services. TODAY AT 2PM ET, learn how the-legged-stool Work Works model reduces homelessness and recidivism across the country. Register now at bit.ly/work-works-webinar

Happy ! For nearly 14 years, RWW had been proving that the most effective solution to homelessness and criminal recidivi...
11/30/2021

Happy ! For nearly 14 years, RWW had been proving that the most effective solution to homelessness and criminal recidivism is the opportunity for paid work and supportive services. With the help of contributions from generous donors, RWW has opened the door for hundreds of men to become and remain responsible citizens, fathers to their children, and role models for their community.

Together we are continuing 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 for considering Ready, Willing & Working on this Giving Tuesday! http://www.rwwdc.org/donate/

Incredibly grateful for the support of Capitol Hill Community Foundation! Ready, Willing & Working was awarded $10,000 t...
11/29/2021

Incredibly grateful for the support of Capitol Hill Community Foundation! Ready, Willing & Working was awarded $10,000 to continue to provide supportive services to our “men in blue.”

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 . Join us in raising awareness; it’s so easy to get involved!
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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11/18/2021
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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 model. 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

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

Systems don’t change systems. People change systems. TheDoeFund's 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. 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 .

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!

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.

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

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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!
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