Hands on DC

Hands on DC Making DC schools better and brighter through volunteer projects. Follow us on Twitter (@HandsonDC) and visit www.handsondc.org for more information.

Was one of your New Year's resolutions to volunteer more in 2020?  Or to meet new people who have the same interests as ...
01/01/2020

Was one of your New Year's resolutions to volunteer more in 2020? Or to meet new people who have the same interests as you? Or how about to give back to your community? You can do all of that - and more - when you volunteer with us for MLK Day! Register to volunteer here - http://bit.ly/HoDC-MLK

A huge thanks to all of the Freddie Mac volunteers who helped brighten the hallways and landscape the garden at Hart Mid...
10/21/2019

A huge thanks to all of the Freddie Mac volunteers who helped brighten the hallways and landscape the garden at Hart Middle School today! If you’d like us to host your corporate volunteer event, please send us an email at [email protected].

A huge thanks to all of our volunteers today at Eliot-Hine Middle School who helped transform the library.
08/24/2019

A huge thanks to all of our volunteers today at Eliot-Hine Middle School who helped transform the library.

A large amount of the projects that we complete involves painting. Whether it’s whole hallways or fun murals, we’re brin...
03/30/2019

A large amount of the projects that we complete involves painting. Whether it’s whole hallways or fun murals, we’re bringing splashes of color to schools across the district today!

It’s event day today! We’re excited to be at Tyler Elementary, Eliot Hine Middle School, Johnson Middle School and Hart ...
03/30/2019

It’s event day today! We’re excited to be at Tyler Elementary, Eliot Hine Middle School, Johnson Middle School and Hart Middle School.

Our volunteers make great work happen, and here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come!

It's CyberMonday!  Do you plan to shop on Amazon today to take advantage of their CyberMonday deals?  If so, consider sh...
11/26/2018
Amazon.com Help: Change Your AmazonSmile Charitable Organization

It's CyberMonday! Do you plan to shop on Amazon today to take advantage of their CyberMonday deals? If so, consider shopping on AmazonSmile to help support Hands on DC. It's the same Amazon that you already know and love.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201365360

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time.

11/20/2018

In case you haven't heard, next Tuesday, November 27th, is #GivingTuesday! This 24-hour global day of online giving supports the causes and charities we’re passionate about.

Facebook and PayPal are matching up to $7M in donations made here on Facebook beginning at 8am EST on #GivingTuesday. We hope that you’ll support us and our commitment to improving the physical condition of D.C. Public Schools. We'll set up a fundraiser that morning to make donating even easier!

Registration is closing tomorrow!! Make sure you grab a spot for our Saturday June 2nd event before it’s too late!!
05/30/2018

Registration is closing tomorrow!! Make sure you grab a spot for our Saturday June 2nd event before it’s too late!!

05/14/2018

Are you subscribed to our newsletter? If so, you know about our upcoming June 2nd event! How many of you are joining us for our first summer event?

05/03/2018

Summer is coming. And so is our next event...

How many of you are joining us for our event tomorrow? We can't wait! Make sure you sign up on the website and receive a...
04/06/2018
Volunteer Registration | Hands on DC

How many of you are joining us for our event tomorrow? We can't wait! Make sure you sign up on the website and receive an email with the details of the school you've been assigned to. See you tomorrow!

Event Schedule: 8:30 am - 9:00 am:Event registration 9:00 am - 1:00 pm:Project Work 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm:Project wrap-up and clean-up

Thank you Booz Allen Hamilton for joining us today for the MLK Day of Service!
01/15/2018

Thank you Booz Allen Hamilton for joining us today for the MLK Day of Service!

Have you checked your inbox yesterday? We sent out a newsletter with plenty of information! Today is #GivingTuesday and ...
11/28/2017
Committees and Roles

Have you checked your inbox yesterday? We sent out a newsletter with plenty of information! Today is #GivingTuesday and we appreciate any donation - small or big! In addition, if you have been wondering what it's like to help out Hands on DC year-round, check out our openings on the Executive Committee, we are looking for a few new members!

Hands on DC is currently recruiting for a number of volunteer positions to lead our work as part of the Executive Committee for the 2017-2018 year. The Executive Committee members will join the Hands on DC Co-Directors to plan and carry out our Hands on DC activities for this year.We are currently r...

11/27/2017

Get a head start on #GivingTuesday with your #CyberMonday shopping! Visit smile.amazon.com and enter in "Hands on DC" and a portion of your purchases will be donated to support our work.

11/23/2017

The Hands on DC team would like to wish all of our dear volunteers a very happy Thanksgiving!

Big thanks to LA IDEA - Latin American Interior Designers, Engineers & Architects for their AMAZING mural! And thanks to...
08/21/2017

Big thanks to LA IDEA - Latin American Interior Designers, Engineers & Architects for their AMAZING mural! And thanks to all our volunteers who came out on Saturday for a fantastic event!

LA.IDEA AIA|DC would like to thank the group of volunteers who came out on Saturday for our Back to School with Hands on DC. After 8 hours of work, approximately 3 gallons of paint, we were able to complete the 10’x26’ multi-lingual mural based on our original design idea! LA.IDEA hopes to inspire future generations of Latin American professionals and promote a diversity of viewpoints, in part by collaborating with organizations such as Hands on DC. We invite all of you to participate in our community outreach programs as we strive to highlight one of our mission’s goals - Give our time and talents back to the community.

¡Muchas gracias a nuestros voluntarios por la dedicación y buena vibra pintando el mural! El resultado fue excelente, y la escuela está completamente agradecida de nuestra labor.

Muitos agradecimentos aos nossos voluntários!

We had over 50 volunteers at Ketcham Elementary School today helping to get the school ready to welcome students on Mond...
08/19/2017

We had over 50 volunteers at Ketcham Elementary School today helping to get the school ready to welcome students on Monday! #BacktoSchool2017 #FortheKids #BetterSchoolsBrighterFutures Georgetown Volleyball AASA, The School Superintendents Association St John's Lodge No. 11 FAAM Washington, DC

08/18/2017

Only a few hours left to register for our Back to School event tomorrow! We can't wait to see many of you at the schools!

What a busy month for Hands on DC! In addition to our volunteering event coming up this week, we are very excited to ann...
08/15/2017
Hands on DC: Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

What a busy month for Hands on DC! In addition to our volunteering event coming up this week, we are very excited to announce that we have been recognized as a member of the Catalog for Philanthropy. They are supporting the work that various non-profits do to support the community in the DC area. This is a great opportunity for Hands on DC to highlight the work that all of our volunteers do in every single event.
We are so thankful for your continuous participation and all your hard work!
If you would like to keep supporting Hands on DC, you can visit https://www.cfp-dc.org/nonprofits/1341/Hands-on-DC to make a donation. There is no small amount and we appreciate every donation.
Thank you again and we hope to see you on Saturday, August 19th!
-The Hands on DC team.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington - The most trusted guide to giving in Greater Washington (DC, MD, VA), featuring the area's best, vetted, community-based charities for high-impact local giving.

Tufts Women DC - ATA is joining us for our Back-to-School event on Saturday August 19th !! Can't wait to see you there!
08/04/2017
Tufts Women DC - ATA

Tufts Women DC - ATA is joining us for our Back-to-School event on Saturday August 19th !! Can't wait to see you there!

Join Tufts Women DC for our next service event on Saturday, August 19 with Hands on DC to brighten and enhance DC schools with a wide variety of school projects that range from painting murals and rooms to landscaping and classroom organization!

The event will be held at a local school from 8:30am-1:30pm.

All volunteers should register online by 5pm on Wednesday, August 16 with the Tufts Women DC Team: http://www.handsondc.org/volunteer-registration

Hands on DC is an all-volunteer local non-profit that that organizes projects to improve the physical condition of Washington, DC public schools and raises funds for local college scholarship programs.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Sarah T. at [email protected].

06/28/2017

Haven't heard from us in a while? Don't worry, we'll be back sooner than you think! Stay tuned for August 19th, we are planning our Back to School event!

A big THANK YOU to all our volunteers. We appreciate all your hard work. You all did an amazing job last Saturday. We ho...
05/23/2017

A big THANK YOU to all our volunteers. We appreciate all your hard work. You all did an amazing job last Saturday. We hope you all had fun and hope to see you again at our next event!
If you have not already done so, please subscribe to our newsletter http://www.handsondc.org

Thanks for the love @TeamRubicon3! Our volunteers rock 🎸
05/20/2017

Thanks for the love @TeamRubicon3! Our volunteers rock 🎸

TL;DR: There's plenty of work to do in your community. Log in. Sign up. Get some dirt* on your shirt.

Want to help but you don't have a week of vacation time to head to a disaster site? Check RollCall for service projects in your area. Our District Coordinators like Nicole Morales, the Team Rubicon USA DC in Washington, D.C., (heh, she's the D.C. DC) go to great lengths to set up weekend volunteer opportunities.

This morning she and seven motivated Greyshirts are participating in Hands on DC, a city-wide effort to improve DC public schools through community service. Many of the projects involve painting (classrooms, hallways), landscaping (mulching or planting), and special projects such as wiring classrooms for computers, installing carpeting, repairing bathroom plumbing and painting murals.

What are you waiting for? You're in the #TRibe, right?

No? Why not? ClickityClickClick. https://teamrubiconusa.org/

*We'll post the dirty photos later. Hey now, that's not what I mean...

Who said we only paint walls at Hands on DC? Here are our amazing volunteers gardening with this beautiful spring weathe...
05/20/2017

Who said we only paint walls at Hands on DC? Here are our amazing volunteers gardening with this beautiful spring weather ☀️

04/14/2017

Who's ready for summer? We know we are, and that's why we are preparing a great event for you guys to participate! Mark you calendars: MAY 20th. Be on the lookout for more info!

Awesome group of volunteers last Saturday at Johnson MS! Please tag yourselves and your friends.
03/28/2017

Awesome group of volunteers last Saturday at Johnson MS! Please tag yourselves and your friends.

Thanks for a great MLK Day of Service City Year DC! Team Hands on DC - please tag yourself😁 #dreamliveson
01/16/2017

Thanks for a great MLK Day of Service City Year DC! Team Hands on DC - please tag yourself😁 #dreamliveson

Each $1 goes a long way to support the beautification of D.C. public schools! Please take a few minutes to donate. Thank...
11/29/2016

Each $1 goes a long way to support the beautification of D.C. public schools! Please take a few minutes to donate. Thank you! Priya Bapat, Royce Bassarab, Kristen Powers, Noelle Ellerson Ng, PC Zai, Shawn Joseph Bucholtz, Virginia Kromm, Stephanie Hollay, Dan You,

It's #GivingTuesday! Celebrate the season of service by supporting our work to improve the physical quality of DC schools. Because of support from volunteers like you, we are able to TRIPLE our financial contributions in terms of value added through our projects.

Visit our donations page at http://handsondc.org/donate to make a contribution of $10, $30, $100, or any amount you'd like!

And while you're there, why not join our email listserve (via our homepage) to keep up with the latest announcements on our upcoming service days? Tag a friend who you think would like to donate their time and join us at a future event!

It's #GivingTuesday! Celebrate the season of service by supporting our work to improve the physical quality of DC school...
11/29/2016

It's #GivingTuesday! Celebrate the season of service by supporting our work to improve the physical quality of DC schools. Because of support from volunteers like you, we are able to TRIPLE our financial contributions in terms of value added through our projects.

Visit our donations page at http://handsondc.org/donate to make a contribution of $10, $30, $100, or any amount you'd like!

And while you're there, why not join our email listserve (via our homepage) to keep up with the latest announcements on our upcoming service days? Tag a friend who you think would like to donate their time and join us at a future event!

Hands on DC - we have fun. Don't miss us next month. #nonprofitsprofit #taxidermy #newregime
11/11/2016

Hands on DC - we have fun. Don't miss us next month. #nonprofitsprofit #taxidermy #newregime

10/24/2016
Committees and Roles

Want to get more involved with Hands on DC? Come join us on the Executive Committee this year! As one of the volunteers on the Executive Committee, you can help us plan and carry out our events for the year! For more information on the Committee positions and how to apply, please click the link below.

Please reach out by Friday if interested!

Hands on DC is currently recruiting for a number of volunteer positions to lead our work as part of the Executive Committee for the 2016-2017 year. The Executive Committee members will join the Hands on DC Co-Directors to plan and carry out our Hands on DC activities for this year. We are currently…

Welcome aboard to our new Co-directors! Congratulations Priya and Mike! Interested in getting involved? Email volunteer@...
10/06/2016

Welcome aboard to our new Co-directors! Congratulations Priya and Mike!
Interested in getting involved? Email [email protected]ondc.org

08/09/2016
Volunteer Registration | Hands on DC

We are less than two weeks away from our Back to School event (Aug. 20) - register to volunteer now! http://handsondc.org/volunteer-registration

Our favorite summer event is back, and registration is now open. Hands on DC's Back to School event is a shortened event (8 a.m to 12 p.m.) where we help teachers clean and organize their classrooms, landscape and plant flowers and work on small paint and mural projects.

Thank you to the awesome team from Booz Allen Hamilton who helped paint, clean and organize ahead of the new school year...
08/07/2016

Thank you to the awesome team from Booz Allen Hamilton who helped paint, clean and organize ahead of the new school year! Sign up for our next event on the 20th of August! Hands on DC needs your help!!

07/30/2016
Volunteer Registration | Hands on DC

Registration is now open for our Aug. 20 Back to School Event!

Visit http://handsondc.org/volunteer-registration to register

Our favorite summer event is back, and registration is now open. Hands on DC's Back to School event is a shortened event (8 a.m to 12 p.m.) where we help teachers clean and organize their classrooms, landscape and plant flowers and work on small paint and mural projects.

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20044

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Folks: I posted about the March 30 2019 event on my FB page, and blurb says the event is August 18th 2018. So I suspect some aspect of this page needs updating. Thanks for all the work that you do.