Help Support Our Finalists!

Ever year we are thrilled to support our finalists organizations through our grants program – but as a community, we can support them withour time and effort year round.

Stay tuned for details on an upcoming Supply Drive for Bridges to Independence, but in the meantime here are a few other ways to support our great finalists!

Bridges to Independence

Bridges to Independence leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures.

Organizational Contact: Heather Creelman, Director of Development,

Arlington Bunny Hop, April 15th Volunteer Needed: Net proceeds from the race support Bridges to Independence. Learn More.

Virtual Shelter Tour: Virtual tours of their shelter are available every third Thursday of the month. Tours last one hour and are offered from 12:00-1:00PM and again from 6:00-7:00PM. Sign Up. 


Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop builds community to foster personal development and systems change for justice-involved youth and adults through the literary arts, workforce development, trauma healing, peace-building, and member-led advocacy.

Organizational Contact: Janet Zwick, Youth Education & Outreach Manager,

On the Same Page UNITED Night: Free Minds hosts a monthly On the Same Page: Write Night where community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Poet Ambassadors home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers! Learn More.


GALA Theatre

GALA (Grupo de Artistas LatinoAmericanos) Hispanic Theatre is a National Center for Latino Performing Arts in the nation’s capital. Since 1976, GALA has been promoting and sharing the Latino arts and cultures with a diverse audience, creating work that speaks to communities today, and preserving the rich Hispanic heritage for generations that follow. By developing and producing works that explore the breadth of Latino performing arts, GALA provides opportunities for the Latino artist, educates youth, and engages the entire community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives.

Organizational Contact: Rebecca Medrano, ED,

Gala Support, May 8: GALA Theatre is looking for 7 volunteers to help with check-in/check-out at their gala fundraiser on Monday, May 8 at St. Frances Hal in NE DC, from 5:30 – 10:30pm.

Requires a one hour (or less) virtual training session prior to the event.


Tenants and Workers United

We organize communities, build power, win changes, and advance social justice across Northern Virginia.

Organizational Contact: Mia Taylor,

Organiational Volunteer needed: 

  • Bilingual volunteers to help with service navigation in Woodbridge and Alexandria.
  • Volunteers with a professional camera for meeting and events.