Washington, D.C. – (Dec. 1, 2020) – Monumental Athletics & Amusement Foundation (MSEF) introduced on #GivingTuesday that it has donated $50,000 to purchase gifts and offer assistance to a lot more than 100 family members in Ward 8. MSE Basis will give by means of Martha’s Table, a D.C. nonprofit providing wraparound solutions and aid to group users, and Hendley Elementary University, a DC Community School in the Ward 8 area of D.C. Both teams have a extensive-standing partnership with MSEF, the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. The Foundation is launching a internet site for fans to also contribute – all proceeds will then be divided among family members participating in the “Spouse and children-to-Relatives” software and may perhaps be expanded to assist much more family members.
Followers are questioned to add to the program via December 31, 2020 by viewing: www.MonumentalFoundation.org/familytofamily
“The athletics community appears ahead to the Year of Providing each calendar year – and particularly this calendar year – simply because we know that so a lot of spirits can be lifted with uncomplicated functions of kindness and a celebration of our shared sense of local community,” mentioned Monica Dixon, President, Monumental Sports & Amusement Basis. “We know our sporting activities groups have the most type-hearted and dedicated followers in the environment and our players, coaches and personnel are enthusiastic to stand among the them and lead – from our people to family members in Ward 8.”
In past years, MSEF’s Family-to-Family application included workers, coaches, gamers and coaches and players’ significant some others participating in reward getting excursions from family members want lists, employees present-wrapping get-togethers and delivery of the gifts to families from gamers throughout all the groups. On the other hand, this year the Foundation has altered its operations thinking about COVID-19 protocols. MSEF is launching the program with an original grant and then a series of social media posts highlighting the perform of Martha’s Table with the households it serves and asking for supporters and the broader local community to also donate to the exertion. The graphics will emphasize the incredible operate of Martha’s Desk with powerful storytelling of the real neighbors who will be supported by supplying to this system.
Martha’s Desk is a D.C.-dependent nonprofit fully commited to supporting robust children, strong households and robust communities by rising accessibility to top quality schooling applications, balanced foods and relatives supports. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic commenced, the firm has viewed a 400-percent maximize in the variety of neighbors trying to find accessibility to food and other sources. MSEF will administer $40,000 of the grant to Martha’s Table.
“We are grateful for the continued support from the Monument Sporting activities & Leisure Foundation and the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics through our almost decade lengthy partnership,” mentioned Rae Davidson, Director of Growth, Martha’s Table. “They have provided economical help, have been a tremendous source of staffing for our volunteer endeavours and have constantly promoted our work during all of their available channels. The untold number of households their generosity has supported has assisted us accomplish our shared intention – for all Washingtonians to have the possibility to thrive.”
Hendley Elementary school is a DC General public Faculty and is host to a marquee plan in Martha’s Table, the Joyful Food stuff Marketplace, which delivers people with new develop to maximize their obtain to healthful meals and supports little ones and their families in creating balanced possibilities. MSEF and the sporting activities groups have volunteered their time at Hendley Elementary college – as section of the Martha’s Table application and via other endeavors with the school – in the DCPS Adopt-A-University partnership extending much more than 5 a long time. The college will obtain $10,000 from MSEF for the Spouse and children-to-Household system.
“The Spouse and children-to-Family members software has greatly benefitted pupils and people in just the Hendley Elementary University neighborhood,” stated Sundai Riggins, Principal, Hendley Elementary College. “It gives an opportunity for households to delight in the holiday getaway season in abundance, furnishing young children with time to hook up with function designs they search up to and are enthusiastic to fulfill in particular person. It is a excellent time to bring pleasure into the lives of pupils and households, at a time that can be tricky for a lot of. We are so fortuitous to have this sort of a wonderful system at Hendley.”