Break Bread 500
Team Member: Shemeika Brown
EVENT DATE Dec 21, 2016
Break Bread 500 wrote -
Our mission is to coordinate a fundraising campaign that will directly feed a minimum of 500 less fortunate and homeless Washington, DC families and neighbors, a hot and healthy meal during the entire DC Public Schools winter holiday break, and specifically on Christmas Day.
With DC based non-profit 501(c)(3) charity organization, Martha’s Table, as our beneficiary, we set a goal to raise a minimum of $15,000 by December 21, 2016. To reach our goal we will hold a live music benefit concert with national recording artists as an incentive and a 'Thank You' to all donors and contributors who take part in this initiative. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Martha's Table, who will facilitate the distribution of hot meals to the families through their Mckenna’s Wagon Program. Through this program, staff and volunteers go to low income area neighborhoods serving hot meals to families in need.
Right now, 76% of the children in the DC Public School system are currently enrolled in the Free And Reduced Price Meal program. This program offers nutritious breakfast and lunch meals each school day and most schools also offer a light snack or supper to students attending after school programs. So for many kids growing up on the wrong end of D.C.’s extreme economic inequality, a day without classes can mean a day without breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three. The many participants of the program appreciate it for what it provides students with during the school year, but unfortunately it does not accommodate them during the winter break when school is out for the Holidays. Families are left without during the time of year when they need it the most.
We, like hundreds of organizations across the country are coming together to establish programs and events that connect donors to charities that give to those in need.
I humbly call on all who receive this to extend your heart and hand to Break Bread 500 and those in need who will benefit from our efforts! Your donation, time, and effort will directly champion this great cause! The true gratification we amass by contributing to combat hunger in our city during the holidays will be immeasurable. Knowing that we did OUR a part in making hot meals available to those who are not able to provide it themselves, I think will be the greatest Holiday Blessing we could ever receive!
The donation levels goes as follows:
$20 - Will feed one family a hot meal for 3 days of Christmas (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Day after Christmas).
$50 - Will feed one family a hot meal everyday for the entire DCPS winter holiday break.
$100 - Will feed two families a hot meal everyday for the entire DCPS winter holiday break.
$200 - Will feed four families a hot meal everyday for the entire DCPS winter holiday break.
$500 - Will feed ten families a hot meal everyday for the entire DCPS winter holiday break.
$1000 - Will feed 20 families a hot meal everyday for the entire DCPS winter holiday break.
(District of Columbia Public Schools 2016 winter break - December 21, 2016 - January 2, 2017. Weekends not included)
ALL DONATIONS WILL GRANT DONORS ADMISSION TO THE BB500 BENEFIT CONCERT. Names will be automatically added to guestlist. Please have identification and proof of donation upon entry.
December 21, 2016
BIG CHIEF IVY CITY | 2002 Fenwick Street NE Washington DC | 6pm-12am Live Performance By BLACK ALLEY
Thank You so much for your participation and God Bless!
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