Giving Back to Our Community
At the end of each season, our top teams are awarded donations to give to a charity of their choice. Below are some of the organizations we have made donations to so far.
We would like to thank TagDog for helping raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project during our Summer '09 season. Each time TagDog gets tagged on Facebook a donation is made to the charity of the month. So, tag yourselves, tag the Dog, and of course join the group Friends of DC Bocce.
Please also take a moment to remember our friend Paul Agosto, say hello to Ben's Chili Bowl and Teaching for Change and check out their celebratory event at Ben's Next Door, thank our Troops for thier service, and send best wishes to our Iraqi Exhange Student friends.
AMC Cancer Research Center
AMC has a rich history of conducting some of the nation's top research in cancer prevention and control. The AMC Cancer Research Center (AMC), newly affiliated with the University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC), continues to support prevention and control research AS WELL AS research for better therapies and patient care, positioning the organization as one of the strongest cancer information and clinical resource centers in the nation.
American Cancer Society: Relay For Life
At events in 4,800 communities nationwide, teams of families, friends and coworkers join together to CELEBRATE the lives of those who have battled cancer, REMEMBER those lost and FIGHT BACK against a disease that takes too much.
Chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, the American Legion is devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
The American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization.
Celiac Sprue Association
Dedicated to providing educational materials on celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis to affected individuals worldwide and to serving as a vehicle for providing mutual support opportunities to these individuals by encouraging, establishing and supporting volunteer units for such individuals throughout the country.
The Carpenter's Shelter
Carpenter's Shelter is an innovative provider of services to the homeless promoting lifelong self-reliance. Since 1988, our goal has been to meet the immediate and basic needs for shelter and offer each resident the resources to stabilize their lives, overcome homelessness, and become contributing members of the community.
Covenant House Washington
Established to address widespread problems of homelessness and poverty among teenagers and young adults. Their services are free and they have made conscientious efforts to assure that our services for youth meet high standards of quality by keeping strong relationships in the community and addressing complex problems that affect the health and well being of children.
DC Central Kitchen
The Kitchen is founded on the premise that when fighting poverty, one must fight to win by using every resource available. Be it food, money, or people, we at the Kitchen hate to see wasted potential.
Eastern Market: Keep It Going
Eastern Market is is the oldest continuously operating food market in the city, and the center of life in our community. The devastating April 30th fire destroyed the roof and shut down operations in the South Hall. The bricks and mortar can be fixed and the building preserved.
The nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks that secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually, and to engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
A collection of more than 500 charitable funds built with gifts and bequests from many people in the greater Cedar Rapids area. GCRCF provides flexibility to meet a broad range of needs through a variety of gifts and giving techniques, and partners with professional advisors to create highly personalized and effective approaches to charitable giving for their clients.
Greater DC Cares
Greater DC Cares comprehensively mobilizes volunteers and strengthens nonprofits to better impact communities and the key issues in the Greater DC Region. It works with a network of more than 500 nonprofits, 12,000 volunteers and a host of corporate and foundation partners working together to positively impact the region.
Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital Foundation
Helan DevOs Children's Hospital was created to fill a critical gap in West Michigan helath care - the need for a hospital devoted solely and specifically to children. More than a decade later we have become a tertiary referral center and an established leader dedicated to improving the and lives of children and families.
International Humanity Foundation
Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. The IHF vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor though a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it.
International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. The world's first person-to-person micro-lending site, Kiva empowers individuals to lend directly to entrepreneurs worldwide. The people you see on Kiva's site are real individuals in need of funding, and Kiva partners with existing expert microfinance institutions to provide a data-rich, transparent lending platform.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has invested more than $550.8 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers.
The National Kidney Foundation
The NKF is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. Through over 50 offices nationwide, the NKF provides vital services, conducts extensive public and professional education, advocates for patients and supports disease research.
Mary House, an organization that provides transitional housing services, shelter and support programs to homeless and struggling families, and was founded on the concept that "smaller is better."
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
A nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. The organization raises money for funding of research, advocates for federal funding, and fills the void of information and options by giving reliable, personalized information people need to make informed decisions.
Ronald McDonals House
A strong mind. A strong body. And a safe, supportive place to grow. These are things that every child needs and deserves. Helping to provide these things is what we do.
Teaching For Change
Provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world. By drawing direct connections to 'real world' issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.
Walking for Water, Wisdom Spring Inc
Walking for Water is a fundraiser created by teenagers in Leesburg, VA for the benefit of indigenous people in Africa. It is devoted to giving the waters of life to the indigenous villages by combining village wisdom with Western drilling technology and funds for education. The goal: to reclaim the land and the rich culture it sustains so people don’t have to walk for miles each day to carry water for their villages.
Washington Area Bicyclists Association
The WABA’s mission is to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment, and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
Washington Humane Society
The Washington Humane Society is the oldest animal protection agency in Washington, DC. Since 1870, the Washington Humane Society has served homeless, lost, and abused animals in the District of Columbia; providing protection from cruelty, shelter from the elements, and a second chance at a loving home.
Whitman-Walker Clinic is a non-profit community-based health organization serving the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Established by and for the gay and lesbian community, our Clinic is comprised of diverse volunteers and staff who provide or facilitate the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, accessible health care and community services. Whitman-Walker Clinic is especially committed to ending the suffering of all those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Women Empowered Against Violence
WEAVE works closely with adult and teen survivors of relationship violence and abuse, providing an innovative range of legal, counseling, economic and educational services that leads survivors to utilize their inner and community resources, achieve safety for themselves and their children and live empowered lives.
Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors by raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, helping severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and providing unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.