How We Gave Back on MLK Day

At Warm Up, DC, volunteers knitted sweaters, hats and scarves for those in need.

 

Warm Up, DC was a lot of fun, but the volunteers are the ones who really made a tremendous impact. If you’re wondering what the volunteers of Warm Up, DC did to help out, here are the numbers:

 

1) 20 bags of clothing 
Meridian collected clothing at Cakelove and donated them to Martha’s Table. We also collected canned goods at G Sandwich, toiletries at Primp Beauty Bar, and new hats and scarves from Twice as Warm.

 

2) 600 sandwiches

All sandwiches were donated to Martha’s Table to feed the hungry.

 

3) 100 volunteers knitting hats and scarves for the homeless

Knitters, both first-timers and experts, used donated materials to make these products.

 

 

4) $12,00 of free, professional assistance to DC organizations

Skilled volunteers donated respective expertise pro bono during the #MLKprobono dream lab, sponsored by DC Social Innovation, Taproot Foundation and Impact.

 

5) 50 letters written to our military heroes
Written by local students, including some from George Washington University.

 

6) 20 used bikes and bike parts shipped overseas
Thanks to Bikes for the World for organizing the international shipping of the bikes.

 

Thanks to all who made this possible. See you next year!