DASH Needs Your New or Gently Used Items!

January 20, 2010


Huruma Place–our emergency safe housing program–needs your support to make happy homes for the women and children who come to live here. Last year, with help from our donors, we provided safe, comfortable housing to 40 women and 81 children at Huruma Place!

Our donation needs are detailed in this Wish List Bulletin. We welcome new and/or clean, gently used items. (No clothing, please.) 

To download a PDF version of the Wish List, click here.

Most Urgent Needs   
  * Humidifier
  * Pillows
  * Sheet Sets: Twin and Full  * Blankets: Twin and Full  * Towels: Body towels, hand
     towels and washcloths

Women’s Items
Oil Sheen
Heating Pad/Hot Water Bottle
Body wash
Shampoo and conditioner
Pads and tampons
Hand soap
Toilet paper

Children’s/Baby Items
Baby Wipes
Diaper Pails w/Lids
Baby Monitors
Diaper Ointment
Diapers (all sizes except newborn)

Other Needed Items
Duct Tape
Cordless drill
Outdoor/Shop Broom
Socket Wrench Set
Step stool
TVs with Remotes
Digital converter boxes
Air Cleaners/Purifiers
Area Rugs

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Tis the Season…

December 19, 2009

The generosity of our donors is helping to brighten the season for the women, children and families residing in our housing programs! Very special thanks to donor R. Kravit who donated 22 tickets for our program residents to visit “ZooLights,” the National Zoo’s annual winter celebration, and to The Lynch Family for donating a holiday tree to our Huruma Place emergency housing program.

Residents are already making plans to visit ZooLights, and many of our young residents spent last Saturday afternoon handcrafting ornaments, decorating the tree, and drawing festive pictures to hang alongside the tree. We think you’ll agree that the tree is just beautiful:

Thanks again to our donors! If you are interested in making a holiday gift donation to DASH residents, we are accepting donations through December 23rd. We are very much in need of wrapping paper, tape, gift tags and gift bags. Call Rena at 202-462-3274 to donate.

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Clothing Donations for DASH

December 7, 2009

We have been overwhelmed (in a very good way!) by generous donations of clothing for the women and children in our programs. Right now we cannot accept clothing because we do not have storage space for more donations. But please do not let that stop you from donating clothing for a good cause. Consider donating to another community program in DC (click here for a listing from DC’s 211 Answers Please).

Or, you can turn your clothing into a cash gift by consigning the clothes and donating the proceeds to DASH! Here are some Google links to DC clothing consignment shops to get you started:

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Thank you for your support!

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DASH Featured in 2010 CNHED Calendar

December 1, 2009


DASH is proud to be a part of the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) 2010 calendar. A resident from our Empowerment Project permanent housing program is featured in the calendar at the month of May.

To pick up a FREE calendar, visit us at one of our upcoming community events during December and January, or while supplies last.


To request your copy of the calendar by mail, please send $5 to cover mailing costs (please do not send cash) along with your name and mailing address to:

ATTN: 2010 Calendar
P.O. Box 73186
Washington, DC  20056

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The Red Derby and Patrons Support DASH

November 28, 2009

In honor of Thanksgiving, The Red Derby and the Sunday Night Club hosted a Thanksgiving food drive and fundraiser for DASH. The event was a great success, helping to stock our pantry shelves with canned goods for newcomers to our programs, and raising more than $1,100 for DASH!

Very special thanks to Sasha, The Red Derby, all of the Sunday Night Club members, Jordan, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and everyone who came out to The Red Derby in support of DASH. We are thrilled and so grateful for your generosity!

Now more than ever, DASH needs your support. Our organization serves some of the District’s most vulnerable residents, providing safe housing, support, and advocacy to those made homeless by domestic violence. This holiday season, we ask for your help us to continue strengthening the city’s safety net services. Make a tax deductible donation to DASH today.

Your contribution will fund temporary and permanent housing for more than 100 adults and children made homeless by domestic violence, and you will help dozens of families avoid homelessness caused by violence. Click here to make a secure online donation to DASH right now using Network for Good donation website. Thank you for your support!

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DASH Help the Homeless 2009

 The Friends of DASH wish to thank all of our corporate and individual sponsors, our walkers, staff, board members, and Fannie Mae. We appreciate your support to make DASH’s first year in the Help the Homeless Walkathon a great success!

Very special thanks to Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, Grosvenor USA, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Highland Technologies, and several anonymous supporters.

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Strength in Numbers: 1,000 people support funding for safe housing

November 20, 2009

Strength in Numbers: 1,000 people support funding for safe housing

Together with more than 1,000 supporters from right here in metro DC and all across the country, we are making a strong call to action for sustainable funding for domestic violence safe housing in the nation’s capital.

We are heartened by the quick and overwhelming show of support from individuals and organizations alike, who share with DASH the belief that “Home Should Be a Safe Place.”

Petition signatures and postcard sign-ons reached the 1,000 mark today, and the support keeps coming. Thank you to everyone who has already signed on to support our efforts. Learn more at our website, www.dashdc.org. Click the “Home Should Be a Safe Place” link on the home page.

Keep up the support to help us reach 2,000 signatures and supporters by January!

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Strides Against Homelessness: Friends of DASH Step Up for Help the Homeless Walkathon

November 18, 2009

Strides Against Homelessness: Friends of DASH Step Up for Help the Homeless Walkathon

Washington, DC — This is DASH’s first year as a participant in the annual Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon. Our board members, staff, friends and supporters are helping us to make it a great success.

Corporate sponsors and individual donors are giving generously in support of our Friends of DASH group. They have raised over $10,000! Our donors include Grosvenor USA, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Highland Technologies, and several anonymous supporters. Individual walkers are registered online, and already have raised hundreds of additional dollars to support DASH.

Thank you to everyone who is participating. Your contributions to make our Help the Homeless Walkathon participation a success. Register by tomorrow, November 19 at 5PM for online pre-registration at www.helpthehomelessdc.org (choose DASH from the Beneficiary List, we are partner #DC090).

Thanks for your support — and if you miss online registration, join us on the National Mall at 12th Street on November 21st to register at the event. Or donate to the Walkathon without walking via the website! Every donation to DASH helps make home a safe place.

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DASH Presents at Best Practices Symposium in Wisconsin

November 15, 2009

DASH was invited by the United Way of Dane County, Wisconsin to participate in a regional symposium on November 13, entitled “Stable Housing and Best Practices for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Families.”

Our Clinical Director, Victoria Green, and Empowerment Program Housing Advocate, Sonya Roundtree-McClain, presented DASH’s Empowerment Project and fielded questions from practitioners based in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

More than three dozen participants from United Way of Dane County affiliated organizations and other local providers from the Madison area attended the symposium.


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