A Wider Circle

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A Wider Circle (awidercircle.org) helps individuals and families living in poverty by providing basic-need items, employment assistance, and comprehensive support via neighborhood centers in low-income communities. A Wider Circle has also developed a national plan to eradicate poverty, utilizing every sector and replacing the national poverty line with locally based income standards to guide the effort.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Metro Region

What a donation buys:

• $50 supplies baby items for a new parent.

• $450 furnishes the home of a family of four.

• $1,000 provides comprehensive employment assistance for four adults.

Volunteer opportunities:

• One day: Help organize furniture in the showrooms or pick up donations in the community.

• Weekly: Serve as a job coach, provide resume-writing support, or provide administrative support in the offices.

• Internships