A Wider Circle (awidercircle.org) seeks to end poverty by inspiring, fostering and measuring individual and community level change. The organization’s staff and volunteers provide individual support, intensive job-readiness services and the essential furniture and household items necessary to live with dignity. In 2017, A Wider Circle furnished nearly 4,500 homes by redistributing large and small home goods from community donors.
Headquartered: Silver Spring
Serves: Metro region
What a donation buys:
- $200 provides a parent and child with all of their furniture and basic need items.
- $1,000 sponsors a weeklong, 40-hour, job skills “boot camp” for a job seeker.
- $10,000 fully furnishes the homes of 100 children and adults.
- One day: Help pick up donations in the community.
- Weekly: Serve as a job coach.