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BLACK AMERICA CARES

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Do you have the gift to gab? This is a great opportunity to help two organizations at the same time! Black America Cares (BAC) has partnered with the Vets Group, an organization dedicated to assist veterans with training and career counseling.

We are working with the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) to help spread the word about the new D.C. Wage Laws. The Public Education Program (PEP) provides people who work in the District of Columbia with information regarding their rights as employees and employers.

We want to help at least 1000 people review this survey so they’re well informed. In return, this will help Black America Cares and the Vets Group obtain a grant. The grant funding will be used to help veterans in the Vets Group and will help economically challenged individuals who seek assistance from Black America Cares.

You simply encourage D.C. employees to scan our QR code on their phone and complete the questionnaire. This is a win-win for everyone! How? You’re helping the public to be informed about very important information.

1. As a volunteer, you’re helping 2 nonprofits who serve the community to expand their work
2. It’s easy. No pen or paper needed. People simply scan the code from your phone and complete the survey.
3. You can do this anytime

All information is collected simply to let DOES know how many people we shared this knowledge with. It won’t be shared or sold to anyone else. BAC and The Vets Group promises to keep your information confidential. If you have any questions contact us via email at blackamericacares@yahoo.com

More opportunities with BLACK AMERICA CARES

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About BLACK AMERICA CARES

Location:

P.O. Box 2266, Bowie, MD 20715, US

Mission Statement

To provide short-term assistance to individuals and families in temporary crisis, and focus on the areas of financial counseling/assistance, and employment development.

Description

V I S I O N
To address the economic and social needs of our communities and helping to create a world where individuals and families are not
destroyed due to temporary financial hardships.

G O A L S
- Decrease the number of individuals & families
being evicted from their homes
- Decrease the number of individuals/families
with disconnected utilities due to lack of money
- Decrease the number of families broken apart
due to a financial crisis. (CPS involvement,
foster care, incarceration, homelessness)
- Prevent individuals from losing employment
due to issues stemming from a financial
hardship

~~PROGRAMS~~

GRANT PROGRAM (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE)
- Rent/mortgage assistance
- Utilities assistance
- Giftcards for purchasing household products
- Help for Senior Citizens (pick up meds, groceries, etc.)
- #BlackWealthFund (small interest-free loans - contingent upon available funding)

EDUCATION
- Entrepreneurship
- Utilities assistance negotiation/programs
- Banking (open checking/saving accounts, investing, etc.)
- Learn housing regulations, tenant rights
- Financial counseling & learning to build wealth
- Life/Home Skills (Parenting, home maintainence)

Advocacy & Human Rights

WHEN

Fri Oct 02, 2020 - Sat Dec 19, 2020
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Networking
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • No specific time commitment. This can be done when it's best for the volunteer.
  • We expect at least 10-20 surveys to be completed a week if possible. Our overall goal is to have 1000 - 1500 D.C. employees to complete the survey by December 20.

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