Volunteer for DC Challenge – Team Competition

Where and How to Volunteer

Connect with local service organizations to earn points. All three of our great partners are doing work to bridge access gaps that exist in DC and surround areas. They tackle issues that arise due, in large part, to structural inequities like racism and ageism.

CONNECT WITH WE ARE FAMILY

In Person Option:

Deliver food to homebound senior citizens in DC with We Are Family! Food deliveries will take place on 9/19 and 9/26. Register to assist with a delivery by clicking here!

Donation Option:

If you’d like to make a monetary donation to We Are Family, click here!

CONNECT WITH CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK

In Person Option:

Create grocery packages with healthy food for DC residents experiencing food insecurity. You can volunteer on any day there are open shifts! Register for a shift by clicking here!

Donation Option:

If you’d like to make a monetary donation to Capital Area Food Bank, click here!

CONNECT WITH BREAD FOR THE CITY

In-Person Option:

Drop off donated items. Bread for the City is in need of donated items from the following list…

-Non-perishable food in good condition (boxed, canned).
-Diapers (all sizes, including adult diapers), baby wipes, and diaper cream.

Items can be delivered to the NW Center at 1525 7th Street, NW in Washington, DC. Ask for Samra Stoner at the front door.

Donation Option:

If you’d like to make a monetary donation to Bread for the City, click here!

Rules and Scoring

This league involves volunteer opportunities with three service organizations: Bread for the City, Capital Area Food Bank, and We Are Family.

Each service organization offers multiple opportunities to volunteer or to donate. Choose the method(s) which works best for you and your teammates!

Teams can score up to 10 points with a single service organization by a combination of donation or in-person service.

Points are scored in the following ways:

Volunteering In-Person = 1 point per Participant Volunteer
Making a In-Kind Donation = 1 point per Participant Donating
Making a Monetary Donation = 1 point per Participant Donation

Only one point can be scored by an individual per volunteer opportunity.

There is no minimum number of hours, items, or money one must donate in order to earn a point, but we do ask that participants keep in mind the spirit of the league and allocate their time and resources in a way that is significant, per their own ability to give.

More than 10 players can participate per team, but the maximum score a team can achieve is 10 points per service organization.

Teams can score up to 5 additional bonus points per service organization by using the hashtag #DistrictSportsServiceLeague on Instagram in either a post or a story, which also must tag @District_Sports.

Teams are expected to report their own scores via email, including bonus points. Reports should include the names of participants, how they engaged with each organization, and include a screenshot of any social media posts which would count toward bonus points. There is no need to include the specifics of any engagement (i.e. hours spent, money donated, or in-kind items delivered).

If two teams are tied on points at the end of the competition, the league tie-breaker will be the overall number of participants across all events.

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