Who thinks about exercise on Thanksgiving? This year, some of the Conover + Gould staff and their family members will be out at the 13th Annual Thanksgiving Trot for Hunger 5k run/walk. The event is hosted by this month’s spotlight nonprofit organization, So Others Might Eat (SOME).
10,000 participants gathered last year at Freedom Plaza early Thanksgiving morning for this great cause that raised almost $500,000 to feed the hungry and homeless in D.C.
For over 40 years, SOME has helped the capital’s poor and homeless with necessities such as food, clothing and healthcare. They provide holistic help by offering services for affordable housing, job training, addition treatment and counseling. In 2013, SOME served 433,811 meals and provided 10,868 sets of free, clean clothes. And, over 20,000 people volunteered their services.
SOME has an impressive success record and solid reputation. They were name a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator for seven consecutive years and were the first non-profit recipient of the National Capital Business Ethics Award.
SOME hosts other events throughout the year, including an event for young professionals to network and support affordable housing programs for the homeless and very low income. Upcoming events in March are the Empty Bowls soup suppers. This is a collaborative event with local potters and the Corcoran College of Art and Design to educate the public on the growing issue of hunger in Washington, D.C. and provide meals for the hungry. You can check out SOME’s Facebook page to see photos of 2014 events.
See you on race day!