In the Community
D.C. United completed its sixth day of the "10 Days of Giving" campaign with a return to Bread for the City. During the first visit, United's staff helped prepare "turkey bags" for local community residents. On Wednesday, the Black-and-Red dropped off approximately 900 items of food that were donated by front office staff. Front office staff then stayed to volunteer at Bread for the City's food and clothing programs.
More Turkey! D.C. United partnered with Salvation Army to participate in Safeway's Annual Feast of sharing event at the Washington Convention Center on Wednesday, November 24.
D.C. United and United for D.C. celebrated the end of United Soccer Club's fall season on November 17 and 19 with a tournament at RFK Stadium's Auxiliary Field. Over the two days more than 500 young athletes from the D.C. area participated in soccer matches and other activities designed to promote physical activities and proper nutrition. Each athlete who participated in the United Soccer Club's capstone event received a medal to commemorate their participation in the club's fall season.
D.C United's fourth day of its "10 Days of Giving" was easy as pie. Staff from the Black-and-Red headed out to Eastern Market & Penn Quarter to distribute and sell Thanksgiving pies as part of Food & Friends' Slice of Life fundraiser.
D.C. United spent the second day in its "10 Days of Giving" campaign with the Salvation Army DC. Front office staff went to the Salvation Army's Sherman Avenue location near Columbia Heights to help to distribute bags filled with turkeys, stuffing, and additional sides to families in need. The event included an arts & crafts table and other activities for the volunteers to interact with kids arriving with their parents to pick up the items. The Black-and-Red will return to work with the Salvation Army on Wednesday for Thanksgiving meal service at Safeway's Feast of Sharing!
D.C. United kicked off the United Builds program’s 10 Days of Giving on Tuesday and Wednesday November 9 and 10 volunteering at Bread for the City. Over 15 D.C. United staff were on site at the Bread for the City Southeast location to participate in their annual Holiday Helpings program to prepare and bag “turkey bags” for distribution to local community residents. Over the two-day period, D.C. United packed close to 700 bags full of food to enable families to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
Washington, D.C. (17 de septiembre de 2010) - Como parte de los esfuerzos comunitarios del D.C. United en el área metropolitana de Washington y a través del programa United Builds, el club ha formado una sociedad con Volkswagen y MLS W.O.R.K.S. para un proyecto especial con Habitat for Humanity en Silver Spring, Maryland.
Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2010) - As part of D.C. United’s continued efforts to serve the greater Washington, DC community and through its United Builds program, the club will once again partner with Volkswagen and MLS W.O.R.K.S. for a Habitat for Humanity build in Silver Spring, MD. This build with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County is the third Habitat for Humanity project D.C. United has participated in this year, also working on build sites in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.