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iBlack is… The leading lifestyle portal for black professionals in the DC area. We host up to 30 unique theme oriented events each month for black professionals.

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As a member of iBlack, you can…Participate in lifestyle activities that matter to you; Discover unique, engaging, and fun events; and, Connect with like minded people and organizations throughout the metropolitan area.

Upcoming events (5+)

Community Service - Feed The Homeless

St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church - Washington, DC

A RSVP here is not a registration. You MUST register on the iBlack community portal for this event at: https://iblack.biz/events/categories/event-type/community-service/ (This is a monthly event. It only accepts 20 volunteers & sells out quickly) Description: Do you want to give back to those less fortunate? Maybe you have been wanting to volunteer with a group of well meaning people but do not know how because you are not affiliated with any political or religious organization. If so, then this is your opportunity to help make a difference. iBlack is looking for volunteers to help us prepare and serve lunch for homeless children, individuals and families. We are working with the the St. Stephen Loaves & Fishes program which has served lunch to the hungry and homeless since 1968. Since most Washington food programs serve only on weekdays, the program offers a crucial service to its guests, some of whom travel across the city to be able to eat on the weekend. We will start at 11:00 am at the St. Stephen kitchen to prep and serve the meals. No need to bring any supplies. Everything is provided by the St. Stephen Loaves & Fishes program include aprons and gloves. Professional chefs welcome but NO experience is required – just bring a desire to help others and roll up your sleeves This program has made a difference in many people’s lives over the years and we hope you will join us by signing up below. Suggested Attire: For volunteer safety, please wear closed toe shoes, comfy clothes, no tank tops, and put your hair up. Your registration also means that you understand that you are volunteering at your own risk. Directions: St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church 1525 Newton Street NW Washington, DC 20010 Social Hashtags: #iblack, #volunteer, #giveback Parking: Please note that the church we are volunteering at does not have a public parking lot. Street parking is very limited due to the number of churches in the area; therefore, plan to arrive well before 11:00 am because finding a parking space can be an issue. We suggest planning to arrive no later than 10:30 am. The church is also accessible via Metro's Columbia Heights station (http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/Stations/station.cfm?station=75) on the Green Line (approximately 7 minutes away by foot) and numerous Metrobus routes on 16th & 14th Streets. A RSVP here is not a registration. You MUST register on the iBlack community portal for this event at: https://iblack.biz/events/categories/event-type/community-service/

Community Service - Help Thy Neighbor

A Wider Circle

An RSVP here is not a registration. You MUST register on the iBlack Community Portal @ https://iblack.biz/events Community Service - Help Thy Neighbor Description: Have you been wanting to do more community service? Do you want to give back to those less fortunate? Maybe you have been wanting to volunteer with a group of well meaning people but do not know how because you are not affiliated with any service, political or religious organization. If so, then this is your opportunity to help make a difference. iBlack is looking for volunteers to help us provide furniture and other home items to families moving out of shelters or otherwise living without their basic need items. We are working with A Wider Circle's Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program. Families are referred to A Wider Circle by more than 300 social service agencies throughout Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. After speaking with their staff and scheduling an appointment to visit their storage facility, each family has the opportunity to select the items they need, free of charge. The most commonly requested items are beds, dressers, and kitchen tables, truly the basic necessities for the home. By providing these items to families in need, A Wider Circle is helping to create the stability and independence that all families deserve. Additional aspects of this program include: Emergency response for victims of fires or crime, and for new mothers unable to bring children home due to insufficient resources Wellness baskets for furniture recipients including healthy snacks and information such as healthy eating, relaxation techniques, creativity exercises, and better sleep tips We will start at 9:00 am at A Wider Circle. No need to bring any supplies. Everything is provided by the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program. NO experience is required - just bring a desire to help others and roll up your sleeves This program has made a difference in many people’s lives over the years and we hope you will join us by signing up below. Suggested Attire: For volunteer safety, please wear closed toe shoes, comfy clothes, and no tank tops. Your registration also means that you understand that you are volunteering at your own risk. Directions: A Wider Circle 9159 Brookville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 Social Hashtags: #iblack, #iblackservice, #volunteer, #giveback An RSVP here is not a registration. You MUST register on the iBlack Community Portal @ https://iblack.biz/events

Community Service - Feed The Homeless

St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church - Washington, DC

A RSVP here is not a registration. You MUST register on the iBlack community portal for this event at: https://iblack.biz/events/categories/event-type/community-service/ (This is a monthly event. It only accepts 20 volunteers & sells out quickly) Description: Do you want to give back to those less fortunate? Maybe you have been wanting to volunteer with a group of well meaning people but do not know how because you are not affiliated with any political or religious organization. If so, then this is your opportunity to help make a difference. iBlack is looking for volunteers to help us prepare and serve lunch for homeless children, individuals and families. We are working with the the St. Stephen Loaves & Fishes program which has served lunch to the hungry and homeless since 1968. Since most Washington food programs serve only on weekdays, the program offers a crucial service to its guests, some of whom travel across the city to be able to eat on the weekend. We will start at 11:00 am at the St. Stephen kitchen to prep and serve the meals. No need to bring any supplies. Everything is provided by the St. Stephen Loaves & Fishes program include aprons and gloves. Professional chefs welcome but NO experience is required – just bring a desire to help others and roll up your sleeves This program has made a difference in many people’s lives over the years and we hope you will join us by signing up below. Suggested Attire: For volunteer safety, please wear closed toe shoes, comfy clothes, no tank tops, and put your hair up. Your registration also means that you understand that you are volunteering at your own risk. Directions: St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church 1525 Newton Street NW Washington, DC 20010 Social Hashtags: #iblack, #volunteer, #giveback Parking: Please note that the church we are volunteering at does not have a public parking lot. Street parking is very limited due to the number of churches in the area; therefore, plan to arrive well before 11:00 am because finding a parking space can be an issue. We suggest planning to arrive no later than 10:30 am. The church is also accessible via Metro's Columbia Heights station (http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/Stations/station.cfm?station=75) on the Green Line (approximately 7 minutes away by foot) and numerous Metrobus routes on 16th & 14th Streets. A RSVP here is not a registration. You MUST register on the iBlack community portal for this event at: https://iblack.biz/events/categories/event-type/community-service/

Community Service - Help Thy Neighbor

A Wider Circle

An RSVP here is not a registration. You MUST register on the iBlack Community Portal @ https://iblack.biz/events Community Service - Help Thy Neighbor Description: Have you been wanting to do more community service? Do you want to give back to those less fortunate? Maybe you have been wanting to volunteer with a group of well meaning people but do not know how because you are not affiliated with any service, political or religious organization. If so, then this is your opportunity to help make a difference. iBlack is looking for volunteers to help us provide furniture and other home items to families moving out of shelters or otherwise living without their basic need items. We are working with A Wider Circle's Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program. Families are referred to A Wider Circle by more than 300 social service agencies throughout Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. After speaking with their staff and scheduling an appointment to visit their storage facility, each family has the opportunity to select the items they need, free of charge. The most commonly requested items are beds, dressers, and kitchen tables, truly the basic necessities for the home. By providing these items to families in need, A Wider Circle is helping to create the stability and independence that all families deserve. Additional aspects of this program include: Emergency response for victims of fires or crime, and for new mothers unable to bring children home due to insufficient resources Wellness baskets for furniture recipients including healthy snacks and information such as healthy eating, relaxation techniques, creativity exercises, and better sleep tips We will start at 9:00 am at A Wider Circle. No need to bring any supplies. Everything is provided by the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program. NO experience is required - just bring a desire to help others and roll up your sleeves This program has made a difference in many people’s lives over the years and we hope you will join us by signing up below. Suggested Attire: For volunteer safety, please wear closed toe shoes, comfy clothes, and no tank tops. Your registration also means that you understand that you are volunteering at your own risk. Directions: A Wider Circle 9159 Brookville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 Social Hashtags: #iblack, #iblackservice, #volunteer, #giveback An RSVP here is not a registration. You MUST register on the iBlack Community Portal @ https://iblack.biz/events

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Community Service - Help Thy Neighbor

A Wider Circle

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