Updated 4/22/2020, 2:30pm EST

We hope you all are doing well during these very uncertain and trying times. The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt our country in so many ways that it is difficult to even contemplate the totality of its impact. Every aspect of our economic framework is being affected to a degree that most of us have never seen, nor could’ve imagined. The less visible victims of this pandemic have been the neediest in our community. The homeless, those in poverty, with food insecurity, and those who suffer from mental illness, anxiety, and depression are all at tremendous risk in the present environment. 

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Unfortunately, the charities that support them have seen donations drop dramatically, and this is having a huge impact on their ability to deliver services. The consequences of discontinuing service – even for a short period – are potentially disastrous.

To help these very important organizations, the Cassaday & Company, Inc. Charitable Fund (CCCF) will match gifts up to $50,000 each for the four local charities we support (listed below) for a total of $200,000. This is a great way for you to make your charitable dollars go farther in these challenging times, where the need is critical and immediate.

Below is a quick synopsis of each of these four charities. If you would like to contribute, you can click on the graphics or links to donate securely online. Please note where appropriate that the donation is to be matched by CCCF. You can donate to any combination of these four groups.

Thank you in advance for your generosity in this time of tremendous need.

 

A-SPAN’s mission is to secure permanent housing and provide life-sustaining services for Arlington’s most vulnerable individuals through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect. They provide a multitude of supportive services, medical and employment programs, shelter and shelter-based support, and street services. Click here to make a donation to A-SPAN. Please indicate that your donation is to be matched by CCCF when prompted for a description or dedication.

 

Central Union Mission is the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides over 62,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates a holistic transformation and workforce development program for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center, which provides food for over 4000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens. To contribute to the Mission’s efforts and double your contribution through the Cassaday & Company match, please use the following website: www.missionDC.org/Cassaday.

 

PRS exists so that individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and anyone who faces life crises can achieve safety, personal wellness, recovery and community integration. With PRS’ support, their clients are taking critical steps to leading strong and fulfilling lives. Click here to make a donation to PRS. Please indicate that your donation is to be matched by CCCF when prompted for a description or dedication.

 

SOME’s (So Others Might Eat) comprehensive programs designed to help our most vulnerable neighbors — people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty— find pathways out of poverty and achieve long-term stability and success. SOME offers a variety of services, including affordable housing, counseling, addiction treatment, and job training. In addition, SOME helps meet immediate daily needs by providing food, clothing, and healthcare to those in need. Click here to make a donation to SOME. Please indicate that your donation is to be matched by CCCF when prompted for a description or dedication.