During these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to support our neighbors. The Cathedral partners with organizations throughout the DC metropolitan area, and below is a list and ways you can help.

Not in the DC area? Reach out to local homeless shelters and food banks to ask how you can support. Food gift cards and donations are usually appreciated.

Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition strives to ensure equal justice for all immigrant adults and children at risk of detention and deportation in the Capital region area and beyond.

How to help:

➙ Become a pro bono partner.
Donate to support CAIR’s mission.


Congregation Action Network

Congregation Action Network’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund supports immigrant families identified by faith communities across the DMV who don’t qualify for local, state, or federal support. Funds will be used to replace income and pay for immediate health expenses, rent, groceries, utilities, tuition, and work authorizations.

How to help:

Donate now via Faith in Action (parent organization of CAN).

Episcopal Diocese of Washington COVID-19 Relief Appeal

Bishop Mariann has established a fund to help lessen the economic toll of the pandemic for members of EDOW congregations who are suffering from food insecurity and other hardships. The fund also helps EDOW congregations in low-income communities whose ministries are an essential part of an increasingly fragile safety net for their most vulnerable neighbors.

All donations will go to congregational leaders to provide direct emergency assistance for their members in need and for those in their surrounding communities.

How to help:

Donate online now

Friendship Place

Friendship Place supports the homeless or those at risk for homelessness in the DC region.

How to help:

➙ Donate grocery store gift cards by mailing to Friendship Place c/o St. Luke’s Mission Center, 3655 Calvert St. NW Washington, DC 20007, or, email purchased grocery e-gift cards to [email protected].

➙ Support Friendship Place’s COVID-19 fund with a direct donation.

Martha’s Table

Martha’s Table provides education, food, and opportunity to ensure every child, regardless of zip code, can thrive. They have tripled their regular distribution of food in response to COVID-19.

How to help:

➙ Schedule a food donation drop-off
➙ Drop off clothing/baby items donations M-F, 10-4 at: Martha’s Outfitters, 2204 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. (More information on in-kind donations)

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington works with those who are homeless or in need through their Next Step program.

How to help:

➙ Donate the following in-kind items, either online (Amazon wish list) or by dropping off at 1516 Hamilton St. NW Washington, DC 20011, M-F from 9-5:

•  Gift cards ($25) to Safeway, Giant, CVS and Walgreens, Metro SmarTrip cards
•  Hand sanitizer – travel and small sizes
•  Groceries: Canned Fruit; Pasta/Noodles and Sauces (preferably in plastic jars); lower-sugar cereals, high-protein foods (regular size) such as canned tuna or salmon, peanut butter, Vienna sausages, chili, beef stew, beans (dry and canned), soups containing meat.
•  Toiletries: body lotion (medium and large size bottles), African-American shampoo and conditioner hair care products (full size preferred), sanitary napkins, soap, body wash, deodorant (full size preferred), shaving cream
•  Face cloths and small towels
•  Reading glasses – all powers from +1 to +4, with case
•  Small folding umbrellas
•  Computer speakers and headphones

➙ Drop off face masks for staff, volunteers, and participants.
➙ Volunteer for a SWAT Outreach Team (must be age 60 or younger and no underlying medical conditions). Volunteering complies with CDC guidelines. Email [email protected], for more information.
Donate directly online.

The TraRon Center

The TraRon Center helps those affected by gun violence heal through the arts through after-school programs, summer camp, and as a model for communities and organizations to provide support and structure to victims and their families. They are continuing to support their students and their families with weekly gift cards, online counseling, and new or gently used laptops.

How to help:

➙ Donate a gently used laptop by contacting Ryane Nickens at [email protected].
➙ Support the TraRon Center’s programs by donating directly online.