9:30am to 1:00pm
There is free parking in a school lot right next to our building and the Center is located between the Forest Glen and Silver Spring Metro about a mile from each. Directions are also posted on our website.
A Wider Circle serves individuals and families throughout the DC Metro area who are transitioning out of homelessness into apartments that are essentially empty. The clients served are often sleeping on the floor and storing their clothes in plastic bags.
On May 11, Yale Alums and their family and friends will work at the center to help organize and distribute items to these families free of charge. We will unpack boxes, sort, organize and distribute furniture, household items, childrens books, toys & clothing, professional clothing, and other items.
There will be projects for all ages and skill levels so if you aren’t able to lift boxes and furniture, don’t be deterred. If you are a skilled or amateur photographer or a social media expert you can sign up to take pictures and post them to the YDOS site throughout the morning. This is a warehouse setting so it’s a big space so you can get a great workout if you want to. There are other areas where you can sit and sort for those who like to stay in one place.