March Volunteer Day at Interfaith Works
Mar
22
1:30 PM13:30

March Volunteer Day at Interfaith Works

  • 751 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD, 20851 United States (map)
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Come join So What Else as we partner for our monthly day of service at the Interfaith Works Clothing Distribution Center.

Volunteers will be sorting through donations, helping with organizing & item placements, and helping with the overall flow of the distribution center operations.

If you would like to donate to Interfaith Works, the highest need items are:

  • Adult Diapers, sizes Small and Medium

  • Strollers

  • Booster Style Car Seats

  • Dishes

  • Linens

  • Blankets

  • Bed Sheets

  • Towels

Fill out the form below & join our Interfaith Works Volunteer Team!

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Perrywood Family Fun Day
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Perrywood Family Fun Day

We are looking for volunteers to help us at our kick-off event for one of our newest community sites: The Perrywood Apartments in Damascus Maryland.

We will be hosting fun games and activities for the families living in the community. Volunteers will be helping with set up, assisting/running activities and having fun with staff and community members! Sign up below.

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National Cherry Blossoms Festival Recycle Crew
Apr
3
9:00 AM09:00

National Cherry Blossoms Festival Recycle Crew

  • The National Mall & Memorial Parks (map)
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Join us! Volunteer spots are filling fast, so sign up while you can as there is only one day with available volunteer positions!!! April 3, 2019. There are two time slots available: 9am-11am or 12pm-2:30pm.

Volunteers will rove the busiest areas of the festival and collect recyclables using trash grabbers. Volunteers will also help remove full bags from recycling containers and replace them with empty bags. Gloves, trash grabbers, and a cool shirt will be provided.

Sign up below!

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The Show: This Is My Brave Baltimore
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

The Show: This Is My Brave Baltimore

  • Notre Dame of Maryland University's LeClerc Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our comrades at This is My Brave in Baltimore, MD at the UMBC Theatre Saturday, April 6th, 2019 for a live presentation of essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental health condition. 

About This Is My Brave: “The mission of This Is My Brave, Inc. is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay and original music, on stage in front of a live audience, through stories submitted and published to our blog, and via our YouTube channel.”

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Spring Break Out Camp!
Apr
17
to Apr 22

Spring Break Out Camp!

  • 1201 1st Street Rockville, MD, 20852 (map)
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So What Else Camp, provided each day of Montgomery County Spring Break, serves 40+ students living in a under-served pocket in the city of Rockville.

Spring Break Camp includes:

  • Breakfast refreshments & lunch for each student

  • Service Learning

  • Expressive Arts

  • Integrative Wellness

  • STEM

  • Sports and fitness

  • Mentorship

Want to volunteer with youth? Want to donate art supplies or healthy snacks?

Fill out the form below to set up a chat with us!

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2019 Annual Spring Youth Olympics
Apr
19
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Annual Spring Youth Olympics

This will be SWE’s 5th year partnering with The Community Services Foundation, to host over 400 children from Washington DC, PG County, Montgomery County and Howard County to a day sports and fun! We gather our after-school and summer camp youth to come together for a massive day of healthy competition and we need your help!

Volunteers are needed to help lead sports stations, assist our staff and help with food and set up logistics. Light refreshments and t-shirts will be provided. This is a great opportunity for volunteer groups, SSL hours available. It truly takes a village to make an event of this size a success. We thank you in advance for your consideration!

Sign up below and we will be in touch shortly!

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April Volunteer Day at Interfaith Works
Apr
26
1:30 PM13:30

April Volunteer Day at Interfaith Works

  • 751 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD, 20851 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join So What Else as we partner for our monthly day of service at the Interfaith Works Clothing Distribution Center.

Volunteers will be sorting through donations, helping with organizing & item placements, and helping with the overall flow of the distribution center operations.

If you would like to donate to Interfaith Works, the highest need items are:

  • Adult Diapers, sizes Small and Medium

  • Strollers

  • Booster Style Car Seats

  • Dishes

  • Linens

  • Blankets

  • Bed Sheets

  • Towels

Fill out the form below & join our Interfaith Works Volunteer Team!

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An Earthly Embrace - Purple Laces 5K
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

An Earthly Embrace - Purple Laces 5K

Come join So What Else as we partner with our dedicated compatriots from An Earthly Embrace for their 3rd annual Purple Laces 5k! This event supports the mission of An Earthly Embrace- which is to support healing, empowerment and rebuilding of lives that have been impacted by domestic violence. 

We are looking for volunteers to arrive on-site at 9am, and to help So What Else set-up & run the Snacks and Youth Activities tables. 

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Sign up to volunteer below & we will be back in touch with details soon!

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May Volunteer Day at Interfaith Works
May
17
1:30 PM13:30

May Volunteer Day at Interfaith Works

  • 751 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD, 20851 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join So What Else as we partner for our monthly day of service at the Interfaith Works Clothing Distribution Center.

Volunteers will be sorting through donations, helping with organizing & item placements, and helping with the overall flow of the distribution center operations.

If you would like to donate to Interfaith Works, the highest need items are:

  • Adult Diapers, sizes Small and Medium

  • Strollers

  • Booster Style Car Seats

  • Dishes

  • Linens

  • Blankets

  • Bed Sheets

  • Towels

Fill out the form below & join our Interfaith Works Volunteer Team!

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Flag Football Spring Combine with Mentoring Through Athletics
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Flag Football Spring Combine with Mentoring Through Athletics

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Come join So What Else as we support our sports comrades Mentoring Through Athletics during their Flag Football Kickoff at the Spring Combine!

We need volunteers to help with field set-up, to help referee (see below ***) to help with running rotations, and to help with overall event support. 

***Please note, ALL WHO WISH TO REFEREE need to attend the Feb 26, combine meeting located at the Bowie Gymnasium: 4100 Northview Dr, Bowie, MD 20716 from 7pm to 8:30pm***

Please sign up below to volunteer or referee!

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So What Else Charity March Madness Basketball Tournament
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

So What Else Charity March Madness Basketball Tournament

Join us for a March Madness Charity Basketball Tournament where 3rd graders get to raise funds to support our summer camps for under-served youth! The event is sponsored and catered by Fontina Grill!

The maximum age is 10 to participate. The games are 5 against 5.

To participate:

  1. Sign up by filling out the form below (sign up as a team or individual)

  2. Make a donation via CrowdRise. Visit the link, click join & create your own fundraising team or join a team. The team that raises the most funds will be awarded a prize at the game!

  3. Or simply visit our donation page to make a donation, make sure to include your name so we know you are participating.

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Game Format & Rules:

10:00 am - 10:30 am: Sign in and stretching time

10:30 am: Tip Off - All teams will get at least 2 games in the round robin. 

12:30 pm: Single Elimination Tournament will begin 

  • Games will be between 20-25 minutes, with a stopped clock in the last two minutes of each game.

  • Each game will have at least one referee, one score keeper and foul keeper. 

Rules

  • Running clock 

  • No press 

  • After six team fouls players will shoot two free throws 

  • Each team gets one timeout per game 

  • Tie ups will be a jump ball for the two players tied up

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Saturdays at Wingate
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

So What Else hosts kids and teen programming & lunch, every Saturday @ the Wingate - a community located in SW, DC. We also host monthly community breakfast events, on site, one Saturday a month. If you would like to volunteer your time as a youth mentor please fill out the form below!

If you would like to donate $10.00 to support our community breakfast please visit the link below.

Wingate In-Kind Wish List (Our in-kind donations get used in our program, donated to our on site free thrift shop or given directly to families.)

  • Pasta Sauce and Dried Noodles

  • Large plastic bins

  • Reusable Plates

  • Tape/ Glue

  • Colored Pencils

  • Grocery Cart

  • Dish Soap/sponges

  • Sunbutter

  • Gently used clothing, shoes and outerwear

Make a donation by filling out the form below! We will be in touch shortly!

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Kids in the Kitchen
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Kids in the Kitchen

So What Else is partnering with Junior League of Washington’s Kids in the Kitchen - a free event bringing “local restaurants, nonprofits, and nutrition and fitness experts together for a day of games, crafts, hand-on learning, and exciting prizes to celebrate and promote better nutrition education and a healthy lifestyle.”

“Everyone is welcome, with exhibits, games, and activities designed for children ages 3-13. Special activities this year will include cooking demonstrations, physical fitness classes, and crafts.”

So What Else will be providing sports and recreation for the event. We need volunteers to help us lead sports and games! Sign up below:

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Family Math Night @ Eutaw Marshburn ES
Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Family Math Night @ Eutaw Marshburn ES

  • Eutaw Marshburn Elementary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Volunteers needed to help support and make Family Math Night at EMES a success! So What Else staff will be in attendance, leading a STEM station. Volunteers will help with set up and logistics for the evening. SSL hours available for students!

Sign- up below!

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Martin Luther King Day of Service
Jan
21
9:00 AM09:00

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Come join So What Else as we join the coalition of community organizers for a Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr and his legacy. 

The theme of the day is: Understanding each other through service. 

Volunteers will be creating recycled/upcycled art & decor to donate to Interfaith Works Distribution Center.

Join our volunteer squad or ask questions below!

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Winter Wonderland Bash
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Winter Wonderland Bash

  • 1201 1st street Rockville, MD, 20850 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are hosting a holiday party for the community of Rockville Housing! All of our volunteer positions are closed but we are still accepting donations to make the night a very special one for the families. We are accepting gifts for elementary/middle aged youth, store bought/packaged snacks or desserts (no peanut), holiday lights to decorate the center, juice boxes, bottled water, warm clothes & coats. Please email raeeichner@gmail.com if you have a donation to make before Dec. 21st!

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Our Annual Community Day
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Our Annual Community Day

  • 11405 Guerlac Court North Potomac, MD, 20878 United States (map)
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Join us for our annual December Community Day - where we collect, sort and distribute in-kind donations to our community sites and partners. We will be collecting donations up until and on the day of the event. We are also looking for volunteers to come out sort & deliver collection items.

Wish List:

  • Gently used clothing. (preferably professional wear, winter jackets and coats, winter clothing for children)

  • Toilet trees & feminine hygiene products

  • Healthy snacks

  • Shoes

  • Books and school supplies.

  • Sporting equipment

  • Art supplies

  • Clothing Racks/hangers

Sign up, schedule a pick up or ask questions by filling out the form below!

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Girls on the Run MoCo 5k
Nov
18
7:30 AM07:30

Girls on the Run MoCo 5k

  • 7101 Democracy Boulevard Bethesda, MD, 20817 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join So What Else as we return to help our friends from Girls on the Run with their Montgomery County 5k!! All ages are welcome to volunteer with the Cheer Squad; however, all other stations are only open to ages 16 & up.

Volunteer are needed to help with: setting-up the course, crazy-hair station, court marshaling, cheer squad, passing out waters/energy snacks, and working the medical tent (18+ for Medical Tent).


Register below and please let us know which station you are interested in working. 

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Family & Community Paint Day
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Family & Community Paint Day

Join us for a community paint day at our local home community center in Rockville, MD! We are giving the center a face lift and putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Volunteers are needed! This is a family friendly event- please where proper clothing for painting & light refreshments will be served.

The community center is used by youth & families living in the Rockville Housing Enterprise Community. So What Else currently runs free-of-cost, after-school programming from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday, during the school year.

Sign up below!

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Veterans Day at Clay Terrace with Mission Continues
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Veterans Day at Clay Terrace with Mission Continues

  • 741 8th Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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Local veterans will be showing up for the community of Clay Terrace after undergoing a recent tragedy. 

Volunteers are needed for: Painting, landscaping, constructing seating & storage solutions, and most importantly showing the community that they care.

     Bring: water bottle and sturdy shoes

     Parking: street parking along Cloud Place NE & 53rd street.

Sign up below and join our volunteer team in making a difference:

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A Wider Circle: Veterans Moving Day
Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

A Wider Circle: Veterans Moving Day

Come join So What Else as we help our dedicated community allies furnish 40 brand new apartments for veterans moving out of homelessness!

There is no minimum age; however, please be forewarned that this event will include a lot of lifting and carrying items such as: beds, dressers, TVs, lamps, etc.

There are two shifts available

Shift one: 8am-12:30pm

Shift two: 12pm-4:30pm

All volunteers will first report to the Boy Scouts Capitol Area Headquarters, located at: 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. From there you will be carpooled, along with the rest of your shift-team, to your post. Which will either be: A Wider Circle in silver spring, or building 50 of Walter Reed.

All volunteers are required to fill out a security form which will be provided after their initial registration. 

Sign up below and we will send you a confirmation email!

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Falls Grove Halloween Parade
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Falls Grove Halloween Parade

  • 400 Casey Lane Rockville, MD, 20850 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join our volunteer team for our eighth year helping with the Fallsgrove Neighborhood Halloween Parade! 

Volunteers are needed for: event set up, parade flow, event break-down, and overall event support as directed by our wonderful hosts. 

This opportunity is open to students seeking SSL hours, and anyone who wants to help and celebrate the festivities!

For more information or to sign up, please fill out form below!

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Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Free Film Screening
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Free Film Screening

  • Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The government is unresponsive to the needs of today's youth. A new wave of student leaders is emerging, ready to organize, protest, and stand up for their rights. These stories of today's student activists will hopefully inspire others to become the change they want to see in the world.

Join the student producers of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media at the premiere of their new short documentary "We Are Now."

Click here to see the trailer.

After the screening the youth producers will participate in an audience Q&A, followed by a panel conversation with student activists from CASA de Maryland, Democracy Summer, Takoma Park Youth Council and Zero Hour, among others.

You won't want to miss this special event!

The event is free and open to the public. Please forward and share. 

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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Field Day with Farmer Mike
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Field Day with Farmer Mike

  • 649 Himes Avenue Frederick, MD, 21703 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Volunteers are needed in Frederick to assist our food recovery parter from Seed of Life nurseries, with their field/farm project!

This event is family friendly

Sign up below! Let us know how many people are coming in the message section, see you there!

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Harlem Park Community Clean-up
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Harlem Park Community Clean-up

Join our volunteer team in preparing Harlem Parks inner block parks for the fall and winter. We will be trimming trees, removing weeds, picking up trash and other fall cleanup activities with the Baltimore City Department of Parks and Recreation and The Baltimore Green Network. We’ll be meeting on the 1200 block of W. Lafayette Avenue (south side of the street) and we would love to have you join us. 

Sign up below!!
For more information please email SWEBaltimore@gmail.com

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Mamma Lucia Grand Re-opening and So What Else Fundraiser!
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Mamma Lucia Grand Re-opening and So What Else Fundraiser!

Join us on September 20th and October 4th to celebrate the grand re-opening of Mamma Lucia's Falls Grove Location! Mamma Lucia is hosting a fundraiser, all day, where 20% of all proceeds will be donated to to support our free After School Programming for youth. Guests must say they are there to support So What Else! If you can't make it to the Falls Grove location, all Mamma Lucia restaurants will be taking part, dine in and carry out! Come out and check out the beautiful renovations and help us fund our fall season of programming for local youth.

**September 20th is now Carry Out Only due to delay in renovations. October 4th is carry out and dine in, for the official re-opening!

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
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So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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Dream Big Inc. Free Cheer and Dance Camp!
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Dream Big Inc. Free Cheer and Dance Camp!

So What Else is excited to be sponsoring the Dream Big Inc. free Cheer and Dance Camp!

Dream Big Enrichment Inc. & Former NFL Cheerleader Host: FREE One-day Cheer and Dance Camp! Register by visiting their event bright page below! 

A FREE one-day cheerleading and dance camp for children ages 5-17 on Saturday August 18th, 2018. The camp will be held at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's football field in Baltimore City. Camp begins at 9am and will end at 1pm. You must be registered through Eventbrite to participate. This camp will be taught by former NFL Cheerleaders, All-star cheerleading coaches, and College Cheerleaders. Registration includes: participation in the camp and a free lunch provided by Lanier Electronics. There will be a small performance at the conclusion of the day. Parents will need to check their child in at the beginning of the camp day to sign a particpation release form. We encourage all parents or family members to stay and join in on the fun!

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Clothe It Forward
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Clothe It Forward

Come out and join So What Else as we partner with Mentoring through Athletics to help provide uniforms for children within the community. Sponsor a kid’s school uniform for $25 by visiting www.mentoringthroughathletics.org . “We can’t do it without you”.

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Baltimore Garden Build Second Saturdays
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore Garden Build Second Saturdays

  • 3301 Carlisle Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21216 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fixing up and maintaining Hilton Garden. Currently, there are fruit Trees here (pawpaws, figs, and pears). We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden. We are also looking for volunteers for Wednesday school program that runs from 3:30 to 5:30

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National Night Out
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

National Night Out

Join So What Else as we help Pedestal Gardens Apartments promote neighborhood spirit and community partnerships among its residents, police officers and community organizations for a safer community ! This night will be filled with games, food, great music, face painting, community vendors and raffle prizes. If you are interesting in volunteering email swevolunteer@gmail.com for further instructions.

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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