So What Else Bring the Heat Charity Baseball Tournament
Jul
27
to Jul 28

So What Else Bring the Heat Charity Baseball Tournament

Go to bat for a great cause!

Help So What Else raise money for our free summer camp programs through a fun baseball tournament!

Tournament Details:

Who? Rec league all stars! (No travel teams)

8 and under for Coach Pitch Division

10 and Under for Kid Pitch Division

**Age of player determined by their age as of May 1, 2019

What? Two day baseball tournament, with atleast 3 games per entering team. Trophies for first place and runner up, plus bonus rewards for top fundraisers.

When? Begins 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27th and 28th

Why? So What Else, Inc. gives free summer camp and after school programming to the underserved areas around D.C, Baltimore, Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties. We constantly challenge the kids we serve to find ways to build and help their communities, let's pay it forward and have fun in the process!

How Much? We're asking for $600 per team that joins, and hoping that each team will also help spread the word and fundraise for us!

Fill out your contact info below and we will be in touch with sign up details ASAP!

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Mentoring Through Athletics Sugar Rush Carnival
Jun
21
4:30 PM16:30

Mentoring Through Athletics Sugar Rush Carnival

  • 1350 49th Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20019 United States (map)
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Join our volunteer team and help our friends at Mentoring Through Athletics host a great event! We need volunteers to help with family registration, serving food, event set-up & clean-up, and overall event flow. Sign up below!

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Saturdays at Wingate
Jun
8
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!

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.)

  • Microwave

  • 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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BBHPM Colonial Market Fair
Jun
7
12:30 AM00:30

BBHPM Colonial Market Fair

  • 300 Oella Avenue Catonsville, MD, 21228 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our Colonial Market Fair Volunteer Team!

June 7- June 9 

There are several shifts available during the weekend:

(This event has a minimum volunteer age of 14 yo) 

*Friday - June 7, 2019*  

  1. Tent Set-up: 10:30am-2pm

 *Saturday - June 9, 2019*  

  1. Event set-up: 8am-10am

  2. Parking Attendant, shift one: 10am-1pm

  3. Parking Attendant, shift two: 1pm-4pm

 *Sunday - June 9, 2019*

  1. Event set-up: 8am-10am

  2. Parking Attendant, shift one: 10am-1pm

  3. Parking Attendant, shift two: 1pm-4pm

  4. Tents take-down: 4pm-6pm    

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An Earthly Embrace - Purple Laces 5K
Jun
6
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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Mentoring Through Athletics Championship Game
May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Mentoring Through Athletics Championship Game

  • 8001 Sheriff Road Hyattsville, MD, 20785 United States (map)
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Join our volunteer and help our friends at Mentoring Through Athletics put on a great championship game! We need volunteers to help with game facilitation, registration, snack bar, set-up & clean-up. Sign up below.

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Girls on the Run
May
19
7:30 AM07:30

Girls on the Run

We are excited to help and support our friends at Girls on the Run for their spring 5K on May 19th!

We needs volunteers to help with court marshaling, passing out snacks and waters, and set-up/clean-up during the event. 

Fill out the form below and join our volunteer team!

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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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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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Earth Day Tree Planting
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day Tree Planting

On Monday, April 22nd, each of our two Spring Break Camp Locations will be planting trees in celebration of Earth Day. We will be planting: Hazelnut, Elderberry, Butterfly Bush and Azaleas!

Our campers at our Silver Spring location will be planting from 10am to 12pm. Our campers at our Rockville Location will be planting from 2pm to 4pm.

We are looking for donations of gardening gloves and shovels! To schedule a donation drop off or pick-up please fill out the form below.

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

National Cherry Blossoms Festival Recycle Crew

  • The National Mall & Memorial Parks (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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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)
  • 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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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)
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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)
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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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