So What Else Community Day
Dec
16
8:30 AM08:30

So What Else Community Day

  • 11405 Guerlac Court Gaithersburg, MD, 20878 United States (map)
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Each year, So What Else collects clothing, coats, toys, and books from November into December, and on a Saturday morning in early December, we gather SWE staff and community volunteers at co-founder and Executive Director Dave Silbert's house for a morning of breakfast and service to sort the clothing and deliver the donated items to local regional shelters. This is a So What Else tradition, and any volunteer interested in participating is welcome! Sorters are needed from 8:30-11am, at which point bags of items will be divvied up and we will need drivers who can deliver the items to various shelters throughout the region.

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Saturdays at Wingate
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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So What Else Holiday Party
Dec
19
3:00 PM15:00

So What Else Holiday Party

  • Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts (map)
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So What Else is throwing a holiday party for 40 of our Baltimore high school students! We will have holiday food and prizes for the teens and are looking for 5 volunteers to help run games and service learning activities.

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Saturdays at Wingate
Dec
23
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Saturdays at Wingate
Dec
30
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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MCVC MLK Day of Service Project
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

MCVC MLK Day of Service Project

So What Else is leading its annual Montgomery County Volunteer Center MLK Day of Service Community Project at the Silver Spring Civic Center!! We are looking for at least 5 volunteers to help make bottle bricks, which are “bricks” made out of plastic bottles and recycled materials that can be used to build benches, buildings, and even schools! So What Else will provide the bottles, plastic bags, recycled waste, and drum sticks needed for the project; all we need you to bring as a positive attitude and an enthusiasm for SERVICE!

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Bikes for the World
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Bikes for the World

Bikes for the World is a nonprofit that collects gently used bikes to make them available to lower income people and select institutions in developing countries to enhance their lives and livelihoods through better transport. 

Bikes for the World has asked So What Else for adult volunteers to help facilitate the collection at REI Rockville (12-3pm) and man the warehouse (3-5pm) as drivers drive the bikes from REI back to their warehouse, also in Rockville.

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Saturdays at Wingate
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Bella Ballet Collection Drive
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Bella Ballet Collection Drive

  • 347 Kentlands Boulevard Gaithersburg, MD, 20878 United States (map)
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Cleaning out the house to make room for the holidays? Have no fear-- So What Else is joining up with Bella Ballet for a collection drive THIS weekend!

Come on out to Bella Ballet in the Kentlands from 5-7pm this Saturday with new or gently used clothing, arts and crafts supplies, healthy nonperishable snacks, and toys for our kids! So What Else staff will also be there to lead a rotation of kid-friendly holiday-themed service learning projects.

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Saturdays at Wingate
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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A Time to Reconnect: A Grateful Yoga Workshop
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

A Time to Reconnect: A Grateful Yoga Workshop

  • 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest Glen Echo, MD, 20812 United States (map)
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So What Else advisory board member Jesse Breslerman is holding a yoga workshop in Glen Echo, MD this weekend, and he wants YOU to join him! So What Else will be The Grateful Yoga's featured nonprofit, and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to the youth we serve. Sign up at the link today, and we hope to see you there! 

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So What Else Food Drive
Nov
26
12:00 PM12:00

So What Else Food Drive

So What Else is hosting a food drive at the Montrose Crossing Giant to collect healthy snacks and ingredients for our after school classes and healthy living classes! We will be out there for four hours, so volunteers can either sign up for the full time or for two-hour shifts.

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Saturdays at Wingate
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Saturdays at Wingate
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Saturdays at Wingate
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Veteran's Day Project with Mission Continues
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Veteran's Day Project with Mission Continues

So What Else is joining Mission Continues, a service platoon of DC area veterans, in a community clean-up this Veteran's Day! We will be cleaning up a rental center in Northeast DC; some of the project tasks will include building benches and picnic tables, painting murals, demolishing the old playground structure, and installing a few community garden plots. A cookout and live music will take place once the work is done for the volunteers!

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Pumpkin Gleaning at Butler's Orchard
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Pumpkin Gleaning at Butler's Orchard

Join us for a beautiful morning gleaning pumpkins at Butler's Orchard! Volunteers will be helping collect donated pumpkins for our after school healthy living lessons as well as our in-class service projects. Come on out for a beautiful day of enjoying the fall weather for a good cause! 

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Saturdays at Wingate
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Fallsgrove Halloween Parade 2017
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Fallsgrove Halloween Parade 2017

  • 400 Casey Lane Rockville, MD, 20850 United States (map)
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So What Else will be helping with the annual Fallsgrove Halloween parade! Volunteers will help set up and break down the event, help pass out food, and walk in the parade alongside the kids and families! Volunteers do not have to wear a costume but are highly encouraged to dress up! Free pizza, water, and donuts will be provided.

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Saturdays at Wingate
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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National Park Clean-up with NPS
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

National Park Clean-up with NPS

Join So What Else for a morning clean-up of our national parks! Location is TBD, but it will likely be on the National Mall. Come on out and enjoy the beautiful weather while making our nation's capital a more beautiful place!

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Saturdays at Wingate
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Kids in the Kitchen with the Junior League of Washington
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Kids in the Kitchen with the Junior League of Washington

So What Else is returning to Kids in the Kitchen, a health fair event brought to you by Junior League of Washington intended to focus on promoting healthy lifestyles to Washington, DC area children and their families. This fun, high-energy, educational event addresses urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition. It also educates local families and their children about nutrition and physical activity with hands-on activities for children aged 4-13. So What Else volunteers will running 2 stations: outdoor activities and games for the first station and a S.T.E.M activity about the scientific method for the second station. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 9:15 to help set up and get ready for the day!

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Saturdays at Wingate
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Brookland Manor Harvest Festival
Oct
11
4:30 PM16:30

Brookland Manor Harvest Festival

So What Else will be leading kids and families in a festive fall gathering full of activities, games, and good fun! We need staff to lead activities like pumpkin cooking, freeze dance, face painting, and much more. We are expecting around 100 people to be in attendance, so the more volunteers the better!

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Saturdays at Wingate
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, and providing fun activities for the children! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Autumn Gleaning at Butler's Orchard
Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Autumn Gleaning at Butler's Orchard

It's October, and October means gleaning with Butler's Orchard! Our first gleaning day will collect apples, potatoes, and raspberries at the end of their harvests to be used for So What Else and Nourish Now's Feed the Mind initiative. This is an AWESOME fall project to enjoy the beautiful weather for a good cause; if interested, please sign up below for more information!

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Harlem Park Gardening
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Harlem Park Gardening

  • 1210 Harlem Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21217 United States (map)
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Join So What Else for its recurring neighborhood gardening project through September 2017! Volunteers will work on a public garden plot to revitalize the spot and cultivate functional and aesthetic components to the Harlem Park plot.

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Saturdays at Wingate
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, providing fun activities for the children, and an hour at the Wingate pool! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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"It's a Family Affair" Community Event with OIC/DC
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

"It's a Family Affair" Community Event with OIC/DC

Join So What Else at OIC/DC's annual "It's a Family Affair" Community Health Fair at Congressional Plaza! This event has activities for community members of all ages, including job training information, health workshops, food demonstration, voter registration, employers, music and food, and MORE! 

So What Else will be a featured nonprofit vendor and will be running activities for kids throughout the day. We are looking for 6-8 volunteers to help us run games, crafts, and ZUMBA! If this sounds like an opportunity you think you'd be interested in, please fill out the form below to get in touch!

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Harlem Park Gardening
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Harlem Park Gardening

  • 1210 Harlem Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21217 United States (map)
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Join So What Else for its recurring neighborhood gardening project through September 2017! Volunteers will work on a public garden plot to revitalize the spot and cultivate functional and aesthetic components to the Harlem Park plot.

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Brookland Manor Basketball Tournament
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Brookland Manor Basketball Tournament

So What Else is running a basketball tournament at one of our Community Services Foundation partner sites, Brookland Manor Apartments! This tournament will be a fun back-to-school community event to get the youth out and active as the summer heat dies down. Volunteers will be helping registration, refereeing, and general day-of logistics!

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Saturdays at Wingate
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, providing fun activities for the children, and an hour at the Wingate pool! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Harlem Park Gardening
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Harlem Park Gardening

  • 1210 Harlem Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21217 United States (map)
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Join So What Else for its recurring neighborhood gardening project through September 2017! Volunteers will work on a public garden plot to revitalize the spot and cultivate functional and aesthetic components to the Harlem Park plot.

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Saturdays at Wingate
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Saturdays at Wingate

  • 4600 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Start your Saturday off by paying it forward! Join our So What Else team on Saturday for a morning filled with delicious breakfast, connecting with Wingate residents, providing fun activities for the children, and an hour at the Wingate pool! We are seeking volunteers to assist with setting up and breaking down breakfast and providing energy and enthusiasm throughout the morning's activities. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get SSL hours!

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Harlem Park Gardening
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Harlem Park Gardening

  • 1210 Harlem Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21217 United States (map)
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Join So What Else for its recurring neighborhood gardening project through September 2017! Volunteers will work on a public garden plot to revitalize the spot and cultivate functional and aesthetic components to the Harlem Park plot.

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