Avascent commemorates first Juneteenth Day of Service
Joining Avascent Founders Day and 9/11 Days of Service, Avascent took part in acts of service around DC for the first annual Juneteenth Day of Service
In recognition of Juneteeth, Avascent held a Day of Service with Avascenturians from the DC office taking part in charitable activities in the community.
The team supported several charities in the DC area including Martha’s Table through its Joyful Grocery Bagging volunteering opportunity, which helps provide healthy and hearty food to underserved communities around DC. We also supported Dreaming Out Loud in its mission to provide equitable access to healthy food and economic empowerment by volunteering at DOL’s Kelly Miller community farm. The 13 volunteers dug flood prevention trenches to help protect their green bean crops.
A group of volunteers took to DC’s nature trails in support of Ward 8 Woods’ goal of promoting access to clean and accessible parks in the area. The team picked up 20 full bags of trash and plenty of rusted sheet metal and wires.
In partnership with The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, which supports healthy childhood development for children dealing with housing insecurity, volunteers helped the Project prepare for a big back to school fundraising push in support of the kids they work with.
Five Avascenturians participated in a walking tour of DC’s African American Heritage Trail, getting an inside look at the city’s rich historical sites, including the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, the Central Public Library and a variety of historic residences like the Alain Locke and Mary Jane Patterson Residences.
In addition, Avascenturians from the DC office and around the world fundraised and donated to raise a total of $10,860 for National Black Child Development Institute and Washington Area Community Investment Fund in the US, United for All in Canada, The Race Equality Foundation in the UK, and Restos de Coeur in France. Avascent will match these employee donations, doubling the impact for these worthwhile clauses.
“We are so grateful to the charities for allowing us to volunteer for their great causes, as well as those who donated their time and contributed to the fundraising efforts,” said Avascent President Steve Irwin. “We look forward to be able to continue this tradition of the Juneteeth Day of Service in the years to come.”