Housing & Shelter

Doris D Bishop

Doris D Bishop
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FAA

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fun-loving, motivational speaker, published author, teacher, community and church leader, and organizer.

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

I am passionate about the Homeless populations because my dad built homes when I was a very small child. Everyone in the community had a home. No one seemed to be homeless. In addition, to that, I am equally passionate about feeding people because I lived on a farm. As a child, there was always plenty of food. Our farm in Southwestern, VA supplied food to the neighbors and townspeople.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I give to the Combined Federal Campaign because I can be the face of change to safely give to causes that help others. This year I chose to give to the House of Ruth, a battered woman's shelter in the DC Metropolitan Area. Additionally, I selected the Christ House as the men's shelter. It is such a critical need to create a healthier, safer, and harmonious environment for people who have been victimized by senseless violence and our unforeseen circumstances that creates a lack of affordable housing for individuals who are facing job loss, divorce, death, or any other unforeseen circumstance that may be out of their control. Through gifts like mine, and others, we can provide food, clothing and shelter to vulnerable populations with the goal of restoring their pride, dignity, and help them eventually become more productive citizens in the society who can empower, assist, and encourage others by passing on the blessings that they have received.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Contributions help feed and clothe the most vulnerable populations of people so that we can start to have less individuals dying in our large cities because they are homeless and helpless. The CFC is a legal and legitimate manner in which I, as a giver, can track my individual contributions, receive newsletters and circulars about the organizations that I financially support. Throughout the years, I have been giving clothes, beds, and all kinds of home furnishings to the Center for Community Non-violence Coalition (formerly referred to as the Mitch Snyder shelter)

Lizette Peter

Lizette Peter
Department/Agency

Peace Corps

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lover of languages, fighter for humanity

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Housing insecurity deeply effects my DC community at a time when Afghan refugees are also desperate for a place to call home. I am committed to causes that support safe and affordable housing options for all DC residents.

Why do you give through the CFC?

CFC makes it very easy not only to learn about an agency's mission, but also to make a contribution, either in volunteer hours or payroll deduction, to the agencies whose missions I care most deeply about.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

I am confident that organizations I support through CFC--like Pathways to House, Everyone Home, and Homes Not Borders--are using my donations and volunteer hours to improve access to houseing for the most vulnerable people in my community.

Tashawnea Y. Hill

Tashawnea Y. Hill
Department/Agency

Department of Veteran Affairs Education Service/Oversight and Accountability

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Army Veteran, Advocate, Dedicated Mother, Innovator

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Carpenters Shelter

Why do you give through the CFC?

I am passionate about giving to the organization because they are not only providing a clean and safe facility for those in need, but because it is also an environment that respects the clients and treats them with dignity. I understand that homelessness can effect anyone of us during any change or situation in our lives.

Located in a comfortable part of town this housing facility makes me proud knowing that my contributions are helping people who may have had one too many traumas or a set back in life, to get back on their feet. Some shelters only address the immediate needs of those seeking support. But I find that this organization is focused on the whole person, their health and well being. It has been a gratifying experience to witness several families graduate from the program and successfully reacclimate back into their communities with as sense of peace while equipped with resources to help along the way.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Contributions through CFC help my cause by providing the needed resources that the clients deserve. Its what allows the employees to supply them with quality meals, education and life preparation as well as skills to succeed on their own once they move forward.

John Edmondson

John Edmundson
Department/Agency

NSWCDD

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Father, Husband, woodworker (hobbyist), reader, friend

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Habitat for Humanity because affordable housing in this area is in short supply.

Food banks because no one (especially children) should ever go hungry.

Why do you give through the CFC?

Because it is a reputable, secure means of donating with a long history. Data is provided to show how much of the funding goes toward the actual cause and how much is eaten up by overhead.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

I use the volunteer option because I immediately see how my contribution helps others.