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 Dollars in Action!

$25 buys a homeless person a blanket, a pair of socks & gloves, scarf, hat and a bottle of water

$50 buys a child a set of reading & activity books

$100 provides college enrichment activities for youth

$100 provides resume development and supplies for 35 students

$250 enrolls a student in a 4 day Environmental and Construction Trades Training Academy training course

$250 helps a student earn a construction trade certification

Ten $1,000 donations provide a $10,000 Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship


Gleaning for Healthy Living

On any given morning, volunteers can be found on local farms gleaning leftover crops that would otherwise go to waste. Gleaning is the process of harvesting foods that would not normally be marketable or economically profitable.

The Gleaning for Healthy Living Initiative, goal is to ensure that low-income residents gain access to fresh fruit and vegetables that are not readily available in their communities.

Through our partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network, we provide volunteers with opportunities to become a part of the fight on hunger and promote healthy food choices for the underserved.

Are you looking for an opportunity to glean for a healthier living? Register for one of our following events:

  • Fresh Produce Food Drop: Volunteers bag and distribute fresh produce to residents.

Join UPO's Volunteer Team today! Complete the volunteer list form below with the UPO Volunteer Form and send as an attachment to Ms. Ayana Bias at Please bring with the completed Photo/Likeness Release Form, UPO Volunteer Application and Liability Form with you. All volunteers must sign liability forms before participating. For further information call the Ms. Ayana Bias at (202) 562-3800.

UPO Volunteer Form

Select an event:
Fresh Produce Food Drop
UPO Anacostia Community Service Center
1649 Good Hope Rd. SE
Indicate your desired shift:
Fresh Produce Food Drop, Saturday July 13, 2013 @ 7 am - 12 pm
Fresh Produce Food Drop, Saturday July 13, 2013 @ 12 pm - 5 pm
Describe any physical/mental limitations that is important for us to know while volunteering at UPO:

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