Friendship Place offers a variety of great events each year to support our mission to end homelessness in the DC region. No matter where your interests lie, whether you’re looking to learn more about our work, to enjoy a music concert, or just looking for an academically enriching engagement, we have you covered. View our list of events below or contact Chris Rutledge at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Open Doors at Friendship Place
- Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 6:30 pm
- Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 6:30 pm
- Thursday, November 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm
A free, informal, 45-minute introduction to the work of Friendship Place for individuals and groups who want to learn how our community is creating lasting and permanent solutions to homelessness in innovative ways. This is a community discussion and not a fundraising event. For event location and to reserve your spot, please RSVP to Chris Rutledge, email@example.com or 202.503.2968. In cases where no one RSVPs, we cancel the event, so make sure to let us know if you want to come.
We can also bring Open Doors to your congregation, school, workplace, or any other group that wishes to learn about effective solutions to homelessness. Contact Chris to set this up.
Friendship Walks 2018
- Saturday, November 03, 2018 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
9:30am registration and fun | 10:30am walking begins
Friendship Walks is a 1.5 mile fun and peaceful walk around the National Mall focused on ending homelessness in the Washington D.C. region. All proceeds benefit Friendship Place, a nonprofit organization that offers the most effective model for addressing homelessness, with innovative programs that empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs, and reconnect with friends, family, and the community, permanently! Registering for the walk is easy. And you can either walk with us or create your own team by inviting your friends, family, and coworkers. Together, we’re going take one big step (several, actually) to ending homelessness in the DC region.
Feast with Friends
- Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and other individuals and families in need, are invited to join Friendship Place for a free warm Thanksgiving meal!
- Tuesday, October 02, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Benjamin E. Cooper Awards recognize outstanding contributions by members of our community to the cause of ending homelessness.
All are invited to join us in recognizing the great work of this year’s honorees. Reserve your seat now by clicking here.
21st Annual Benjamin E. Cooper Awards Honorees:
• Mr. Waldon Adams
• Mr. Chuck Herrick
• Ms. Marjorie Dick Stuart
• Ms. Heidi Yacker
• Ms. Joele Michaud
Sponsorship opportunity available! For more information, please contact Chris Rutledge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ben Cooper:
At the time of his tragic death at the age of 17, in 1997, Georgetown Day School student Ben Cooper was a committed and enthusiastic volunteer at Friendship Place. His encouragement of those coming through the doors for help inspired both staff and other volunteers. We are honored to give this annual award in Ben’s memory. Our special thanks to Ben’s parents, Judith Areen and Richard Cooper, for their faithful support of the event throughout its 19-year history.
7th Annual Winter Warmth
- Sunday, December 02, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Families and individuals in need are invited to attend our annual clothing and holiday hot meal drive.
Please donate new or gently used winter essentials to help our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. We are collecting coats, scarves, hats, gloves, boots, long-underwear and warm socks.
Information for dropping off donations to Washington Hebrew Congregation is TBD.
Music of Friends (MOF) French Embassy Concert
- Sunday, June 03, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
If you missed this year’s Music of Friends French Embassy Concert, you can view photos and footage by clicking here.
About the event
Music of Friends is an annual chamber music concert benefiting Friendship Place. The event is hosted by the French Embassy and features renowned musicians performing works by Rossini, Beethoven, Bach and Meyer.
Our special gratitude to the Embassy of France for hosting us and the musicians for volunteering their time to benefit our homeless neighbors.
For more information, contact Gelila Getaneh, email@example.com.
- Thursday, May 03, 2018 |
For more information about Friends & Neighbors, please contact Leah Craft, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday, April 04, 2018 | 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Missed this event? Click here for photos, short videos, and a Mix Cloud podcast by EZ Street.
About the event: People of color are alarmingly over-represented in the homeless population, in both the DC area and the nation as a whole. Regional and national experts join Friendship Place to explore concrete strategies for dismantling the racial inequities that created and continue to perpetuate this disparity.
Moderator: Sasha-Ann Simons, WAMU | Panelists: Amanda Andere, Brittani Manzo, Kathryn Monet, Marc Dones, Nan Roman, and Sara Simone.
For more information, please contact Gelila Getaneh, email@example.com.
Sing Out for Shelter
- Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 8:00 pm
This year, the concert will also feature five beloved a cappella groups, including:
TBD (from the Alexandria Harmonizers)
Pitch Please (from Walt Whitman HS)
Word of Mouth
Venus d Minor
The Augmented Eight
Portion of proceeds benefit DC organization that are addressing homelessness, including Friendship Place.
Your Donation Helps End Homelessness!
Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2017, Friendship Place’s programs collectively ended or prevented homelessness for 3,600 people through creative, customized housing solutions, and empowered 290 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services. Make a donation today in support of our work to end homelessness.