Ending Homelessness: Get Involved

Here are some upcoming one time events and on going projects where you are needed.

Upcoming Events


Housewarming Party!

To celebrate some recent budget wins in DC, Foundry’s Ending Homelessness team will be throwing a house warming party for a family who was formerly homeless. We will be working with Lighthouse DC, a non-profit which focuses specifically on providing household items for those moving into housing. This project is a favorite because it is real tangible proof that our efforts are working. We sit through political rallies and email our councilmembers so that a family can have a home.

You can help in a number of ways.

  • September 17th through October 8th, the team will be collecting new items for the housewarming.
  • You can also choose items from wish lists on Amazon and Ikea for the easiest way to contribute; “one click” and the items will be delivered to Foundry and ready to move!
  • During the Great Day of Service on October 14th we will be moving the items into their new home.
  • We will also need folks for an “Assembly” party on Thursday October 12th at Foundry starting at 6:30pm. We’ll have pizza and music and tools so we can put together the Ikea furniture so it is ready to move on Saturday. 

Contact endhomelessness@foundryumc.org if you can help.


Friendship Walk

Saturday November 4th, 2017
The National Mall

Join Foundry UMC in our goal to end homelessness in Washington DC through supporting Friendship Place! Friendship Walks is a 1.5 mile fun walk around the National Mall, focused on ending homelessness in the Washington, DC region. All proceeds from the Walk go to Friendship Place, a nonprofit organization that offers the most effective model for addressing homelessness, with innovative programs that empower individuals and families experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs, and reconnect with friends, family, and the community, permanently.

Join the Foundry Team!


Recent News

Some recent articles about homelessness you might be interested in:


For more information contact: 

Ben Roberts, Director of Social Justice Ministries at broberts@foundryumc.org or the Foundry Homelessness Action team at endhomelessness@foundryumc.org.  

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Volunteer Opportunities

Consider one of these local organizations

Miriam's Kitchen
They are looking for reliable volunteers to serve meals who can commit to joining us once a month, preferably on a long-term basis.


N Street Village
Volunteers work as learning lab monitors and tutors, prepare and serve lunches and dinners, pick up donations, help maintain our courtyard garden, help with fundraising and event planning, and offer their professional health services to women in our Wellness Center.

So Others May Eat
Volunteers play an essential role in SOME’s work, helping to feed the homeless and poor in our Dining Rooms, tutor children in our affordable housing programs for families, serve vulnerable elderly and more.

Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
Volunteers help advocate for affordable housing and economic opportunities for the District.