Help make a difference in a student’s life by volunteering as a Power Lunch mentor!
During the 2018-2019 school year, EWDC partnered with over 600 volunteers to bring shared reading to students at 12 public elementary schools in the District of Columbia and Virginia. Not only did these 600 mentors make a difference in their students’ lives, but they got something valuable in return.
Time and time again we hear from our mentors that Power Lunch reading sessions are the best part of their work week and they get just as much out of the experience as their students.
But even with these amazing 600 mentors, there was still a waitlist of students at all our schools – students that wanted to join Power Lunch but couldn’t because we didn’t have enough mentors to meet student demand. That’s why we need you to become a mentor today!
Ready to make a different in a student’s life? To do something important for yourself? Sign up today!
Become a Partner Organization
Power Lunch is bigger than just the student it serves.
Everybody wins with Power Lunch, including our partner organizations.
EWDC currently works with 120 partners to bring volunteers into 12 public elementary schools across the District and Virginia. Not only are these Power Lunch Partners making a profound impact on students’ lives, they directly benefit as a result of their participation.
What does it mean to be a Power Lunch Partner Organization?
Power Lunch Partners are those that have made a commitment at the organizational level to support EWDC, Power Lunch, and the mission to improve lives through shared reading. This means that the organization has agreed to:
We are recruiting for our Leadership Circle! Leadership Circle brings together a network of professional leaders committed to making an impact on their communities by increasing awareness of the EWDC’s brand and raising funds to support the goals of EWDC and the children it serves.
In other words, this is a wonderful group of people that are enthusiastic about EWDC’s mission and programs and want to help us do more – finding new mentors and raising funds to support the goals of EWDC!
In September, Leadership Circle started a Washington Nationals fundraiser that sold over 100 tickets to benefit EWDC programs for the 2019-2020 school year.
Help Everybody Wins DC put more books in the hands of students. When you give books, you are helping EWDC's Book Project, which gives away FREE books to Power Lunch students to build their personal home libraries. You can buy books for students yourself or coordinate a Book Drive. To get started, email Sarah Aldridge at email@example.com
Everybody Wins DC needs books for children ages 5 – 10, especially:
Become A Monthly Supporter
Everybody Wins DC's Monthly Supporter program gives you, the supporter, the opportunity to make a lasting difference in a student's life by providing vital financial support throughout the academic year.
And in honor of our upcoming 25th birthday, we’re looking for 25 new monthly supporters who can give at least $25 a month to ensure students who LOVE reading get off the waitlist. 5 generous supporters have already pledged to support our programs this school year.
Become A Sponsor
Everybody Wins DC believes that the power of shared reading has the ability to change lives and improve outcomes for students, schools, and communities.
This means providing one-on-one mentorship for students, free books all year, and special readings events that spark excitement about learning, all things that will help children succeed in school, in the workforce, and in their communities.
To help EWDC continue, they need support from leaders in our community like you. We customize recognition to meet the needs of our donors.
Join our growing list of supporters like API, TracFone Wireless, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Harbour Goup, UAE and Skadden.
Learn more about how you can help students, schools and communities succeed through shared reading by contacting Holland Diz, EWDC Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 450-1540.
2020 Everybody Wins DC Gala
Although we were unable to come together on March 11 for our 25th anniversary celebration, we were elated by the flexibility and overwhelming support we received during our first-ever Virtual Gala! For 2-hours supporters tweeted, posted gifs, reshared posts and sent in touching photos and videos all to support our cause. At the end of the night, we raised $300,000.
Thank you to all our supporters, sponsors, auction bidders, and donors for your contributions! This incredible support allows us to continue introducing children to the joys of reading with a caring mentor by their side.
2019 Everybody Wins DC Gala
Wednesday, April 3 from 5:30 - 9PM, Everybody Wins DC celebrated 24 years of shared reading at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
More than 400 guests joined us to celebrate our work, our honorees and to bid on more than 50 auction items! Special thank you to our Power Players, Mike and Jill Sommers for their outstanding support of Everybody Wins DC, and Peter Brusoe, the 2019 Minnon Friedman Recipient.
Click here to view photos from the night.
Workplace Giving provides you and your colleagues with a simple way to donate to EWDC. You may contribute through payroll deductions or by participating in internal fundraising events. Below are a few examples of fun ways to fundraise for Everybody Wins DC:
Jersey Day – employees pay to wear their favorite sports team apparel one day a week for a month.
Casual Dress/Jeans Day – employees pay to dress casually one day a week for a month. If the office collectively reaches a participation goal, the whole office can continue casual dress one day a week for the end of the year.
Chili Cook off – employees show off their cooking skills, and colleagues pay to sample and vote for the office Chili Cook-Off Champion!
Bake Sale – employees bake their favorite cookies and pies to sell to their office.
Combined Federal Campaign – If you're a federal worker or retiree, or a government contractor, you are eligible to donate to the CFC. We hope you will consider listing EWDC as one of your charities.
Click Here to Sign Up and use
Everybody Wins DC CFC Code #12915