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Nov 18, 2010

Young Leaders Receive the Gift of Giving at SOME

On Sunday, November 14th, I joined the United Way Young Leaders, along with volunteers from all over the greater Washington area, at SOME (So Others Might Eat) to provide a warm meal to over 200 of DC’s less fortunate.

SOME, an interfaith community-based organization, has been helping the poor and the homeless of our nation's capital since 1970. Working with their experienced and energetic staff, I was truly inspired by their compassion and commitment. It was a fantastic experience for all of us. While we were providing meal for others, each of us gained so much from the act of giving and connecting with those we served.

I was thrilled to learn that SOME’s services go way beyond just serving meals to the hungry. SOME also provides clothing, healthcare (medical and dental), affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. They are truly a great resource for Washington DC.

I am very thankful that through United Way I had a chance to be part of this good work. I can’t wait to go back and help out again.

Aaron Shutzer
United Way Young Leader

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