Some of you may have noticed an assortment of canned and boxed goods decorating our counter this month. Many of you have already donated food items, filled up punch cards and taken part in one of several promotions launched to celebrate Capital City Care’s second anniversary.
There is still time to check your cupboards or head to the grocery store for non-perishable donations and receive a punch for each item (up to five). The drive benefits S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat) and will continue through July 21.
S.O.M.E is one of the charitable organizations we are excited to partner with and recognize this month.
Through S.O.M.E. more than 400,000 meals were served in the organization’s dining rooms and residential programs last year. What began as a small soup kitchen in 1970 to help feed the city’s poor, has grown to a number of support services including emergency shelter, affordable housing, job training, mental health counseling and addiction recovery services.
“S.O.M.E. is a highly-respected charity that’s been helping people in need in this community for a long time,” said Scott Morgan, Capital City Care manager. “They’re located right around the corner from us, and many of our patients either support or benefit from their work, so we’re more than happy to lend a hand.”
For information on services or donating to S.O.M.E., please call 202-797-8806 or visit the site at www.some.org.
CCC is also working with EFFORTS (Employment For Former Offenders Receiving Treatment Services), an organization that works to help ex-offenders reintegrate into society. Sign up for our PSC (Patient Supported Cultivation) this month and CCC will donate a portion of your membership fee toward EFFORTS, which offers services for ex-offenders who successfully completes a drug treatment program prior to release.
“A lot of times people are turned away when they have served time and are looking for a job. We are really excited to partner with Capital City Care and other businesses that friendly toward ex-offenders,” said Phyllis Pines-Garnett, EFFORTS case manager.
Although EFFORTS closed doors to its satellite office due to financial concerns, over the years the program expanded services to help victims of domestic violence and the homeless through life enrichment programs such as computer training, mentorship pairings and referrals to other resources.
“We’ve always thought the work they do is vital to the community as they provide a path forward for motivated people seeking to better themselves, so we wanted to help them out as best we could,” said David Guard, CCC general manager.
For more information or to donate to EFFORTS, call (202) 232-7320 or visit the site at www.effortsdc.org.
Even though July is halfway over, we still have a lot to celebrate! Stay tuned for more anniversary announcements, including the launch of our new PSC Express program (more details to come soon).
We would also love to hear from our patients and welcome any feedback to our blog! Have a cool story about being a patient? Want to dish on your favorite strain? Preparing a cannabis recipe you want to share? Feel free to send us your comments, feedback and ideas to email@example.com.
Capital City Care, Washington D.C.’s premier medical marijuana (mmj) dispensary, is celebrating our 2nd anniversary with offers, a sweepstakes, and more.