During the government shutdown, many nonprofits are stretched to bare-bones budgets. Some have even closed their doors, because they can’t fund the essential services they provide in the D.C. metro. Your donations can make the difference.

If you’re looking for suggestions on where to donate, go to the Catalogue for Philanthropy. This website is like an online shopping site for nonprofit donations — browse the website, put your selections in your shopping cart, and then check out with your credit card. All the nonprofits featured in the Catalogue have been carefully certified for not only the quality of the work they do, but also for their responsible financial practices, and all of the nonprofits are based right in the D.C. metro.

The Fisher House is a national foundation with local roots. This organization serves our military community year-round, building comfort homes for military families to stay in when their wounded warriors are in the hospital.

For the duration of the shutdown, The Fisher Foundation has stepped forward to donate the $100,000 death benefits the Pentagon pays to families of service members who may be killed in action.

Give to your favorite local nonprofit today.


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