The Fund for DC Families
Our Progress to $100,000!
PAVE is, and always has been, a family.
In times of crisis, we all need community; and whether that’s the community you’re born into or the community you build, a strong city is one where her people pull together.
That is why we started PAVE’s Fund for DC Families.
PAVE launched the Fund For DC Families in May, raising over $110,000 in just a few short weeks from foundations, individual donors, PAVE team members and their friends and families, and PAVE parent leaders. While schools and District agencies were able to offer some support, the results from the Coronavirus Impact Survey proved that families in our city needed and deserved more.
To launch the Fund, we based our financial support on what we heard directly from families: distributing groceries & baby supplies, chromebooks & technology, and school supply & OST kits to families, as well as providing rent assistance, and connecting parent leaders to their first mental health supports & teletherapy sessions – putting into practice in our own organization the vision that parents wanted to see for #DCSchoolsRecovery.
THANK YOU to everyone who donated!
After seven months of providing extensive and critical support to DC families, we have exhausted all of the generous financial resources that were contributed and had to retire the Fund at the end of 2020.
We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who made the Fund possible! Thanks to your generous contributions, PAVE was able to spend a total of $111,171.61 to directly support 1,004 households from across DC – and you helped to support the stronger DC that PAVE parent leaders want to see for all of our children.
Interested in seeing how these families were supported? Here’s the full breakdown of Fund for DC Families expenditures…
- 1,160 school supply and out of school time kit orders were sent directly to families to support 969 households as many DCPS and DCPCS went virtual
- 226 grocery orders were made to support 81 households through direct delivery to their homes using Instacart
- 20 households were supported with $1,000 in rent assistance
- 31 households were supported with technology assistance such as Chromebooks
- 23 parents received critical culturally-centered mental health support with on-demand teletherapy sessions through Hurdle (formerly known as Henry Health)