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Opportunities for Youth

Youth Opportunities at SOME

In lieu of birthday gifts, Eric Diehl asked his friends and family to donate athletic equipment, which he generously delivered to SOME to be enjoyed by youth in our Family Services programs. This is just one of many donations Eric has spearheaded to help people in need.

In SOME's Dining Room for the Homeless, we strive to create a hospitable environment for both clients and volunteers. This involves providing high-quality services for clients in a respectful manner and ensuring that each volunteer who comes to the Dining Room has a meaningful experience. To achieve these ends, we have the following policy on youth in the Dining Room:

We recognize that some children and young adults are more mature than others. However, we have established this policy based on our experience working with a wide range of groups and individuals over the years.

Young volunteers may want to consider some of the following alternative opportunities:

Non-Perishable Food Collection
Groups of young children may choose to organize drives for food, clothes, toys, or other items. When previous groups have done this, the response has been very positive from households and the kids always enjoy it.

Contact: 202.797.8806 ext. 2104 or

Youth Opportunities at SOME

The 2nd grade Brownie Troop from St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School decorated and donated beautiful shoebox gifts that brightened the holidays for some of the children SOME serves!

Create Holiday or Seasonal Decorations
Some groups enjoy making holiday or seasonal decorations such as wall hangings (pictures/posters), table centerpieces, or other festive items for SOME's dining rooms and transitional housing programs. We also have a large bulletin board in the dining room that always needs decorations. These decorations are fun to make and add an element of real cheer around SOME.

Contact: 202.797.8806 ext. 2201 or

Provide "Treats" for our Clients
Groups often bake cookies or muffins to be given to our clients during meal times. It is a nice addition to the meals and is fun for the volunteers!

Contact: 202.797.8806 ext. 2201 or