12.09.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
One of the main goals of our Women of Washington organization is to serve our community in any way possible.
This season with the help of our members, we have been able to accomplish activities ranging from helping to create care packages for soldiers, raising money to fight breast cancer, helping feed those less fortunate on Thanksgiving, and many more!
Today, our goal is to help the children of our community this holiday season. As we host our December Ladies Night Out event, we will also be hosting a toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots is a ... Read More
12.02.2014 / Blog Posts Community
On Tuesday, December 2, our Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation teamed up with the Heart of America Foundation to participate in their READesgin of the library at Leckie Elementary School.
The renovation effort consisted of a small stage build for live storybook performances, the installation of a new interactive projector, new tables and computer stations, fresh paint and inspirational decor, as well as a new reading corner. Additionally, more than 300 new books will stock the shelves and another 2,000 will be added to an eBook library.
Several Redskins players including Everette Brown, Chase Dixon, Jackson Jeffcoat, Shawn Lauvao, Alfred ... Read More
11.20.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
Last year the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Redskins staff and over 500 volunteers assembled and distributed Thanksgiving food baskets to feed more than 3,500 families from Prince George's County.
At this year's event on Tuesday, November 25, the organization hopes to reach even more!
Since its creation in 2003, the Redskins have donated just under 1 million pounds of packaged and fresh food as well as almost 500,000 pounds of turkey to local families in need.
Family participation eligibility has been pre-determined by Prince George's County's Department of Social Services and thus the event ... Read More
11.19.2014 / Blog Posts Community
Redskins Park has seen it's fair share of special visitors, but yesterday was one to remember when a local girl scout troop from Balls Bluff Elementary School arrived.
Embarking on monthly trips to local businesses to learn more about various professions, the girls came out to Redskins Park to find out what work goes on behind-the-scenes for an NFL team.
The girls received a tour of the facilities from Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation staff before hearing from numerous members of the Redskins front office including Head Chef Jon Mathieson and members of the Redskins Equipment Team.
One of the ... Read More
11.18.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
Join us in making a difference this Holiday season!
On Friday, November 28, Bon Secours Richmond Health System and the Washington Redskins are joining together to host the area's first Community Health Harvest event.
With the goal of reaching Richmond's underserved communities, the event will provide hot showers, a warm meal, flu shots and laundry services to attendees at no cost.
The event, taking place at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. As we head into the season of giving, this event provides a great way ... Read More
11.16.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events Redskins
This Sunday, November 16, the Redskins will take the field against the Buccaneers in their annual #SaluteToService game. Throughout the month of November, 32 games will be played in honor of American servicemen and women, past and present. For each point scored, the NFL has been donating $100 to each of its military appreciation partners-the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and Wounded Warrior Project. To date, over $200,000 has been raised this season.
To kick the game off, 200 active duty military members will take the field to unveil a field-length American flag and perform the “living flag” ritual. The ... Read More
11.12.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
WOW's November Ladies Night Out event was a night to remember. Taking place on Veteran's Day, more than 200 ladies made their way to Redskins Park with non-perishable items and donations to be used in care packages going to troops overseas with help from the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation.
Ladies also took the time to write letters to soldiers to be included in the packages while dining and stopped by our #RedskinsSalute table to participate in the Who Do You Salute photo sweepstakes.
But that wasn't all that Ladies Night Out had to offer!
Redskins LB ... Read More
11.12.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events Local Lifestyle
Mark your calendars because on Sunday, November 23, from 7:30-10:00 p.m., Tysons Corner Center will play host to a private, after-hours shopping event and you're invited!
As a WOW member, you're invited to attend this event for FREE with this complimentary ticket*.
A Night of Giving features in-store events, special gifts with purchase, retailer discounts AND the opprtunity to give back to your community and support the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. More than 40 non-profit organizations will be participating in the Night of Giving, however the organization with the most attendees will win $10,000 ... Read More
11.11.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events Redskins
Throughout the NFL, the month of November has been dedicated to honoring those who serve. During the 32 #SaluteToService games, flags will be raised, jets will fly over and service members will be honored.
As a part of the Redskins on-going commitment to our service men and women, both past and present, our official military appreciation club, Redskins Salute, has facilitated a way for every fan to tell us who they SALUTE!
Additionally, 4 photos will be chosen at random to receive two tickets to our #SaluteToService game against the Buccaneers on 11/16. Some of our Redskins players have ... Read More
11.06.2014 / Community Events WOW Interview Series
WOW sat down with Krissy Green, Founder of the local Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation, to talk about more about their mission to create and send meaningful carepackages to soldiers overseas.
What was your inspiration in starting the DJGMF?
We didn't want to be the grieving family with no outlet for our loss. Creating a foundation in Doug's honor has helped us ensure his legacy lives on. We knew that there's nothing he'd rather us be doing than supporting his brothers and sisters that were by his side while deployed.
Was there anything that surprised you ... Read More
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