The NETwork – Nations Capital Chapter, an employee group at AT&T, organized AT&T volunteers who teamed up with Takoma Park Middle School’s student-led group, Difference Makers, and Thursday Network of the Greater Washington Urban League, to create care packages and deliver them to people in need in the DMV. The volunteers helped assemble care packages that contained blankets, snacks, deodorants, feminine hygiene products, dental floss, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpastes, soaps, and words of encouragement. The group assembled around 1,100 kits for people in Washington, DC, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County.
“It was a wonderful event to be part of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memory to help those in need,” said Okang Meares, president of The NETwork – Nations Capital Chapter, who coordinated the AT&T team that participated in the event.
The community-service event is part of Believe DC℠, an employee-driven effort to help address critical community issues.