Rho Mu Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority food donation

We are pleased to announce that TCCOC has been selected by the Rho Mu Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to be the recipient of the Chapter’s canned food drive in recognition of the American Heart Association’s national effort to fight against heart disease.

Alpha Kappa Alpha has been a true partner in our efforts and we truly appreciate all of their hard work and dedication on our behalf.

Social Networking and Non-profits

Part of being a nonprofit is networking and reaching out to the community to ask for help.  Today that means more that just having a bake sale or a spaghetti dinner or raffling off a prize.  Those things are still important, it gives the charity an opportunity to directly interact with their supporters; however, today the use of social media is just as important.  The Internet has given nonprofits an endless stream of supporter and partners.

Today I decided that I would do some general upkeep on our Twitter account (@TCCOC) and I thought it would be a good idea to find and follow some like minded organizations.  It really is impressive‚Ķ the number/diversity of the nonprofit organizations that you can interact with is really astonishing. From clean water projects (@charitywater, @TheWaterProject), AIDS (@GreaterThanAIDS, @AIDSgov), environmental causes(@nature_org, @RainforestUS) , to disaster relief (@SalvationArmyUS, @RedCross) sites like Twitter have really helped nonprofits connect with supporters and partners.

While all these causes are more than worthy of your time and donations, the TCCOC would like to highlight the following organizations.  These are, for the most part, based in the Washington, D.C. area, or they are the national partners of charity organizations that work in D.C.

Fair Chance DC



Fair Chance provides capacity building services to community based nonprofits in Wards 5-8 to give every child in DC the Fair Chance to Succeed.

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DC FoodForAll



Eaters and advocates, growers and wonks, working to bring healthy, sustainable and affordable food to all.


So Others Might Eat



SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital


DC Central Kitchen



DC Nonprofit that uses food as a tool for community empowerment


Capital Area Food Bank



We feed people at risk of hunger


Feeding America



Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity helping more than 37 million Americans each year.


Fredericksburg Area Food Bank



More than 7,000 people are receiving food assistance each month through our network of non-profit, faith-based, and community food assistance organizations.