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2014 So What Else 4th Annual Gala
Sponsored by Rave Reviews and Mamma Lucia

Please join us for an evening of fun, great food, open bar and dancing. Help us to continue providing services and resources for those in need.

There are limited sponsorship opportunities, individual tickets and silent and live auction items for you to donate. Please consider this unique event that you will not want to miss. Click Here To Access The Sponsorship Form...

Click Here To Access The Brochure... For more information, please call or e-mail Bob Schless at 301.980.6181 or rschless@sowhatelse.org. You can purchase tickets or choose a sponsorship under the donate now button.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:00pm
VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20850


So What Else is a grassroots service organization focusing on the empowerment and development of youth, through out of school time enrichment and community service.

Latest News

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Tutors Wanted

Date: recurring; Monday through Thursday; Now Through December 18.
Time: 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: Cabin John Middle School (10701 Gainsborough Rd, Potomac, MD 20854)

Tutors are needed to help first through eighth grade students build their reading skills. Local organization Scotland Storm holds study sessions Monday through Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 6 pm in Potomac. Ideal candidates are patient, positive, enjoy working with children and are committed to helping these children succeed. Openings available immediately! Applicants should be consistently available at least one night per week. Tutoring experience a plus but no certifications necessary. Minimum age of 18. Applicants will be subject to a background check. Please send an email to williams.aj.91@gmail.com briefly describing your interest, experience, and availability, and please include your phone number.

  • Fallsgrove Community Halloween Parade
    Date: October 31, 2014
    Time: 3:00 pm --- 6:30 pm
    Location: Fallsgrove Clubhouse (400 Casey Ln, Rockville, MD 20852)

    Volunteers needed to help with the Fallsgrove community's annual Halloween parade! This is a fun and family-friendly event! Volunteers will set up along the route, then walk along with the procession to make sure the parade goes safely and smoothly.…

  • Hains Point Clean-Up with the National Park Service
    Date: November 1, 2014
    Time: 9:00 am --- 3:00 pm
    Location: Hains Point, East Potomac Park, Washington, DC (meeting point TBA)

    Please join us for another seasonal trash pick-up at Hains Point! Beautify a treasured local park and eliminate the waste that threatens the health of the Potomac River. The National Park Service will provide bags, gloves,and tools to volunteers. So…

  • Pumpkin Gleaning
    Date: November 4, 2014
    Time: 10:00 am --- 2:00 pm
    Location: Butler’s Orchard (22200 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876)

    Volunteers needed to help So What Else glean leftover pumpkins and gourds from Butler’s Orchard. Gleaning takes place at the end of the growing season to salvage produce that would otherwise go to waste. Please meet us in the parking…