December 2013 – April 2014

White Oak Winter Wonderland Celebration
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Volunteers are needed to help at the White Oak Winter Wonderland Celebration.

Volunteers will be helping to set up and facilitate the White Oak Rec Holiday party for the families of the White Oak and Silver Spring Community.

Volunteers are needed from 5:30 to 9:30PM. White Oak Rec Center is located at 1700 April Lane Silver Spring MD 20904.

3rd Annual Community Day
Dec 21 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Volunteers are needed on our 3rd annual Community Day. Every year in December we sort and divide our clothing and goods that have been donated and we deliver them to shelters in need.

We are still in need of donations, winter coats and warm clothing are a priority. This year we are donating to various men, women and children’s shelters in Baltimore.

Volunteers are need to help sort the clothing and drivers are needed to deliver donations to the shelters in Baltimore. The project will start at 9:30AM at 11405 Guerlac Court Potomac MD, 20878.

Canned Food Drive for Nourish Now (
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dates and Store Locations:
January 12: Muddy Branch Giant:  842 Muddy Branch RD. Gaithersburg, MD 20878
January 12: Traville Gateway Giant: 9719 Traville Gateway Dr. Rockville, MD 20850
January 18: Giant Food: 46 Bureau Dr. Gaithersburg, MD 20878
January 25: Giant Food: 18331 Leaman Farm RD. Germantown, MD 20874
Time: All drives are from 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Details: Come out and help facilitate canned food drives for a food recovery local Non-Profit organization fighting to help end food insecurity in Montgomery County.

Valentines Day Party at Montgomery Avenue Women’s Center
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Time: 10AM to 1PM
Location: 12250-C Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852 Details: Montgomery Avenue Women’s Center is the only homeless services exclusively for women in Montgomery County. The center is devoted to helping women achieve self-sufficiency. The purpose of the event is to help the women and children at the shelter to understand how special and appreciated they are even though they are homeless, they are still are loved. At the event there will be catered food, pastries, games, karaoke, mind stimulating activities, activities to get their muscles moving and blood circulating etc. Join us in volunteering for this great cause!

Youth Enhancement Opportunity
Feb 20 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Capitol Science Evening
Date: Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Time: 6:45PM to 8:00PM
Location: Carnegie Institution for Science at 1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Details: This is a great learning opportunity for youth, we encourage all of our students to attend!

Youth Enhancement Opportunity
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Youth enhancement opportunity and VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Art of the Game Tournament with The Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Date: Sunday February 23rd, 2014
Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park
Details: This is a great opportunity for youth, grades 1st through 12th, to show off both their athletic and artistic skills. All youth will be able to participate in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, they will learn how to screen-print their own t-shirts for the game and participate in a basketball skills clinic prior to the game. Register by February 3rd, cost for each youth is $25. Partial scholarships are available. Visit to register.

Volunteers are also needed as coaches, scorekeepers and timekeepers.
Volunteer Shifts:
A – 9:00AM to 1:00PM
B – 12:00PM to 5:00PM

8th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Location: Washington Monument Constitution Avenue and 15th street, Washington, DC 20024

Details: Join the So What Else group of volunteers for a great cause!

Bright Beginnings Charity 5K
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Time: 8:00AM

Location: West Potomac Park at Hains Point, Washington, DC

Details: The run raises money and awareness to help homeless children and their families in DC. SWE is assembling a small group of volunteers and signing up runners to participate! Here’s how to get involved

So What Else 2nd Hains Point Environmental Clean Up
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time: 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Location: Hains Point East Potomac Park, Washington DC 20242 (Meet at southern tip of park) 

Details: So What Else will be leading our 2nd cleanup of Hains Point and the Potomac River. Join us in helping clean-up the trash that threatens our local waterways.

Autism Awareness Day Bike Ride
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Time: 6:30PM to 9:30 PM

Location: 1990 K St. NW, Washington, DC

Details: Bike to the Beach will be organizing a short training ride in Washington, DC to promote August’s big bike ride. Riders will meet at 6:30 at the Autism Speaks office building, depart on their ride at 7pm, and finish at Circa, where riders and supporters are invited to a happy hour to last until 9:30.  So What Else can help Ben Dalley by promoting the event via social media, as well as by wearing blue on Autism Awareness Day to show our support for the cause.

International Cultural Center’s Good Deeds Day
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Location: Kehilat Shalom Synagogue, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886

Details: So What Else is excited to participate in this event alongside many other local charitable organizations! We will be providing an arts and crafts table for the event’s young attendees. In addition, we’ll be collecting a variety of in-kind donations. We will accept sporting equipment and art supplies for SWE summer programs, gently used clothing to donate to one of the area shelters that we support, and nonperishable food items for Nourish Now.

Sarah’s Hope Shelter
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014

Time: 6:00PM to 8:45PM

Location: Sarah’s Hope 1114 Mount Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Details: Volunteers will be helping to facilitate a birthday party for the homeless children at Sarah’s Hope. Sarah’s Hope provides 24-hour emergency shelter, case management and other support services for homeless women and children in the Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore City.

Volunteers will be meeting at 6:00pm to decorate the day room and create arts and crafts stations.

We need between 5-7 individuals to help and work directly with the kids. The party will end at 8PM and cleanup will go until about 8:45PM.

Calvary Women’s Shelter
Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014

Location: 1217 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC 20020

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Details: On Sunday, April 13th we will be providing a nutritious home-cooked meal to the wonderful women of Calvary Women’s Shelter in Washington, DC. About 12 volunteers are needed to serve lunch to the women. After serving the women, volunteers are encouraged to sit down, relax, and enjoy their meal with the women. This is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals and groups who may be interested in a one-time activity.

“In My Own Words” Dinner and Art Showcase with Many Languages One Voice
Apr 17 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Date: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Time: 4:30PM to 9:00PM

Location: Pepco Edison Gallery at 702 8th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Details: Three to four volunteers (including one SWE representative TBD) are needed for the duration of this evening event to help with A/V set-up, dinner set-up, monitoring a silent auction, and break-down at the end of the night. The event is hosted by Many Languages One Voice in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Language Access Act. The event consists of a dinner from 6:00 to 7:30, followed by the artist showcase from 7:30 to 8:30.

Spring Break Out! Olympic Field Day
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

With Prince Georges County Community Services Foundation

Date: Friday, April 18th, 2014

Time: 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Location: Greenbelt Park at 6565 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Details: Volunteers are needed for the Spring Break Out! Field Day in Prince George’s County. Over 300 kids from PG County will be attending the event. Volunteers are needed to referee and lead sporting events, help set up and serve the lunch provided by Nourish Now, lead a face painting station, set up and cleanup crew. Individuals are also needed to rotate with the kids through the activities. Volunteers will meet at 8:00 AM at a location in the park to be announced.