MBA/MW Gives Back to Our CommunityThroughout each year, MBA/MW holds charitable events to raise money for local, non-profit organizations related to our industry. Below are several location organizations we have worked with the past few years. Please take a moment to learn more and reach out to them directly if you are interested in getting involved or learning even more about how you and your organization can help support them.
Women Giving Back's mission is to support women and children in crisis, and build their confidence and self-esteem, by providing great quality clothing at no cost, assisted by caring and committed volunteers who offer personalized service and interaction.
The Philanthropy and Young Mortgage Professionals Committees organized an evening for MBA/MW members to volunteer at Women Giving Back (WGB) on October 23. Women Giving Back supports women and children in crisis on a first step to stability by providing quality clothing at no cost, assisted by a caring and committed community.
During the summer of 2022, MBAMW's members contributed $2,200 to Backpack drive to provied 850 backpacks filled with school suppolies for the 2022 school year.
Most of the youth who enter the system arrive carrying little more than the clothes on their backs. If they have any personal belongings, they may be given a trash bag to place and carry their items. We believe that every child deserves to feel a sense of dignity and pack their belongings in a special bag that they can call their own. It is our mission to provide a proper bag, filled with comfort and essential items, to these brave youth in foster care on their journey to find their forever home. #nomoretrashbags
On November 23, 2020 our MBA/MW volunteers helped sort and assemble Comfort Cases to go out to children in the foster care system.
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
Help us build strentgh, stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership.
Members of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metro Washington recently participated in our 4th annual Habitat for Humanity volunteer build day on Friday, October 11, 2019. This year the MBA/MW sponsored the event along with a $2500 donation from George Mason Mortgage to Habitat of Metro Maryland. The new construction project was in Fairmount Heights, MD, which is adjacent to the District of Columbia, and our volunteers helped in several areas of the construction including flooring, countertops, drywall, and trim installation. A local family will be taking possession of the home when its complete later this year.
Hope and a Home
Our mission is to empower low-income families with children in D.C. to create stable homes of their own to make lasting changes in their lives. Our mandate is to break the cycle of poverty for qualified families through the programs and services we offer. We envision a Washington, D.C. in which all families are housed, growing stronger and contributing to the life of their neighborhoods.
The mission of MANNA, Inc. is to help low and moderate income persons acquire quality housing, build assets for famiiles through homeownership, revitalize distressed neighborhoods, and preserve racial and ethnic diversity.
MBA Opens Doors
The MBA Opens Doors Foundation is dedicated to providing the comforts of home to families in crisis. Through our home grant program, we provide mortgage and rental payment assistance grants to parents and guardians caring for a critically ill or injured child, allowing them to take unpaid leave from work and spend precious time together without jeopardizing their cherished homes.
The Washington Parks & People Green Corps program encompasses the whole of our on-the-ground parks revitalization, restoration, and beautification programs. More than 150,000 volunteers have become part of our Green Corps community, transforming parks and green spaces across the city. Interested in becoming a part of our Green Corps volunteers?
Learn more here.
On September 24, 2020 our YMP volunteers weeded, harvested, planted and tended to the farm at the Marvin Gaye Greening Center. The food harvested from this green space helps feed families in Ward 7 and 8.
So Others Might Eat (SOME)
SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and healthcare. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly, and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time.
Members of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metro Washington making an impact in the community with SOME at our Young Mortgage Professionals Volunteer Event in February.