Building On Good Hope – Bread for the City

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Building on Good Hope Project raised $67,136 during its Virtual Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the new Southeast Center on Good Hope Road

Bread for the City (BFC) has completed construction on a new, 28,136 square foot comprehensive service center at 1700 Good Hope Road SE. Construction began in January 2019. A virtual grand opening and ribbon cutting took place Thursday, September 3, 2020, which featured legendary DJ Donnie Simpson and DC’s Backyard Band. BFC exceeded it’s $35,000 goal by raising $67,136 to help staff the new center once it’s safe to fully open.

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SE Expansion Update

There’s so much good news on our SE building construction!

  • 96% complete on overall construction.
  • Parking aisle pavers are being installed.
  • Dental equipment has been delivered and is now being installed.
  • Marble tile has been installed on the main floor lobby walls and is being installed on the 2nd and 3rd floor lobby walls.
  • Pavers are being installed in the rooftop vestibule area.
  • A wood ceiling is being installed in the main lobby.
  • PEPCO power is in place and up and running.
  • Washington Gas service is up and running.
  • Water and sewer line connections are complete.
  • The elevator is operational.

Keep your eyes open … Virtual tours are coming soon!

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Team Encounter: Lina Permut, Associate Director of Development

This week, Bread for the City is introducing a new ongoing blog feature. “Team Encounter” will go behind the work of Bread for the City to introduce you to the staff members whose combined efforts get it all done!  This week, we learn more about Lina Permut, our new Associate Director of Development. Watch for a new “Team Encounter” next week!

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Why Our Southeast Expansion is About Access, Equity, AND Quality Healthcare

Our CEO, George Jones on why our new SE Center will continue changing the odds on inequality in this region.

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Housing and Health Setbacks Can’t Erase Michael Blue’s Smile

We caught up with Michael Blue to talk housing, health, and our SE expansion.

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Building on Good Hope Capital Campaign Update

We’ve got great news about our SE expansion!

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Wet shoes and a warm heart

Yesterday was a big day for Bread for the City. A BIG ONE. Yesterday, we symbolically broke ground at 1710 Good Hope Road, SE, the future home of our new service center east of the Anacostia River. This day was a long time coming, and was full of excitement, love, and hope.

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Do More? We Did!

Yesterday was Do More 24, the DC region’s annual day of giving. Did we do more?? Read on to find out!

Holiday Helpings

Holiday Helpings is different this year, but your support is still needed. You can help us raise $1,000,000 for 15,000 families who are impacted by this pandemic.

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