Your justice-loving workplace is invited to join the Foundation for its annual Champions for Justice campaign, kicking off on Monday, October 24, and running through the end of 2022! Champions for Justice (formerly Go Casual for Justice) is an annual workplace fundraising campaign that benefits the DC Bar Foundation (DCBF). This year, we aim to raise $42,000 from DC-area workplaces. As a participating workplace, you and your colleagues can support Champions for Justice by making a gift to the Foundation and participating in the campaign's monthly themed challenges and giveaways:
October: Send us a picture of you working in your favorite Halloween-inspired costume or outfit to enter our end-of-the-month giveaway. Two lucky winners will each receive a $50 Uber Eats gift card. Donations to DCBF, in addition to your entry, are encouraged!
November: Tell us what you are thankful for! All respondents to our "I'm thankful for..." prompt will be entered into our end-of-the-month giveaway. Two lucky winners will each receive a $50 Uber Eats gift card. Donations to DCBF, in addition to your entry, are encouraged!
December: Tell us something you are looking forward to in 2023. All respondents to our "In 2023, I hope..." will be entered into our end-of-the-month giveaway. Two lucky winners will each receive a $50 Uber Eats gift card. Donations to DCBF, in addition to your entry, are encouraged!
The funds raised through Champions for Justice directly support DCBF's work - and as the leading funder of civil legal aid in DC, the Foundation puts those dollars to good use. In 2022 alone, DCBF distributed over $20 million to 36 civil legal aid organizations in the District. DCBF also supports its grantees through offering training and technical assistance and empowers legal services lawyers with overwhelming student debt by providing a private Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
The DC Bar Foundation's extensive knowledge of DC's legal aid network means that when you donate through Champions for Justice, your dollars get put to the best use every time. And while DCBF does receive funding from the District, those dollars come with restrictions for our grantees. In addition to supporting LRAP, private fundraising efforts like Champions for Justice support operating grants, meaning recipients can use the funds for critical things–e.g., keeping the lights on or replacing broken or outdated equipment--that other funding sources cannot cover.
The Foundation will be in touch with more information about the campaign soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars for October 24 and prepare to be a Champion for Justice!