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Nonprofit Look Up Lift Up Helps Homeless Residents in Washington DC

03-17-2021 09:30 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

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Washington, DC, On March 14, 2021, Washington DC based nonprofit, Look Up Lift Up distributed winter protection kits to homeless residents in DC through a grant from the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.

Each kit contained a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and a pair of socks and hand warmers, which helped to provide some relief from the last hypothermia event in DC. Look Up Lift Up collaborated with the Mutual Aid Society, Serve Your City, and People for Fairness Coalition to distribute the kits along with other donations that were provided to the homeless residents.

“The homeless problem in DC is much bigger than what you hear about on the news. You cannot really understand the needs of the homeless population unless you walk the streets and view it for yourself,” says Founder and Board Chair of Look Up Lift Up, Harrine Freeman. “I spent 30 minutes talking to a homeless man. I saw another woman who was 21 and countless others. While visiting the homeless encampments, I learned that one 82-year old man was living on the streets. At age 82, one should enjoy their retirement, not living on the street. My heart aches for the youth and adults who are homeless. They are just like us. They are kind, helpful, humble, and grateful. But they need our help now.”

Homelessness in Washington DC is twice the national average. There are 9.3 homeless persons for every 1,000 DC residents. The three main causes of homelessness are loss of income, higher cost of living, and inadequate affordable housing.

According to, The 5 areas with the most homeless are the District of Columbia, New York, Hawaii, Oregon, and California. The District of Columbia has a rate that is 5.8 times higher the average US rate of homelessness. In the 2021 budget, the District of Columbia administration is proposing to cut funding from local nonprofits that serve homeless residents.

Please contact your congressional representative and other elected politicians to ensure all homeless residents have equitable access to the resources they need – food, clothing, shelter, and stable employment.

Make a one-time or recurring donation to help us continue this important work today at Corporate donors can send an email to

Previous events include:
• Thanksgiving food boxes to single families in DC
• Christmas gift card to single families in DC
• PPE donations to local shelters

About Look Up Lift Up
Look Up Lift Up is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Washington DC. The organization’s programs include homelessness, human services, PPE donations, training, and college scholarships. Look Up Lift Up strives to uplift low-income communities through education, support, and resources to create lasting change. Look Up Lift Up ensures that all communities have the basic needs to create healthy, stable, and sustainable lives for their families and community.

Lisa Smith

Look Up Lift Up
606 Nicholson Street NW
Washington DC 20011
Press Contact
Lisa Smith

We strive to uplift low-income communities through education, support, and resources to create lasting change.
We ensure that all communities have the basic needs to create healthy, stable, and sustainable lives for their families and community.

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