October 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Capital Area Food Bank. The Capital Area Food Bank is the anchor of the hunger relief infrastructure in our nation’s capital, providing more than 30 million meals to people in communities across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Capital Area Food Bank addresses hunger and poverty relief in multiple ways: providing food for today, and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs and health care.
September 2020: growth[period] is proud to support Save The Children. Save the Children was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. After passing a century, it is now a global movement made up of 29 national member organizations which works in 120 different countries.
September 2020: growth[period] is proud to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Judes was founded in 1962 and is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers. The hospital costs about US$2.8 million a day to run, but patients are not charged for their care. It is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a nonprofit medical corporation.
August 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Garden, a decorative arts museum in Washington, D.C. The former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist, and collector Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood is known for its large decorative arts collection that focuses heavily on the House of Romanov, including Fabergé eggs. Other highlights are 18th and 19th-century French art and one of the country’s finest orchid collections.
August 2020: growth[period] is proud to support Longwood Gardens, a botanical garden located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy native and exotic plants and horticulture (both indoor and outdoor), events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops. The gardens are currently working on a five-year Strategic Plan with goals to help advance the mission of excellence and beauty, invest in the staff, enhance diversity and educational programs, demonstrate civic responsibility by advancing commitment and leadership in environmental stewardship, community engagement, and accessibility.
July 2020: growth[period] is proud to support RunTough for Team Owen 2020. Until April 2020, Owen was a typical five-year-old. He loved kindergarten, ninjas, his scooter, and Legos. After some unusual behavior, like falling downstairs and walking into walls, an MRI showed a tumor in his brain stem and cerebellum, which was confirmed to be DIPG – a very rare (only 300 diagnoses a year in the United States and Europe) and aggressive brain cancer. The jab of a pediatric cancer diagnosis is severe. The uppercut of a zero-survival rate is an absolute knock out. A zero-survival rate is beyond devastating and truly unimaginable. DIPG patients and their families deserve and need so much more. Stronger research. Greater understanding. Increased funding.
July 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Brentsville District High School cheerleading team. Brentsville District High School is a public high school in Nokesville in Prince William County, Virginia, and part of Prince William County Public Schools. It is the only high school in Prince William County considered to be in a developing rural community. The athletic teams of Brentsville District High School compete in the AA Evergreen District and Region II.
June 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
May 2020: growth[period] is proud to support A Common Thread. A Common Thread is an initiative launched by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation Inc. to raise both awareness and funds for those in the American fashion community who have been impacted by COVID-19. Spearheaded by Anna Wintour and Tom Ford, A Common Thread seeks to provide much-needed support to designers, retailers, apparel factories, and other fashion businesses.
May 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the International Medical Corps. A preeminent first responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, working with them to recover, rebuild, and gain the skills and tools required for self-reliance. Since its inception in 1984, International Medical Corps has worked in more than 80 nations on six continents. Today they are active in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and the Caribbean.