GIVEBACK DC: A WDG INITIATIVE
3 Years Running
7 Pro-bono Projects
4,685 Total Hours Volunteered
$300,000 of Pro-bono Services Provided
Supported by: eBay Giving, WordPress, Blackmesh & WDG
A Good Deed With a Story
Since the beginning, social responsibility has been a fundamental building block of our identity. Our portfolio is filled with impressive brands and house-hold names. But by far, partnering with the local community to give back is our proudest accomplishment.
GiveBack DC, our annual giving initiative, grew from a simple premise:
In 72 hours, we would build a custom website for three selected non-profits, without a cost to them.
It was a daunting task, but the risk was worth every second. We did all this—strategy and design to deployment—for the privilege of supporting those whose sole missions were to support our very own community.
Three years into GiveBack DC, The Web Development Group is improving the community, one website at a time.
Based in the DC-metro area
In need of a new digital presence
Passionate about your cause
What Makes GiveBack DC Special?
A commitment to pursuing profound and imaginative ideas separates us from other agencies, but not just when it comes to innovative website solutions. GiveBack DC is about giving non-profits a professional online presence that legitimizes their causes.
The hours it takes to deliver non-profits a digital voice is the least we can do to help them build a solid digital foundation.
As GiveBack DC grows, we have only good things in store for the community. We’ll continue to build even more pro-bono websites for deserving non-profits. We’ll hold instructional workshops for non-profit organizations how have questions about redesigns.
For GiveBack DC, this is just the start.
Our 2015 application process has not been released yet.
Meet the Non-Profits
Hire Our Heroes trains and coaches veterans as they transition back into the civilian workforce with free, individual mentoring sessions.
Borromeo Housing, Inc. empowers single mothers and their children by providing education, counseling, and support services while they live in a positive housing community. Over 90 percent of their program participants are now living independent, stable lives.
The DC Diaper Bank provides a supply of clean diapers to babies and families in the Washington, DC-area. To date, the DC Diaper Bank has collected and delivered over a million diapers in families in need.
Phoenix Bikes supports local youths in the Washington, DC-area by organizing bike refurbishment programs in their retail location. These programs teach children about teamwork and entrepreneurship, while also giving them concrete skills.
Ramona’s Way provides crisis intervention and counseling services for women who are the survivors of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Over 200 women are supported each year with Ramona’s Way.
Since 1999, the DC Trust supports the local community by providing grants, worker training, learning opportunities, and policy support in the Washington, DC-area. These services encourage young people to develop skills needed to become productive adults.
Mentors, Inc. provides mentorship services for students enrolled in Washington, DC-area high schools. Since 1987, more than 4,000 students have received guidance and support through the mentor program.