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What does BeGreatDC do?


BeGreatDC builds connections between those in need & those who have to give. 

Servicing predominantly Black communities, BeGreatDC gives students the technology and support needed to help bridge the digital divide, provides essential toiletries to homeless communities, gives free groceries to families in food deserts, and gifts foster care youth with presents and luggage each year for the holidays. We seek the biggest needs in the community, and we work to fulfill them


We lead with love and serve with gratitude. A community that's helping others, help others.

"When others need to be uplifted, we want to be there to do the lifting through service and most importantly, through love."

Rachael Payton, Founder & President of BeGreatDC

Our Mission

BeGreatDC's mission is to cultivate a unique culture of community service and philanthropy. We are committed to service under the following three pillars: 


  • Wellness

  • Youth education

  • Community enrichment

Our Mission

Signature Programming

Our signature programming includes the following: 

  • GoGroceries for families in food deserts

  • The Essentials for displaced communities

  • Toy Drive + Luggage Holiday Drive for foster care youth

  • Laptops and Hotspots Drive for DCPS students

  • Black Men Yoga Too

  • Seasonal Working Women Wednesday Program

We Need Your Support Today!

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