April 6-8, 2014:  A Celebration of Service


Give an Hour (www.giveanhour.org), a national nonprofit organization founded to provide free mental health services to military personnel, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities, is hosting a series of inspiring events in Washington, D.C., April 6-8, 2014, under the banner A Celebration of Service.

Give an Hour is proud to be the lead activation partner for the health pillar of the Got Your 6 (www.gotyour6.org) campaign, a national public awareness effort led by the entertainment industry and top-tier national nonprofits. As part of our commitment to Got Your 6 and the Clinton Global Initiative to educate 100,000 students in mental health disciplines about the issues affecting military families, we are gathering some of the greatest thinkers and doers in the fields of military culture, military medicine, mental health, and civic engagement.



Katherine Wilkins 
Give an Hour 

A Celebration of Service is a 3-day event including a community service project, a conference for students in mental health disciplines, and an evening reception and performance. To register for the VIP Reception and Performance, please go back to the events page. Space is limited. Sign up early and please let us know if your plans change.

Sunday Afternoon, April 6, 2014
Community Service Project

 Time: Noon - 4:00 pm          Location: Veterans on the Rise

Working with CityYear, Give an Hour will bring 100 volunteers to make improvements to facilities at Veterans on the Rise.  Veterans on the Rise, Inc. is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Veterans on the Rise, Inc. is a large provider of services to veterans in DC, MD, VA, and WVA. VOTR has services over 185 veterans since 2010. Operations are expanding further into Washington Metro Area in support of the National goal of ending homelessness in Veterans by 2015.  Volunteers will paint, landscape, and build shelves and picnic tables.  http://veteransontherise.org


Monday, April 7, 2014
National Day of Training: Educating the Next Generation of Mental Health Professionals about Military Mental Health- No Cost

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm          Location: Studio Theatre

Our all-day conference will educate the next generation of mental health professionals on topics such as the use of technology to support those who serve and their families, nontraditional forms of healing including art therapy, and the effect of war on children of those who serve. The conference will be live streamed to universities and colleges nationwide and will offer all participants (in person and virtual) the opportunity to join the Q&As following the panel discussions.

Tuesday Evening, April 8, 2014 
A Celebration of Service VIP Reception and Performance at Studio Theatre 

Time: 5:30pm-11:00pm          Location: Studio Theatre

Tickets: $250.00 each

Our three days of events culminate with a reception and performance of Quiara Alegrķa Hudes's Pulitzer Prize–winning play Water by the Spoonful at the Studio Theatre, in Washington, D.C.'s vibrant 14th Street corridor. During our VIP reception, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and USMC veteran Sergeant Brendan O'Toole will be presented the Give an Hour A Celebration of Service Award.Brendan completed his 3,600-mile Run for the Veterans in honor of the men and women who have served Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Our evening will end with a discussion followed by a dessert reception.

Register Here 

Sponsorships available. For more information please contact Katherine Wilkins at kwilkins@giveanhour.org. Individual tickets may be purchased on registration page