The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, shares its time and talents to enlighten and enrich the lives of others. Examples of GMCW’s community outreach:
FOOD & FRIENDS
In addition to making complimentary tickets available to people living with HIV/AIDS through this worthy organization, the Chorus also provides volunteers to help provide meals to people in need.
Begun by late founding member Bob Wonneberger and his partner Stanley Allen, GMCW hosts an annual toy drive during the holidays to provide new toys for under-privileged children through Community Family Life Services.
NIGHT OUT AT THE NATIONALS
Since 2006, GMCW has sung the national anthem as part of Team DC’s Night Out at the Nationals. Team DC educates the GLBT community on the benefits of individual and team sports participation.
Each Christmas Eve, members of GMCW visit the National Institutes of Health to sing carols for patients and staff to brighten their holidays.
In addition to high profile performances such as the annual Capital Pride Festival and annual MLK, Jr. Celebration (co-sponsored by the GLBT Arts Consortium of Washington and Capital Pride), GMCW lifts it collective voice at a variety of events in support of organizations including Human Rights Campaign, Whitman-Walker Clinic, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Mautner Project, PFLAG-DC, and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.