How can I get involved?
Horton’s Kids is always looking for more individuals who want to make an investment in the children’s future, and there are many ways to show your support.
If you would like to make a monetary or in-kind donation, please contact Development Director Lisa Peri at Lisa@hortonskids.org or 202-805-3475.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, get in touch with Volunteer Coordinator Mike Langen at email@example.com or 202-544-5033 ext. 8.
For more information on our programs, contact Program Director Jina Simmons at Jina@hortonskids.org or 202-544-5033 ext. 11.
What does “mobile tutoring” mean?
In our “mobile tutoring” approach, Horton’s Kids rents school buses that take the children from their neighborhood to federal office buildings where they meet their one-on-one volunteer tutors.
Monday and Tuesday evening tutoring sessions take place in the Rayburn House Office Building, and Wednesday after-school sessions are at the U.S. Department of Education. Horton’s Kids is in its tenth year of tutoring on Capitol Hill.
Our program model is convenient and accessible for busy individuals. Meanwhile, children get to learn reading and math in the same rooms where legislators meet to discuss national policy.
What is the format of the tutoring program?
All tutoring sessions are one-on-one, with volunteers assigned to work with specific participants. To guide the tutors’ efforts, Horton’s Kids creates an individualized academic learning plan for each child to help improve reading and math skills. Full-time education staff is always there to give additional support.
Is Horton’s Kids a nonprofit 501(c)3?
Yes. Horton’s Kids was formally incorporated in 1991 and received its 501(c)3 status from the IRS in 1993. Our identification number, for income tax purposes, is 52-1755403. Donations to Horton’s Kids are tax-deductible.
Our organization is funded entirely by generous donors, and all programs and services are free for the children and their families. Click here for a link to our W-9 document.
Do you take used items for donations?
Yes. Horton’s Kids often needs in-kind donations for our youth programs and the Community Resource Center, which houses a food pantry and a clothing bank for neighborhood families.
However, we ask that you only donate items in very good condition. For example, if you are donating clothing, please give pieces without stains or tears. Or if you are interested in giving books or other educational supplies, please make sure that the donation is appropriate for children in grades pre-K through 12.
Horton’s Kids accepts in-kind donations during the following hours:
Capitol Hill office: Mondays & Wednesdays between 1-5pm
Community Resource Center: Tuesdays & Thursdays between 1-6pm
If you need additional guidance on our in-kind needs, please contact Development Director Lisa Peri at Lisa@hortonskids.org or 202-805-3475. If Horton’s Kids cannot use your donation, we will always try to connect you with another organization that may be a better fit.