Spotlight: 2 Years after Oprah Donated $1 Million

Two years ago, Oprah Winfrey stood on stage at our Annual Luncheon and stunned audience and staff members alike as she pledged $1 million to the Village.

In her own words: “For everyone in this room, every life you touch is your legacy. I thank you, N Street, for seeing, hearing and knowing that every life matters. . . . I’m pledging today $1 million.”

Looking back, over those past two years, N Street Village has been able to:

Oprah’s extraordinary gift supports new initiatives and program expansion as part of the Keeping Our Promise Capital Campaign. The full Campaign, which raised a total of $9 million thanks to the generosity of hundreds of Village supporters, has:

  • Expanded our Bethany Day Center space by 40% along with a brand new kitchen and serving bay
  • Increased our Permanent Supportive Housing by 10%.
  • Enlarged and upgraded day services space in our Wellness Center
  • Raised special funds for new programs in vocational training as well as addiction and mental health programs

Today, N Street Village remains the largest provider of housing and services for women experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. Your voice and support are crucial as we continue to welcome at least one new woman each day.

Thank you for standing alongside us and providing your time, talent, and treasure to meet each woman where she is. Check out more ways you can get involved, from our Top 10 Needed Items to donating your birthday to visiting for a tour – it takes a Village!