Work So Far


By the end of 2016, through seven excruciating years, The Foundation will have raised awareness of, encouraged volunteerism for, and given out nearly $350,000 in grants to more than a dozen organizations important to Stone and to Holt. Thousands of people have donated, engaged, and worked in creative and compassionate ways to make this possible.  


With your help, The Foundation has:  supported blood cancer research; contributed to green home repairs and home building for low-income homeowners in Washington, DC and tornado victims in Texas and Oklahoma; helped to protect the environment surrounding America's National Parks and encourage environmental education; served the large homeless populations in Houston, in Washington, DC and in Maryland; sponsored children with muscular dystrophy to attend summer camps in Chicago and Washington; assisted building projects around the world; staged blood drives that served well over 500 patients; contributed to wildlife preservation worldwide; sent hundreds of Washington, DC public school children on nature field trips; supported cognitively and physically disabled Americans, including veterans; and provided medical and rebuilding aid to earthquake victims and school children in Haiti and Nepal, orphans in Nepal, and people impacted by Hurricane Sandy on America’s Eastern Seaboard, Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines, and Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. And The Foundation has encouraged and supported volunteerism especially among young people around the nation.

Because of the generosity of supporters, The Foundation has matured into an endowment fund that will be able to benefit these organizations so important to Holt and to Stone for years and years to come.


With your continuing generosity, The Foundation will be able to increase its current level of giving and respond to emergency relief efforts that Stone and Holt would have compassionately engaged in.


All of this is done in loving memory and in honor of Holt and of Stone -- in our heartbroken attempt to keep their beautiful spirits alive and at work in this world.

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How We Are Supporting:

  

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

We Kare-eokes *Washington* have supported the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Holt helped create the very successful Pennies for Patients fundraiser for LLS, a huge tradition now at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland.  LLS created the Holt Weeks Trailblazer Cup Award

to honor Holt and to encourage more creative and enthusiastic

volunteerism in Washington DC metropolitan area high schools.

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We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2009

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2010

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2011

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2012

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2013

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2014

Rich Preyer’s Appalachian Trail Hike was another very meaningful

source of support -- Rich used his hike to raise funds for the Foundation.  Half was sent to LLS.  Rich spoke about his experience at

An Evening with Greta.

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Environment America

Also at We Kare-eokes *Washington*, the Foundation has supported Environment America.  Environment America recognized

Stone's role -- through his intensity and hard work with Douglas Brinkley -- in helping to preserve the Christmas Mountains in Texas.  Environment America created the Stone and Holt Weeks Recruiting Award to encourage hard work and intense devotion recruiting others into their Fellows Programs.

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We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2009

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2010

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2011

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2012

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2013

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2014


Rich Preyer’s Appalachian Trail Hike also provided another very meaningful path of support -- Rich used his hike to raise funds for the Foundation.  Half was sent to Environment America.  And Rich also spoke of this at An Evening with Greta.

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Rebuilding Together of Washington, DC

At We Kare-eokes *Washington*, the Foundation has supported

Rebuilding Together.  Holt worked on DC-based Rebuilding projects throughout his high school years, as Stone worked on Habitat for Humanity projects.  Rebuilding Together created The Green Hammer Award

in memory and in honor of Holt and Stone.
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We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2009

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2010

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2011

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2012

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2013

We Kare-eoke *Washington* 2014

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American Red Cross

One of the missions of the Foundation is to combine compassion

and creativity.  Community Cupcakes, created to honor Luke

Carter-Schelp, chose our Foundation in February, 2010 to benefit from

its American Idol-like fundraiser at Walter Johnson High School.  During the evening, we announced that our Foundation would donate all the proceeds, plus an additional grant, to the American Red Cross for Haiti earthquake relief.  We asked that the grant specifically help the youngest victims.
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Newsletter 4


After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy on the Eastern Seaboard in

October 2012, the Foundation granted another $5000 to The Red Cross to assist in the effort to care for those most deeply impacted.


After Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines in November 2013, the Foundation issued a generous grant to assist with the widespread devastation there.
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Partners in Health

After the devastating hurricane in 2010, Holt’s friends at Eckerd College staged a Crisis Kitchen throughout three nights over two entire week-ends

for Haiti earthquake relief.  We supported their compassionate and original idea with a significant contribution.  All proceeds went to support

Partners in Health in Haiti.  We announced this at the

Community Cupcakes event.
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Newsletter 4
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After Hurricane Matthew ravaged the poor nation of Haiti in 2016, The Foundation contributed much needed funds to Partners in Health for medical assistance there.

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Summer-Fall 2016 Newsletter


The Beacon in Houston

At We Kare-eokes *Houston*, the Foundation has supported

The Beacon, a huge volunteer-driven day center established by Christ Church Cathedral Health and Outreach Ministries.  The Beacon provides meals, clothing, and other services to people living on the streets of Houston. Stone began as a volunteer at the center,

and pulled Holt in during his summers there.

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We Kare-eoke *Houston* 2010

We Kare-eoke *Houston* 2011

We Kare-eoke *Houston* 2012

We Kare-eoke *Houston* 2013

We Kare-eoke *Houston* 2014

We Kare-eoke *Houston* 2015

We Kare-eoke *Houston* 2016


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Habitat for Humanity

Friends in the neighborhood where Stone and Holt

grew up, staged a neighborhood home tour.  All proceeds plus more

from  the Foundation were presented to Habitat for Humanity. 

Both Holt and Stone volunteered with Habitat.

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Tilden Woods House Tour

Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp Chicago, 2010