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Providing Comfort and Support to the Needy

About Us

Save Us Now, Inc. was started in 2010 after discovering that there were very little resources like personal hygiene items, clothing, household goods, and furniture for under-served communities (homeless and displaced) to get for free. After spending countless hours researching what they were receiving from the local government and community organizations and what resources could be made available to them, Save Us Now, Inc. Founder Gwendolyn Baker-Lassiter and several colleagues in the Mental Health & Community Service field came together and founded Save Us Now, Inc. They decided to create an organization that could provide these kinds of resources consistently and assist populations in need.

Save Us Now Inc. slowly began to gain a reputation as a resource provider organization and started to assist local and state social service organizations by centralizing the solicitation, collection, and distribution of basic household goods and resources to serve low-income, homeless, and displaced families and individuals. This helped to prevent service duplication efforts and reduce extra work on the state/local social service organizations staff.

The safety net of services provided by Save Us Now, Inc. to under-served, disenfranchised, and marginalized communities provides an incredible level of comfort, dignity, and self-esteem to these families.  

Meet Our Team


Our team is made up of some of the most dedicated, creative, and talented people around. It is our great pleasure to help our community as well as be of service to it.

  • Gwendolyn Baker-Lassiter, Executive Director

  • Tracy McKever, Director of Community Outreach and Resource Development

  • Kelvin Lassiter, Community Outreach Program Manager

  • Kelsey Jamison, IT Systems Director

Funders and Supporters


Working to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable individuals and families in the District of Columbia, you must have strong partnerships and supporters. Save Us Now Inc. has been very fortunate to have established great relationships with both.


We would like to say thank you to our corporate, government, and foundation sponsors and partners who have donated their time and invested financially or with in-kind gifts to our programs. Your commitment to our mission makes the work we do possible.


Below please see a list of our corporate, government, and foundation sponsors and partners in 2019-2023.


  • 4-Imprint

  • AMC Theaters

  • Cheesecake Factory

  • Costco Warehouse

  • Food Lion

  • Giant Food Stores

  • Whole Foods Market Community Engagement

  • Intelsat General Corporation

  • Otter Box

  • Rack Room Shoes

  • Shoppers Food Warehouse

  • The Tiny Jewel Box Store

  • The Washington Nationals

  • Wegmans Stores

  • IAMLP Inc.



• Blacks In Government


  • Walmart Community Grant

  • Wawa Foundation Grant

  • Macedonia Baptist Church

  • Pilgrim Baptist Church


Save Us Now Inc. does not discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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