The Maceo H Jones Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization under 501(c)(3) status. It was founded based on the dedicated work of Ms. Maceo H. Jones, who was committed to giving back to the community of the DC Metropolitan area. Her vision led to hosting an annual Thanksgiving Dinner, which has been held for over 42 years. The event is open to all, including the homeless, senior citizens, veterans, and those who are impoverished. In June 2011, Ms. Maceo H. Jones also began hosting a Father’s Day Dinner for Veterans of all Wars.
During her 36 years of community service, Ms. Maceo H. Jones was known for distributing clothes and food to those in need in DC and Prince George’s County, MD. She received support from notable individuals such as the late Former Mayor of DC – Mr. Marion Barry, Mr. David Allen Clarke, and Mr. Calvin & Wilhelmina Rolark. In 2011, she was recognized as The United Black Fund “Peoples Champion.” In 2016, she received a letter of appreciation from Jack Evans, the Former Member of the Council of the District of Columbia, for her positive, uplifting, and inspirational work in the District of Columbia. Additionally, she received several Certificates of Appreciation and Proclamation from Prince George’s County Councilmembers for her 36 years of community service work.
Ms. Maceo H Jones, now 97 years old, was born in 1926 in Washington, DC, to the late Richard and Pearl Basil. She attended DC Public Schools and later worked in the DC area. At the age of 26, she married the late Charles M. Jones, becoming an instant mom of one son, and six more children were born of the union: four daughters and three sons. Ms. Jones has 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is a Christian and a member of Eastern Community Church, which she attends with her eldest daughter, Mary E. Jones.
The Maceo H. Jones Foundation was established in 2015 to continue Ms. Maceo H. Jones’s mission and expand her vision. Ms. Maceo H. Jones is now a volunteer at the Foundation. In 2019, the Foundation was awarded the Corporate Volunteer Service Group Award for its dedication and invaluable services rendered to the Deanwood Rehabilitation & Wellness Center. The Foundation operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; for us, the word love is a verb, and we LOVE to put it into action.
We are committed to making the world a better place through our actions. Our goal is to establish productive relationships and positively impact everything we do.
Moving forward, we plan to implement various programs to help people become job-ready, provide job training opportunities, offer temporary emergency shelter for those without a home, assist people in preparing for and recovering from disasters, and work towards preventing and reducing chronic homelessness. To provide meals for kids, we also plan to have a food pantry with a dining hall for daily meals for anyone need.
Will you join us to create a significant transformation in the lives of so many?