Wunder Garten in the Community


In the NoMa neighborhood, the underpasses at K, L, M, and First Streets shelter just a fraction of the more than 600 homeless people living on the street.  With one such underpass just half a block from Wunder Garten, we were moved to partner with the Giving Tree Project to raise needed funds to support Pathways to Housing DC  whose mission is to transform individual lives by ending homelessness and supporting recovery for people with disabilities. Housing First – As Simple as it is Revolutionary. The resulting partnership yielded $2,500 which was presented to Pathways to Housing DC on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020.


Each year Wunder Garten hosts Optoro, a technology-based firm in Washington, DC, as they produce Summer Swap that promotes sustainability. The event typically draws over 600 people and concludes with a sizeable clothing donation to Goodwill of Greater Washington.

Why Summer Swap - Every year, millions of perfectly good items are sent to landfills, resulting in billions of pounds of waste. Let’s start thinking about how we shop, embracing the idea of reuse and supporting businesses with a strong sustainability commitment. What better place to start than a free Swap Shop? We’ll see you there!

About Optoro - is a DC-based technology company that works with retailers to manage their excess and returned inventory. Utilizing innovative technology, Optoro’s platform ultimately saves hundreds of thousands of perfectly good items from going to landfills and enables retailers to recover financial value. Learn more here: