2013 Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program
Each year CHGM provides Christmas gifts to homeless and underprivileged children and families in the Capitol Hill community through our Adopt-A-Family Program. While many of the gift requests from each family are small the demand from the community has greatly increased over the last few years.
CHGM truly relies on the support of donors like you to help bring joy to the hearts of families in crisis. Families request a few items of clothing and a toy or book for each child, as well as a household gift like pots or towels. We would like to extend a special invitation for you to partner with us to make this event the best ever. There are several ways to get involved: you can “sponsor” a family by volunteering to purchase presents, make a cash donation towards gifts for families, or contribute toys, games, gift cards.
Last year alone CHGM provided more than 588 individuals with Christmas gifts and this year we seek to do even better. Please consider helping us make this year and even bigger success!
CLICK HERE to sponsor a family in need.
November 1st – Contact Shelah Wilcox at 202-544-3150 or [email protected] with the preference for family size, child’s age and/or gender.
“I would like to adopt a family of 3 with children under the age of 10”
“I would like to adopt 3 families no age or gender preferences”
“I would like to adopt a family of 3, no preference”
November 1st – December 18th – Purchase and wrap the wish list items for your family. We are requesting that each gift is labeled with a name and the Family’s ID# on each bag. If you would like to receive credit for tax purposes, please turn in original or copies of your receipts along with the donor information sheet.
December 5th – 19th – Drop-off gifts at……
Shirley’s Place Day Hospitality Center
1338 G Street SE (1 block from Potomac Ave Metro)
Monday – Saturday 9am -5pm
December 21st – Absolute last day to drop-off gifts at Shirley’s Place.
December 25th –Christmas Day – Many of the families we work with would not have any gifts to open on Christmas morning if it weren’t for your generosity!