Christmas Care Package: Assembly & Ugly Sweater Contest
Time & Location
About The Event
Christmas is the time of year to be with the ones you love and care for. It is also a time to reflect on life and to be grateful for everything that we have: friends, family, roofs over our heads, health, and food. Unfortunately, there are many people in our community that are less fortunate, and do not have these essential things in their lives.
No one should have to spend Christmas alone in the cold on the streets..
Let’s come together and bring some warmth and love to the homeless population in Washington DC this Christmas season! Our goal is to provide approximately 1,000 care packages composed of food and supplies that can be used to weather the harsh winter months ahead.
Please wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater to this event! The person with the best sweater wins a Maggiano's Gift card!
This event will be composed of three different tasks: The first will be a food/supply drive where we will collect a variety of non-perishable food and clothing. The following week, we will organize all of the donations and assemble the care packages that will ultimately be delivered on the 22nd of December. We will start the food delivery at Franklin Sq in Washington DC. (1332 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005) and continue on foot to deliver the remainder of the gifts throughout DC -bundle up, because it will be cold!!
This is quite the undertaking, so we will need as much help as we can get! Below, are more details about the event..
A donation drive will be held on 12/1 at 1713 Ascot Way Reston, VA 20190 from 2:00PM-3:00PM. Donations that we are seeking include:
2.) Winter Hats
4.) Plastic Bags
5.) "Hot Hands" Hand Warmers
6.) Gift Wrap (TBD)
1.) Granola Bars
2.) Cheese/Peanut butter crackers
3.) Fruit Cups
4.) Ramen Noodles
5.) Packaged nuts
6.) Trail mix
7.) Fruit snacks
8.) Dried fruits
9.) Pop Tarts
10.) Beef Jerky
2.) CARE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY:
Care package assembly will be held in the clubhouse of my condo association in Reston, VA: 1713 Ascot Way Reston, VA 20190 on 12/15/2018 at 2:00-3:00PM and 3:00-4:00PM. We will be assembling all of the donated goods into care packages. Note: you can also bring donations to the care package assembly if you would like.
We will deliver all care packages starting in Franklin Sq. Washington DC on 12/22 at 1:30PM-4:00PM.
4.) $$ DONATIONS:
Can't make it to this event but still want to help us out? Make a donation! Please visit, https://www.barberafoundation.org/donate to donate. 100% of your donation will be used to purchase food and supplies for the homeless.
A special shout-out to our friends at Reston Serenity Smiles (dentist), who will donate dental supplies and $500 to make this event possible! 100% of their donation will go to support the homeless community in Washington DC this Christmas!
We couldn't deliver 1,000 care packages without their support and it goes without saying that we are extremely grateful to have a great partner in the community to help spread love and positivity! I've used Reston Serenity Smiles as my dentist for the past 5 years and they are better than many others in the area. Pay them a visit as a way to say thanks for their contribution! https://www.restonserenitysmiles.com/
We can't do this without you! If we work together, this will be a great event that can make a huge difference in many people's lives and make the winter season a little bit more comfortable for them.
I hope to see you and your family out in DC this Christmas season! Everyone is welcome! Male, female, young, and old!