Our Corporate Partners at Perkins Coie have a longstanding date with Holiday Helpings, joining us each year in support of the program by hosting a fundraising drive, rallying their communities, and volunteering to help us provide services. Take a look into their time spent with Holiday Helpings over the years!
If you missed the Holiday Helpings Virtual Halftime Show and Step Rally, you can watch it here. It featured special guests, a performance from Sweet Honey and the Rock, and surprises from celebrities. It was hosted by Kevin Blackistone from The Washington Post and ESPN’s Around the Horn, and Britt Waters, host of the Washington Wizards and Mystics.
This is the time of year that Bread for City helps make the holidays a little more special for thousands of DC families. Giving for Holiday Helpings is a holiday tradition at my house, and I hope it is at yours, too! For me, it’s as though my holidays don’t begin until I do some volunteering and make a donation for Holiday Helpings.
Our CEO George Jones reminds everyone about Holiday Helpings. Your support is still needed. Holiday Helpings this year is about turning tradition into progress. Due to these unprecedented times, our community members need more options than just a holiday meal. #HolidayHelpings
Allison does amazing work in our Legal Clinic, specializing in Family Law, Public Benefits, and Language Access. I had the opportunity to speak with Allison about her work in the community and being a 2020 Legal Services Award Recipient.
We want to invite you to join us today at 6 pm. for our Holiday Helpings Virtual Halftime Show. It will feature special guests, performances from national and local artists, and a few surprises. This event is to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to encourage people to support us. It will be hosted by Britt Waters, host of the Washington Wizards and Mystics, and Kevin Blackistone from The Washington Post and ESPN’s Around the Horn.
As mid-November, THRIVE has distributed more than $1.8M in assistance to 328 Wards 7 and 8 families. We have also started a weekly grocery distribution, and are providing dry goods (hand soaps, a 64 oz. bottle of Tide, toilet paper and first aid kits) to clients working with THRIVE.
Thank you for supporting Holiday Helpings this year and enabling us to provide gift cards to families and individuals who are struggling during the pandemic. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.