The Holiday Gift Card Drive was a huge success, donations exceeded expectations! Because of this we were able to increase the gift card amount given to our participants from $25 to $50 at Thanksgiving and $25 to $75 at Christmas. Children received a $25 gift card as well.
In total, we distributed $12,975 in gift cards to 192 Participants and 34 children during the Holiday Season! The remaining gift cards will be used to help our Participants during the rest of the winter. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
The gift cards were given out as a part of holiday goodie bags distributed at our Northwest, Arlington, and Anacostia offices. In addition to gift cards and holiday dinner essentials, we were also able to give out hand-knitted scarves and hats thanks to the Arlington Women’s Club!
Another highlight was provided by the children of St. Andrew’s School: snack bags and hand drawn cards! When Angela B came by the Arlington location to COVID-safely pick up her Christmas gift bags, she exclaimed, “Thank you! These are so cute! I always put the pictures on my fridge – and the snacks are a treat too!” Thank you to all of the partners and individuals who helped us fill this holiday season with joy!