The week before Thanksgiving began our annual holiday giveaway at Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest, NOVA/Arlington, and Anacostia/Southeast locations!
The Southeast team served a grand total of 39 neighbors in need and our participants were overflowing with gratitude. Lead Caseworker, Jane Bishop, signed up ongoing SE Participants and Jobs First. Gloria Ducker, Melissa Hyatt, and Helen Douglas staffed the FOC desk and clothing store; as fellow Onysha Boak handed out Thanksgiving food bags while getting signatures for gift cards. Wednesday, November 23rd concluded the Thanksgiving giveaway as we prepare for Christmas.
Special thanks to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church DC, Day School and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Arlington for the Thanksgiving essentials food bags and gift cards. Additional giveaway items included winter clothing provided by GFTH (Gifts For The Homeless).