November 6, 2008

Holiday Helpings has BEGUN!

Holiday Helpings is in full swing! It's hard to believe the first week is almost over, but the spirit is in the air. The staff is smiling, the volunteers are pouring in, and our clients are lining up to happily receive their Holiday bags.

Some Helpful Numbers:

11/3-12/24: The start and end dates of BFC’s Holiday Helpings program this year.

62: The number of hands Mayor Fenty shook in our SE Center this morning when he came to help pass out Holiday bags...(Photo courtesy of Steve Goldenberg, who took a bunch of photos you can see here. Thanks, Steve!)

742: The number of turkey bags that we had already distributed to low-income DC families as of COB Wednesday...

10,000: The number of families we plan to feed this holiday season....with your help!

If you have any questions about holding a Holiday Helpings Drive in your office, school, or place of worship, please let me know. Remember, just $28 will ensure a family of 4 can sit down together for a celebratory meal this holiday season.
Please give today!


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Matt Siemer said...

Hey Susan,

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