December 17, 2009

Holiday Helpings - ONE WEEK TO GO!

With just one week to go in our 2009 Holiday Helpings campaign, we're on pace to meet our goal — distributing a celebratory holiday meal to 8,000 of our DC friends and neighbors who need it most.

Of course, we couldn't have made it this far without the generous support from our community through food drives, corporate sponsorships, and individual giving. In fact, one recent partnership was with Caron Butler of the Washington Wizards.

For a second straight year, Bread for the City was asked to be a part of Caron Butler's annual 3D Holiday Basketball Classic Tournament. The canned food drive that was a part of this event brought in not only some much-needed items for our Holiday Helpings food bags, but some nifty photo ops too!

Check out Caron Butler with one of our youngest volunteers, DJ (left) and Antawn Jamison and Bread for the City's truck driver, George (right)!

Obviously, you don't have to be a 7-foot-tall professional basketball player to make the holidays brighter for our neighbors who struggle daily with poverty. Just $28 can provide a family of four with a holiday meal — a turkey and all the trimmings. Give today!

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