November 1, 2010

Holiday Helpings Kickoff with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

The first Monday of November is always one of Bread for the City's busiest days of the year. Bright and early, people line up down the block to receive the very first of our Holiday Helpings packages, including a turkey and all the trimmings.

This year's Holiday Helpings kickoff was a special treat, however, when we were joined by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. After passing out some turkeys and snapping some pictures with folks, Congresswoman Norton and Bread for the City Executive Director George Jones took a tour of our new Northwest Center.

Check out video with commentary from Congresswoman Norton below:

Congresswoman Norton has been incredibly supportive of Bread for the City's expansion. She spoke at our groundbreaking, and has even helped us seek Federal funding to build a dental clinic in our new center. We thank her for joining us to kickoff this holiday season, and can't wait to show her the new building when it's actually got people in it!

You can join Congresswoman Norton in celebrating the start of this holiday season by making a gift to Holiday Helpings today. Those plentiful turkey dinners cost just $29 for a family of four -- how many families can you help us bring Holiday Helpings to this year?

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