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SAVE THE DATE -- GFTH ANNUAL USED CLOTHING DRIVE
2015: December 4 (Friday), (Saturday) 5 and 6 (Sunday)
Portals III, 1201 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC (the same generous donor of our used clothing drive in the recent past years)
GFTH receives gently used clothing donations during the drive weekend only. Prior to the drive, our board and leadership council members and volunteers contact 60+ area shelters and other organizations who serve the DC area homeless to find out who they service and what type of clothing meets their greatest needs. This is so that those organizations receive used clothing donations that are most needed. During the weekend of the drive, our volunteers help sort the clothing by categories and deliver thousands of bags of donations to 60+ Washington, DC area shelters and other organizations to provide services to assist those experiencing homelessness. This is a once a year opportunity to spend a few hours with other joyful volunteers during the holiday season to help local men, women and children in need. Information about our clothing past clothing drives can be found here
While we primarily rely on help from the DC area legal community (law firms, law departments, non-profits, other law organizations, court reporter firms and other law firm vendors, and government) to make our clothing drive a great success each year, we also generously receive help from non-profits, volunteer organiations, religious organizations, community organizations, corporations and small businesses, homeless services providers, univesities, families, friends, all individuals. We are in need of anyone to collect used clothing donations now through the kickoff of the used clothing drive. Also, we will need volunteers at the drive to help sort, bag and deliver the used clothing donations. Sign-up to volunteer during the drive right over here.
Group signups may contact Ceceile Patterson @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Can't Make it?: Please consider contributing a monetary donation to our organization online here. All donations are used directly by GFTH to purchase and distribute essential new clothing (socks, underwear, thermals, etc.) to local shelters and other homeless services providers. We purchase in bulk from wholesalers at low prices to maximize the amount of clothing donations that we can make to those in need.
Gifts for the Homeless, Inc. (GFTH) is a non-profit corporation comprised of lawyers and staff from area law firms and other legal organizations that volunteer in their spare time and that has been serving the homeless of Washington, DC since 1986. GFTH holds a used clothing drive each December and holds a battle of the law firm bands charity concert each summer to serve area shelters and also raises money used to purchase new clothing for homeless men, women and children. Every dollar GFTH receives from the public through donations is used to purchase and distribute essential clothing for the homeless in the DC metropolitan area.