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May 10th, 2015 at 9:54 pm

It’s that time again, and we at Gifts for the Homeless already have our eyes set on the summer’s biggest rock show, the 12th ANNIVERSARY Banding Together – Battle of the Law Firm Bands on Thursday, June 18, 2015.  The show will once again be presented in the heart of Washington, DC on two stages at the Black Cat.

We are excited to once again beat all expectations at Banding Together!  Use the link right here to support Gifts for the Homeless by “voting” with your donations for your favorite among our sixteen bands.  Every dollar you donate goes to purchase essential clothing and winter items for distribution through the shelter system in Metropolitan Washington and brings your band closer to the title of “Top Lawyer Band in DC.”  Vote Early and Often!

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March 22nd, 2015 at 6:29 pm

A few months ago, we posted this great article, “3700 Reasons to Love GFTH,” by Bisnow that profiled our most recent annual used clothing drive.

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Among other things, the article stated:

In its 28th year, Gifts for the Homeless and nearly 400 volunteers sorted and delivered a whopping 3,700 bags of clothing to nearly 60 shelters and homeless service organizations in the DC area. 

The article further mentioned:

Planning is already underway for next year’s GFTH Banding Together. The battle of the law firm bands gives lawyers a chance to be rock stars for the evening; it hopes to raise more than $250k for new clothing for area homeless in 2015.

Please stay tuned in to our website and social media once we have more information to share with you about our upcoming Banding Together live benefit concert in DC this summer!

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January 4th, 2015 at 11:18 pm

The following is a guest blog contribution from Pathways to Housing​ DC​.   We thank Pathways for its contribution and hope Dean is doing well.

The Pathways to Housing DC Homeless​ Street​ Outreach Team ​met Dean earlier this year sleeping on the downtown streets. Dean was wary of the team​ at first​ and insisted he was not in need of any ​of their ​services. ​However, on one cold day after months of the team reaching out to him, Dean finally accepted a pair of dry socks​ that had been donated from partner organization, Gifts for the Homeless. Soon Dean was meeting with the team weekly for showers​ and accepting other donated warm, dry clothing as he needed it. Dean’s trust in the team has grown and he has started to open up to the idea of receiving additional supports and benefits. Of all the things that the outreach team does from food stamp benefits to housing​,​ sometimes the most meaningful thing​ they can offer​ is the kindness, comfort and dignity of clean clothing.

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December 4th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Vinson & Elkins LLP is gearing up for the 2014 Gifts for the Homeless Clothing Drive!  From warm hats and sweaters to professional suits and full length coats, the attorneys and staff at V&E are cleaning out their closets to help those who are less fortunate.  The evidence is right here before your eyes.  They also have on-site volunteers ready to roll up their sleeves and begin sorting clothes this coming Friday morning.  V&E is a great example of what the local legal community can do to help the homeless.  We look forward to receiving their generous donations and working side by side with their volunteers this coming weekend.

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December 4th, 2014 at 6:48 am

Guest contribution from a dedicated anonymous volunteer of GFTH:

I started volunteering with GFTH during their Annual Clothing Drive in 2013.  It was during finals period of my 1L year in law school and I was feeling incredibly stressed out, doubting myself with the age old question, “What am I doing here?!”

After reading an email from school that mentioned needing volunteers for a clothing drive to help the homeless, I figured that a few hours away from my books would do me some good.  It did so much more than that.  I became part of an amazing group of people who go above and beyond to answer a call that sometimes seems insurmountable but stares back at us every day we go to work and school in the DMV area.

I remember what it was like to be homeless in high school.  The grief, the feeling of fear that I might not be able to graduate and go on to college.  The feeling that you are less than a whole person, which feels all too real when you are simply looking for shelter.

More often than not, it’s too easy to forget to be “human” or get caught up in “me, me, me,” when we are busy with our own lives.  But, every interaction with GFTH is a solid reminder that there is kindness in the world, and that we should do whatever we can to spread it.  It reminds me why I am here.

So, every time I post a flyer, spread the word about donations, sort a bag of clothing or even tweet for an event – I remember that being homeless doesn’t mean hopeless.  Giving back through GFTH is my way of paying it forward and hoping, that just maybe, that gently used suit will help someone get back on their feet in time for the New Year.

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