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August 24th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Brrrrr, the Capital Weather Gang has predicted that the Washington, DC metro area may experience another incredibly cold winter weather season, which means warm winter clothing needs for the area homeless may be on the rise.  Gifts for the Homeless will answer that call with our annual used clothing drive being held from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 7, 2014.

We are in need of veteran and new donors and volunteers to join us to help collect, sort and distribute massive amounts of used clothing to the many area shelters that we serve. Our drive will run similar to past drives (last year we collected and distributed nearly 5,000 large bags of used clothing to over 60 area shelters and other homeless service providers), so please check out our FAQs and past drive articles on the “Used Clothing Drive” page on the drop-down menu of our “Clothing Drive” tab on the top of our website for more info.

It’s never too early to get started on preparing for the drive, especially as the weather starts to cool down and we begin to transition to warmer clothing.  Here are some ways that you can help right now:

  • Head over here to sign-up online to volunteer for the 2014 Gifts for the Homeless annual used clothing drive.  We appreciate as much time as you can to volunteer, whether for a few hours, one day or even two or three days.  Volunteer opportunities range from sorting and bagging clothing donations to helping deliver them directly to the organizations that we serve in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
  • Begin to look through your closets and drawers (and anywhere else) to see what you can designate for our donations.  We unfortunately cannot accept used clothing donations prior to the drive weekend, but hope you can tag the clothing or find some space to set it aside until donation time comes around during the first weekend of December.  Examples of items that we accept are on our FAQ page larger sized men’s clothing is always high in demand.
  • Start telling your employers (including law firms and other legally-focused organizations), coworkers, friends, family, neighbors and others who you know about the drive, especially that we are in need of clothing donations and volunteers and how they can get started.

We are excited to hold the drive again this year!  Thanks for your dedication and support!

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June 24th, 2014 at 7:21 am

DC’s Homeless are waiting for clothing.  Gifts for the Homeless will answer that call, but only with your support.  Foley & Lardner LLP is here to help with its most excellent band “Speak No Evil” — VOTE/DONATE at www.crowdrise.com/speaksnoevil (don’t forget the extra “s” — that’s what makes them sassy!).  Get a taste of the band from checking out a past year’s performance on you tube (the band was formerly known as Jazz Ipsa Loquitur).

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June 19th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Will they be able to stay at the top this year? is the big question that the other 17 bands and Banding Together fans want to know.  The Unnamed Party’s members come from triple threat Paul Hastings, Hunton & Williams, and Arent Fox.  The Unnamed Party was crowned and bestowed the trophy for the top band of the year at our 2013 charity benefit concert.  Head over to their crowdrise page before the show to aid their quest to remain the best of the best and come rock out with them at the big show on Thursday, June 26th at the Black Cat.

Want to get a taste of what you might hear at this year’s show — check them out on youtube!

 

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June 19th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Step right up ladies and gentleman, and enjoy the show of One for the Governor, one of the 18 fabulous bands that you will find at Banding Together: Battle of the Law Firm Bands, a charity concert to benefit GFTH at the Black Cat on Thursday, June 26th.  One for the Governor returns after a three-year hiatus from Banding Together, and is ready to bring back its infamous eclectic love song acoustic quartet style.

The band’s members come from big law’s Crowell & Morning, Telecommunication Law Professionals, and a GFTH Board member thrown in for good measure (hint:  he’s not wearing a button down shirt and he is in the plant in the band pic).  Help the band to advance far in the competition by voting in advance on its Crowdrise page and then come cheer them on at the show!

 

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June 19th, 2014 at 8:15 am

It’s nighttime, the moon is full, music is playing and then you hear something. . . . Welcome to Howlin’ at the Moon.  Jet over to their Crowdrise voting page to show your love and give the band a head start for its quest to become the best of the best at Banding Together 2014: Battle of the Law Firm Bands at the Black Cat in the heart of DC on eve of Thursday, 6/26.  Come on, how can you resist these guys???

 

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