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October 25th, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Do you want to help the DC metro area homeless?  Is your time limited due to work (billable hours anyone?), law school and other studies, or other commitments and you only have a few spare hours on a cold winter weekend?  Do enjoy spending time with others during the holiday season who are joyful and also like to help others in need?

Whether you have a few hours to spare or more, we have the perfect opportunity for you.  GFTH is holding our annual used clothing drive again this year — this time in 2015 from December 4 (Friday) to December 6 (Sunday).  Our drives are successful because of all of the wonderful volunteers who help us each year, and we are in need of volunteers once again this year.  Volunteers typically come from area law firms and other legal organizations, as well as law firms and vendors.  We also welcome volunteers from all other corners of the DC metro area, including but not limited to community groups, religious organizations, non-profits, government, homeless services providers and individuals.  Adults and children of all ages are welcome.  No experience is necessary!

The Portals III at 1201 Maryland Avenue SW in downtown DC (metro accessible and near plenty of street and garage parking) is generously donating space to GFTH again for this year’s drive.  We need help with a variety of activities during the weekend, to include receiving clothing donations at our curbside drop-off, sorting and bagging used clothing, and delivering donations to area shelters and other beneficiaries.  We especially are in need of drivers (those with SUVs, trucks and vans are much appreciated) and their passengers who can make the deliveries since GFTH only can make deliveries during the weekend and we often reach 65+ shelters in DC, Maryland and Virginia.  Deliveries are a special part of the weekend as well for volunteers because it is a unique opportunity to see where they donations go and the appreciation from the beneficiaries.

Online volunteer sign up is now open for the GFTH annual used clothing drive right over here.  We look forward to seeing you at the drive!


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