Holiday Programs


Through partnerships with local companies, churches and generous individuals, Community Family Life Services is able to spread goodwill with a number of holiday programs. During the Thanksgiving holiday each family is given a bountiful food basket with all the necessary items for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. We request donors to provide the following items for our client's Thanksgiving Basket.

  • 1 gift card to a grocery store (clients prefer visa gift cards which can be used in any grocery stores)
  • 2 boxes of mashed potatoes
  • 2 packets of gravy mix
  • 1 tin disposable pan for cooking the turkey
  • 1 packet of rolls
  • 1 lb. of green beans
  • 2 cans cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 lb. of butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 large or 2 small packages of stuffing mix
  • 1 can pumpkin pie mix
  • 1 pie crust

During the winter holidays CFLS coordinates an Adopt-a-Family program where families and individuals in our housing, mentoring and case-management programs are paired with individuals and/or organizations throughout the community. Adoptee families provide basic wish lists and adoptive groups collaborate to provide gifts for each individual or family member.

For additional information about our Holiday Programs, including how you can contribute or volunteer, contact Betty Washington at 202-347-0511 Ext. 3200 or and/or Maeesha Saeed at 202-347-0511 Ext 3060 or

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