Through partnerships with local companies, churches and donations from generous individuals, Community Family Life Services is able to spread goodwill with a number of holiday programs.
Our Holiday events start off with Thanksgiving Basket Drive! During the Thanksgiving holiday, each family is given a bountiful food basket with all the necessary items for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Every year, we request our community partners to help the families we work with by donating a box or basket of traditional Thanksgiving fixings.
With generous donations from various partners, last year in 2019, 168 families received Thanksgiving baskets and were able to share a gratifying meal with their loved ones on this special holiday. Every year, we request our community partners to help the families we work with by donating a box or basket of traditional Thanksgiving fixings. Can we count on your help this year?
If you are interested in participating in any of these programs for this upcoming year, please e-mail Lisa Marquez at Lmarquez@cflsdc.org or call 202-864-6295 if you have any questions.
Annual Toy Drive
During the 2019 winter holidays, CFLS organized a toy drive for the families in the community. Parents were given the opportunity to pick out gifts for their children. Through generous donations from companies and individual donors, we were able to provide Christmas presents for 82 families.
During the past winter holidays, we organize our annual 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. Through generous donations from companies and individual donors, we were able to provide Christmas presents for 79 families. This year, we are asking for donors to donate through our amazon registry instead of pairing with a family.
For more information on how you can donate through our registry for 2020 please contact Lisa Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 864-6295
current, ongoing and upcoming events
Throughout the year, CFLS hosts a number of special events aimed at raising funds and educating the community about the causes and consequences of homelessness and the unique plights faced by women reintegrating back into society after a period of incarceration.