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Organize Holiday Hope Drive


Did you know?

  • More than 2,300 children will spend the holidays in group homes or foster care this year.
  • One 10-year-old severely neglected boy told his foster mother, “I thought Santa didn’t bring me Christmas presents because I was naughty.”
  • 53% of children in DC live in low-income families.

Why do we organize the Holiday Hope Drive?

Many of Children’s Law Center clients have been neglected, abused and abandoned. Others come from families too poor to buy presents. Some have never had a "real Christmas." Our volunteer Santas help DC's neediest children and families have a happy holiday season by giving generously of their time and money.

Every November, volunteers:

  • Make wishes come true by buying two gifts from each child's wish list
  • Shop for one full outfit of clothes (including shoes) for a child or group of children
  • Provide a holiday meal by purchasing grocery gift cards
  • Deliver and wrap gifts in early December


Holiday Hope Drive

Click the banner above or email Erica Kaufman to learn how to "adopt" a child for Christmas.

Last year, our volunteer Santas donated approximately 3,500 gifts valued at $155,000, beating last year's donation value by 5 percent.

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