BCF + SOME Gift Drive

By Kay Twomey and Liane Jones, bcf@burleith.org


The Burleith Community Fund is leading a community effort to support So Others Might Eat’s annual Holiday Shoebox Gift Drive. The BCF has wanted to do this for ever, and we know many of you might already be helping SOME with its good work. The gift drive is a wonderful way to bring together all of Burleith (young and young at heart, and new and old residents) in a shared goal.

We’re asking you join in collecting shoeboxes decorated for the holidays and packing them with essential items and gifts for men, women, and children experiencing homeless or living in poverty. (Gifts are especially needed for adults.) The plan is to get together on Saturday, December 1, noon to 3 pm, to wrap and assemble boxes (drop by when you can).  If you can’t join us or need a bit more time, your completed boxes can be delivered by Thursday, December 6. The BCF will deliver the boxes to SOME by December 7, so that they can be given out or delivered over the holidays to all who come to SOME for meals and services.

Do This! Right Now! Email Kay at bcf@burleith.org and say yes to participating! We will send you more details, including the location of the wrap party.

About SOME. Since 1970, SOME has been serving the poor and homeless in Washington, DC. SOME meets the basic needs of the District’s homeless and poor residents with food, clothing, and medical care and empowers them to break the cycle of homelessness through the provision of job training, addiction treatment, counseling, and affordable housing.

About the Burleith Community Fund. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the BCF strengthens the Burleith community by promoting charitable activities, cultural enrichment, community service, and environmental improvements. Contributions to the BCF are tax-deductible. (Federal tax identification number 26-3431078.)