Each Fall, Everyone Home DC hosts its Thanks-GIVING Basket Drive to provide Thanksgiving meals for families living in our city. Last year, with your support, Everyone Home DC distributed nearly 450 baskets. We are forecasting a similar need this year. So please, gather your friends, colleagues, congregations, book clubs and donate a basket (or three or ten) again this year! Below is more information on how to get started, what the needs are, along with when and where to drop baskets off.
STEP ONE: GETTING STARTED
Contact Shelah Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-544-3150 and share the number of baskets you plan to donate and to ask any questions.
STEP TWO: GO SHOPPING
A Thanks-GIVING Basket donation includes: 2 cans of string beans, yams, or cranberry sauce; 2 boxes of stuffing mashed potatoes or 1 bag of rice; 2 cans of gravy or 2 gravy packets; 2 onions; 3 boxes of mac and cheese; 1 box of Bisquick or muffin mix; 1 box of cake mix and frosting; one (1) $25 Giant, Harris Teeter or Safeway gift card
to purchase meat/protein of choice.
STEP THREE: ASSEMBLE BASKETS
Baskets can be decorated boxes, reusable grocery bags or totes, crates, brown paper bags, etc. You are welcome to include notes to the families wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving. Please place gift cards in an envelope.
STEP FOUR: DROP OFF BASKETS
Shirley’s Place Day Center | 1338 G Street SE
Monday, November 18-Friday, November 22
or Sunday, November 24
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you prefer to support Everyone Home DC by making a monetary donation, you can make a gift on Everyone Home DC’s website or by check. Make checks payable to Everyone Home DC and mail to Kate Akalonu, Everyone Home DC, 415 2nd Street NE, 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20002.