Upcoming Events
SOME's Holiday Shoebox Gift Drive.
Friday, November 18th to Tuesday, December 6th at dropoff boxes at 9021 Brickard Road
Once again this year we are coordinating a neighborhood collection in support of SOME's Holiday Shoebox Gift Drive.
 
SOME (So Others Might Eat) is a fabulous non-profit serving individuals and families in need in Washington, DC. SOME's mission is to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through a comprehensive approach which includes housing, education, workforce development, healthcare and social services.
 
Please consider donating a wrapped holiday shoebox filled with essential items for a man, woman or child facing homelessness or living in SOME's affordable housing units. SOME asks that each shoebox be wrapped in festive paper (please wrap the lid separately from the box) and filled with these essential items: 
  • 1 hat
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 pair of underwear
  • 1 deodorant
  • 2 razors
  • 1 bar of soap
  • 1 bottle of shampoo
  • 1 bottle of lotion
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 tube of toothpaste
If you choose to create a women’s box, please include a small pack of sanitary napkins. For a children’s box, please include a small toy instead of razors and deodorant. Please tape this downloadable checklist to it, noting if it is a box with men’s, women’s, boy’s, or girl’s items in it.
 
We will be collecting Holiday Shoebox Gifts through Tuesday, December 6 and will deliver to SOME in DC on December 7. Please email Jane Caldeira at caldeiras@comcast.net to coordinate dropping off your boxes (at 9021 Brickyard Road).  We are also happy to pick up your boxes anytime before the 6th.
 
Thank you for participating!