Christmas Giving Opportunities
for December 2018
WAYS TO GIVE
- Stockings from Karen - This is a non-profit organization that gives the gift of self-esteem to DMV are teen foster girls through a deliver of stockings filled with toiletries. Deadline is December 6th.
- Dress Out Day for Catholic Charities - The week of December 3rd is We Care About Catholic Charities Week. To that end we will have a dress out day on December 6 (Saint Nicholas Day) for $2.00/students or $5.00/family. We will accept additional donations of your choice as well.
- HOPE donations for new moms in need - We will collect assigned items per grade to send to HOPE. Donations will be accepted from December 10th - December 18th. See below for details.
Stockings from Karen
There are several ways to participate:
Donate a stocking complete with all the essentials, or Donate stocking stuffers, or Donate cash to purchase stocking stuffers.
Please get your donation to Fran Cox no later than December 6th. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-256-8851 to schedule pick up or drop off.
Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!
SUPPLIES AND STUFFERS FOR STOCKINGS
Each stocking should be valued under $25. In order for each girl to receive the same quality of stocking, please refrain from purchasing overly expensive items.
Staple items (travel sizes and fragrance free preferred): deodorant, lotion, nail files, body wash, sponge, toothbrush, tooth paste, socks, gloves, stocking cap.
Makeup and hair accessories: Foster girls have many different ethnic backgrounds so please buy neutral tones for makeup and stick to hair accessories rather than hair care products. Items needed include eye shadow, mascara, brow/eye liner, lip stick or gloss, nail polish, rubber bands, barrettes, bobby pins, head bands.
Stockings will be customized according to one of four themes:
Academic: books, book markers, puzzles, crosswords, calculator, ruler, pens, pencils, calendar, appointment book, journal
Sports: head bands, athletic socks, Sports Illustrated, Self Magazine, calorie counter, pedometer, jump rope
Fashion: fashion magazines such as Elle, Ebony, Uptown, makeup, accessories, sewing kit, costume jewelry
Music: magazine’s such as Vibe and Rolling Stone; earphones, books about artists/musicians, music themed accessories
Items NOT to include: anything edible, shaving razors, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, anything with alcohol in it like mouthwash, anything with explicit language (music, books, magazines.)
Dress Down for Catholic Charities on December 6
Dress Code to honor Saint Nicholas in the Spirit of Christmas -
Bottoms: Jeans with no holes or tears,
Tops: red, white or green collared shirt
or a nice fleece or sweater
ITEMS TO BRING FOR HOPE
We will collect assigned items per grade to send to HOPE. Donations will be accepted from December 10th - December 18th.
Pre-School - Burping Cloths/Teething toys
Pre-K - Baby Bottles
Kindergarten - Baby Wipes
1st Grade - Bibs
2nd Grade - Pacifiers
3rd Grade - Socks
4th Grade - Washcloths/Towels
5th Grade - Diapers/Formula
6th Grade - Diapers/Formula
7th Grade - Diapers/ Formula
8th Grade - Onesies
Please feel free to donate additional items from the list above, however, we do request that you send your assigned items first. Thank you in advance for your generosity.