Please join us in our efforts to help thousands of underserved DC residents (and my cats!) have a holiday to remember.
Bread for the City needs your help to provide over 9,000 low income DC residents with the ingredients to make a healthful and delicious holiday meal this season. In additon, I need your help to...completely embarass myself in the name of charity. Please read on to find out how --- NOW WITH UPDATES AND AN EXCITING NEW CHALLENGE!
There’s nothing more emblematic of the holidays than sitting down to enjoy a large meal surrounded by those you love most. For most of us, it’s tradition. But to our poorest neighbors here in the District of Columbia, a holiday meal is a luxury they simply cannot afford. That’s where Bread for the City steps in to help. Through our annual Holiday Helpings campaign, we strive to ensure that the city’s poor can also share in the celebration of the holidays.
“When I was growing up, the only time we ever had a holiday meal with a turkey was when my mom got one from Bread for the City. Without that help, we never would have had a real Thanksgiving.”
-- Former client
More people than ever are coming to us for help, and we need to rise to the occasion and meet this increased demand. Help us reach our goal of making the holidays happen for 9,000 of DC's low income residents.
To make this more interesting for all concerned, I'm issuing a challenge: if I raise $500 or more through this drive, I'll do the following:
1. Purchase a very silly holiday-themed sweater.
2. Purchase some very silly holiday-themed costumes for my two (cranky, old) cats.
3. Dress all three of us up for the most awkward, cat-ladyesque holiday card photograph of all time, and personally mail a copy to each and everyone of you who donated!
And because my community has been so generous, I've decided to go even further: since we've already hit the $500 mark, if I make it to $1,000 I will email every donor (including those who helped get me this far) a video of myself on picture day, wrangling the two cats above into some adorable Christmas outfits. It should be...amusing. Possibly violent. At the very least, it'll be entertaining!
Whether you're motivated by charitable impulses this holiday, or just want to see me embracing my latent old-lady eccentricity, please give today!