Friday, November 26, 2010

How You Can Give DC's Neediest Kids a Holiday

Every holiday season, volunteer Santas across the DC-metro area adopt children through Children’s Law Center’s (CLC) Holiday Hope Drive, helping hundreds of the District’s most disadvantaged children celebrate the holidays. This December, the still-troubled economy is hitting these children the hardest, and CLC doesn’t yet have enough Santas to help. Over 700 children have signed up to participate so far – and they are counting on you.

Each child in CLC’s Hope Drive has his or her own story: some live in foster care or group homes, some have been abused or neglected and some have never had a “real Christmas.” However, they all would not be able to celebrate the holidays without the volunteer Santas who buy two items from a child’s wish list, one full outfit of clothing (including shoes) and a grocery gift card to help provide a holiday meal. Santas can schedule a time to drop off these unwrapped items between December 4th and 11th at Children’s Law Center’s office in downtown DC. After signing up, each Santa will receive a letter with their adopted child’s story as well as the child’s sizes and wish lists.

Please consider giving the gift of hope this holiday season. To become a Santa or to donate, visit or email emanderscheid at

About Children’s Law Center Children’s Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health and education. As the largest provider of free legal services in the District, our 75-person staff partners with local pro bono attorneys to serve 1,200 at-risk children each year. We use this expertise to advocate for changes in the District’s laws, policies and programs. For more information, visit

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