Holiday Opportunities

Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger

Participate in or volunteer at SOME’s 14th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger. The Trot raises awareness of hunger and poverty in our nation’s capital and benefits SOME’s food programs and other services. Trot volunteers assist with all aspects of the event, including registration, bag check and unloading SOME vehicles, and must be at least 16 years old.
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Material Donations

Volunteers are needed to help receive, sort, display, and store food and clothing donations. Volunteers are needed on weekdays, during the morning and early afternoon.

Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 2104 or [email protected]

Shoebox Gift Drive

Shoebox gifts are shoeboxes decorated for the holidays and brimming with gifts and essential items (see list below) for homeless or poor children, women and men. We are particularly in need of shoebox gifts for men and women.

All shoebox gifts should contain:

  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Underwear (L or XL)

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush

Travel size soap and shampoo are particularly appreciated. For women, please also include sanitary napkins and/or tampons and deodorant; for men, please also include razors and deodorant; for children, please also include a small gift or toy.

Do not include cash, food, candy, mouthwash or hand sanitizer.

Gift cards from stores such as Giant, Safeway, CVS or Walgreens are greatly appreciated, too.

We are collecting shoeboxes through Thursday, December 10, 2015.

Please wrap or decorate your shoebox lids and box separately. On the lids, attach a list of the items included in the box and label the box, “child,” “woman,” or “man.”

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Host a Food Drive

SOME relies on food donations to serve more than 400,000 meals to hungry men, women and children each year. Organizing a food drive in your office, school, faith community or other location is a wonderful way to help people in need during the holidays and throughout the year.
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Contact: 202.797.8806, ext. 2104 or [email protected]

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