Thanks to our fantastic community at SOME, we raised over $42,000 to support individuals and families over the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, by signing up at our 60 O. Street location, community members were eligible to receive a $75 gift card to Safeway or Walmart to purchase a turkey and other items for Thanksgiving dinner. Community members also had an opportunity to sign up for SOME’s Annual Toy Drive which included a $75 gift card per person and a $50 gift card per child to help families afford gifts and essentials this holiday season.
Over 260+ donors donated to our Turkey Drive which allowed SOME to purchase and distribute over 1,500 gift cards to the community. While most people were able to come to stand in line and pick up their gift cards, we are aware that many people could not make it due to work schedules and other obligations. Our partners at DC Metro Police Department and local churches were also in attendance to collect gift cards to give people in the DC community.
We cannot thank our donors and supporters enough for the generous donations that made all this possible. In turn, we also can’t forget the SOME staff and volunteers that have been working diligently over the holidays to make sure that everyone has what they need to ensure a warm, happy Thanksgiving holiday.