Thank you for the holiday cheer!

Thank you everyone for fulfilling our youth’s wish lists and responding to our requests for especially needed items! This holiday season is going to be one filled with warmth and cheer for our youth, thanks to you!

Thank you Centrus for the incredible gifts for our young mothers and babies! The gifts of basic necessities, care products, and educational toys will help our young mothers enormously! In 2007, Centrus’ headquarters office in Bethesda selected HHFY to be our primary charitable giving recipient, and we have been a steady sponsor of the organization ever since. This support has included direct corporate donations, event sponsorships, and donation drives (holiday wish lists, coats, suits, school supplies), as well as organizing events for their children such as a holiday party at the emergency shelter and a career day at our headquarters.

Thank you Reverend Anthony Farmer and everyone from Visions of the Heart Spiritual Life Center in Takoma Park for paying it forward and spreading Christmas cheer! Our boys will be grateful for the socks, sweatpants, clothes, gift cards, metro cards, winter coats and much more that you have gifted to them this holiday season!

Silver Spring United Methodist Church hosts the Angel Tree project every year and for many years, they have chosen us as a recipient of their generosity. Thank you Rebecca McGinnis for bringing the gifts to our office today and thank you for being so good to our kids for so many years!

Thank you Lynn Walker from Packaged for Success! Every year, Packaged for Success, a great organization started by Nicki and JaMai Sanders, give Hearts & Homes for Youth purses filled with personal care items from their Pack a Purse Drive! Thank you for this special treat that our girls will love!

We like to give a big thank you to Ms. Chante Bennet who held a toy and gift card drive for our Damamli Mother-Baby Program last Saturday! We received toys, baby items, and a donation of $180 to purchase Christmas gifts for our young mothers and their children. Thank you for thinking of our young mothers and babies Ms. Chante Bennett!

Thank you Peter Rosenfelder from Edleman Finacial Services LLC, Joanne Van Blake, Carey Miller, Mandy Miller, Sue Baker, Sherri Vucci, Dawn Peterson, Northrup Grumman, Barbara Jordan, Jones Lang LaSalle, Nicole and Brent Harkin, Embrace Home Loans, Tonya Harris and Council of the Great City Schools, Laura Rosenberg and Congregation B’Nai Tzedek, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Joanne Hill and your congregation from SDA Church in Takoma Park, Jeannette and Hala Hasan, Girl Scout Troop 1168 and many more!

All of us at Hearts & Homes for Youth are grateful for the outpouring of support and donations we have received for the Holiday Spirit Gift Drive! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones!