The District of Columbia Housing Authority’s annual Season of Giving fundraising has passed the halfway point of its $50,000 goal with more than $36,000 in donations.
Each year DCHA supports its customers—including veterans, seniors, and young people by raising funds during our Season of Giving. The annual Veterans Appreciation Event, Thanksgiving Meals for seniors, and Gift of Love, where toys and coats are distributed to DCHA youth, are all made possible thanks to the Season of Giving fundraising efforts.
DCHA Executive Director Tyrone Garrett led a successful 31-Day Wellness Challenge, where he ran a 5K race every day during October. Garrett encouraged others to join him virtually while helping to kick-off fundraising for the Season of Giving.
Garrett decided on the daily challenge to make sure the Season of Giving still received funds after the third annual 5K race was cancelled due to the pandemic. In addition to challenging himself and raising funds, Garrett said that he was running for all of the people who have been affected by the pandemic and cannot run or walk this year on their own. Each day he posted his running lengths and times and offered inspiration to DCHA employees and to those running with him virtually on the Season of Giving 5K Facebook Group.
In addition our partner, C&A Electric, generously kicked off our large donor program to support holiday festivities for our customers.
DCHA’s Gift of Love event aims to spread holiday cheer while providing coats and toys to DCHA youth. This year’s event will span three days, December 19, 21, and 22 and will be held outside on the front lawn of DCHA Headquarters at 1133 North Capitol Street, N.E. To register your child for the Gift of Love event, please visit: https://dchagiftoflove2020.eventbrite.com. For more information call 202–535–1517 or email ORSPrograms@dchousing.org
Donate directly to our nonprofit, Community Vision Inc. via through PayPal at www.paypal.me/communityvisioninc or Cash App at $CVIDCHA. To learn more about large and in-kind donations please call Cheryl Robinson at 202-375-0640. All donations are tax-deductible.
This year’s Veterans Appreciation event is taking place virtually on DCHA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dchousing on November 10 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The guest speaker is retired U.S. Army General Kip Ward, the inaugural Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). Other speakers include D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Care for Homeless Veteran Coordinator Kevin Morton, Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs Director Elliot J. Tommingo, and DCHA’s Executive Director Garrett and Senior Vice-President of Property Management Operations Larry Williams.