SOME’s 26th Dinner Gala and Silent Auction
SOME’s Annual Dinner Gala will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the National Building Museum. Proceeds from the event benefit our supportive service affordable housing.
We are collecting items for our Gala’s Silent Auction. Listed below are some ideas of items we would like to include. Can you help by donating any of the following?
- Trips, getaways, and vacation homes
- Sports memorabilia and tickets
- Gift certificates to restaurants, hotels, etc.
- Concert and theater tickets
- Electronics such as Kindles, iPads, __________
- Wicker baskets of various sizes
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Ingrid Feigenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 797-8806, ext. 1129.
Download SOME's Silent Auction Donation Form.
SOME’s 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger
SOME’s 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger is on Thursday, November 22nd. We need more than 100 volunteers, as we are expecting 10,000 participants this year!
Volunteer Shift 1 (6am-10am): Help with packet pick-up, bag check, and distributing water and snacks.
Volunteer Shift 2 (10am-1pm): Help with packing up supplies, cleaning up, loading supplies onto SOME’s truck and unloading the truck at SOME’s main office.
Volunteering at our Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger is a great way to support the hungry and homeless of Washington, DC. For more information please visit our website or contact Rebecca Potts-Dupre at (202) 797-8806 x1131 or email@example.com.
31 Men and Women Graduate from SOME’s Addictions Program
On Thursday, October 11th SOME held a bi-annual graduation ceremony at the First Baptist Church on 16th Street, NW for adults who have successfully completed SOME’s Addiction Treatment Program.
Graduates were joined by their families and friends and enjoyed remarks from Roger Leonard, author of In the Shadow of A Champ, Pathway to Sobriety. He spoke about his own struggles with addiction and life as the brother of the boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard. He gave autographed copies of his book to the graduates and encouraged them to never give up. The evening was highlighted by the moving stories of graduates who spoke about the struggles they overcame to get to where they are today.
Congratulations to all the graduates!
SOME's Shoebox Gift Drive
Through the Shoebox Gift Drive you can provide essential clothing and toiletry items and show DC's poor and homeless that you care.
We will be accepting shoebox gifts through Thursday, December 13, 2012. Donations can be dropped off at 71 "O" Street NW. We are open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, and from 7am-2pm on the weekends.
Please wrap the shoebox lid and box separately and label the box with "MAN", "WOMAN", or "CHILD". It is also very helpful to tape a list of the items contained in the box on the lid. Listed below are some suggested items to include in your gift.
Each shoebox gift should contain the following items:
MEN: 1 Hat, 1 scarf, 1 pair of gloves, socks, underwear, deodorant, razors, trial size soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrush, optional gift cards*
WOMEN: 1 Hat, 1 scarf, 1 pair of gloves, socks, underwear, sanitary napkins and/or tampons, deodorant, soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, optional gift cards*
CHILDREN: 1 Hat, 1 scarf, 1 pr. gloves, socks, underwear, 1 small gift or toy, soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste, optional gift cards*
***Please do not include cash, food, candy, mouthwash or fast food gift cards***
For large donations of care packages, it may be possible to arrange a pick-up with SOME's Donations Truck. To arrange a pick-up, contact Greg Chudy, Donations Coordinator at (202) 797-8806 ext. 2104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.