Not everyone has a warm home, adequate nutrition, and family to spend the holidays with each year. In fact, in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan region, many struggle with basic daily living needs. According to the Capital Area Food Bank’s Website, nearly 700,000 Washington, DC area residents are at risk of hunger.
This is one reason why The Apartments at CityCenter participate in charitable events in Washington, DC. This season we are supporting the Capital Area Food Bank.
From now until December 22, 2014 at 7 p.m., residents may drop off their food donations at the concierge desk.
Some of the donation needs include:
- Canned vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Hot and cold cereals
- Healthy snacks
- Other nonperishables. See complete list here.
Speaking of winter time giving opportunities, The Apartments at CityCenter is also participating in the local area’s Toys for Tots program. You may drop off a new and unwrapped toy at the concierge desk from December 1st – 22nd, 2014, at 7 p.m., and that toy will be added to the hundreds of thousands of toys to be distributed to local area children in need. Did you know that Toys for Tots was originally started by a Marine Corps Reservist, Major Bill Hendricks? Read about this special story at www.toysfortots.org.
Don’t fret, we have not left out our fury friends. We’re working with Home Buddies by collecting gifts for dogs. Gifts for dogs may be dropped off December 1st – 22nd at 7 p.m., at the concierge’s desk. All gifts for pets will be donated to the Washington Human Society.
Pitch in and help out. If you’re in the spirit to do even more this winter season, which promises to be very cold, click here for a list of area charities and volunteer opportunities. Tell us about other charities you would like to see included in future holiday seasons. We’d love to learn about some of your favorite ways to help those in need. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your request through BuildingLink.