Collections for Toys for Tots and the Washington Humane Society

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At the Apartments at CityCenter, we have two December efforts happening to help children and animals in our community. From Dec. 1-22 we will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots and the Washington Humane Society.

Toys for Tots

Residents may drop off new unwrapped toys at the Concierge desk for infants up through 13-year-olds.

“The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens,” according to their website.

Last year the U.S Marine Corps Reserve collected 220,000 toys! We are excited to be part of the effort this year.

Washington Humane Society 

Residents may drop off new toys and food for the Washington Humane Society, sponsored through Home Buddies.

The society operate DC’s open-access animal adoption center and offer an array of dynamic programs and services; providing comfort and care to more than 51,000 animals annually all made possible through your support. They are supported almost entirely by private contributions.



Holiday Events at CityCenterDC


CityCenterDC is great place to live all year round but especially during the holiday season! Here is the information on two big CityCenter events happening in November and December.

Second Annual CityCenterDC Holiday Tree Lighting
Saturday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m. at The Park at CityCenter
Mark your calendar for the Second Annual CityCenterDC Tree Lighting which will include special performances, delicious treats and fun for all! NBC4’s Eun Yang will emcee the festivities. There will be a special performance by the Vanderbilt Melodores, winners of Season 5 of NBC’s “The Sing Off.”

After the tree lighting, pick a CityCenterDC location for dinner:


DBGB Kitchen & Bar

Mango Tree

Fig & Olive

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House


Milk Bar

CityCenterDC Site-Wide Holiday Shopping Night with DC Magazine
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30-9 p.m.
Join us for a festive night of holiday shopping!



Food Drive for Capital Area Food Bank


There is an easy and convenient way to help others this holiday season. We are collecting non-perishable food for the Capital Area Food Bank!

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: Chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity.

According to the food bank, in D.C. 14.5% of residents struggle to get the food they need. D.C. has the sixth highest child food insecurity rate of any state in the nation, with 27.9% of children under the age of 18 living in food insecure households. Food insecurity is defined as limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways. Many food insecure residents in the D.C. area have to make difficult choices between buying food and other necessities: 67% of individuals served by the Capital Area Food Bank report having to choose between food and transportation; 61% reported having to choose between food and housing.

How can you help? Just donate some of the following items during November. The food bank especially wants food that is high fiber, low sugar and low sodium.

Most wanted items:

Canned salmon, tuna or chicken

Canned vegetables, low sodium or no salt

Canned fruit, in light syrup or its own juice

Rice and pasta

Cereal, hot and cold

Beans, canned and dry

Healthy snacks

Peanut butter

100% juice



November Paw-Parazzi

Grace November

Grace is a boxer/lab mix that joined The Apartments at CityCenter last November. As a puppy she was found malnourished and weighing only 20 pounds.  Thankfully she was adopted from The Washington Animal Rescue League.  Now she’s over a year old, happy, healthy and enjoying life. Grace loves destroying tennis balls, eating peanut butter, and looking out the window. Her favorite greeting is to stand straight up for a full body hug — she can stretch up over 5 feet!

She enjoys going on long off-leash hikes, swimming and meeting other pups!

Welcome Grace to The Apartments at CityCenter!



Don’t miss the Kids Euro Festival


Have you been enjoying the Kids Euro Festival? If not, you still have a week left!

It is one of the country’s largest performing arts festivals for children with more than 125 free events around the city. It runs from now until Nov. 8 and it’s all brought to you by the 28 European Union Member States.

Here are some of the highlights happening this week:

Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. see Storytelling from Ireland at the Capitol View Library for ages 8 and up

Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. see Drum Bommel from Luxembourg at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for ages 3-9

Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. see “Mysterious Boy,” a live action film from Croatia at Deanwood Library for ages 9 and up

Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. see Music To Your Ears from the United Kingdom at the Palisades Library for ages 7-14

Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. see Baba Marta’s Yarn Puppetry / Storytelling Performance from Bulgaria at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for ages 5-11

Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. see “Moomins on the Riviera,” an animated film, from Finland at Mount Pleasant Library for all ages

Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. see “The Amazing Wiplala,” a live action film from The Netherlands at the National Gallery of Art for ages 8-13.

Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m. see “Finn,” a live action film from the Netherlands at the National Gallery of Art for ages 10 and up.