Giving Day 2016 is coming up! Read Aniya’s story and why we need you

Posted by | October 11, 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments

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We have a big day coming up – a day where we absolutely, 100% need you: November 3rd is our 2016 Giving Day.

Giving Day is one-day, online campaign where we’re asking each of you to give what you can towards finding homes for children in foster care and supporting families in crisis.

I want to tell you a quick story about one of those families.

We recently got a call from Aniya. Aniya is a single mom who loves her son but is currently homeless. Not too long ago, she even had to lie about waiting for a doctor in the hospital so her son could sleep safely in the waiting room. Aniya is a veteran. She is da2dc528-5954-4ed3-b60b-0328e396e97a (1)working hard to get back on her feet. She’s in a jobs program, and making strides. But she can’t do it alone. Aniya deserves to get the help she needs to keep her son out of foster care. We believe this is what the church is good at. And this is what Giving Day on November 3rd is all about.

On November 3rd, will you invest in DC127 and create the bridge between Aniya’s family and a supportive community who can help her reach her goals?
(Sign up to get a personal reminder here)

Last year on Giving Day, you raised $30,000. This year, our goal is to hit $40,000. This money will allow us to continue recruiting foster homes so children have stable places to live and to continue providing supportive communities to families like Aniya’s. We think you’re reading this blog because you agree that children deserve to grow up in a home and have a family. Giving Day is a chance for you to help ensure that every child in DC has the chance to grow up in a stable family.

When you give on Giving Day, you’ll be equipping us to reach out to more churches, recruit more foster homes, and find more volunteers who are willing to walk with parents like Aniya.

It costs us $28 to train one Safe Families Host Home, $46 to present to a new church, $75 to present valuable information to about 6 prospective foster families, $100 to cover the entire intake process for one family in crisis and the list goes on (you can see the whole list here). The moral of the story is that when you give any amount, you are tangibly investing in the lives of children and families in DC. You are making sure that kids in foster care have homes to go to and that when a single mom like Aniya feels like she’s run out of options, she has somewhere to call.

When you give on November 3rd, you’re investing in children and families in DC.

We have a big vision. We are asking you to donate because you share our vision that Washington, DC can be a place where every child has a home and families get that support they need to stay together. We are asking you to donate because you, like us, refuse to let parents like Aniya live in isolation.

IMG_6348 (1)Will you give on our November 3rd Giving Day and create the bridge between families like Aniya’s and the communities in our churches that will help her thrive?

You can click here to pledge a gift and we’ll send you a personal reminder on November 3rd.

We’re excited for Giving Day. We’re excited because it’s a day where people in DC show their commitment to the kids and families in
– Chelsea, DC127 Executive Director

P.S. We’re also hosting a happy hour on November 3rd to celebrate the work everyone in the DC127 movement has accomplished this year. Join us at The Prospect on U ST from 6pm-9pm. RSVP here!

P.P.S. If you’ll be out of town on November 3rd, or just want to donate early, you can click here and donate anytime.

Want to hear how DC127 has helped one DC family? Hear Ms. H’s story here:


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