2015 Giving Day: November 12th – We need you!

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UPDATE: Because of a few very generous donors, all gifts made towards Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000! 

Will you give towards Giving Day and ensure we match all $10,000?


Hey DC127 people,

We’ve got a big day coming up – a day where we absolutely, 100% need you: November 12th is our 2015 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.

Jackie has two children, and Child and Family Services is worried that Jackie doesn’t have the support she needs to keep her kids safe. She loves her children, and just like any other mother, she wants the best for her son and daughter. As a single mom with two kids, she needs friends and a community to support her. When Jackie was referred to us, one of her biggest needs was a friend she could talk to. We believe this is what the church is good at. And this is what Giving Day on November 12th is all about.

zac and savannah Dc127 pic On November 12th, will you invest in DC127 and create the bridge between Jackie’s family and the church communities that can help her reach her dreams? (Sign up to get a personal reminder here)

These communities can care for Jackie’s kids so she has space, they can listen to Jackie like friends do, and if Jackie’s open to it, they can pray with Jackie. These are the connections you provide when you invest in DC127 on giving day. You’ll be equipping us to reach out to more churches, find more Host Homes, and recruit more people who are willing to walk with parents like Jackie and keep kids out of foster care.

When you give $28, you’re covering the training for the Host Home that will open their doors to Jackie’s kids. When you give $46, you’ve paid for the fliers and materials we need to present to one church and find volunteers to walk with Jackie like friends do.  And when you give $100, you’ve covered the entire intake process where our staff sits down with Jackie to listen to her story and understand her needs, and then connect her with the best volunteer team possible. Dc127 TDC volunteersWhen you give on November 12th, you’re helping create the vital connection between families like Jackie’s and the community she needs to succeed.

On November 12th, we need your support. 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 the support they need to stay together. We are asking you to donate because you, like us, refuse to let parents like Jackie live in isolation.

Will you give on our November 12th Giving Day and create the bridge between families like Jackie’s and the communities in our churches that will help her thrive?

-Chelsea, DC127 Director

P.S. We’re also having a happy hour on November 12th to celebrate the work everyone in the DC127 movement has accomplished this year. Join us at Shaw’s Tavern from 6pm to 9pm! RSVP here!


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Seersucker. Sundresses. Success.

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On August 24th, we had our first fundraiser – and it was lovely. You all decked out the seersucker, there was delicious food, dancing, and just a good time. We would like to give a special thank you to Mr. Asa Briggs who volunteered his time and organized the event, to our partners at Collaborate to Impact for their work, and to the vendors and volunteers who made the night possible.

As the pictures show, we hit the dance floor, played some badminton, and had a great time, but we never forgot why we were there: the 1,300 children in foster care in D.C., the 300 waiting to be adopted, and the many others on the brink of entering. We’re committed to ensuring no child is waiting for a home.

So again, thank you. Thank you to the almost 200 of you who came out and showed your support. We’ve got some exciting stuff coming up this fall (Foster the City, anyone?), so keep an eye out for more information.

If you’d like to keep the momentum rolling and continue to support us, you can donate to DC127 here.

And if you weren’t able to make it, we’ll see you next year! This gives you plenty of time to shop for more seersucker.

And of course, a huge thank you to our vendors for their partnership and support:
The Hill Center
DC Brau
Weygandt Wines
Schneider’s on Capitol Hill
Grand Event Rentals
Barracks Row Ent. Group
Calvert Woodley Liquors
2Gems Treat Suite
B. Lin Catering




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