The Holiday Give Back

Last Thursday, Calvary supporters gathered at the offices of Altria Group, Inc. for the 2011 Holiday Give Back. This year, this special holiday reception benefitted Calvary’s Good Hope Kitchen: 100 Days to $100K program.

With the help of corporate sponsors, attendees, and donors, the event raised over $12,000 to build and fill the Good Hope Kitchen at Calvary’s new home in Anacostia. The Good Hope Kitchen will make it possible for women to have not only healthy, home-cooked meals, but cooking classes, supported employment opportunities and much more.

Honorable Bennie Thompson and Honorable Ed Perlmutter both spoke at the event, along with Calvary’s Executive Director, Kris Thompson.

NFL Alumni Gary Clark, Ed Simmons, Ravin Caldwell, Clarence Vaughn, and John Booty also joined us at the event. Ravin and John helped auction off a signed football and a ticket to attend Sunday’s Redskins game with Ravin.

Corporate sponsors including 3 Click Solutions, Altria, BP America, Inc., Chic Productions, and Kiernan Group Holdings, and Nelnet Foundation offered their support to make the Holiday Give Back possible. We would also like to thank the Holiday Give Back Host Committee for their assistance in putting on this successful event for Calvary.

For more photos from the evening, take a look at our Flickr page.

Recent Posts

Back to Blog
August 17, 2020

In This Together

Since the first day of the lockdown, we knew that you would stand by our side when we needed you most. Over the last few months, we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received. It’s been…
February 26, 2021

Calvary Women's Services Recognized with the…

Calvary Women’s Services is honored to have been recognized with the 2021 Nannie Helen Burroughs Humanitarian Award at the DC Courts’ Second Annual African American Impact Awards. Calvary’s…
February 8, 2021

Corporate Partner Spotlight: CareFirst

Throughout this pandemic, our community has really shown up. Since March, Calvary Women’s Services has adjusted programming and safety protocols to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of the wo…