holidays
Friday Round-Up: this week in the news
Planning on doing some holiday shopping this weekend? Why not add charity shopping to holiday shopping rituals! http://wapo.st/e9MpV6. Take a look at what Calvary is wishing for this holiday season: http://bit.ly/eKe8v1 This doctor has been providin…
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Friday Round-Up: Thanksgiving Edition
Local charities face increasing need around holidays: http://wapo.st/aAyRbu 5 myths about hunger in America: http://wapo.st/ffVz1J Just in time for Thanksgiving, a local philanthropist donated $5 million to the Capital Area Food Bank this week. http…
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Female Veterans and Homelessness
As we’ve talked about before on the blog, many of the women who come to Calvary are survivors of past trauma and abuse. And post traumatic stress disorder, a common illness for veterans, is something that we deal with a lot at Calvary. Overall, in…
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Many Thanks
Over the last few weeks we’ve been musing on this blog about the impact of the community’s generosity to the women at Calvary.  All of the build-up – the donations, the holiday parties, the hard work of volunteers and staff – culminated in a…
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Happy Holidays
I’ve been living in DC for a few years now, but I’ve never truly felt at home here. The city has seemed so cold and unforgiving. But I now know, I was just looking in the wrong places.  This is my first Holiday Season with Calvary Women’s Ser…
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The Spirit of Giving
My children made their Christmas lists.  They combed the toy-filled aisles of Target, called their grandparents to convey their wishes, and talked about how they should get their list to Santa.  And when I started worrying about how they had been c…
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Giving Back this Holiday Season
Every December I find myself spending a lot of time in the basement at Calvary Women’s Shelter.  Usually I try to get out of going down there.  It looks a lot like what you are picturing, and, not being a huge basement, it can be challenging to n…
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‘Tis the Season for Sobriety
This is a challenging time of year for those who struggle with addiction. Routines are interrupted. There is eggnog at Christmas and champagne at New Years, and let’s not forget the holiday parties/celebrations where you are surrounded by alcohol.…
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