Christmas at Children of Mine DC Youth Center

Be The Love Campaign DC is pleased to partner with Children of Mine DC Youth Center in Anacostia in Washington, DC and sponsor an Angel Tree project to provide Christmas gifts for 48 at-risk kids, ages 4 to 18, and to help provide resources for the Center.  The Center was founded by Hannah Hawkins more than 30 years ago when she began to take in neighborhood kids and read to them and provide meals, and pray for them.  The Co-Director for the Center, Wanda Layne, says the kids need winter clothing, including coats, socks, shoes, hats, gloves, thermal underwear, pajamas, toiletries, and of course toys are welcome.  The Center also has a food bank for kids and their families.

Please contact David Branch, the DC Be The Love Director, if you would like to sponsor a child for the Angel Tree project at or 240.462.0361 .  Gifts may be dropped off at the Capital City Church DC (Atlas Performing Arts Center) 1333 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, on Sunday, December 3 and Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Financial donations may be made directly to Children of Mine DC Youth Center online, or

Be The Love Campaign DC will host a special Christmas party for the Children of Mine DC Youth Center on December 14, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Center at 2263 Mount View Place, SE, Washington, D.C. Sign up to volunteer at the Christmas Party by clicking here.

The Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign 

Over the next year, Be The Love wants to blanket the D.C. metropolitan area with love, and if you’re a federal employee or military member, you can help!  The Combined Federal Campaign is a once a year program offered to all employees of the Federal Government that allows for pre-tax donations to the charity of your choice.

The funds provided through the CFC make up a large portion of Be The Love’s annual funding, so we need your help!   Every dollar provided to Be The Love through the CFC helps us operate our multiple charity events in the D.C. Metro area each year. And, CFC funds also help Be The Love’s worldwide partners fight for worthwhile causes.  Even donations as small as two dollars have helped organizations such as A21 combat the ongoing problem of human trafficking.

If you’re eligible and interested in providing a donation to Be The Love through the CFC, look for us in your CFC Pledge Book, or find us online here.  Our CFC number is 31336!