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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 davidbranch@dbranchlaw.com 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 Bethelovecampaign.org. 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...

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Trunk or Treat Event – Kingstowne, VA

As DMV-ers, hanging out around a bunch of parked cars mostly means one thing–traffic. But unlike the beltway during rush hour, here’s an event with a bunch of not-moving-cars that we know you’ll LOVE. Trunk or Treat, hosted by the Be The Love Campaign, will feature decorated trunks filled with candy and other goodies for costumed kids of all ages to collect. In addition to the treats and decorated car trunks, which will be parked in the Kingstowne Center parking lot (by Giant) in Alexandria, Va., there will be a slew of other awesome fall activities: Car Trunk Decorating Contest (pre-registration required – email us at bethelovekt@capcitychurch.com) Apple Bobbing Bounce House Pumpkin Decorating We will be collecting food donations for Blessings in a Backpack which provides for school-age kids who lack sufficient food on the weekends.  We specifically need ready-to-eat healthy breakfast, snack and meal items.  See a complete list below. If you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer for this event, email us at BeTheLoveKT@capcitychurch.com. If you’re looking for some ideas for the Decorated Trunk Contest – check out this gallery. We are so excited to see your car trunks all...

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Be the Love Service Opportunities

If you’ve been looking for an easy way to get connected and serve the community, look no further! Here is a list of current local outreach projects we have going on at Capital City Church Kingstowne. Whether you’re collecting non-perishable food items, serving meals at a homeless shelter, or delivering Easter baskets to kids that need a smile, it’s our mission to see the local community and those in it thrive. FOCUS AREA: Homelessness TEAM LEADER: Jessica Brown, nicole51af@yahoo.com VISION:  To provide homeless individuals and families with support services, connection and care, reflecting God’s love and an opening a window of opportunity that can transform lives beyond measure. Service Opportunity #1: Meal Provider When: Bi-weekly Saturdays Where: Eleanor Kennedy Shelter,  Alexandria, VA Tasks: Provide, prepare, serve breakfast to the residents Commitment Required: 7:45 am-9:30 am Service Opportunity #2: Employment and Education Resource Center (EERC) Assistant When: 7 days a week; 9 am-12 pm, 3 pm-6 pm, and 6 pm-9 pm (additional time slot of 12 pm-3 pm available on weekends) Where: Eleanor Kennedy Shelter,  Alexandria, VA Tasks: Help the residents one-on-one by assisting them with job and housing searches, resume assistance, and mock interviews. Commitment Required: Flexible, but once a week is preferable. Orientation required. FOCUS AREA: Childhood Hunger TEAM LEADER: Valerie Villegas and Mark Percosky, valeegrl.in.va@gmail.com VISION: To partner with local groups, organizations, and individuals, and help address the immediate food needs of...

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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...

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