Holiday Programs

A Magical Month of Giving

"Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more...."
- Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Here at CFLS we are so fortunate to experience first hand the magic that can happen when donors help share the Spirit of Christmas. Our holiday drives were a huge success thanks to the support of many corporations, organizations and individuals. Thank you for sharing your time, your talents, and your treasures with those we are honored to serve. Your donations brought holidays gifts to over 450 children, youth and adults this holiday season! Your caring brings light and love to others. We wish you a wonderful New Year!!!

Adopt-a-Family A Huge Success!

Thanks to many generous supporters, we were able to adopt 104 families (292 children and adults) from our Housing, Mentoring and Parent Center programs this Christmas! Sponsors delivered beautifully wrapped and labeled gifts to CFLS, and families stopped by to pick them up. The CFLS staff really enjoyed seing all of the overjoyed faces of each family as they picked up their gifts. A HUGE thank you to all who made this possible!

Give-a-Gift serves over 100!Holiday Gift Drives

With the help of generous donors and tireless volunteers, we were able to provide toys to over 100 children, including all of the youth in our Volunteer Mentoring Partnership and children from the Health Leads Program. Our holiday store is a great program that brought festive joy and cheer to many this wonderful season. We could not offer this program without the generous support of The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington!

Milestone Magi Brought Everyone Gifts!

It was a merry holiday for all 35 residents at Milestone Place who received a $50 Visa gift card this Christmas season. This would not only assist them in their independent living but a great way to celebrate the joyous season to pick out something nice for themselves. Thank you to all who donated for this program. Your support really makes a difference in the lives of each resident!

Thank you again for all of your support this Holiday Season. May the Spirit of the Christmas season fill your heart all year long!

For additional information about our Holiday Programs, including how you can contribute or volunteer, contact the development department at 202-347-0511 or