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Holiday for Hope 2013

Dreams for Kids DC

Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Holiday for Hope 2013

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Participant (Age 15 or Younger)
Participant must be of age 15 or YOUNGER. Participant must also be from one of the following groups: homeless, in a homeless shelter or DC shelter, in foster care, of low income status, or has a physical or developmental disability.
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Volunteer (8 am - 1 pm)
Volunteers in this shift must be at Howard University at 8 a.m. for registration and set up. Volunteers will be given a light breakfast, and be privy to the Holiday lunch.
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Volunteer (1 pm - 6 pm)
Volunteers in this shift must be at Howard University at 1 p.m. for registration. Volunteers will be privy to the Holiday lunch. Volunteers in this shift must assist with entire event break down and clean up.
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Parent and/or Guardian
Only parents of REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS (see participants tab for participant details) may attend this event - if you are a parent and/or guardian of a participant you MUST register. Upon registering for this event, all parents/guardians agree to abide by ALL Howard University and Dreams for Kids DC rules and regulations. If there is a disagreement or parents/guardians not abiding by Howard University and/or Dreams for Kids DC rules, that parent will be kindly asked to leave (with your children).
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Present Holiday for Hope 2013

Dreams For Kids, with special thanks to Howard University, invite you to join us for Holiday For Hope 2013 as a participant, parent of a child or volunteer.

What: Holiday For Hope is the largest Holiday celebration for homeless and underprivileged children in the DC metro area. All participants will receive a full day of entertainment, a holiday feast and a bag of gifts. 

Who: 800 homeless and underprivileged children and their family members, over 300 volunteers and various entertainers will take part in this years celebration.


When: Sunday December 15, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm (8am - 5pm for volunteers)

Where:Howard University's Armour J. Blackburn Student Center

2400 Sixth Street Northwest, Washington D.C., DC (See map below)

From North of DC
You will make a left onto Howard Place NW from Georgia Ave NW. Go all the way down Howard Place NW, from there make the last left turn you can make (there will be a dead end you can see before you make the left). Go all the way down this street until the end and you will see the Blackburn Center. 
From inside DC or Southern DC (Shaw/Howard Metro):
From the metro stop, walk North up Georgia Ave NW for four blocks (you can also take 6th street, which runs parallel to Georgia Ave NW). You will make a right onto Howard Place NW (from Georgia Ave NW or Sixth Street), from there make the last left turn you can make (you will see the Human Ecology Building in front of you). Go all the way down this street until the end and you will see the Blackburn Center.
Bus Instructions via G2 Line (The stop is at V and 4th Streets NW): Take bus to the G2 Line stop and then walk North up 4th street NW until you hit Howard Place. Make a left onto Howard Place then make your first right on to the street after the Human Ecology Building. Walk down past Locke Hall on your right, you will see the Blackburn Center as the next building on your right. http://www.wmata.com/bus/timetables/dc/g2.pdf 


How: Holiday for Hope is made possible by passionate individuals and organizations in the DC Metro who are passionate about giving back and being involved in there communities. We have developed relationships with many organizations and shelters in the DC Metro that serve homeless and underprivileged youth to ensure that the participants at Holiday for Hope are those that need it the most.

 Please let us know if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year's Holiday for Hope!

Title Sponors:
Thank you to Howard University and Mrs. Roberta McLeod for FOUR YEARS of partnership and sponsorship! 

Thank you to KOONS Toyota of Tyson's for a second year of sponsorship!




Stocking Stuffer Sponsors


Connect the Dots Dance Company



 ***If you sign up to participate and do not attend without notice, the participant won't be able to attend any future Holiday for Hope events. Space is limited and we look to utilize each spot to the fullest. If something does come up and you can not attend, please notify Dreams for Kids at jwarren@dreamsforkids.org ASAP. Then we can hopefully make adjustments and find another participant to attend. ALL OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT HEATHER at hmmurfitt@gmail.com


Not a Participant? Here are 5 ways you can get involved...You don't have to do it alone. If your belong to a company, church group or student organization, Holiday for Hope is the perfect philanthopic event and volunteer opportunity to rally your group behind.

1) Sign up as a Volunteer above. We welcome volunteers to come to Howard University's Blackburn Center to provide service in celebration of this wonderful event.

2) Hold a gift drive. All gift drives will be supported through Dreams For Kids media outlets (Facebook, Twitter and Newsletters)

 3)  Help get the word out about Holiday for Hope. Using social media, newsletter or other networks, letting others know what this event is about through personal and professional contacts can be extremely powerful.

4)  Are you a face painter, juggler, dancer or entertainer? involved in media? Are you a caterer or do you know someone who is in the R&B industry? If so, reach out to your network and invite them to participate in Holiday For Hope. 

5) Become a citizen Philanthropist and start your own fundraising campaign to benefit Holiday For Hope. You can set up a campaign easily for you or your organization through our partner www.Citizeneffect.org.

If you are thinking about getting involved this Holiday season, please give us a call or email us (see below).  With your help, we can spread joy to an unprecedented amount of youth this year and throw one of the most extraordinary events in the history of Washington, DC.


Thank You and Happy Holidays

Heather Murfitt

Holiday for Hope Project Manager

Dreams for Kids DC


Have questions about Holiday for Hope 2013? Contact Dreams for Kids DC

When & Where

Blackburn Center, Howard University
2400 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20059

Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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