The annual IFDA sponsored Christmas Party at the Kennedy Institute in Washington DC, needs volunteers to prepare the space and serve refreshments to the developmentally challenged students and residents served by the Institute.
It is an afternoon event with a party for children during the day--there will be no evening party for adults this year. Refreshments are served, and Christmas stockings and gifts are distributed by Santa at each of the parties. But, the most enjoyable part is the Christmas sing-along and the dancing.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
YOU CAN HELP IN TWO WAYS:
Your Contribution: Be a Holiday Helper. Each donation of $30.00 supports one Adult/Child
Volunteer Your Time:
When: December 8th
Children’s Set-up: 11:00am-12:00pm
Clean up: 2:00pm
Joseph P. Kennedy Institute
801 Buchanan St. NE, Washington, DC 20017
Request for Volunteers and Donations
John Petro is the chair of this event and reminds us that, “for many of these children, this is the only Christmas they’ll have.” Volunteers who have given their time and effort in the past feel that the spirit of Christmas is more meaningful there than any other place they go during the holidays. Won’t you join us this year? Contact John Petro to volunteer – and share the spirit of the Holidays.
The Kennedy Institute’s Mission
The Kennedy Institute creates equal and meaningful opportunities for people with developmental disabilities is the driving force behind the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, a division of Catholic Community Services. Kennedy Institute was founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Kennedy Institute is a social concerns agency of the Archdiocese of Washington. Children and adults with disabilities, their families, professionals, contributors, partner businesses, and volunteers collectively represent CCS’s mission in action.
A special thanks to Marlies Venute of Venute Interiors for redesigning the lobby of the Kennedy Institute in 2011.