Holiday Giving 2022



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The Season of Giving is Here!

2022 ALA Capital Chapter Holiday Giving Programs

As the holiday season approaches, we invite firms to participate in providing much-needed holiday assistance to the DC community’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations by visiting the websites below to make a monetary donation or to purchase a wish list item. Please consider the below DC community organizations for your office giving programs this holiday season! In addition to the local charities, you also have the opportunity to donate to the Toni K. Allen Scholarship.


Safe Shores is a Children’s Advocacy Center dedicated to supporting and working directly with child victims of sexual and physical abuse in the District of Columbia. Safe Shores coordinates a multidisciplinary team approach to abuse by handling everything from forensic services to family advocacy.

Every year, Safe Shores partners with individual volunteers, donors and community organizations to provide child victims of abuse with new clothing and toys for the holiday season. The Safe Shores goal for 2022 is to serve 200 children and they are estimating a cost of $150 - $200 per child.


Please make your donations here:

Safe Shores - The DC Children’s Advocacy Center

429 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Bright Beginnings is a nationally accredited child development center that offers a bright start for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families.  Bright Beginnings serves children annually whose families are living in crisis shelters or transitional housing. Bright Beginnings offers comprehensive wrap-around services to both children and their parents with the goal of supporting families as they take the brave journey from crisis to self-sufficiency.

If you adopt a family through Bright Beginnings and need a courier to deliver the items, you can contact Courtney Leonard at Washington Express for a discount.


Gifts must be received by Bright Beginnings by Friday, December 9, 2022.

Bright Beginnings

3418 4th St., SE
Washington, DC 20032 

N Street Village, founded in 1972, supports women in Washington, D.C. experiencing homelessness by offering a broad spectrum of services, housing, and advocacy in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. They partner with women to achieve stability and make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery goals.

In the 16 years that ALA members have supported the Village, they have grown significantly. Now nearing their 50th anniversary, N Street Village serves nearly 2,000 women each year. Recently, they opened 3 new sites to ensure that every woman who arrives at their doors seeking a community of hope is met with the opportunity to start the next chapter in her journey.


Please make your donations here:

  • Note “ALA Holiday” in the comments to properly recognize your gift.

N Street Village

1333 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Toni K. Allen Scholarship

Give the gift of education this holiday season! Now is the perfect time to make a donation to the Toni K. Allen Scholarship Fund. Your tax-deductible contribution helps send deserving DC high school seniors to college to pursue their dreams of a career in business or law. Give the gift of a brighter future to a student in our community - donate today!


Thank you in advance for any and all donations!  We are so proud of the help that the ALA CapChap provides to the DC community each year!

-Joanna Hurt & Barbara Kernus

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