Operation Christmas Miracle

Christmas girl

Reaching Needy and Homeless Children in the Washington Metro Area

The Christmas season is upon us and the children in the DC area need to know they are not forgotten. Help children and families who are struggling financially experience love, laughter, and joy.

With your help, Central Union Mission will supply Christmas gifts to over one thousand underprivileged children and youth. Here a four ways you can help:

Adopt a Child (by age and gender)
(The child's first name will be sent to you via email)

Adopt a Family (limited, by family size)

Host a Toy Drive (great for business, churches and groups)

Financially support children and families
(Central Union Mission will buy gifts on your behalf to give away during the Christmas Miracle distribution event.)

When you sign-up for Operation Christmas Miracle, you will receive the name of a child and a suggested gift list of toys to make the season brighter for a needy family. As a token of appreciation, you will receive a note of thanks and photos from the gift distribution event. Gifts will be collected through December 15, 2016. For additional information, email Christmas@missiondc.org..

Thank you for spreading joy and happiness this Christmas season!

See 2015 photos!

Resource Documents:

Frequently Asked Questions, click here

AmazonSmile Wish List, click here

List of recommended gifts, click here

Download the flyer, click here

Drop Off Locations:

Washington, DC:

Central Union Mission
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW 
Washington, DC 20001 
Phone: 202-745-7118 ext.253
Email: Christmas@missiondc.org

Drop Off hours: 7:00AM-7:00PM
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 15th
Collection begins: November 1st


Immanuel Bible Church
6911 Braddock Rd.
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-941-4124

Drop off hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Contact: Receptionist
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 11th

Burke Community Church 
9900 Old Keene Mill Road
Burke, VA 22015 
Phone: 703-425-0205

Drop off hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00-5:00PM; Fri 9:00-1:00PM
Bring to the secretary at the front desk
Contact: Tracy
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 11th


Camp Bennett
20501 Georgia Ave.
Brookville, MD 20833
Phone: 202-437-5643
Drop off hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM; *Sunday 3 PM – 5 PM*
Bring bags to the white house
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 11th
*On Sundays, call 202-437-5643 to be sure office is open

DISCLAIMER: Although some gift bags are designated for specific children, occasionally they may be given to a different underserved child based on distribution updates. Thank you for understanding as we work to meet the needs of thousands of needy children in our community.