Operation Christmas Miracle

Christmas girl

Reaching Needy and Homeless Children in the Washington Metro Area

The Christmas season is upon us and children in the DC area need to know they are loved. Help children and families struggling financially experience the true essence of the season - love, laughter and joy.

Central Union Mission will supply Christmas gifts to over a thousand underprivileged and homeless children! Here are four ways that you can help!

Become a Christmas Miracle Sponsor

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

Adopt a Family (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.)


Kid-to-Kid Christmas

In this time of receiving, teach your child the joy of giving. You and your child go shopping together to buy a gift for a child in need. To sign up, click here.

When you sign-up for Operation Christmas Miracle or Kid-to-Kid Christmas, you will receive the name of a child and a suggested list of toys and other gifts to make the season brighter for a needy family. As a token of appreciation, you will receive a note of thanks and a photo of the gift distribution event. Gifts will be collected through Friday, December 18, 2015. For additional information, email Christmas@missiondc.org.

Thank you for spreading joy and happiness this Christmas season!

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.260
Email: Christmas@missiondc.org

Open everyday, 7am-7pm
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 18th


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

Drop off hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 13th

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 10th


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.
*On Sundays, call 202-437-5643 to be sure office is open.
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 13th

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.