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Volunteer Opportunities

Planned Giving

Serving Neighbors

Community Services

Each day, the Mission's reach extends beyond its doors and into the broader community, offering programs that serve underprivileged men, women, children, seniors, veterans. The Mission's services include:

Family and Children's Programs

  • Summer Camp, a free retreat to idyllic Camp Bennett that serves 400 inner-city children each year
  • Operation Backpack, a program that takes place every August for families who are unable to afford the necessary school supplies for their children
  • Operation Christmas Miracle, an annual program where children are given gifts on their holiday wish lists, including clothing, toys, and educational items

Community Outreach Program

Special Recognitions and Events

Another important way the mission serves the community is by recognition at special meals and other events, including:

  • A monthly Senior Luncheon
  • A Mother's Day program each May
  • Ongoing Veterans services, and a Veteran's Day luncheon
  • Thanksgiving dinners
  • Christmas dinners
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day feast
  • Easter feasts
  • An annual Birthday Party for poor and homeless men

"Festival Luau" Seniors Luncheon, August 10, 2011

Please check our events calendar for the updated dates and times of all events.

All of Central Union Mission's services are provided for free.

If you have questions about one of our services, or would like information about how to get involved, please email volunteer@missiondc.org or call 202-745-7118.