A Festive Christmas Dinner for the Homeless is an evening of purposeful love bestowed upon our men as we transform the shelter into an upscale, five-star Christmas wonderland.
We are planning an elegant dinner, festive entertainment, celebrity appearances, personal photo ops, and gift bags filled with inspirational and meaningful gifts. While we’re transforming the floors below, the men will be treated to haircuts, manicures and more on the floors above.
There are many sponsorship levels available.
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, together we’ll provide Christmas gifts to hundreds of underprivileged children and youth.
Sponsors are needed to make sure these children are not forgotten.
For more than 135 years, Central Union Mission has been a leader in serving people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Washington, DC. Compelled by our Christian faith, the Mission was initially founded with the goal of serving homeless veterans of the Civil War. Over time, our work has grown substantially to serve men, women and children in need in our nation’s capital. Today, we remain 100 percent privately-funded and operate four facilities that provide a world-class platform to achieve long-term, sustainable and systemic change in the lives of the people we serve, while daily meeting the immediate needs of the chronically homeless and those at-risk of homelessness and poverty.
Central Union Mission needs the support of partners like you to continue providing shelter and critical services for the homeless and needy. These Naming Opportunities offer supporters various opportunities to make Named Gifts to demonstrate their concern for those in need, to honor a special individual or to memorialize a loved one.
Your gift of love will be recognized with an attractive inscription displayed in a prominent area. This recognition will serve as a lasting testament of your selfless compassion and generosity toward neighbors experiencing homelessness and people in need.
From its beginnings serving orphaned and poor children in 1934, Camp Bennett has been a haven for disadvantaged youth escaping the city as well as a working farm for unemployed men and a place for rehabilitation and retreat for men experiencing homelessness.
Today, the Mission is rehabilitating Camp Bennett for another chapter. It will continue to serve inner city children as a beautiful summer camp; in addition, it is opening its doors as a lodging and meeting space, a retreat center, banquet hall and more. Its facilities will serve campers, churches, prayer groups and corporations.
Please join us in becoming a naming sponsor in one of Camp Bennett’s unique assets.
Becoming a Mission Sponsor is an easy way for your organization to reach out to the community through our effective and trusted programs.
Besides the direct result your monetary donations provide, your compassion partnered with the Mission’s years of service will help to better the lives of thousands of hungry, hurting and homeless people.
There are many sponsorship levels available.
There’s more to your muffin than sugar and spice. Recovery, Employment and Success are the special ingredients.
Through Mission Muffins, one of Central Union Mission’s Workforce Development & Education programs, hardworking formerly homeless employees prepare for new futures. They learn baking, marketing and business skills, living at the Mission while saving their wages for a place of their own. But where do the special ingredients come from? Friends like you who want to improve the lives of our city’s most vulnerable.
When you participate in Bake A Difference, your gift will impact a life forever, and you will show your company’s commitment to helping marginalized communities.
HeArt & Sole. has been postponed until 2023, more information to come.
HeArt & Sole is the signature event of Central Union Mission, Washington, DC’s oldest private social service agency—featuring Hell’s Kitchen Winner Chef Rock Harper, celebrity chefs from all over the area volunteer their skills to provide gourmet tastes of their own creations. The glamorous evening includes a VIP chef competition, live entertainment and appearances by local celebrities all to help care for our hungry and homeless neighbors.
Every month, the Mission hosts a general and Hispanic seniors’ luncheon, which includes prayer, games and solidarity, in addition to a delicious and nutritious meal.