Mission Will “Show Some Love” to Boost the Spirit of Residents this Holiday Season

Central Union Mission



Contact: Deborah Chambers
VP, Development and Partnerships
Cell: 202-534-9965

Mission Will “Show Some Love” to Boost the Spirit of Residents this Holiday Season


Washington, DC—December 16, 2022—The winter holidays can be extremely difficult for many, but for people struggling with homelessness, Christmas can be a painful reminder of life’s hardships and being estranged from family. Each year, to encourage and uplift shelter residents, Central Union Mission hosts their “Show Some Love” event.
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On Dec. 16, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm the residents of Central Union Mission will enjoy a full afternoon of pampering that includes complimentary haircuts, festive holiday music, fellowship and games. While the men are enjoying their day of relaxation, the auditorium will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the official “Show Some Love” celebration that will begin at 5:00 pm. The Mission will serve an elegant, chef-prepared dinner and will distribute gift bags filled with inspirational and useful gifts like cologne along with pampering kits. The men will also enjoy music from a DJ, and a Christmas carol singalong.

According to President & CEO Joseph Mettimano, “What makes Show Some Love unique is that it impacts many aspects of our guests’ lives: spiritual, physical and emotional. Its purpose is to encourage a man to enter one of the Mission’s life-changing restoration programs and to help him overcome the trauma and depression that feeds into the cycle of homelessness. In the end, after we show we care about these men, we hope they will start to care about themselves.”


  • Mission residents interviews available all day
  • Joseph J. Mettimano, President & CEO, Central Union Mission, interviews available all day
  • Community Members and Donors

About Central Union Mission:
Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides more than 60,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development programs for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center which provides food for over 4,000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens. Charity Navigator has rated Central Union Mission a four-star charity, Candid awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.

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