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Gifts for the Homeless Annual Clothing Drive is Next Weekend

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A homeless man on Connecticut Avenue NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Fact: The average person makes 24 percent of their annual donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and, despite a deep recession, charitable giving was up more than 3 percent in 2010 (Source: Charity Navigator).

Here at Borderstan we want to help you make the decision to give locally this year. That’s why we’re providing you with an easy way to make contributions to charities that provide support for our neighbors in Borderstan and DC. From health care to social services and the arts, philanthropies in our neighborhood make an impact on our community.

Gifts for the Homeless (GFTH) is holding its annual clothing drive, Friday, November 30, through Sunday, Deceember 2 at the Portals III, 1201 D Street SW.

During last year’s clothing drive, more than 400 volunteers sorted, bagged and delivered over 4,000 bags of gently used clothing to 63 area shelters, soup kitchens, transitional homes and other service organizations.

GFTH also solicits monetary donations, which it uses to purchase and distribute new clothing for many of the shelters it serves. GFTH has no paid staff and no overhead, so it uses 100 percent of the money donated to purchase new clothing items for homeless men, women, and children.

For more information, visit the GFTH website or Facebook page.

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