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"The Hill is Alive" A Capella Benefit Concert, 10/15!

Capitol Hill Group Ministry is excited to host "The Hill is Alive" A Cappella benefit concert on October 15th, at the National Community Church Theater (535 8th St SE), at 7pm. Join CHGM for an entertaining night of music, as a cappella groups from local universities donate their talents to support our homeless neighbors. 
 
Participating groups include the "Georgetown Chimes," "Georgetown Phantoms," and "Georgetown Superfood" from Georgetown University; "Redline A Cappella" and "Take Note Acapella" from Catholic University; and "PandemoniUM" from The University of Maryland.

You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a night of fun music with the Capitol Hill community, and to support CHGM's important services to homeless individuals and families. The night will also include a raffle, and light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Buy your tickets in advance here for only $20, or at the door for $25. Tickets are limited, however, so we recommend getting yours today!

Please contact Whitney Parnell at parnell@chgm.net or 202-544-0631 for additional information. 
CHGM 12th Annual "Hope for the Homeless" Golf Tournament on Sept. 22nd will be Most Successful Ever
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CHGM is thrilled to share that our 12th Annual "Hope for the Homeless" Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22nd, will be our most successful yet! With an increase in sponsorship contributions, including from 17 first-time sponsors, proceeds will break the 2013 record by an estimated 35%.

We hope the unprecedented success of this year's tournament, sponsored again this year by National Capitol Bank, will enable us to provide our housing, Day Center, social, and outreach services to even more of our neighbors in need. Proceeds will also fund our community engagement program, through which we increase awareness of and action by DC residents to address the dire lack of low-income housing and the growing need for services for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk. 
 
It is not too late to become part of this fun and fruitful event! Interested golfers can purchase tickets until the tournament begins at Glenn Dale Golf Club at noon on Monday, September 22. Visit www.golf.chgm.net for more information, or call (202) 544-0631.
CHGM takes Carol Schwartz for a "Walk in Our Shoes"
  
Capitol Hill Group Ministry was excited to co-lead Mayoral Candidate, Carol Schwartz, in The Way Home Campaign's new "A Walk In Our Shoes" activity, on September 12th.

The Way Home Campaign seeks to end chronic homelessness by 2017, and with 1,785 chronically homeless individuals in DC, we have a lot of work to do. As a campaign partner, CHGM played a large role in creating "A Walk In Our Shoes," an experiential learning activity designed to enable participants to learn about homelessness directly from those who have been or are currently unhoused.

Led by CHGM's Whitney Parnell and colleagues from Miriam's Kitchen, Ms. Schwartz took an early morning walk from a park bench to a soup kitchen,  similar to the route many homeless neighbors follow every day. Along the way, local homeless neighbors spoke to Ms. Schwartz about the daily challenges they experience as a result of being homeless. She then shared a meal with homeless individuals in the Miriam's Kitchen dining room and heard from a formerly homeless individual about the transformative experience of becoming housed after many years of living on the streets.

We hope that Ms. Schwartz is the first of many city leaders to participate in A Walk In Our Shoes. We believe the activity will engender in participating leaders a new level of compassion for homeless DC residents and the trials they face, greater motivation to end chronic homelessness, and confidence that it can be done by 2017.

For more information about The Way Home Campaign, and how to get involved, please visit thewayhomedc.org.

CHGM Welcomes Young Adult Volunteer, Emily Powers   

Capitol Hill Group Ministry is very excited to welcome its first Young Adult Volunteer, Emily Powers! The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Program is a year-long service opportunity for 19 - 30 year olds, through the Presbyterian Church. During their service year, YAV volunteers deepen and develop their faith while serving in communities in need. The YAV program has sites around the United States and around the world.
 
Emily comes to us from Kansas City, MO.  She is very excited to be working at CHGM as the Community Outreach Coordinator, which will entail offering outreach services to our chronically homeless neighbors, volunteer coordinating, and many other responsibilities. Emily will also spend part of her time working at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church's Washington Seminar Center.

Emily is a recent college graduate from Northwest Missouri State University. In her free time, she enjoys reading and visiting the DC sites. Her future plans include going to seminary and working with youth. Emily believes that educating youth about the world outside of their frame will help to redefine volunteer and service work. She wants to encourage youth to be a part of the bigger world, and inspire them to be part of service opportunities like the YAV program.

CHGM is excited to have Emily on board, and can't wait to see all that she will accomplish! We are so thankful for Pastor Andy Walton of the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church for inviting us to partner with them in sponsoring Emily's year of service. 
Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars!
 
12th Annual "Hope for the Homeless Golf Tournament," 9/22 (1:30pm shotgun start) - Join us at Glenn Dale Country Club for a great cause! More information at www.Golf.CHGM.net!

"The Hill is Alive" Benefit Concert for CHGM, 10/15, 7pm (535 8th St SE) Come to CHGM's new fundraiser to hear local a cappella groups perform in a fun-filled night to support our homeless neighbors. Get your tickets here today!

Volunteer Appreciation Event (Community Night), 11/11, 6pm - 7:30pm - Join us as CHGM says "thank you" to all of our committed volunteers.

11th Annual Interfaith Service, (Mount Moriah Baptist Church), 11/23, 4pm - Celebrate CHGM's ever expanding services to our neighbors in need, the Capitol Hill community, and many of the congregations and volunteers that help make our neighborhood such a wonderful place to call home.
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