CHGM Holds Successful 13th Annual Golf Tournament
Larry Smith earning his trophy.
CHGM hosted its 13th Annual "Hope for the Homeless" Golf Tournament, sponsored by the National Capital Bank at Glenn Dale Golf Club on September 21st. Seventeen teams persevered, even as rain moved in, to compete for the championship.
Larry Smith's K&S Financial team took the win again this year with a score of 58. Competition was tight for second place with Frank Andracchi's Team Carson and Tim LaCasse's State Farm Team tying with 65 points. The tiebreaker hole gave the edge to Frank's team for second place, with Tim's team coming in third. Scott Hamilton sunk a difficult putt to win the Peggy Pecore Putting Contest.
CHGM is indebted to our Golf Committee members, Susan Sedgewick, Pat Joseph, and Andrea Wood, and especially our Co-Chairs, Debra Keats and Jane Rutherford, for their months of planning and hard work leading up to the tournament. We are grateful, as well, for all of our sponsors, golfers, raffle donors, and volunteers for making the event possible. Together, we produced another great tournament and broke our prior record for funds raised to support our homeless neighbors. Thank you all!

CHGM Welcomes New Young Adult Volunteer

Last year, CHGM partnered with the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (CHPC) to host its first Young Adult Volunteer (YAV)  through the Presbyterian Mission Agency, which places   youn g adults with local community agencies and churches for a year of service.  We are excited to introduce you to our second YAV, Lynette Pi ñ a.

Lynette is a 2015 graduate of the University of the Ozarks with a BA in Philosophy, Religion and Spanish. She is passionate about advocating for justice, and is particularly interested in learning about how nonprofits work. Lynette will serve as CHGM's Community Outreach Coordinator and as a Programming Assistant with CHPC's Washington Seminar Center. We are thrilled to have Lynette on board and look forward to working with her this year. Please help us make her feel welcome as you see her in the community and at CHGM events.
Thanksgiving Basket Program Is Underway

thanksgiving basket
The holiday season is right around the corner, and CHGM is prepared to do its part to make it a joyful season for our clients and less privileged families in the community. We'll kick off our efforts with our annual collection and distribution of Thanksgiving baskets.

CHGM is already receiving requests from families for baskets to help them celebrate a delicious meal with their families, and we estimate that we'll have a list of hundreds of families to support. Our dedicated and generous community has always come through to support our families in through our annual Thanks-GIVING Food Basket Program, and we are confident that this year will be no different.

Registration to provide a basket is open through mid-November. For more information about how to donate a basket, valued at about $50 for a family of four, and for detailed instructions on what to include, please contact Shelah Wilcox at
"Serving the Community, One Neighbor at a Time"