The Calvary Connection
January 2021
Celebrating the Holidays at Calvary
The holidays can be an especially tough time for the women at Calvary. While continuing to practice social distancing, the women at Calvary got into the holiday spirit over the past month, by decorating doors and areas around the building and making holiday crafts! As one resident commented, Calvary is "welcoming, generous, and supportive," and especially during the holiday season it is great to know that there are people that really care about the well-being of the women at Calvary. The holidays may have looked a little different from previous years, but we found some moments of joy to celebrate.
Calvary Wish List
Are you looking for a way to support Calvary? You can check out the wish list to see our most up-to-date needs. Current needs include hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, laundry hampers, and shower curtains. If you have questions about donations or would like to coordinate a time to drop donations off, please reach out to Carrie at [email protected].
Community Conversations
We were so excited to connect with everyone who attended our Community Conversations: Holiday Edition events in December. Attendees heard updates from Kris Thompson about how Calvary is navigating the challenges presented by the pandemic, asked questions, and enjoyed space created for volunteers and supporters to connect.

Keep a lookout for future events like this! We miss being able to gather in person. But until it is safe to be together again, we will continue finding ways to bring the Calvary community together virtually.
Corporate Partners Program
Is your company looking for new ways to support our local community? Calvary Women’s Services has an active Corporate Partners Program, with lots of opportunities for your company and colleagues to get involved in Calvary’s work. This year, we’re also excited to offer new sponsorship opportunities that will allow your company to support Calvary while receiving public recognition benefits. In addition to sponsoring an event (like our annual Hope Awards), your company can also sponsor:
·       the digital newsletter (that’s what this is!),
·       the print newsletter,
·       or some of our programs, like the employment, education, or volunteer programs.
To learn more about these sponsorship opportunities and benefits, contact Lisa Buchs at [email protected] or 202-678-2341 ext. 222.
Thank You Volunteers and Donors!
We know this year was not easy for anyone, and we are so grateful for all of the creative ways people found to stay connected to Calvary. Because of you, we were able to keep our doors open and continue providing a safe, caring home for the women at Calvary.

From dropping off meals, leading classes for our Life Skills, Education, and Arts Program (LEAP), participating in our first ever In This Together Virtual 5k, contributing items from our wish list, and so much more, supporters are part of everything we do. We could not have made it through the past year without you!
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