The Calvary Connection
May 2019
" During my time here I’ve become more comfortable being myself, and I have this feeling that I can do anything! ” - LaRonda, resident at Calvary
Through Creativity, LaRonda Found Confidence
LaRonda, a frequent participant in the life-skills and education program (LEAP) at Calvary Women’s Services , has spent the past 5 months falling in love with art.

Not only has she developed a newfound appreciation for famous sketches and paintings, but she has also discovered a passion for creating her own artwork.

The whole process of learning how to draw and paint has really helped me bring out my inner self and experience true relaxation .”
Read more about LaRonda's newfound passion for art, and how it has helped her become more comfortable with herself, on our blog. You'll also see more of LaRonda's original artwork!
The 18th Annual Hope Awards Dinner
With less than a week to go, you won't want to miss this inspirational evening honoring leaders who uplift and empower women. The Hope Awards Dinner is a vibrant celebration of the success of women at Calvary who are ending their homelessness for good.

Enjoy a delicious cocktail reception while mingling with community leaders, bid on incredible items and unique packages during the exciting live and silent auctions, and hear inspiring stories about Calvary’s impact and the women we serve.

We are thrilled to be presenting Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton with our Hope Award. Congresswoman Wexton inspires hope and empowers women, and we look forward to celebrating her achievements.

During the event, which will be hosted by Sasha-Ann Simons of WAMU, we are also excited to recognize Hilton as our Partner of the Year.

Preview our fabulous auction items and packages here.

Find out more information and purchase your tickets here. It's going to be a night you won't soon forget!
Recognizing Hilton as our Partner of the Year
Through the Partner of the Year Award , Calvary honors organizational partners who have a significant impact on our programs. Whether through dedicated volunteer partnerships or generous financial support, these organizations are integral to our success and our ability to serve more women in the community.

Hilton’s commitment demonstrates a remarkable dedication to improving our community and supporting women who are working to change their lives. Learn more about their impact on our blog .
Volunteer Spotlight: Stacey Stiner
Stacey Stiner is our spring Community Engagement intern at Calvary. She is currently finishing up her junior year at The George Washington University and studying public health with a double minor in psychology and business administration.

As the semester comes to a close and her internship finishes up, we wanted to sit down with Stacey and hear about her experiences at Calvary over the past few months. Find our full interview on our blog.
United Way's Do More 24
Help us kick off our expansion this summer and empower even more women to end their homelessness.

On May 22nd, Calvary will participate in Do More 24, a 24-hour online fundraising campaign hosted by United Way of the National Capital Area that benefits nonprofits in the DMV. We are looking for volunteers to promote the fundraiser online with their networks. For additional information on how to get started, contact David Lothamer.

Cocktails for Calvary - Summer Soiree
Join us at our next Cocktails for Calvary event on Thursday, June 13th from 6 to 8 PM at the rooftop lounge of Cava Mezze. Enjoy signature cocktails and classic Greek hors d'oeuvres while taking in the views of Capitol Hill. We’ll come together to support women overcoming homelessness and celebrate summer in the city.

This is a great opportunity to invite friends, family, coworkers, and other networks to learn more about Calvary’s mission and the women we serve. Be sure to bring a friend (or two!). Tickets are $25 each. You’ll also receive a discount when you purchase two or more tickets.
Spring Garden Rejuvenation
Our garden has been officially rejuvenated for spring and summer! Women at Calvary will be sharpening their gardening skills by tending to these beautiful new decorative plants and nutritious vegetables.

As the tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, 
and other vegetable plants mature throughout the season, they will to yield a bountiful harvest of nourishing snacks.

The vegetables will also be used to supplement the ingredients in our daily meals. Last year, Calvary served over 20,000 warm, home-cooked meals to women. Adding homegrown vegetable from our own backyard to the recipes gives an added nutritious value. View more photos of the garden here.
Hope Awards Dinner Sponsors & Partners
We are grateful to the following sponsors and partners who are generously supporting the 18th Annual Hope Awards Dinner and empowering homeless women in Washington, DC, to transform their lives:
Calvary Women's Services