In December more than 450 guests, volunteers and staff celebrated Christmas at three parties in Northern Virginia, Southeast DC, and Northwest DC. With singing, bingo, face-painting, balloons and of course Santa and his merry band of elves, the Samaritan Ministry Christmas parties were festive occasions to be community together across geographical boundaries as well as income levels and race.
Each party had its own special atmosphere, be it the hot dogs and half-smokes in Southeast, the gift-wrapping room in Northern Virginia, or the painting and drawing tables in Northwest. Traditional partnerships continued as seventy adults and children with Housing Up (formerly Transitional Housing Corporation) joined in the celebrations in Southeast and Northwest DC. Thank you for making this possible!