It is that time again. We need your help and are so excited to have another year to help those in need during this Holiday Season. Last year, through the leadership of our Fathers Club Group and the help of so many willing parents, faculty, and staff, we collected over 14,000 cans of food that went to St. Thomas More and St. Francis Xavier Churches in Southeast DC, and Holy Name Church in Northeast DC. We look forward to another successful campaign this year!
Remember ALL volunteers need to register.
Territory assignments are not lost, we just need to start with fresh contact information.
Complete the form below and add any family members.
Please ask other adults/families on your team to do the same thing.
Territories have been created by dividing neighborhoods around a parish into about 175 houses. As a Territory Team Member, you will be responsible for the food collection in that area. Please be sure to refer to your territory map to be sure of the streets and "sides" of the streets in your territory. Please stay on the inside of your boundary and only visit houses on your side of the outside street.
You will be given all of the supplies you need to collect food in your territory: bags, flyers, thank you door hangers and a map. Instructions to successfully collect in your territory will be provided and can be found below in Helpful Hints and Resources.
Between Sunday and Thursday before the collection date, please distribute your bags and flyers. This gives your neighbors enough time to shop or select items from their cupboards for your Saturday collection day.
On drive day, go back to the same houses and collect filled bags left outside. Please do not collect before the time on your flyer. Hopefully, the bags are prominently set out, but please drive slowly to be sure you don't miss any and don't hesitate to knock on doors to remind neighbors to support those in need. After you have gone through your territory once, please go through again to pick up bags which may have been left out late.
Many volunteers are needed on Drive Day to help at the collection site. We need help directing the food as it arrives in territory leaders' vehicles and as it goes out in recipient organization vehicles. Then of course we need many hands to move the donations quickly and efficiently. No matter how careful territory volunteers are when collecting their items, some bags are missed. Our donors often call to have their bag picked up and we need help organizing these calls and picking up the bags. EVERY CAN COUNTS!
Pick up your supplies (including bags and flyers) at morning drop off on Monday, TBD
Distribute the bags with a stapled flyer the week before the drive. We suggest as early as Weds, December 9th but definitely by Friday, December 11th to all houses in your territory. We want neighbors to have time to purchase food or select items from cupboards to participate. Please follow your territory map and do not cross your inside boundary street.
Bring them back!!!! Collect all of your bags and bring them to us! Be sure to drive through your territory SLOWLY and extra time to make sure you don't miss a bag. EVERY CAN COUNTS!
Please bring collected bags to in front of the upper school where we will have representatives from food pantries ready to take your food!
If your family or business is interested in sponsoring our event, please contact Scott Garten.
Scott Garten: 703-835-4841 or :
HTS Fathers Club: firstname.lastname@example.org
collected by Holy Trinity to date!