Holiday Party and Great CJ Bake Off – December 11, 2022, 5-7pm
This year’s Cabin John Holiday Party will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Clara Barton Community Center and is co-sponsored by CJCA and the Clara Barton Community Center.
**NEW THIS YEAR** The Great CJ Bake Off
We ask that you bake enough for 24 servings (that’s equivalent to about 2 bundt cakes, 24 cookies, or 2 loaves of bread) so there’s enough for the judging and for party attendees to sample.
Open to all Cabin John bakers – – – READY, SET, BAKE!Sign up to enter the Bake Off!
Holiday Giving Tree 2022
2022 will be the 13th year of Cabin Johnners generously providing resources and love-in-action to the 200 families in SOME’s transitional housing, and we want to make it a lucky 13. 2021 was the best year yet, with over 100 CJ families donating a whopping $9,500, so we’ve got a challenge this year to see if we can break $10,000.
So Others Might Eat (SOME) is a local, DC-based nonprofit that fights poverty and homelessness by providing housing, healthcare, training, and social services, and this joint effort by the communities of Brookmont, Glen Echo, and Cabin John has become the largest source of holiday-season support, empowering parents to provide gifts under the tree for their children on Christmas morning and basic necessities for themselves.
Our tradition of hanging “gifting ornaments” is back – – they are up on the tree outside of the Clara Barton community center.
HOW TO GIVE:
Take an ornament and purchase the gift noted. A few of the gifting ornaments are for children that have asked for specific gifts. Some items are expensive so please consider combining efforts with another family to ensure these kids can have their holiday wishes fulfilled. If you’ve chosen one of these, contact Lori Rieckelman (contact info is in CJ directory) to let her know.
Gift cards in $50 or $100 increments (Amazon, Target, Walmart, Visa/Mastercard). Purchase and drop off at Lori’s house – 6423 79th Street – or have them mailed directly from merchant to Lori.
Venmo/Zelle – You can send your donation to Lori by either Venmo (@Lori-Rieckelman) or Zelle (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will purchase gift cards in your name.
All donations are due by Sunday, December, 11 – the day of the Cabin John Holiday Party
— About the Annual Holiday Party —
The annual holiday party at the Clara Barton Community Center brings together well over 200 Cabin Johners of all ages to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year! The Cabin John Citizens Association provides all the food and beverages for this free event, which includes activities for children, holiday music, and even a visit from Santa.