Armour J. Blackburn Center at Howard University was full of laughter and cheer this past Sunday. Why? Because the Dreams for Kids National Office hosted their second annual Holiday for Hope, an international event that now brings individuals and groups in over 30 countries around the world together.
We spotted “Always on the Nice List,” Katherine Kennedy tirelessly giving her attention (to at least 143 children herself I am sure of it) while the other gracious volunteers served a hot lunch, courtesy of Boston Market, Pop Chips and Vitamin Water. These great Santa’s helpers also played ping pong, sang songs, bowled and made balloon animals for over almost 600 children in the District area.
Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau was there to share a few good words and felt an overwhelming sense of joy that so many children can hold their heads high during the holiday season.
Enjoy your Holiday!
Founded in 1989, Dreams for Kids is empowering youth who live in poverty and those with disabilities, by uniting them with their peers, recognizing their abilities, and allowing their voices to be heard. The most isolated young people from every community are reminded they have something to give, and they are the solution- not the problem.
Today, as Holiday for Hope celebrates its 20th anniversary, it is the largest holiday event of its kind in the world. Dreams for Kids DC held its second Holiday for Hope celebration and will host nearly 600 hundred of homeless and underprivileged children in the Capital area.