–Upcoming Events–

Annual Coat Drive

November 1 – December 23, 2020







Each year since 2013, we collected over 200 new and gently used coats to gift on Christmas Day. With the onset of the novel coronavirus, we are collecting cash donations to purchase new coats for men and women to receive this year.

Give $25 toward the purchase of a new winter coat, and join us on December 25th as we bless neighbors again this year.

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Tea Ceremony Benefit for the Homeless

Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Widow’s Pantry is in the planning stages of hosting a fundraiser to heighten our introduction to life skill sessions for our clients. We want to provide items of necessities while engaging our clients to participate in life skills and information resource sessions.

We were scheduled to host an African American Tea Ceremony fundraiser on Saturday May 16, 2020, at the Silver Spring Civic Center. The event is postponed due to COVID-19. This event is rescheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2021.

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Annual Training for Volunteers

Date To Be Announced

Each year, The Widow’s Pantry invites current leaders, volunteers, and supporters to participate in training to demonstrate the power and ability to serve God’s people through Christian outreach.

As the country continues to practice caring and safe measures to limit social interaction, we too are looking at ways to engage and stay connected — albeit without in-person events. We look forward to announcing a date and location (including the prospect of a virtual event).

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–Past Events–

Virtual 2-Mile Walk for the Homeless

Saturday, October 31, 2020

This was our 6th annual walk, hosted virtually for the first year!  We met our goal to raise $4,000!

Proceeds from your generous donation will be used to purchase new winter coats for distribution on Christmas Day.

A very special thank you to our 2020 Virtual Walk Sponsors that made sure our administrative resources were taken care of. Thank you to everyone that walked and/or made a pledge or donation.

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10th Anniversary Gala & Fundraiser

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Photograph of Gala volunteers and awardees with guest spearker, Bishop Lanier C. Twyman

We were able to raise over $10,000  from the event and 100 percent of the proceeds will be directly donated to our efforts to feed, clothe and provide spiritual encouragement to the homeless, unemployed and underemployed families of Washington DC and the vicinity.

If you did not attend our event It’s not too late to do so. To contribute to Gala Fundraiser efforts, please visit give.widowspantry.org and indicate “Gala” donation.