Everyone deserves A Seat at the Table

This Christmas will not be the same as in years past. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted life for all of us and has required us all to adjust to a new normal. One thing the pandemic did not stop is the number of people who need food, care and support. Demand for our programs and services has already risen over 50 percent, and as the crisis continues, we expect those numbers to rise over the next several months.

That’s why we believe it’s important this holiday season, more than ever before, that everyone has A Seat at the Table.

Our seats may be different, and the way we get to the table may be different, but one thing the coronavirus has taught us is that we are all equal in the eyes of the Lord—whether in hardship or in abundance. And we still are called to care for our neighbors in need with the blessings we have been given.

A Great Campaign, A Godly Cause

Central Union Mission invites you to be a sponsor for our fundraising campaign, A Seat at the Table. Through this campaign, which begins now and concludes on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, we’ll be able to provide Christmas meals and much more for our hurting neighbors in need this winter.

Please consider partnering with us for this campaign. Your support will ensure we have enough resources to provide the food and festivities for every guest who walks through our doors. God bless ypou for caring. 

But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Luke 14:13-14

Opportunities for A Seat at the Table
A Seat for Everyone Sponsor   $50,000 – Sponsor Now  
  • Sponsor 2000 hungry neighbors to have A Seat at the Table this Thanksgiving
  • A virtual check presentation ceremony
  • Inclusion in media outreach
  • Keynote speaker opportunity
  • Feature article in The Missionary newsletter
  • Headline listing and link on the Mission website and social media platforms
  • Name displayed before and during the virtual campaign
  • Prominent listing in our Annual Report
Gather at the Table Sponsor $25,000 – Sponsor Now  
  • Sponsor 1000 hungry neighbors to have A Seat at the Table this Thanksgiving
  • Recognition and speaking opportunity during the campaign event
  • Inclusion in media outreach     
  • Listing and link on the Mission website and social media platforms
  • Recognition in The Missionary newsletter
  • Prominent listing in our Annual Report
Come to the Table Sponsor   $10,000 – Sponsor Now 
  • Sponsor 400 hungry neighbors to have A Seat at the Table this Thanksgiving
  • Recognition during the campaign
  • Listing and link on the Mission website and social media platforms
  • Recognition in The Missionary newsletter
  • Listing in our Annual Report
Welcome to the Feast Sponsor $5,000 – Sponsor Now  
  • Sponsor 200 hungry neighbors to have A Seat at the Table this Thanksgiving
  • Listing and link on the Mission website and social media platforms
  • Recognition in The Missionary newsletter
  • Listing in our Annual Report
Dinner is Served Sponsor   $2,500 – Sponsor Now  
  • Sponsor 100 hungry neighbors to have A Seat at the Table this Thanksgiving
  • Listing and link on the Mission website and social media platforms
  • Recognition in The Missionary newsletter
  • Listing in our Annual Report
Be My Guest Sponsor   $1,000 – Sponsor Now  
  • Sponsor 40 hungry neighbors to have A Seat at the Table this Thanksgiving
  • Listing and link on the Mission website and social media platforms
  • Recognition in The Missionary newsletter
  • Listing in our Annual Report
Bring the Family Sponsor   $500 – Sponsor Now  
  • Sponsor 20 hungry neighbors to have A Seat at the Table this Thanksgiving
  • Listing and link on the Mission website and social media platforms
  • Recognition in The Missionary newsletter
Here’s Your Seat Sponsor   $250 – Sponsor Now  
  • Contribute to the well-being of the women, men and children served by the Mission
  • Recognition in The Missionary newsletter

For more information download the brochure or contact Rev. Deborah Chambers at (202) 827-3078 or email dchambers@missiondc.org.

The heart of the Mission is serving the hidden homeless and hungry in our city—one life at a time. Central Union Mission relies on the support of private donors, churches, foundations and other organizations. We do not receive any government contributions. Your partnership helps us provide a seat at the table for everyone.

“COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity in the District; it is projected that the District’s food insecurity rate in 2020 will be at least 16% (up from 10.6%), with even higher rates among vulnerable populations, including the elderly, children, undocumented individuals, and unhoused individuals.” —DC FOOD POLICY CENTER (OCT. 2020)

 

A Seat at the Table  Media Assets

  • Media viewership of event outreach (500,000 +)
  • Mission website (53,000 monthly visits)
  • The Missionary newsletter (circulation 45,000)
  • Annual Report (printed and digital circulation 80,000 +)

2021 Sponsors