Season of Giving Continues with Coat Drive at DC Armory


Washington, D.C. (January 8, 2016) – Events DC has given back to more than 9,000 families in the District this holiday season through Safeway Feast of Sharing, Councilmember LaRuby May’s Turkey Distribution, Cozy Christmas at Gateway DC, Mayor Bowser’s Senior Holiday Celebration, and Toys for Tots distribution at RFK Stadium. The season of giving continues as Events DC opens the DC Armory on Saturday, January 9 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for a free coat, clothing and potato distribution led by Helping Hands Inc.
“The holiday season is a time of giving back to those in need and Events DC will continue to lend our resources in support of these worthy endeavors,” says Erik A. Moses, senior vice president and managing director of Events DC, Sports, Entertainment and Special Events. “Being able to partner with the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots, Safeway, Councilmember May and Mayor Bowser on holiday celebrations that lift the spirits of local residents is something that Events DC is committed to continuing to execute annually.”
The Helping Hands Inc. free coat, clothing and potato distribution on Saturday will be open to the public. Pre-registration is not necessary and all items will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact the founder of Helping Hands Inc., Greg Baldwin (gregorylbaldwin@yahoo.com, 202-696-5157).
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, deliver premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital.  Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium.  Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com.