Reflecting Back, Looking Forward:
Celebrating 50 Years of Camp Moss Hollow
The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel DC
Thursday, May 26, 2016
6PM - 10PM
Join us at this year's Annual Awards Gala as we celebrate Family Matters and the 50th Anniversary of Camp Moss Hollow, and honor the 2016 John Theban Award for Meritorious Service to Family Matters and the Mary Alice Stoddard Community Service Award winners.
Featured at the 2016 Annual Awards Gala:
Silent & Live Auctions
Cocktails & Dinner
The Annual Awards Gala is one of DC’s premier social and fundraising events. Each year more than 300 social, political and corporate leaders, representing DC, Maryland and Virginia, attend our Gala, pledging their advocacy and financial support for greater Washington’s oldest, nationally accredited social services organization advocating for the area’s most vulnerable citizens and provided a robust offering of compassionate care solutions Comprehensive mental health services, therapeutic and traditional foster care, aging services, and the legendary Send a Kid to Camp campaign are a small sampling of the Family Matters programs that empower, enrich and elevate more than 20,000 local youth, seniors and families annually.
Camp Moss Hollow provides year-round education and enrichment for approximately 800 youth ages 7 to 14, each year. Over 30,000 youth have benefited from the camp since 1966. Camp Moss Hollow is more than just a summer camp, it is a youth development program designed to enhance educational achievement, expand horizons and increase self-worth and self-esteem for at-risk youth. Every summer, 800 children, ages seven to fourteen are afforded the opportunity to spend a week at camp. The positive environment and respite that this program provides is unparalleled and has a lasting impact on the choices campers make throughout the rest of their lives. This is how the legacy begins and it is our job to help keep the legacy alive for years to come.
Since 1904, Family Matters has offered a variety of camping programs aimed at serving Greater Washington’s underserved populations. The present site is Camp Moss Hollow and is a rustic 400-acre facility in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains, near Markham, Virginia. Accredited by the American Camping Association, the camp features an outdoor amphitheater for theatrical performances, a tennis court, a lake for canoeing and fishing, a swimming pool, a ropes course, arts and environmental programs, miles of hiking trails, and first-class local and international counselors. This camp has become the home away from home, a safe-haven, for so many children and 2016 is the year we celebrate that achievement!
Founded in 1882, Family Matters of Greater Washington (FMGW) is one of the oldest, nationally accredited social service organizations in the Washington metropolitan area and has maintained its leadership and reputation of excellence. Family Matters has been serving as the role of “family” to our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Through our services, we have been helping to provide a support system for those that need it most at any stage of life.
Today, Family Matters provides assistance that impacts more than 12,000 children, youth, families and seniors each year. Our spectrum of programs include: therapeutic and traditional foster care; youth development programs; mental health/counseling services; and services and activities for seniors.
We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit for your tax and donation purposes.
Family Matters of Greater Washington Headquarters
425 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
To find out more information about Family Matters of Greater Washington or the Annual Awards Gala, please call our Development Department
Contact Number: 202.289.1510 x122