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WHC Collects

Throughout the year, we participate in a number of collection campaigns ranging from food drives to benefit the hungry in the D.C. metro area to blanket collections to help Syrian refugees. Giving back locally and internationally, our annual campaigns are an important part of fulfilling the values of tikkun olam at Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Summer Camp for Simon Students

For almost two decades, you have made it possible for more than 500 kids from Abram Simon Elementary School to spend part of their summer at Camp.

Camp is more than just some time away. Many of these children have never left the District and most have never been away from home. Camp is such a life-changing experience that many kids return year after year until they age out — and then they come back as camp staff or counselors.

The cost for a child to spend a week at Camp is $250. You can also support our campers by purchasing the supplies they need while they're away by donating Target and Walmart gift cards of $25 or $50 (or more!)

These gift cards can be dropped off at the front desk at Temple or JBSC anytime up until Friday, May 17.

Support Summer Camp

To make an online contribution for summer camp, click here, then select "Abram Simon Elementary School Camp Fund" from the drop-down list of funds on the web page that opens. For assistance, contact Petra Tchouante, 202-895-6318.

Thank you for your continued support.

WHC Collects Calendar 2018-2019

What items are we collecting this year? When can you bring your donations to Temple and the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center? Our WHC Collects calendar will help you know what to donate and when.

  • September - High Holy Day Food Drive
    Low fat, low sodium, shelf-stable boxed and cannded foods
  • October and November - Winter Warmth Collection Drive
    Long underwear and boots for men and women
  • November - Carrie Simon House Holiday Party
    Gift cards, clothing, and toys
  • December - Prime Timers Toys for Tots Drive, Sisterhood Sinai Hospital Toy Drive, RJWECC Second Chance Toy Drive
    New and gently used toys
  • January - MLK Day of Service
    New and gently used clean clothing
  • February, March, and April - Mitzvah Day
    Travel-sized toiletries, jeans, household goods, and household cleaning supplies
  • May - Camp Moss Hollow
    Bug spray, sunscreen, water bottles, beach towels, flashlights, toiletries