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Help support students in need this winter!

Destination DC and the American Experience Foundation are dedicated to making sure local students have what they need to succeed at school, at work, and in their community. No student should have to leave the house this winter without warm clothes.

You can help by donating new or gently used and cleaned coats, hats, gloves, and scarves which will be distributed to Academy of Hospitality and Tourism students in need as well as their classmates and families.

Items can be dropped off at the below locations and times.

DDC Offices (901 7th Street, NW)

★ November 19 – December 14, 2018
★ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

DDC Member Holiday Party

★ December 6, 2018
★ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
★ Observation Deck at CEB Tower (1800 N Lynn St, Arlington, VA 22209)

3rd Annual Après Ski Holiday Party – Hosted by MPI, NACE, ILEA, & SESMA Washington, DC Chapters

★ November 29, 2018
★ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
★ MGM National Harbor

Washington Area Concierge Association Holiday Party

★ December 3, 2018
★ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
★ McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks (1652 K St NW)

Association of Meeting Professionals Holiday Party

★ December 3, 2018
★ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
★ Spire (750 First Street NE)


If your company is donating more than 20 coats, pick up is available on December 14. Please contact Lisa Waldschmitt at lisa [at] for more information.

Any remaining clothing will be donated to our friends at Martha’s Table, who have served the Washington, DC community for nearly 40 years.

And as you clean out your closet in the new year, please keep in mind we will be collecting professional dress for Academy students in March in preparation for the Career Ready Internship program!

Thank you for your continuing support!