Brighten a local foster child's holiday this year by donating to the toy drive at EYA's Capitol Quarter townhouse community in Southeast DC. All donations will go directly to BEST Kids, a one-of-a-kind mentoring program based in Capitol Hill. Please drop off unwrapped toys, books or other entertainment items for children aged six to 17 years old at our Sales Office located at 1020 4th Street SE. We are collecting donations daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 20th.
BEST Kid's mission is to promote better futures for youth in the District of Columbia’s child welfare system by developing and supporting one-on-one mentoring relationships between the youth and caring, consistent adults. In the District, 92.6% of youth eligible for adoption will wait more than two years for families, while nationally 84 percent of adoptable youth will enter permanent homes in less than a year. BEST Kids works to ensure the District's foster children have consistent adult mentors upon who they can rely from as early as 6 years of age and often long after they leave the foster system.
In advance, we at EYA thank you for your contributions to BEST Kids and hope that you enjoy this holiday season in your neighborhood. Here's to a great 2012 for Capitol Hill!