DC Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation is holding a FUNDraiser!

Are you doing some Spring cleaning or just decluttering your house? Are you wondering where to donate your gently-used goods? DC Candlelighters has the answer for you. Donate your “Sweet Junk” to our FUNDraiser and support families fighting cancer.

Have you heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” Well that definitely fits here. DC Candlelighters is partnering with Value Village Thrift Store to collect your gently-used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, coats, hats, gloves & mittens, scarves, ties, socks, shoes & boots, belts, fashion accessories, handbags, wallets, backpacks, reusable bags, CD/DVDs, books, towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, pillows, linen, tablecloths, curtains, home decorative items, toys & games, knick-knacks, silverware, plates, dishes, glasses, pots & pans, electrical items, and small household appliances (no furniture), to raise funds. Items not accepted: mattresses, baby gear, auto parts, large appliances, large furniture, building materials, cleaning products, tires, and flammable materials.

This is a WIN WIN for everyone! You get to clean out your closets and donate to a great cause. Your unwanted items can help fund our organization! Our goal is to collect 1,500 full Large Yard Bags (avg. 20 lbs.) and 450 Medium boxes (household goods) and raise $6,000. Ask your friends and family to help. You will receive a donation receipt for your support.

Please use large yard bags for clothes and textiles and tightly packed boxes for small household goods. All items must be clean and in sellable condition. Drop off location for all dates: Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA 22207 (In front of the Council Home.)

Drop off dates (All drop off times are 10:00 am – 12:00 pm): Saturday May 21, 2022, Sunday May 22, 2022, Saturday June 4, 2022, Saturday June 11, 2022, Saturday June 25, 2022, Sunday June 26, 2022, Saturday July 9, 2022, Sunday July 10, 2022, Saturday July 16, 2022, Saturday July 23, 2022, Sunday July 24, 2022

Our foundation helps provide emotional, educational, practical and financial support to families of children fighting cancer in the Northern Virginia area.

Why Candlelighters?

When you stand in the middle of sadness and sorrow,
with only one candle lit,
it is hard to see the light
and the candle easily goes out.
But with many candles lit,
standing together,
one cannot help but see the light
and feel the warmth of love.
It is because of the brightness
and hope of our shared light
that we call ourselves
Candlelighters.

“American Childhood Cancer Organization”

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THANK YOU for considering a donation to DC Candlelighters. You are offering hope to hundreds of families battling the unthinkable. Your donations are critical to keeping our services to the families going. We have no paid staff, therefore, 100% of all donations go straight into servicing DC area families directly, for programs such as you’ll find on our Programs and Services page.