November 17, 2021 | 6PM EST
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Founded 14 years ago, Give Thanks & Give Back is an annual reception that has grown to be one of the most important sources of funding and awareness for Horton’s Kids. This year, we’ll return to the Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown Hotel for our in-person gala and reception featuring both a live and silent auction, remarks from Horton’s Kids’ community and leaders, and much more! 

We hope you’ll join Horton’s Kids in supporting children and families in SE DC. As we continue to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, we need your commitment to shaping an equitable future. Your support will fuel our programs that help children and their families overcome systemic barriers to food security, gainful employment, quality education, housing, and health care. With your support, Horton’s Kids can cultivate the talent and potential of every child.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been inspired by the resilience, perseverance, strength, and deep sense of community from the residents of Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks. We are honored to be a part of their story, and hope you will be, too.

*Please note that attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination, or a recent negative Covid-19 test before entering the event.
For those unable to attend in-person, a livestream program will be available on this page at 6pm on Wednesday Nov 17th.
Event Details

Wednesday | November 17, 2020 | 6:00 PM

Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown
2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Or watch the virtual event at
Attire: Business/Cocktail
All attendees will be required to pass a health check prior to entering the event space.
Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours is required.
Masks are required during the event, when not eating or drinking.
Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing.
Getting There
The Fairmont, Washington D.C. Georgetown is offering $35 valet parking for attendees. Please mention Horton’s Kids. Should the garage reach capacity, a Colonial Parking garage is located on N St. NW between 23rd and 24th, approximately one block away.
The Fairmont, Washington D.C. Georgetown is conveniently located only a 7 minute walk from the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro Station.


Sponsorship Information

As a sponsor of Give Thanks & Give Back, you’ll receive event tickets and be recognized as one of Horton’s Kids’ most generous supporters. And, most of all, you’ll create real, comprehensive change in the lives of children and families in Southeast DC. Click here to download the 2021 Sponsorship Packet.

Bid on the items below AND MANY MORE on our auction page:

Juan Soto Signed Baseball and Two Club-Level Nationals Tickets

This rising star of baseball is catching the attention of baseball fans all over, so now is the perfect time to add this autographed ball to your collection of Nat’s Memorabilia. You’ll be thanking yourself for your purchase when you watch him make more spectacular plays from Club level seats at an upcoming game.

Deluxe Wine Tasting Package for Eight at Barrel Oak Winery

Visit a winery run by real people, with real passion, serving real Virginia wine. Located on the beautiful Piedmont countryside, this winery provides a beautiful setting for a memorable day. Enjoy a wine tasting for eight along with a $40 credit for winery purchases.

Two-Night Deluxe Bay View Stay at the Fairmont Claremont in San Francisco

Enjoy all the Bay Area has to offer with a trip to Claremont Club & Spa. Since 1915, the Claremont Club & Spa has offered rich history and elegance, along with unrivalled views of the San Francisco Bay and skyline. Enjoy a two-night deluxe bay view stay and explore Claremont’s 22 acres of grounds by taking advantage of the club’s tennis, swimming, fitness classes and hiking opportunities.

Health & Wellness

Distribution of groceries, prepared meals, diapers, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and personal protective equipment to children and families. Referrals for mental health support and crisis intervention plans.


Personalized learning plans, high-intensity tutoring, school advocacy, and college and career readiness programming. Support provided by Horton’s Kids staff, highly skilled teachers, and trained volunteers

Household Stability

Weekly check-ins with parents and caregivers, employment resources & trainings, game nights and other enrichment programming for families.

Youth Development

Structured social-emotional learning curriculum. Enrichment activities, including cooking classes, arts and crafts, and team sports. Field trips throughout DC, life skills and other discussion groups, and mentoring.


Or mail your check to Horton’s Kids Payment Processing Center:
Horton’s Kids, Inc. PO Box 71159 Charlotte, NC 28272-1159

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