BeEMPowered is hosting their annual Friendsmas at Eaton House on December 10th, from 6pm to midnight.
FRIENDSMAS is more than just an annual holiday gathering - it serves two purposes: to build community and to support children and young adults in need. We have friends and family join us from across the country to celebrate FRIENDSMAS every year. We’re grateful for their presence as we close out each year, and every attendee who donates knows that a portion of the proceeds go to supporting an HBCU student’s remaining balance for the semester. Other FRIENDSMAS attendees opt to donate Black and Brown children’s books in lieu of a monetary donation; these books are shared across the country in Knowledge Boxes put up by WE NEED MORE THINKERS, a DC-based nonprofit, as well as donated to children of incarcerated parents, foster homes, and DCPS schools in Ward 5, 7 & 8. Our annual FRIENDS🎅🏾MAS celebration and book drive collects over 1,000 books which we hand deliver.