On a windy Wednesday in December, the DC Abortion Fund hosted its 10th annual Peace, Joy, and Choice holiday party at Capitale. The evening started at 6:30 p.m. and a small group of anti-abortion protesters gathered to help attendees find the entrance. Nearly 200 supporters braved this cold evening to join DCAF members in celebrating another successful year.
The evening was spent mixing and mingling with representatives from a spectrum of pro-choice groups, including Catholics for Choice, various NARAL Pro-Choice America chapters, the Women’s Information Network (WIN), Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force (WACDTF), National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Maryland. The night’s events also included highlight our incredible volunteers—without whom we could not serve the patients who need us most.
The finale came with DCAF President Val Vilott taking the floor to share the success of the last year, thank the supporters who made the past year a success, and honor the all-volunteer staff who made it possible. Val finished the evening with a call out to all the guests for on-the-spot donations. Thanks to the good will of all, with attendees giving $5,787 and exceeding Val’s request. Together, we raised more than $15,000 in support of abortion funding. It was a wonderful evening of peace, joy and choice and generous spirit, ensuring another great year for DCAF.
Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors, as well as Capitale and Eastern Confederate for their generous donations, and of course, you! Here’s to another year of great things for DCAF!
by volunteer Jenn. R.