On Wednesday, December 19th, La Clínica will host “La Posada,” a gift giveaway for its families, at All Souls Church. Approximately 300 Children will receive gifts, and families will celebrate the holiday season with food and songs.
Gifts and donations have been received from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, All Souls Church, Exxon Mobil and several other local and national organizations. The Posada has been held for over two decades and is a traditional way for La Clínica to celebrate with its community during this festive season.
“The image and symbol of Mary and Joseph looking for a safe shelter, or posada, is resonant for our immigrant community,” explained Executive Director Alicia Wilson. “As we welcome both newcomers and those who have endured great hardships in this country, we want to come together as a community and celebrate the holidays.”
La Clínica’s Posada incorporates traditional Latin American songs and hospitality with North American festivities. Volunteers and La Clínica staff will be directing the Posada activities and Santa Claus might even make an appearance.
What: “La Posada” Gift Giveaway for Local Children
When: Wednesday, December 19th
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard Street NW, Washington D.C., 20009
*The event will be first come, first serve, and we will serve up to 300 guests.
About La Clínica del Pueblo
La Clínica del Pueblo is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the needs of uninsured and underinsured Latino immigrants and others in need in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Today, La Clínica provides linguistically and culturally appropriate health and education services per year including: primary care, mental health and substance abuse services, HIV/AIDS care, interpreter services, and health education and outreach. All direct service staff are bilingual who are dedicated to a mission “to build a healthy Latino community through culturally appropriate health services, focusing on those most in need.” For more information or to support the work of La Clínica del Pueblo visit www.lcdp.org.