‘Tis the Season for Giving

During the holiday season, it’s a wonderful time to give. So here are some amazing charitable (both local and global) organizations that we spoil consistently throughout the year (contributing money from each transaction to the organization chosen by our client). If you are considering giving this season, we hope you will help us spoil these special charities.

IJM – International Justice Mission

IJM is a global, non-profit organization that protects the poor in developing countries from harm such as human trafficking and child exploitation. They accomplish their mission by rescuing victims, by bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors and strengthening justice systems. https://www.ijm.org/

Give a Goat, Change a Life

Give a Goat, Change a Life is a non-profit organization that provides goats to Ugandan people. They supply to orphanages, malnutrition clinics, rural hospitals and other medical facilities. Their goal is to provide housing, fencing, food, medical care and education. http://give-a-goat.com/

Home for a Home

Home for a Home is a non-profit that builds homes and changes lives. This charity is funded by real estate transactions to support the construction of homes for those in need in Guatemala. http://homeforahome.org/

Jill’s House, Mclean, VA

If you are looking for an organization close to home, Jill’s House provides much needed support for families with special needs in the Washington D.C. area. They do this by providing respite care for children with special needs (and their siblings) to give parents a break. http://jillshouse.org/

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are dedicated to curing blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and myeloma. They are focused on improving the lives of patients and their families. http://www.lls.org/
We hope you will join us during this season of giving to find it in your heart to support some of these great charities that give back to so many!

Spoiler Alert! Best Christmas Light Displays of 2015

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During the holiday season, as we look for things to do with our families, here is a list of Christmas displays we gathered for you in the D.C. area. Enjoy!

  • National Christmas Tree and the Pathway of Peace – Where: The Ellipse near The White House – When: Through Jan. 1, 2016, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Cost: Free. There will be musical performances Wednesday, Dec. 9 through Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. During the week, performances are between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, performances are between 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • ZooLights at the National Zoo – Where: The National Zoo – When: Nov. 27 – Jan. 2, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Excluding Dec. 24, 25, 31) – Cost: Free
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights – Where: Bull Run Regional Park – When: Nov. 18 – Jan. 3 – Monday – Thursday between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Friday – Sunday & holidays between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day – Cost: $15 per car (Monday – Thursday) $20 per car (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays) $25 per car (Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26)
  • Festival of Lights and Carols – Where: The Grounds of Old Town Square in Fairfax – When: Through Jan. 3, 2016 – Cost: Free
  • Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights – Where: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA – When: Nov. 13 – Jan. 3 between 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. – Cost: Weekdays: Ages 13 and Older: $12, Ages 3-12: $7, Under 2: Free – Weekends & Holidays: Add $1 per Ticket (Nov. 26 & 27, Dec. 24, 25, 31, Jan. 1) Make sure to buy your tickets online before attending
  • The City of Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival – Where: Seneca Creek State Park – When: Nov. 27 – Dec. 31 (Closed Dec. 25) – Sunday – Thursday between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – Friday & Saturday between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. – Cost: Monday – Thursday: $12 – Friday – Sunday: $15
  • Prince George’s County Festival of Lights – Where: Watkins Regional Park – 301 Watkins Park Dr Upper Marlboro, MD – When: Nov. 27 – Jan. 1 between 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Cost: $5 per car (cash only)
  • 38th Annual Festival of Lights – Where: D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – 9900 Stoneybrook Dr Kensington, Maryland 20895 – When: Dec. 3 – Dec. 31 between Dusk and 10:00 p.m. – Cost: Free. Artists and Groups will be performing every night between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Free Tickets for Concert are handed out at Visitors Center 60 minutes before on a first come, first served basis.

Here is also a list of homes with magnificent light displays this year.

  • 10601 Collingwood Rd Alexandria, VA
  • 2507 Fairview Dr Alexandria, VA
  • 5601 Hereford Ct Alexandria, VA
  • 6412 Joyce Rd Alexandria, VA
  • 6634 South Kings Highway Alexandria, VA
  • 3912 Lincolnshire St Annandale, VA
  • 1610 N Abingdon St Arlington, VA
  • 1713 N. Quebec St Arlington, VA
  • 11626 34th Pl Beltsville, MD
  • 20304 Lubar Way Brookeville, MD
  • 5700 Claret Place Centreville, VA
  • 13614 Weinstein Ct Centreville, VA
  • 11610 Henderson Rd Clifton, VA
  • 6226 Stonehunt Place Clifton, VA
  • 3710 42nd Ave Cottage City, MD
  • 4501 Evansdale Rd Dale City, VA
  • 4802 Red Hill Way Ellicott City, MD
  • 3522 Chain Bridge Rd Fairfax, VA
  • 8910 Karen Dr. Fairfax VA
  • 9804 Kirktree Ct Fairfax, VA
  • 3308 Prosperity Ave Fairfax, VA
  • 9806 Sharon Ct Fairfax, VA
  • 10715 Shadow Ln Fairfax Station, VA
  • 510 East Broad St Falls Church, VA
  • 7104 Idylwood Rd Falls Church, VA
  • 6524 Roosevelt St Falls Church, VA
  • 11920 Bennett Rd Herndon, VA
  • 8492 Tipton Dr Laurel, MD
  • 1826 Woods Edge Dr NE Leesburg, VA
  • 8209 Lorton Rd Lorton, VA
  • 7815 Birnam Wood Dr McLean, VA
  • 21244 Millwood Square Potomac Falls, VA
  • Archdale Rd Reston, VA
  • 11303 Stones Throw Dr Reston, VA
  • 15428 Baileys Ln Silver Spring, MD
  • 12710 Laurie Dr Silver Spring, MD
  • 5406 Fremont St Springfield, VA
  • 8700 Nanlee Dr Springfield, VA
  • 47807 Blockhouse Point Place Sterling, VA
  • E. Juniper Ave Sterling, VA
  • 111 W Church Rd Sterling VA
  • 117 Hickory Circle SW Vienna, VA
  • 10203 Lawyers Rd Vienna, VA
  • 128 Nutley St NW Vienna, VA
  • 15615 Bushey Dr Woodbridge, VA

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