Ford’s Theatre Society has announced that the company of the 2019 production of A Christmas Carol has selected DC’s Bright Beginnings as recipient of this year’s donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens’s holiday classic.
During the curtain calls for performances, the company of A Christmas Carol will collect monetary donations on behalf of the Washington-based non-profit. Patrons may also make donations through the Ford’s Theatre Box Office. All donation checks should be made payable to Bright Beginnings.
Bright Beginnings operates early childhood and family learning centers for children and families experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC For more than 29 years, they have helped thousands of children and their families achieve self-sufficiency.
Their centers offer full-day, year-round, developmentally appropriate early childhood education services for children birth to five at no cost to their families. In the last 10 years, the company and audiences of A Christmas Carol have raised more than $836,000 for Washington-area charities. A Christmas Carol plays at Ford’s Theatre from Nov. 21 to Jan. 1. fords.org.