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United Drives to collect toiletries & personal hygiene items

Donations collected will benefit Thrive DC, a dining program for homeless women

Throughout the 2012 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United collects items at select home games to benefit pre-determined non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. During the month of October, United for D.C. – D.C. United’s charitable arm – will collect toiletries and personal hygiene items that will benefit Thrive DC, a dining program for homeless women in the area. As a D.C. United signature program, United Drives assigns a different charity drive for each month of the MLS regular season, including the collection of food, children’s books, and soccer equipment.

Donations are accepted in the D.C. United offices on game and non-game days, located on the fourth floor of Gate A. This season marks the ninth year of the United Drives campaign, which collects much-needed items to help with each beneficiary’s mission.

For more information on United Drives or any of D.C. United’s community initiatives, please call (202) 587-5000.