The joy and cheer of the season was spread throughout the Benning Terrace community during a holiday party.
The District of Columbia Building Industry Association hosted the event on Thursday, December 15 in partnership with the District of Columbia Housing Authority.
DCBIA’s 21st Annual Care & Share party was part of DCBIA’s continuing #buildcommunity movement. Led by volunteers children were able to make snowflakes angels and other crafts, and to decorate cookies. Each participating child also received snacks and a gift.
In October, DCBIA volunteers worked to beautify and upgrade the Benning Terrace community center as part of a multi-year effort. The organization’s Community Build Day helped to renovate the 60-year-old center, as well as create storage space for the Benning Terrace Soldiers football team, put in outdoor plants, and more. Following new stormwater system installation, DCBIA will return in 2017 to continue the improvements.