Beacon House is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves at-risk children, ages 5-18, in the Edgewood Terrace area of Washington, D.C. Rev. Donald E. Robinson, a Unitarian Universalist minister, founded Beacon House in 1991 to help young people ignore drugs and violence and pursue educational opportunities.
Individually and collectively, Paint Branch members and friends have helped Beacon House in many ways over the years. Recently PBUUC has conducted an annual Christmas tree gift drive. People in the congregation choose a paper "ornament" representing the wish of one of the children and teenagers involved in Beacon House programs, and they purchase the gifts, which are then wrapped and taken over to Beacon House.
Whether you would like to work on the gift drive or help a young person in some other way, Beacon House will welcome your assistance. Volunteers are always needed during weekdays, after school and on weekends.