On the evening of January 27, 2019, our Woodley Gardens campus caught fire and most of the school was destroyed. We are happy that no one was hurt and we are thankful for the first responders who arrived so quickly to keep everyone safe.
While we are overwhelmed by the damage to such a treasured building, we are also reminded that what was damaged is only the walls and the “things” – the spirit of Woodley Gardens remains intact and is perhaps stronger than ever. After all, it is truly the Georgetown Hill staff and families that make Woodley Gardens a one-of-a-kind place.
In light of this tragedy, we take heart in the outpouring of support and love from the entire Georgetown Hill community, Woodley Gardens neighborhood, and beyond. Many have generously offered time and materials to help our affected families and restore Woodley Gardens. We are so grateful for you all!
We have begun making interim plans for our Woodley Gardens students and staff – please stay tuned for updates on how you can help. In the meantime, if you would like to make a monetary donation, please do so here. Every little bit will bring us closer to making the new Woodley Gardens campus bigger and better!
Thank you for your support and generosity!
In the coming weeks, we plan to house Woodley Gardens students and staff at our neighboring campuses in Montgomery County. During that temporary period, we plan to set up more permanent arrangements so that our Woodley Gardens classes can finish the school year together in a location convenient to our campus families.
We are currently accepting materials, services, and monetary donations to help support these interim costs for getting the Woodley Gardens campus back on its feet.
Many of our Woodley Gardens families lost the following:
- Cubby essentials (formula, bottles, sippy cups, diapers, wipes, diaper cream, etc.)
- Clothing (sizes 3 months – 5T, including winter wear)
- New or gently used books
While we appreciate all generosity, there are some items we will not need. Items that Georgetown Hill will be replacing:
- Classroom furniture
- Art supplies
- Organization materials
- Paper products
Material donations can be dropped off at any of our other Georgetown Hill locations, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. A list of our campus and directions can be found here.
If you have a service you would like to donate, please contact Kristen Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make a monetary donation, funds are being collected through our “Woodley Gardens Revitalization” campaign on our Crowdrise website. Donations made through our Crowdrise campaign are tax deductible.