The League hosted a holiday Open House for needy families in December 2008. Guests were residents from a Section 8 housing complex and from the Columbia Heights Village complex. Ex-offenders reconnecting with their children also attended. A total of 55 families were served with 92 children, from infants to 12-years olds. Each child received two Christmas gifts. Nationwide Insurance gave $20 Safeway gift cards to 20 needy families from the Columbia Heights Village Complex. All the children were able to select books donated by Scholastic Books. In addition, gift cards donated by Target’s Columbia Heights store were given to needy families.