Our Chapter History

It all began in 1999 when a mother daughter team – Gayla Gardner and Donya Gardner Campbell – along with 10 of their close friends, decided to ring in the new millennium by sharing their many blessings with underprivileged families. Since then, the charitable efforts have spread from Houston, Texas to across the state lines with chapters now in California, Illinois, New York, and the District of Columbia. The DC Metro Chapter of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc., was established in 2003 by Kimberley Alton, Kimberly Loder-Albritton, Kristina Ennix and Nicole Hyson. These four dynamic ladies were friends or relatives of the co-founders of the original chapter. The inaugural membership in Washington, D.C. totaled 12 women who wanted to carry on the organization’s mission by giving to less fortunate children and families in their area. The organization has more than doubled in size with its membership since its inception. Fundraising efforts have increased from $2,000 to over $30,000 and the outreach to families has expanded from the District of Columbia to include Maryland and Virginia.

Message From The President

Nicole M. Cober ― DC Metro Chapter President

We in the Washington, DC Metro Chapter of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. are thrilled to continue the strong legacy of service of our beloved organization. In 2014, we had a record-breaking year of fundraising and outreach to families in need in our region. The chapter raised over $30,000 used to provide back-to-school necessities and fulfill Christmas Wish Lists for almost 100 children; deliver holiday meals, and give much-needed school supplies to two local schools.

My fellow Twelve Days of Christmas hostesses and I strive to meet our community-driven mission to share our blessings to serve those in need. Our Chapter’s achievements would not be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our supporters – both individuals and corporations. We deliver heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of them on behalf of the many families we serve.

In 2014, the Washington, DC Metro Chapter celebrated its twelve year of giving. Our commitment to help disadvantaged families in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia has only grown with time. Through our diligence and the kindness of individuals and partners in our community, we are confident that we will expand our outreach for years to come!

Officers & Members

Executive Officers

Nicole Cober ― President
Adriane Keepler ― Vice President
Kimberley Bassett ― Secretary
DeChane Dorsey ― Treasurer
Michele Dozier ― Financial Secretary

Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs

Tenise Johnson & Marisa Milton ―DC Families
Adriane K. Keepler, Shelia McCray ― MD Families
Kimberley Alton Calhoun & Cherie L. Halyard ―VA Families
Jennifer Ross ― Grants
Stephanie Wiggins and Jacinta Greene ― Corporate Sponsorship
Demetra Smith-Stewart ― Elections and Membership
Princess Mhoon Cooper ― Public Relations
Candice Bristow ― Venue


Kimberle Alton-Calhoun
Meedie Bardonille
Kim Bassett
Candice Bristow
Sandra R. Brown
Stacey Burnette
Nicole Cober
Princess Mhoon
DeChane Dorsey
Michele Dozier
Fern Dubose
Nicole Ennix
Latoya Graham
Jacinta Greene
Sebrina Greene
Cherie Halyard
Teresa Henderson
Alethia Jackson
Errika Jefferson
Tenise Johnson
Adriane K. Keepler
Michelle Klass
Caroline Lang
Monique Lenoir Pittman
Lynne Lightfoote
Keisha Mack
Shelia McCray
Sharon McDonald-Johnson
Marisa Milton
India Pinkney
Jennifer Ross
Shannon Saulet Burwell
Kevonne Small
Demetra Smith-Stewart
Candice Tobin-Sanders
Nicole Venable
Stephanie Wiggins
LaShelle Williams-Franklin
Tiffanie Winfrey

DC Metro Sponsors

Shining Star Sponsors


DSW – Designer Show Warehouse

DC Lottery and Charitable Board


Mistletoe Sponsors

Welburn Management

The linDen group

The Pinkney Family

Princess Mhoon Dance Institute

Angel Sponsors

Building America Community Development Entity, LLC

Graham Technologies

The MECCA Group, LLC

Winfrey Dental Aesthetics

Jingle Bell Sponsors

Cyber Security Innovations

Cober Johnson & Romney


Lee’s Flowershop

Greenhill Winery & Vineyards



The Arrendell Group

DeChane Dorsey

The Law Offices of Errika Jefferson


Pearson Advisory Group, Ltd.

Kensei & Arden Phillips

Vision Quests Retreats

Stephanie & Samuel Wiggins

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