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 the area. The organization has more than tripled in size with its membership since its inception. Fundraising efforts have increased from $2,000 to over $45,000 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

The Washington, DC Metro Chapter of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. is thrilled to continue the strong legacy of service through our beloved organization. In 2016 – 2017, we had a record-breaking year of fundraising and outreach to families in need in our region. Our Chapter raised over $45,000, which was used to provide back-to-school necessities and fulfill Christmas wish lists for nearly 100 children. We delivered holiday meals and gave much-needed school supplies to two local schools. Moreover, we gave a $10,000 grant to Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Washington, DC.

Also, in 2017, the Washington, DC Metro Chapter celebrated its fifteenth year of giving and helping disadvantaged families. My fellow Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. hostesses and I uphold 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 on behalf of the many families we have served. Furthermore, 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  2017-2018

Nic Cober Johnson ― President
Meedie Bardonille ― Vice-President
Latoya Graham ― Secretary
Wakiene Lindo ― Treasurer
Michele Dozier ― Financial Secretary

Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs  2017-2018

Tenise Johnso ― DC Families
Adriane K. Keepler  ― MD Families
Kimberley Alton Calhoun & Cherie L. Halyard ―VA Families
Shelia McCray ― Grants
Stephanie Wiggins and Jacinta Greene ― Corporate Sponsorship
Demetra Smith-Stewart ― Elections and Membership
Princess Mhoon Cooper  Venue

Hostesses  2017-2018

Kimberley Alton-Calhoun
Jacqueline Baker

Meedie Bardonille
Kim Bassett
Candice Bristow
Stacy Burnette
Kendrea Clark-Goldsmith

Michele Cober
Nicole Cober-Johnson

Princess Mhoon Cooper
DeChane Dorsey
Michele Dozier
Lashawn English
LaToya Graham
Jacinta Greene
Michele Greene
Towan Isom
Cherie Halyard
Alethia Jackson
Monica Jackson

Errika Jefferson
Regina Johnson

Tenise Johnson
Adriane K. Keepler
Michelle Klass-McDonald
Renunda S. Lee

Monique Lenoir Pittman
Wakiene Lindo
Keisha Mack
Shelia McCray
Christal Pollard
Angela Robinson
Peggy Rose

Jennifer Ross
Tephanie Scroggins

Demetra Smith-Stewart
Karen Toles

Stephanie Wiggins
Shana Williams
Tiffanie Winfrey



DC Metro Sponsors 2016 – 2017

Shining Star Sponsors

PG County Council Member Karen Toles

Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW)



Mistletoe Sponsors

Professional Management Consulting Services (PMCS)

Cober Johnson & Romney

Winfrey Dental Aesthetics

Graham Tecnologies

Angel Sponsors

Isom Global Strategies (IGS)

Building America CDE


Marisa Milton

Jingle Bell Sponsors

Adriane Keepler – Stella & Dot

Cyber Security Innovations

BluPrint, LLC

ADC Management Solutions

Princess Mhoon Dance Institute

Vital Business Solutions

Scarlett Communications

Be Our Guest Party and Event Planning

The Ultimate Barber

V.I. Management Group, LLC

NFP Pro-Ben, Inc.

One Three Development & Logistics

Life Deeds

Shelia McCray

A.S. Robinson Law


Pearson Advisory Group, Ltd.

Stephanie and Samuel Wiggins

Kensei and Arden Phillips

The Haynie Family

DeChane Dorsey


Donate To The DC Metro Chapter