As part of their ministry to the needy, Louis and Demetra Hutchinson throw an annual party to organize donations of food and clothing for the homeless. For first-time partygoers, the purpose of the party can come as a big surprise.
Dec. 28, 2013 Anahai Cruz, 4, is excited to find a new pair of shoes among items given to the needy at Franklin Square in Northwest Washington. Louis Hutchinson, a vice president at Constellation Energy, and his family have an annual party at their home in Upper Marlboro, Md., and they ask the guests to help organize food and clothing donations for the homeless. The next day, the food and clothing are handed out in the District. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post Buy Photo