The message of giving from "A Christmas Carol" rang true during the Ford Theatre’s performances of the holiday play from Nov. 20 through Dec. 29.

The Ford’s Theatre Society audiences raised more than $77,000 for local charity So Others Might Eat (SOME). In addition to the monetary donation, the theatre also donated boxes of toiletries and clothing.

SOME President Father John Adams said, “I am deeply touched and grateful for the concern for the poor and homeless in D.C. expressed by the generous Ford’s Theatre community during such a difficult time. On behalf of all of us at SOME I want to thank you for the incredible support from the wonderful cast, staff and audience of ‘A Christmas Carol’. You will make an enormous difference at SOME and the lives of those who need help. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for opening your arms to those in need at this critical time.”

So Others Might Eat (SOME) is an interfaith, community-based organization in the District of Columbia that offers services including affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment and counseling to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Another fundraiser for the organization will take place Thursday at George (3251 Prospect Street. NW) from 9 p.m. to midnight.