Creating a CARE-ing Community

Northern Virginia Family Service kicks off its CARE Awards process with its first virtual week of service to promote corporate social responsibility.

For more than 25 years, NVFS’ CARE Awards have recognized progressive companies moving the needle to make Northern Virginia a better place for everyone to work, live and play.

Deep community impact has always been a key pillar of becoming a CARE-ing company, and NVFS actively collaborates with our corporate partners to encourage volunteer engagement through our various programs. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has also become an effective tool for not only making waves within the community, but by increasing employment engagement, productivity and workplace wellness.

“When the community is healthy, that means our employees are getting all the support, services and care they need outside of work,” shares Rich Cable of Knight Point Systems. “When employees are getting what they need outside of work, we like to think they will be more productive at work.”

In an effort to encourage CSR throughout our community, NVFS kicked off the 2018 CARE Awards process with its first-ever Virtual Week of Service (April 15 – 22: National Volunteer Week). Companies and community partners across the region helped build a stronger Northern Virginia community through our collective service and partnership.

“There is not a cause that is untouched by NVFS. From Healthy Families, to the Hunger Resource Center to the emergency shelters, if there is a need, NVFS provides a way to meet that need,” says Dawn Davis of Apple Federal Credit Union.

Thank you to the following companies for their participation:
Apple Federal Credit Union
Business Benefits Group
Dimension Data
Evans Inc
Kaiser Permanente
Knight Point Systems, LLC
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (NRUCFC)
Nuance Communications
VWG Wealth Management

“CFC has partnered with NFVS for over 20 years because it continues to serve local families in meeting their immediate needs as well as helping help them navigate the path to long-term sustainability,” notes Carol Campbell of NRUCFC. “The broad scope of programs offered to our neighbors provide a great foundation for success and the compassionate staff members we have worked with have made NVFS an outstanding community service partner.”

We are eager to learn more about the CSR efforts of these companies and more through our CARE Awards application process. The CARE Award process involves: an application (due in May); an employee survey (distributed in June); and site visits (conducted in July and August). Award winners are announced in September.

Applications are due May 31. Learn more at


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