Inspiring and Engaging Every Generation Through Village of Impact

NVFS’ giving program offers families an opportunity to promote community engagement and empower every generation to transform our community.

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) is committed to providing all Northern Virginians with a better village in which to raise our families. This starts with committed, informed people who raise and support the next generation of engaged community leaders.

NVFS’ Village of Impact family giving program provides Northern Virginia families with meaningful opportunities to: engage in service together, learn about critical local needs, and generate funds for NVFS. NVFS coordinates quarterly service projects for families and features issue-area speakers who address parents and/or children on the needs of the region and how families can help.

“The biggest driver in creating the Village of Impact has been wanting to find a place where our entire family could connect and engage in a meaningful way, and educating ourselves on the issues that impact our region,” shares founding member Kourtney Whitehead.

Key components include extending volunteerism to all generations and being thoughtful about issues such as homelessness and what they mean in Northern Virginia.

“NVFS has such a strong umbrella of entities to support both the volunteering and the educational components we were interested in,” adds fellow founding member Julie Simmons. “That’s a unique, all-encompassing factor that we didn’t find anywhere else. And NVFS has such a great pulse on the community as a whole.”

Village of Impact membership is open to all families and individuals looking to make a difference in their local community. Service projects will be tailored to allow all ages (even the littlest members) to participate in volunteering. Previous events have included packing meals for homeless individuals, and learning about homelessness and hunger in our community.

Next Village of Impact Event

Our next event will focus on the importance of education in Northern Virginia, with a special project to help prepare children in our community for the upcoming school year through our Back-to-School drive. Contact Jen McCollum at or 571.748.2535 for more information.