Volunteer Voice: Strengthening Our Community Through Volunteers

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2017 Road to Independence Gala


Friday, May 12, 2017
6 p.m.
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
Gratitude Grille
You still have time: RSVP to join us this Sunday, April 9 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Gratitude Grille Volunteer Luncheon, featuring gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches compliments of Cabot Farmers Collective. RSVP here by this Friday!
NVFS Community & Volunteer Engagement Team

Karen Horowitz, Director, khorowitz@nvfs.org, 571.748.2626

Navara Cannon, Specialist at SERVE Campus, ncannon@nvfs.org, 571.748.2536

Meagan Perkins, Specialist at BCCS, mperkins@nvfs.org, 703.820.7621 x216

Everette Thorby, Specialist at Hilda Barg, ethorby@nvfs.org, 571.748.2674

Jamie Johnson, Specialist, jajohnson@nvfs.org, 571.748.2621 

Thank You, NVFS Volunteers!
Volunteers like you are integral to NVFS as we continue to create a stronger and healthier Northern Virginia community. Because of you:

  • A young child builds critical self-esteem as she learns to write the alphabet;
  • A family that has been sleeping in their car now has a safe place to call home;
  • A low-income senior continues to live independently because he has help paying his bills and balancing a tight budget;
  • The shelter walls are freshly painted in warm, calming colors and storage room supplies are organized, making it easy to find what we need; and
  • Our hard-working staff have myriad opportunities to hone workplace skills through pro-bono trainings and workshops. 

Whether you volunteer once in a year or multiple times a week, your outpouring of generosity and your genuine compassion and empathy for others makes a world of difference in our community.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your tireless efforts!


Every April We Take Time to Celebrate You

The annual NVFS Volunteer Awards are one small way for us to honor a few superstar volunteers for going above and beyond to make a particularly tremendous impact.

Congratulations to the 2017 award winners and nominees!


Presidential Award

2017 Awardee

Virginia T. Hole, Kitchen Support Services at Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter 

2017 Nominees:

  • Anh Thi Du, Multicultural Center
  • Iris Manzanares, Georgetown South Early Head Start Center
Impact Award

2017 Awardee

Kim Nelson, Birthday Gifting Program Founder for Healthy Families Prince William

2017 Nominees:

  • Barbara Foelber, Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter
  • Patti Marquez, Healthy Families Springfield
Community Champion Award

2017 Awardee

Betsy Younkins & Dianne Rankin, Training Futures “Dynamic Duo”


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