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Do More 24: Power your community
How Can You Do More on June 8?
Kick off summer by helping NVFS win an extra $2,000 for Do More 24! Wherever you are on Thursday, June 8, take a “Selfie for Good” with friends, family or co-workers and inspire everyone in our community to Do More. Click here or email Alyssa Lee for details. 
The NVFS Website Has a New Look!
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NVFS Community & Volunteer Engagement Team
Karen Horowitz, Director, khorowitz@nvfs.org
Navara Cannon, Specialist at SERVE Campus
Meagan Perkins, Specialist at BCCS

Everette Thorby, Specialist at Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center

Jamie Johnson, Specialist

Young Children Learn Best Through Play
Turner Construction volunteer day

It is long-proven that young children learn best through play, and the 200 students at our Head Start center do this in the classroom every day with their teachers. Last year, 98 percent of our students demonstrated kindergarten readiness, a critical indicator for academic success. The daily, tireless efforts of our teachers are enhanced by community partners who make special visits to the center that open children’s eyes to new experiences. Check out the highlights from May, including Turner Construction, CEB, CJM Wealth Advisors and Flint Hill!

Empathy for the Homeless Population Runs Deep in Our Community
While the number of those faced with homelessness has decreased by nine percent in the DC region this year, too many individuals and families in our community still find themselves without a place to call home. We are thrilled that Real Women on the Move, AOL, Sage Communications, Parties 2 Inspire, Till & Tend and Bel-Air Woman’s Club could provide examples of the compassion and support our community shows for those still faced with this unfortunate circumstance.
Local Need Doesn’t Get a Summer Vacation
Hunger Knows No Season

The end of the school year means many local children lose daily access to healthy meals. And without school, young people are often less supervised and may find themselves in situations where their decisions can have lasting ramifications.

Please make a donation today to help ensure our neighbors have what they need to build a stable foundation of well-being. From supplying local families with nutritious food to teaching youth key decision-making skills, your support will help our neighbors have a healthy and safe summer — and reach their full potential. Because when our neighbors thrive, our entire community benefits.

Thank you for the many ways you support our neighbors in need. Our community is — and will continue to be — stronger because of you!

Great One-Time Volunteer Opportunity!

It’s that time of year again. As we close out our fiscal year, we must conduct annual inventory at our thrift stores and Hunger Resource Center to assess the health and sustainability of these programs, driven primarily by in-kind donations from our generous community.

Does your company give you time off from work to volunteer? If so, please consider taking advantage of this great opportunity to help us out! Volunteers ages 16 and up are welcome. The more volunteer support we have, the more efficiently we can complete these inventory counts. Thank you for considering this important opportunity! 

  • Monday, June 26, 8 a.m.  12 p.m.
    Save ‘N’ Serve thrift store in Manassas. Sign up now!
  • Tuesday, June 27, 8 a.m. 12 p.m.
    Clock Tower thrift store in Falls Church. Sign up now!
  • Wednesday, June 28, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. & 1 4 p.m.
    Hunger Resource Center in Manassas. Sign up now!
  • Thursday, June 29, 8 a.m. 12 p.m.
    Clock Tower thrift store in Centreville. Sign up now!
Road to Independence Gala
2017 Gala

More than 500 business and community leaders celebrated NVFS’ successes and impact over the last year at the Road to Independence Gala on May 12. With the help of NVFS volunteers, more than $600,000 was raised to help local families in need. Read more >>

More Corporate Groups Spring into Action
Lockheed Martin Volunteers

Spring is a busy volunteer season for corporate, civic and faith groups. See how volunteers from Exostar and Lockheed Martin did their part to fight hunger and what improvements Fannie Mae volunteers made to our thrift store!


Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Children’s Activities: It’s a “create your own” camp or activity day for kids at our homeless shelters! Click here for details for SERVE Family Shelter or here for Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center. 

Life Skills Instructors: Utilize your expertise! Click here for details. 

Drive Homeless Clients to Appointments: You can help remove one of the biggest barriers to securing and maintaining employment. Click here for details.

Meals Provider: Provide, prepare and serve nutritious meals for our 50 residents at Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter on weekends and holidays. Sign up today.

Shelter Support Services: Are you a “people person” who thrives in fast-paced environments? Click here for SERVE Family Shelter or here for Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter.

Head Start Classroom Volunteer: If you love being around young children, this is the role for you! Click here for details.

Thank you for investing in families and strengthening communities.

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