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Community Works

The essence of the idea of Neighbors Helping Neighbors can always be found close to home. But sometimes in the face of national disasters and conflicts, we forget that there is always a need to help others right here in our own communities.

Community Works concentrates its efforts to bring aid to those that need it most right here in our community. We support a number of ongoing programs and several local charities and organizations.

Latest Projects
  • Toy donations to Children's Hospital
  • Monthly goodie baskets for our local police and fire stations
  • Donations to The Embry Rucker Shelter in Reston
  • Making meals for local residents experiencing a difficult time due to death or illness in the family
  • Creating a network to provide comfort and support for chronically ill residents throughout our community
  • Providing volunteer opportunities for our children (see HelpingHands)

Helping Families of Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital

We just raised $840 in donations for the wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital. Families received a $20 gift card and one couple who are celebrating their wedding anniversary are getting a complimentary weekend at the McLean Hilton, including meals and movie tickets to the nearby new theater at Tysons.

Holiday Gifts for Evacuees

We will provide Christmas gifts for 50 hurricane evacuees living in Northern Virginia. This is being done through Reston Interfaith who just received 30 new families this week. Many of our members have offered to sponsor a family and do the Christmas shopping for them. NIF will take on more families if Reston Interfaith cannot find sponsors for them.

Helping a Displaced Family

We recently provided clothing, household goods, and toys to a displaced family in Falls Church. They were evacuated from Texas after the hurricanes. Mom, Dad, and two boys age 7 and 18 months are all doing as well as can be expected. A local preschool has offered to sponsor them for the holidays.

NIF to Receive Grant

We have been approved to receive a $1000 grant from a Michigan based foundation to help us continue our good works! Richard Kelly, NIF board member, has worked hard to secure the much needed funds. We'll post more details as we get them.

Member Donates Truck

We recently received a donation from a Neighbors' member of a pick-up truck to one of the Katrina evacuees to help them get back on their feet. It's this sort of generosity that reflects the spirit of the Foundation and the idea of Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Please call us to learn more about our community-based programs and to find out how you can help.



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