In the spirit of giving, this holiday season we are thinking of others in our community and recognizing the need that is so great at this time. In lieu of sending corporate gifts, we have asked our employees to name causes that are meaningful to them, and we have made donations totaling $5,500 to the following selected organizations:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
Family PASS helps families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Fairfax County, connecting families with the support services needed to become self-sufficient. The organization’s work is part of Fairfax County’s 10- year plan to prevent and end homelessness in the county, strengthening families to be self-sufficient through affordable housing and pathways to comprehensive support services.
FCCLA offers programs, scholarships, and opportunities for members to develop real-world skills, become college- and career-ready and make a difference in families, careers and communities. Skills include character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place as participants are prepared for a lifetime of leadership, success and adventure.
House of Ruth
House of Ruth offers comprehensive services and housing for women and children, with services ranging from supportive housing for families and single women in crisis, to a therapeutic, developmental daycare for homeless children, and free counseling services to anyone who has been a victim of domestic violence.
International OCD Foundation
The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help those affected by obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders to live full and productive lives. The organization promotes research and training, fosters a supportive community and fights stigma surrounding mental health issues.
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.
PanCAN’s vision is to create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer thrive. The organization advances scientific research, builds community, shares knowledge and advocates for patients.
SafeSpot clients are child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse. SafeSpot provides no-cost services to children victims and their non-offending family members. All services are designed to reduce present trauma, better navigate the systems involved, and promote healing.
Second Story provides safe havens and opportunities to grow and thrive to youth experiencing homelessness and youth and families in crisis, providing support at critical moments in their lives.
So Others Might Eat
SOME has been on the front lines of fighting homelessness, hunger, and poverty for 50 years. As the nation’s capital battles the coronavirus, SOME remains dedicated to ensuring that DC’s most vulnerable residents receive the care and services they need.
Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation
Stillbrave is committed to providing non-medical supportive care to children with cancer and their families. The organization is dedicated to providing “strength for the strong.”
The Autism Society of Central Virginia
Founded in 1965, The Autism Society of Central Virginia has spent more than 30 years supporting children, youth and adults with autism, their families, and the professionals who serve them. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism by maximizing the self-sufficiency, independence, and quality of life for all living with autism.
The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy-Award winning film, TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
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