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Fall is a beautiful time of year and marks the anticipation of some of our favorite holidays: Halloween for our kids, Thanksgiving for family and friends, and the December celebrations of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa.  During this fall, we ask you to please also think of our client families -- those who are homeless or jobless and about to become homeless, who cannot fill the Thanksgiving table with an abundance of goodies, who can't give their children the things our own children often take for granted -- Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa presents.  
FPASS Agreement with County's Coordinated Services Planning  to Help Families Avoid Homelessness

Family PASS has long focused on trying to help families before they lose their homes.  However, due to limited shelter resources, those already homeless are, understandably, a priority for Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning, the referral agency that directs families to shelters and other county resources.  This often leaves those at imminent risk of homelessness without much needed assistance at a critical time. The good news is that under a new agreement between Family PASS and Coordinated Services Planning, Coordinated Services Planning (CSP)will screen those at-risk clients and refer them directly to Family PASS for immediate assistance. This is a tremendous step forward in Family PASS's mission to help families avoid homelessness. Family PASS will provide case management support to regain housing stability AND work with these families towards educational and career goals. Clients in this program will come from  Vienna, Oakton, Reston, Herndon and McLean. Family PASS expects its first client referrals from CSP beginning October 1.
 
So far this year, Family PASS has helped 31 families through its collaborations with Shelter House, Northern Virginia Family Services, and Cornerstones.  This has been possible with your support and with the dedication of Family PASS's Senior Case Management Supervisor Sou Han and Case Manager Jessica Sweeney.

Golf Tournament
Family PASS's Second Annual Golf Tournament was a great success, raising $15,000 to serve our families.  Thank you to all who came out.  Special thanks to Dave Lucas of Channel8, Vienna resident and Family PASS supporter, who emceed the post-play luncheon.

Congratulations to Best Overall Score team of The MyPlumber pictured left (left to right) Mark Presgrave, Phil Hopkins, Scott Meriwether and Steve Miller.

Many thanks to our golfers, sponsors, and auction donors: The Meltzer Group, Integrity One, MyPlumber, The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, St. Mark Catholic Church and AIS as well as contest and tee sponsors State Farm Insurance, Jodi Bentley/Weicher Realtors, My House Fitness, Intelligent Office, Salons by JC, Caddie Tours Online and Frank & Company.

Equal thanks to our Golf Committee of Mike Waddell, Jodi Bentley, Patti  Cooksey, Niall Leogue, and Paul Kohlenberger and event volunteers Lee Ellis, Amy Rothey, Priscilla Bezdek, Jackie Hoyle, Sandy Fazackerly, Patty Sparrell, and Melissa Rosen.

Additional thanks go to auction donors Clarity, Bard's Alley, MyHouseFitness, Massage Envy, Mike Waddell(Beach House & TPC Potomac Foursome), Kathy Albarado(Mexican Vacation), Kendra Scott(Jewelry), Michael and Lory Stabolepszy (Jackson Hole Condo),  Jerry and Paul Kohlenberger (TPC Potomac Twosome), McLean Chamber (Suits & Socks tickets), First Stage (tickets), Irish Inn at Glen Echo (gift certificates), Wine Cabinet, Caboose, Jewelry Sets by Sue, Diamond Spa, The DuPont Circle Hotel, and Sandy Fazackerly (golf outing).
 

From left: Niall Leogue of Caddie Tours, Brendan Barry of Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, FP Executive Director Pat Kearns, and event emcee Dave Lucas, Channel8

 
Upcoming Events
 

October 7 -- Oktoberfest

Family PASS has been asked to pour beer for the  Vienna Oktoberfest again this year.  This is a fun event and we need LOTS of volunteers! Last year, Family PASS volunteers earned over $1300 in tips and had a blast doing it!

Interested in volunteering as a Family PASS server For Oktoberfest? 
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N ovember 28th , the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is
Giving Tuesday , a coordinated national fundraising effort when all nonprofits will ask their supporters to dig a little deeper to help those in need before year-end holidays.   

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December 9th 
Client Family Holiday Party at Lakevale Estates Community Pool sponsored by volunteers from The Vale Club, Family PASS volunteers and members of the community.
 

Our Volunteers have been busy...

Chillin' on Church

Thanks to our volunteers and community supporters for continuing to help us help our neighbors. In July our intrepid FP volunteers (the best of the best)  braved the July heatwave to pour beer for Chillin' on Church with a percentage of the proceeds going to Family PASS.  Thanks to board members David Brunori, his wife Elisse, Jodi Bentley, and Chris Menza and Family PASS volunteers: Maria Barba, Patti and Cliff Cooksey, Ken and Betsy Rock, Julie McGraw, Barb and Tony Michels, Lindsey Iacovino, TD Taegel, Kathe King, Sharon Kellett, Lee Ellis, Jodi Bentley, and Avery Austin.

Community Support

We also thank The Closet of Herndon for its generous donation to Family PASS and to Caboose Brewing Company for designating 5% of all sales on July 26 to Family PASS.

Individual Supporters

Deep felt appreciation is always due our families and individual supporters who give so generously to help others throughout the year. This summer's supporters include the Caplan Family Fund (Therese and Drew Caplan), Paul and Germaine Williams, Lora and Joseph Wood, Charles Allen, Edward Baranoski, Susan McKenzie, James Snow, Duane Capuano, Pam Krulitz and  Tracy Melton.  Thank you!
Photo Montage:  Our Golfers
photos courtesy of Kerry Jetton

St. Mark team Board member Bill Grossman, Rick Hurwitt, Craig Chamberlin, Gary Clemens 
Dan Moore, Kathy Albarado, Cindy & Jim Wilson
IntegrityOne team Tony Petruccelli, Mike Waddell, Steve Winkley, Jim Igoe
Mike Kliska, Keith Burgess, Joe Celio,  Roger Letton                                                 
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The work of Family PASS is supported in part with a grant from The Consolidated Community Funding Pool of Fairfax.