When you become a parent, every dollar counts more than ever. That's especially the case if you're a single mother of five like Virginia Perez. Originally from New York, Virginia became homeless after her ex-husband was arrested for domestic abuse. New to Loudoun County, Virginia felt alone.

When women flee domestic abuse, they are often forced to leave their homes, have little or no access to money and very few friends to rely on.

"It was hard to make ends meet anywhere. It was really hard for me. I came to the shelter a single mother of five. I was petrified. I was getting really worried about what was gonna happen next. I realized I need help." – Virginia Perez

Supporters like YOU became that help for Virginia and her kids. Thanks to you, Virginia doesn't need to be frightened anymore. The moment she walked in through the doors of the Loudoun Homeless Services Center, our staff greeted her and her family with warmth and open arms. The Center is more than just a place for individuals and families experiencing homeless to rest their heads at night. Support from the community means we can also provide a direct pathway to permanent housing.

Today, Virginia is free from homelessness, a homeowner AND a business owner because of people like YOU. Talk about a miracle!

During her time with us, our staff helped Virginia get her finances together, land a job, and move into a home of her own. Since then, she fell in love and re-married, purchased a home, started a home improvement business with her wonderful husband, and has been blessed with two additional children.

"Volunteers of America gave me a chance to make it – to be someone. I came here to better my kids. And it worked out good."

You can flip the script for more women like Virginia who need a helping hand during these difficult times by giving to Harvest for Hope today. Anything you are able to give will mean the world to the families we serve this Holiday Season.

Just $50 provides a low-income family of four a warm meal. A gift of $100 ensures a low-income parent has access to employment services. A gift of $1,000 covers the initial deposit for a family in need of a home.

To make an impact today, visit or select the link below:
Thank you for all that you do to make the impossible possible in the lives of vulnerable men, women and children.

Nicholle Granger
Executive Director of Fundraising & Development
Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas

Don't miss out on these other exciting opportunities to get involved with Harvest for Hope and make an impact in the lives of those in need!
Trivia for Change: Nov 12th
Gather your friends and family for our FINAL virtual trivia night on November 12th! Tickets must be purchased by November 10th. Have a ball, test your knowledge, and create real change in the life of an individual or family in need.
Bid for Good: Nov 5th - 22nd
Our silent auction opens TOMORROW at 10AM. Find that perfect gift for that special someone for the Holidays by bidding on hot items in our silent auction! Register for FREE now.
Harvest for Hope Livestream: Nov 19th
Join us for our Harvest for Hope grand finale, a special livestream on November 19th! You’ll enjoy inspiring speeches and stories from our leadership, Board, partners and clients.
Give the Gift of Hope
Can't make any of our events, but still want to make an impact in the lives of those in need? Give the Gift of Hope today by donating to Harvest for Hope between now and November 22nd.
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