Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA)
Annandale Christian Community for Action
We hope you all had a Merry Christmas (like the children at the ACCA Child Development Center (above) did). We wish you a Happy New Year. Find out more about the Challenge Campaign, the Governor's visit, and some important cold-weather needs during this winter season.
Challenge Campaign
For many of our neighbors in need, 2019 has been a year of uncertainty and anxiety concerning their ability to pay for food, rent, child care, gas and electric, furniture, or medicine. Yet, for over fifty years, these neighbors in the Annandale, Bailey's Crossroads, and Lincolnia areas of Fairfax County have been able to turn to Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) for help.  
ACCA needs your support to continue our work in the coming year. Our goal for this year's Challenge Campaign is to raise $130,000 in donations between now and January 31, 2020.
The Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy has included ACCA in its group of "the best" local nonprofits for the past several years. 
To donate by mail, send your check payable to ACCA to 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. Please note "Challenge Campaign" in the memo line.  You can donate with credit or debit card online via the Catalogue for Philanthropy or PayPal . See details on the  ACCA website
Thank you for supporting ACCA to help those in need in our community. Your contribution WILL make a difference!
Year in Review

2019 has been a busy year for ACCA which included some new and many long-term initiatives. A new partnership with Just Neighbors provides legal services and our Homework Club helps with the education needs of refugee families. Annual programs including the Coat Drive, Rebuilding Together, Crop Walk, and Food Drives supplement our daily programs which provide rent, medical and food assistance to our community.
Governor's Visit
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam chose the ACCA Child Development Center to propose an historic investment in early childhood education on December 10. The children and their dedicated teachers sang a wonderful song to open the program.

Winter Clothing Needed, Bailey's Shelter Needs
Winter Outerwear Clothing Drive
Clothes collected during the first phase of the ACCA Clothing Drive were shared on December 11 with the Day Laborers, the men and women of two shelters, and the children and families of the ACCA Child Development Center. Please arrange to drop off clothing at the ACCA warehouse during the second phase (January 5-12) by contacting the Di Spirito’s at Donations should be winter jackets, hooded sweat shirts, gloves, scarves and wool hats. Please avoid dress attire (overcoats, shirts, suits) and other things.

Bailey's Shelter Needs

Fairfax County’s Hypothermia Prevention Program is in operation every day through March 31. Through partnerships with volunteers, churches, non-profit organizations, and individuals, shelter and food is provided to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. The program needs donations of new thermal underwear, winter boots, backpacks and gently used winter coats (sizes L, XL, XXL preferred) which can be dropped off at Bailey’s Shelter & Supportive Housing (BSSH). The address is 5914 Seminary Road, Falls Church, VA 22041.
For more information or to volunteer,  contact Leo Patrician, Community & Volunteer Coordinator 
at Bailey’s Shelter & Supportive Housing at  or (703) 578 - 8852. If you see someone at risk of hypothermia, please call 911. More information about  Fairfax County's program is available here .