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March 2018 News   

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Next Meeting

The next ACCA board meeting will be
April 3

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
6800 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003

Refreshments and fellowship 
7:30 p.m.
7:45 p.m. 
Open to all visitors.   

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Annandale, VA 22003



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Annandale United Methodist

Braddock Baptist

Calvary Church of the Nazarene

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Annandale Ward
Little River Ward

Cornerstone Evangelical Free

Culmore United Methodist

First Presbyterian

Friendship United Methodist

Holy Spirit Catholic

Hope Lutheran

John Calvin Presbyterian

Lincolnia United Methodist 

Peace Lutheran

Providence Presbyterian

Queen of the Apostles Catholic

Ravenworth Baptist

Sleepy Hollow United Methodist

St. Alban's Episcopal

St. Anthony Catholic

St. Barnabas Episcopal

St. Michael's Catholic

St. Paul's Episcopal

United Baptist

Warner Baptist    


On April 28,  ACCA volunteers will participate in Rebuilding Together.  Over the past twenty-eight years, we have repaired and rehabilitated the homes of 121 low-income homeowners and non-profit housing facilities providing over 37,000 volunteer hours and insuring that low-income seniors, persons with disabilities and families with children have a safe, accessible and healthy environment  in which to live.  

Please consider volunteering or making a donation to ACCA to help us cover the cost of materials and other expenses. Checks should be made out to ACCA, noting Rebuilding Together on the Memo line. 

For more information, contact Marie Monsen,
Challenge Campaign Exceeds Goal - Again

ACCA is fortunate to have many volunteers, donors and supporters who join in meeting critical needs in the community. Donations during the yearly Challenge Campaign ensure that services continue that prevent individuals and families from being evicted, keep their utilities turned on, provide deliveries of emergency food, and supply needed furniture as they move into apartments for the first time. Donations also help young children receive quality developmental childcare and special services to be ready to start kindergarten.  This year, the donations will support the expansion of the Child Development Center to accommodate 36 more children.  
The 2017-2018 Challenge Campaign began with several donors offering a challenge of $44,000.   Your generosity provided an additional $144,756.20 for a total of $188,756.20 raised.  We exceeded our goal by $68,756.20! 

Special thanks and gratitude to the individuals, families, ACCA churches, and local business organizations who responded to the call so that ACCA can continue to respond daily to our neighbors in need of assistance.
Film Series: Raising Awareness of the Global Refugee Crisis

The first film in a 3 part series 'Salam Neighbor' will be shown on Saturday, April 7  at Peace Lutheran Church.  Dinner is at 5 p.m. and the film and panel discussion will be from 6 - 8 p.m.  Come at 5 p.m. for homemade Afghan food, available for purchase by RSVP - proceeds go to a resettled family! RSVP for Dinner and/or childcare at .  

At the end of each program, there will be an opportunity to volunteer.   The goal is to recruit 30 volunteers from the ACCA community to help manage and coordinate support to the sponsored family. 

If your church would like additional information, a Lutheran Social Services representative would be happy to come in person to speak to your congregation. If you would like more information, please contact ACCA Board member Nadia Fitzcharles ( ) or Carol Weber ( ). 
About ACCA

ACCA was named one of the best small non-profits in the Metro area by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Our mission since 1967 has been "Doing what Jesus would do by serving our neighbors in need" in the Annandale, Lincolnia and Bailey's Crossroads areas.

This work is made possible by its 27 member churches, more than 117 organizational partners, more than 500 volunteers and about 500 individual donors. If you are looking for a way to give back to our community, consider volunteering for one of ACCA's many programs. Some volunteer jobs only require an hour or two every couple of months. ACCA also provides opportunities for students who need to perform community service.

 Email for more information on volunteer opportunities.
Art, Science, Social Studies and More

The ACCA Child Development Center (CDC) curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning and assists our teachers in building children's confidence, creativity, and critical thinking abilities.
The curriculum includes Science and Technology, Social Studies and the Arts content that helps our teachers encourage children to make and test hypotheses, develop skills for using technology, explore their world and the people in it, and engage their creative thinking skills.

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Crop Walk Results

ACCA received a check from Church World Service in February for $517.75.  Church World Service shares part of the  funds raised by local CROP Hunger Walks with community organizations designated by the local walks to help with local efforts to fight hunger and poverty- in the case of the Annandale CROP Hunger Walk, ACCA. ACCA received $3985 in December,  which brings the total local share for ACCA to $4500.75.
The 2018 CROP Hunger Walk is tentatively scheduled for October 13.
Ministry Updates

Family Emergency Assistance served 25 households in February, providing $19,639 in emergency aid for rent, utilities, medical and other assistance.  
The  Food Pantry made 58 deliveries to assist 146 individuals and also helped 55 families at Bailey Elementary (250 individuals) with a 3-4 day supply of food.  
The  Furniture Ministry completed deliveries to 16 needy households and completed 16 pickups of donated items. The families served included several with single mothers, children, senior citizens, and people with special needs. 
Annandale Meals on Wheels  delivered 828 meals to 25 clients in February.   This program provides meals to homebound elderly, disabled, or convalescing individuals unable to cook for themselves. 
The joint  Shepherd's Center/ACCA Transportation Program provided 33 rides in February. 

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Inside, you will learn more about our programs and the impact we made within the community, read stories from individuals who we have served, and recognize the donors, volunteers, and community partners who have made all of these accomplishments possible.   

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