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"I never thought I would be homeless. The hardest part is what my children are going through," exclaimed Lucille, a formerly homeless client of Reston Interfaith. 

Donate today and make a difference. Read Lucille's story and make a gift to Reston Interfaith now.


December 2012 



Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Capitol Steps Benefit Performance, presented by Long & Foster Real Estate 


The 30th Anniversary of the Capitol Steps Benefit Performance presented by Long & Foster Real Estate will take place Sunday, February 10, 2013, 7pm, at the Hyatt Regency Reston. Sponsorship opportunities for the event give your business exposure to 600 attendees and support Reston Interfaith's programs for affordable housing and services. Click here for event or sponsorship information or contact Ali Robbins, Special Events Manager, at 571-323-9572.



You Are Needed 


Many have volunteered and made a difference in our clients' lives. We need you to help; donate your time and make an impact. Tutor, mentor, or help with a holiday drive.  Click here to learn more about our current volunteer opportunities.  Or call Alacia Earley, Volunteer Manager at 571-323-9568. 



Generous Donors Gave 1,600 Thanksgiving Baskets  


Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who supported our 2012 Thanksgiving Food Drive. Reston Interfaith collected over 1,600 boxes of food this year. This means that over 700 families in need in our area were able to enjoy a healthy and complete Thanksgiving meal.  

Please know that your support is making a tangible difference to the families we serve. Receiving boxes of non-perishable food and gift cards for a meal allows our neighbors in need to stretch precious resources to pay bills and remain in their homes. 

Please contact Alacia Earley 

or call 571.323.9568 if you have any questions about donating food or conducting a food drive.    


Include Reston Interfaith in Your Will? 

If you want to join a growing number of supporters who have included Reston Interfaith in their will, contact Steven Miller, VP of Resource Development at 571.323.9574.



Upcoming Events 

Benefiting Reston Interfaith 

Gifts from the Heart
Sat., Dec. 8 from

Carriage Rides - Reston Town Center, 

Sat. Dec. 17 from  




Reached - Our Goal of 4,000 Participants!


Over 4,000 people showed their support at one of our 24 community events held in 2012. Reaching this goal means Reston Interfaith will receive a $50,000 incentive from Fannie Mae, which goes directly to ending homelessness in our community. We send our heartfelt appreciation to our generous corporate Help the Homeless sponsors: Cooley, LLP and Primatics Financial


Reston Interfaith is a proud partner of Fannie Mae's Help the Homeless program. Together we raise awareness and funds for our housing and homelessness prevention programs. With your participation and contribution we achieved the goal of doubling the number of participants over last year.   



Local Schools Lead the Way to End Homelessness in Our Community


Reston Interfaith partnered with community schools to make an impact through Fannie Mae's Help the Homeless program. More than 3,500 students took steps to end homelessness through events in their schools including homelessness educational activities and walks. Click here to read the full story.  



Put The Zip On Homelessness - Dec. 14 Jeans Day


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have officially proclaimed December 14 as Jeans Day!


Fairfax County Office to Prevent & End Homelessness is hosting the 2nd Annual Jeans Day to Put the ZIP on Homelessness.  

This is an easy way to engage your employees or members in a community give-back initiative and enable your company or organization to make a meaningful contribution to ending homelessness in our community.


Encourage your employees or members to wear jeans to work on Friday, December 14, in exchange for a $5 employee contribution to the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent & End Homelessness.

Click here to get started.



A Heartfelt Thank You to...

- Lake Anne Elementary School students and VeriSign for doing food drives and to Scouting for Food collecting over 8,000 lbs. of nonperishable food 


- Gluck Family for the outreach and support at South Lakes High School 


- St. Joseph Catholic Church School volunteers for donating to and setting up the Coat Closet


- Beloved Yoga for donating a generous amount of items to the Coat Closet


- Symantec volunteers for organizing our food pantry storage  


- Spacenet volunteers who led field day games for the Laurel Learning Center  


- Thompson Hospitality for creating a welcome home basket   


From the Embry Rucker Community Shelter:


- Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce volunteers for creating bagged meals     


- Roscoe Nance, Charles Freedman and members of the Omicron Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi for the coat drive and for dinner service  


- Frank Saylor and the members of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for providing dinner for shelter


- Heritage Fellowship Church for providing Thanksgiving Dinner 


- Ruth Tatlock for providing funds to purchase a new commercial heavy-duty blender  


- Chris Westbrook, Elise Arrington, Jack Anezin, and Joe MacDonald for weekly food transport from area restaurants


- Allegis Group Services/Fannie Mae team for helping with storage area organization


- Rena Mazur and friends for Gold Award Project plantings


- Reston Garden Club for donation of shrubs for a planting project


- Home Depot Reston for their help with hurricane supplies


- Inova Juniper Program team for catering lunch at the shelter


- Let's Help Kids for providing Halloween costumes



Reston Interfaith

11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210, Reston, VA 20190 


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