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January 2017 News   

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Next Meeting

The next ACCA board meeting will be
Feb. 7
Hope Lutheran Church
4604 Ravensworth Rd.
Annandale, VA, 22003 

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

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Mailing Address
7200 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003



(Fairfax County)

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ACCA Members
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 

Mt. Pleasant Baptist

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    

'Stuff the Bus' Coming to Annandale 
2017 Stuff the Bus locations 
Click this image to download or print the flyer.
The countywide "Stuff the Bus" food drive will be collecting donations for the ACCA Food Pantry at the Annandale Giant Food at 7137  Columbia Pike on February 11. After the holidays, donations taper off and food pantries need your help. We encourage you to go shopping that day and pick up something extra for the ACCA Pantry.
ACCA also needs volunteers for 2-hour shifts at the Giant store and to transport and shelve the donations. This is an especially good opportunity for students who need community service hours. To sign up, please contact Jean Rackowski at (703) 914-8066 or .
Challenge Campaign - Last Call!
ACCA's annual Challenge Campaign concludes on January 31. If you have not yet made a donation, we hope to hear from you. Individual donations are an important source of support for the work ACCA does in our community. It is people like YOU who make our services possible. Please send your check payable to ACCA to 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. Remember to mark "Challenge" on the subject line.

You can also give safely and securely online via PayPal or the  Catalogue of Philanthropy.
Child Development Center  
wolf trap artist 
Click the photo above to see more pictures of the Wolf Trap artists at the CDC.

Master artists from the Wolf Trap Center for Education  worked with the children in the three-year-old classrooms. See more photos online.
The ACCA CDC was featured in a presentation on the "Making Modern Citizens: Promoting Democratic Skills in Early Childhood," at the Embassy of Denmark. The Association for Childhood Education International hosted the meeting and the CDC was the only U.S. preschool featured along with several Danish schools.
New Meals on Wheels Coordinator
Dave Roycraft
Dave Roycraft, Coordinator, Annandale Meals on Wheels
Since Fall 2016, the Annandale Meals on Wheels program has had a new volunteer coordinator, Dave Roycraft.

Dave first learned what a vital service Meals on Wheels provides when his elderly parents living in New Jersey signed up for the program. His mother sang the praises of Meals on Wheels and Dave decided he could get involved locally. At the time, he was working nights at Channel 9 as a broadcast engineer and was free during the day. Now, almost six years later, Dave drives for four different Meals on Wheels programs: Burke, Clifton, West Franconia and Reston. "It's a good service and I am happy to be involved," Dave says.
After retiring in August 2016, Dave learned that the Annandale Meals on Wheels program was looking for a new coordinator. He volunteered for the position, which involves working with the caterer, the clients and the route sheets, as clients start or stop the service. Donna Casey "does a wonderful job," Dave says, as the driver coordinator for the three Annandale routes.
When he is not driving or coordinating Meals on Wheels, Dave can be found volunteering for Vehicles for Change, the organization that accepts donations of used cars, repairs them and gives them to families who would otherwise not have a means of transportation. He also enjoys bike riding and feeding the birds near his home in Burke, Va. Welcome aboard, Dave, we are delighted to have you!
CROP Walk Totals In   
The fall 2016 Annandale CROP Hunger Walk raised a total of $18,914 for Church World Service (CWS). The event raises funds for CWS to combat hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. A portion of the funds raised will be returned to ACCA for our work locally.  Ten ACCA churches participated in the walk through walkers, volunteers and member donations.  

ACCA History - Did You Know? 
The daycare center established by the ACCA founders is now known as the ACCA Child Development Center (CDC). It  provides developmental childcare and early education for almost 200 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. For about 10 years, the CDC was housed in various ACCA churches. Then, in 1977, after closing the Annandale Elementary School, Fairfax County leased part of the building to ACCA. Later, the County built an Infant/Toddler Center on the site. The CDC has been located at 7200 Columbia Pike ever since.   
ACCA Member Welcomes New Rector  
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church has welcomed the Rev. Canon Carol Cole Flanagan as its new interim rector. 
Help a Child by Reading Aloud
reading connection 
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The Reading Connection is looking for volunteers to read to children after school at the Wedgewood Apartments in Annandale. Training will be provided.Volunteers are needed from 5 - 6 p.m., beginning in late March. 

Learn how you can become a volunteer. Visit the Reading Connection.    
ACCA Ministries Update
The ACCA Ministries Update will return next month.  
About ACCA
Get our 2016 annual report.
ACCA is a church-related voluntary organization providing day care,  financial assistance, food, furniture, and other support to needy families in the Annandale/Bailey's Crossroads area, regardless of religion, race or ethnicity. Except for the Child Development Center, all ACCA services are provided by volunteers.

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