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January 2018 News   

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Next Meeting

The next ACCA board meeting will be
Feb. 6
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)

(except furniture)

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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 

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 

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 10 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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 .
Second Winter Outerwear Collection

ACCA's Tenth Annual Outerwear Clothing Drive to benefit day laborers, homeless men and women and children at the ACCA Child Development Center is under way!

Please gather usable outerwear garments, including winter jackets, sweaters, hooded sweatshirts, gloves and warm wool hats that can be shared with others.
Drop off your donations on Saturday, January 13 at any of the following locations:

* Between 9 and 11 a.m. at the ACCA Furniture Building located at Annandale United Methodist Church - 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 

* Between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. at the parking lot at St. Anthony's Church - 3305 Glen Carlyn Rd, Falls Church, VA. Look for the ACCA Truck.

* Between 3 and 4 p.m. at in the parking lot of St. Michael's Church - 7401 St. Michaels Lane, Annandale, VA 22003. Look for the ACCA Truck.

 Contact Don Di Spirito at 703-256-9513 or if your parish or organization has items to contribute.

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.
Hypothermia Shelter Needs

Individuals and groups are invited to prepare the evening meal for either on-site or off-site hypothermia guests.  

Bag lunches are needed for the guests to take with them during the day to eat prior to returning to the shelter each evening.
Welcome kits are also needed at the Baileys Shelter.  These are easily assembled using a quart plastic zip bag and should include a comb, bar of soap, wash cloth, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, feminine hygiene items, nail files, several band aids, tooth brush,  and tooth paste. 
For more information about shelter needs or to have questions answered, please call Mary Lee Di Spirito at 703/256-9513 or  She serves as ACCA's liaison with the Baileys Crossroads  Shelter.
CROP Walk Totals In
CROP Hunger Walk

The 2017  Annandale CROP Hunger Walk raised a total of $18,011 for Church World Service (CWS). Eleven ACCA churches participated through donors, walkers, and/or volunteers. The CROP Walk raises funds for Church World Service, which works to provide hunger and disaster relief, clean water and improved sanitation around the world. CWS provides disaster relief in the US and returns part of the funds raised to community organizations that fight hunger. In December ACCA received a check from CWS for $3985, as part of the local share. Thanks to the top fundraising church, John Calvin Presbyterian Church ($5929) and to the top fundraising walker, Sally Norris of United Baptist Church ($5815).

ACCA Ministries Update

The ACCA Ministries Update will return next month.

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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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