January 16, 2015 (Reston, Virginia) – With temperatures dropping to the low teens this winter, the Hunter Mill Coat Closet has too many empty hangers. The Winter Coat Closet, sponsored by Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and Cornerstones, distributed approximately 5,000 donated warm coats last winter season to children and families in need. Ranked as the third wealthiest county in the United States, it’s surprising to learn that there are 1,700 children, women and men that face homelessness in Fairfax. Add that to the 64,600 living in poverty in Fairfax County, and the number of coats donated doesn’t seem to be nearly enough.
Recognizing Forward-Thinking Employers for Outstanding Employee Development Programs RESTON, VA, December 14, 2014 – Helios HR today announced the welcoming of nominations for the 2015 Helios Apollo Awards™, which recognizes Greater Washington employers who focus on the growth and development of their people. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, February 13, 2015.
The mission of Homestretch is to empower homeless families with children in Virginia to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge, and hope they need to become productive participants in the community. Homestretch families are enrolled in a two year program and provided transitional housing and access to education, financial, and life skills services to help them become self-sufficient.
This month we wanted bring awareness to Acumen Solutions’ 6th Annual Race for a Cause 8K and 1-mile Fun Run on October 19th, 2014. The event was created as a signature community initiative to support select nonprofit organizations financially, as well as to provide an avenue for increased exposure and the expansion of their volunteer/support networks. The race is a great example of Acumen Solutions' commitment to maximize impact within our community, hence why they are a precious Apollo Award Honoree. Last year's race marked the highest race registration to date, attracting more than 3,600 runners and distributing more than $250,000 to ten local nonprofit organizations! Their goal is to exceed those numbers in 2014! Click here to register today and help them meet this goal!