In the spirit of giving to the less fortunate, especially as the holiday season approaches, we have again invited the President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) to share a bit about NVFS with us at the Breakfast Social on December 7th. NVFS is a private, nonprofit community service organization dedicated to helping families and individuals become stable and self-sufficient through a continuum of programs including foster care, homelessness, workforce development, and mental health services. HRLF invites attendees to bring an item or two on NVFS’ list of needed donations. Following are the specific donation items NVFS has requested this year:
- Healthy food – collection of healthy nonperishable food items (low sodium, low sugar, etc.) to support clients at our Hunger Resource Center who have dietary restrictions association with health problems (diabetes, etc.)
- $25 Target or Walmart gift cards – collection of gift cards valued at $25 helps us round out our Gifting for Families holiday drive. We use these for clients with teenage children as many of the donations we receive are toys and games for younger children.
- Cleaning supplies and paper products – collection of cleaning supplies and paper products for our homeless shelter. These items are used in the shelter and often provided to the clients to take once they establish stable housing.
We will have an area setup for NVFS donations at the breakfast. We know that your contributions will be much appreciated, so thank you in advance for your generosity. We look forward to spending some time with you before you head off to work.
Thank you to all who made the December 2017 drive a huge success! Here’s a note we received from Northern Virginia Family Services expressing appreciation for your generosity.
I wanted to thank you for allowing NVFS to be part of Fridays networking event. We received $1,040 in cash, $340 in gift cards, and about $150 worth of paper products, cleaning supplies, and food donations. What an impressive and charitable group!
Thank you again so much for highlighting NVFS and the work that we do. I look forward to future opportunities to work with the HR Leadership Forum.
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Northern Virginia Family Services“
Join the HRLF Clothing Drive on November 4th to support a Wider Circle.
Donate professional apparel to women and men returning to the workplace.
Please bring donations to the Friday, November 4, 2016 HRLF Program.
For more information about A Wider Circle, visit www.awidercircle.org
Thank you for all that participated in the Dress for Success Suite Drive during our May 2015 Program!
Photos from Past HRLF Dress for Success Drive