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Britepaths seeking to make holidays happier for Fairfax families

The Fairfax-based nonprofit Britepaths is seeking donations from the local community to provide holiday meals and gifts for children in 265 Fairfax-area families. “We hope community members will be inspired to make the season brighter for hardworking families who may...

Health-care grants to support social-safety-net agencies

Two Northern Virginia social-safety-net agencies are sharing in statewide grants totaling $1 million from UnitedHealth Group to expand access to health-care services and programs among uninsured individuals and under-served communities. The Empowering Health initiative will spent $11 million to support...

Culpepper Garden thanks those who support its mission

Culpepper Garden’s inaugural “BBQ & Blooms” event was an opportunity to honor the Fenwick Foundation and longtime supporter Elizabeth Harter with the inaugural Legacy of Grace Award in recognition of their contributions to the non-profit housing provider’s mission to...

Bridges to Independence sets fund-raising kickball tourney

Bridges to Independence will host its annual fund-raising kickball tournament on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Long Bridge Park. “Gather your team of 10-15 and join us for a fun-filled, friendly, competitive game of kickball,” organizers said. The event also will feature...

AFAC taps date for annual golf outing

The Arlington Food Assistance Center has announced plans for its eighth annual golf outing, to be held on Sept. 12 at Army Navy Country Club. Williams & Connolly is the title sponsor for the event. For information, see the Website...

Bridges to Independence taps new CEO

Fraser Murdoch, who brings extensive social-safety-net and non-profit experience with him, has been tapped as new CEO of Arlington-based Bridges to Independence. “Fraser’s appointment marks a new chapter,” said Jennifer Mulchandani, the organization’s board president. “He brings a treasure trove...

Builders’ philanthropic arm puts out call for diapers

HomeAid Northern Virginia, the Virginia chapter of HomeAid America and the philanthropic arm of Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), will collect diapers for local nonprofits now through June 19. The diaper drive is part of the annual “Builders for...

AFAC set to mark service of volunteers

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) has announced recipients of its annual volunteer-of-the-year honors, to be presented during a recognition ceremony on June 5. “Here at AFAC, volunteers are essential to our operations in helping us feed our neighbors in...

Committee for Helping Others on hunt for new home

Facing the pending redevelopment of the area housing its food and clothes closets, the Vienna-based Committee for Helping Others (CHO) actively is searching for people willing to donate space for those operations. CHO, which began in 1969, now has about...

Junior League lends hand to boost group home

The Junior League of Washington recently presented grant funding to support the purchase of a new refrigerator as Langley Residential Support Services works to fill some critical funding gaps to carry out repairs and major systems replacements at one...
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