Launched in August 2019, Social4Good (S4G) educates, engages, and empowers women to make a difference in Northern Virginia. Each month, S4G provides opportunities to learn about critical needs while identifying clear, actionable ways to support those needs with small donations that collectively make a big difference to our local nonprofit partners.
THE SOCIAL AND GOOD
Each month, S4G forms a team to work with local nonprofits to identify and fulfill their critical need, as well as to plan an opportunity for members to engage with each other as they learn more about the nonprofit's mission and our impact.
From creating Welcome Bags for children entering a homeless shelter with something new to call their own, to purchasing cleaning products, making fleece blankets, and creating baskets for formerly incarcerated women or Veterans to take to their new homes, every month offers members ways to pool their funds to make an impact. Most months, members are asked to sponsor purchases in increments of $25 - a small amount with big results.
Since August 2019, S4G has supported 35 Northern Virginia Nonprofits with in-kind and financial support totalling over $175,000. Our work has been recognized by Leadership Fairfax and Vienna Mayor's Volunteer Award. Our founder, Faith Boettger, was recognized by Nonprofit HR as a 2022 Outstanding Social Impact Woman to Watch.
June: Donations will provide recognition gifts for 40 Together We Bake (TWB) program graduates this year, designed to honor their achievements and meals for 30 residents at Friends of Guest House (FoGH).
Five Months of Amazing Results
S4G members donate $5,000 to Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia's Social4Good Encouragement Fund.
S4G members encourage and inspire girls with the theme "She's Thoughtful" and provide them resources.
S4G members provided coats for families in need shopping at Committee for Helping Others' Holiday Store.
S4G members sponsored scholarships for adult students at the English Empowerment Center.
S4G supported a space transformation for Space of Her Own's girls - offering the dignity of a restful night's sleep.
List of S4G Nonprofit Partners: Aug 2019-Oct 2023
Food for Others
Women Giving Back
VPC Hypothermia Center
Life with Cancer
The Lamb Center
FCPS - Office of Homeless Students
All Ages Read Together
Good Shepherd Housing
Helping Hungry Kids
Friends of Guest House
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - Read More About Our April 2023 Project!
Operation Renewed Hope (ORHF)
Shepherd Center of Northern Virginia
George Mason Foundation Dreamers Scholarship
Our Minds Matter
The Women’s Center
Committee for Helping Others - Read More About Our December 2022 Project!
English Empowerment Center - Read More About Our January 2023 Project!
Space of Her Own (SOHO) - Read More About Our February 2023 Project!
Insight Memory Care Center - Read More About Our March 2023 Project!
She Believes in Me - Coming Soon - Details About Our May 2023 Project!
Together We Bake - Planned project for June 2023
Generation Hope - Planned project for August 2023
BRAWS - Planned project for 2023-24
Four Years of Projects That Make a Difference!
Social4Good Steering Committee
Faith Boettger, Chair
Margaret Kerfoot, Vice Chair
Dianne Gurdak, Treasurer
Anne Motz, Secretary
Leslie Pennington, Membership
Sarah Shamlal, Membership
Patti Cooksey, Projects
Suzanne Jenkins, Projects
Debra Comizio, Projects
Sara deKramer, Social4Good Plus
Marcy Rehberger, Project Research Chair
Deana Hally, At-Large
Sheila Murphy, At Large
Diana Katz, Giving Circle Advisor
Rachel Weier, Communications Intern
Social4Good - Established August 2019 to Support Northern Virginia
Individuals and nonprofits interested in learning more about Social4Good's model
for building community and making local impact should email
Faith Boettger, Chair, or Leslie Pennington, Membership, at Social4Goodevents@gmail.com.