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.

In March, S4G Creates Book Bags for Title I, Pre-K Students

The Assistance League of Northern Virginia (ALNV) is an all-volunteer nonprofit with a 20-year history of working to meet the basic needs of children attending low-income schools through food, clothing, and literacy programs. ALNV runs Operation School Bell, a literacy program for children. The program provides one-on-one reading and mentoring for select students in Grades 1-3 at Title I schools as well as new books. Another initiative to foster a love of reading at an early age is ALNV’s summer reading program, which targets Pre-K children.


You Can Support S4G’s March Project And Spark Creativity, Curiosity, and Imagination! 

S4G’s goal is to raise $4,000 in financial donations to help ALNV supply 375 Pre-K children in need with a book bag and three books that they can keep and read over the summer. ALNV will use donations to purchase the books from Scholastic at a significant discount.  Make a Financial Donation via Grapevine to support early reading - the foundation for future learning success. 

S4G Receives Commendation and State Recognition from Delegate Holly Seibold

On February 23, 2024, Delegate Holly Seibold publicly commended S4G for service and improvements to the Commonwealth during a session of the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond. S4G was recognized for their work in the community, including working with food insecure college and elementary school students, formerly incarcerated women, and children in foster care.

2024 Social AND Good Projects

In February, S4G Hosted An Incredible Evening + Provided Supplies and Enrichment for Underserved Students!

S4G raised over $5,000 to support the Belong!'s after-school mentoring program

Financial donations will be used to support field trips and enrichment opportunities and in-kind donations provided educational resources and games for Belong!'s growing program.

The project culminated in an engaging Build & Learn event with dinner, craft activities, the creation of a mural that reflects the value of Belong!'s program, and quality time spent with the students and mentors!

In January, S4G Provided Essential Supplies to At-Risk Babies!

S4G raised $4,570 to support the Jennifer Bush Lawson Foundation’s Nursery Project (JBLF). 

Financial donations will be used by JBLF to purchase: car seats to ensure at-risk babies leave the hospital and travel safely; and pack-n-plays to support safe sleep. In-kind donations created breastfeeding kits to support a healthy breastfeeding relationship. 

Each gift to new moms and babies was accompanied by a note of encouragement written by S4G members.

ABOUT 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 43 Northern Virginia Nonprofits with in-kind and financial support totalling over $225,000.  Our work has been recognized by Delegate Holly Seibold, 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.  

List of S4G Nonprofit Partners:  August 2019-January 2024

Food for Others

Fairfax Diapers

Women Giving Back

Second Story

VPC Hypothermia Center

Life with Cancer 

Windward Foundation

BRAWS

The Lamb Center

FCPS - Office of Homeless Students

Family PASS 

Shelter House

All Ages Read Together

NVFS

Good Shepherd Housing

Helping Hungry Kids 

Cornerstones

Friends of Guest House

Morgan’s Message

Tahirih Justice 

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) 

PRS, Inc.

SafeSpot

Operation Renewed Hope (ORHF)

Britepaths

Shepherd Center of Northern Virginia

Homestretch

George Mason Foundation Dreamers Scholarship

Our Minds Matter 

The Women’s Center

Committee for Helping Others 

English Empowerment Center 

Space of Her Own (SOHO)

Insight Memory Care Center  

She Believes in Me

Together We Bake 

Generation Hope

Northern Virginia Community College Nighthawk Nest Food Pantry

LINK, Inc.

Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation

Belong!

2023 Projects- 15 Nonprofits & Over $57,000 in Good

2022 Projects- 12 Nonprofits & Over $51,000 in Good

Social4Good Steering Committee

Faith Boettger, Chair | Margaret Kerfoot, Vice Chair | Dianne Gurdak, Treasurer

Sarah Shamlal, Secretary | Sheila Murphy, Communications

Patti Cooksey, Project Advisor | Suzanne Jenkins, Project Advisor

Sarah deKramer, Project Advisor | Marcy Rehberger, Project Research

Leslie Pennington, Membership | Debra Comizio, Membership

Deana Hally, At Large | Diana Katz, Giving Circle Advisor

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.

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