Thursday, September 10, 2020

                                         

Social4Good Provides Children 
at Shelter House
Something New to Call Their Own

Kicking off Social4Good's second year, Team August worked with Shelter House to identify critical needs for their clients.  As a result, more than 50 generous members:
  • Sponsored 43 Welcome Bags for children entering Shelter House shelters so that they would have something new to call their own, 
  • Provided 30 grocery gift cards for food insecure families, and 
  • Secured 83 masks from the Million Mask Challenge  
Shelter House, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, safe housing, and supportive services to homeless families and victims of domestic violence in our community.
Shelter House operates three shelters: Artemis House, Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter, and Patrick Henry Family Shelter.  Recently, Shelter House partnered with Fairfax County to open the first COVID-19 Relief Isolation & Quarantine Shelter (IQ shelter), a 200-bed facility, to shelter those experiencing homelessness that are in high-risk categories and those who are showing symptoms of the virus.  This site serves those recovering from active COVID-19, those who are both homeless and at high risk of complications or death from the virus, and those displaced from shelter facilities (as other shelters are currently operating at 50% capacity due to social distancing).
    Special thanks to:

  • Team August - Beth Tecala, Leslie Pennington, Pam Yanni, Patty Kehoe, Tricey Felter who exceeded their goals and hosted a fabulous socially-distanced event at Wolf Trap
  • Cycle Chi for donating cinch bags and water bottles for every child 
  • Dr. Bazzarone for donating bins of books for children of all ages
  • Blend 111 for delivering a fabulous dinner for our SD event

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