Launched in August 2019, Social4Good brings together engaged women who want to meet new people and support the organizations that make our community strong through the power of collective philanthropy. Monthly events support local philanthropies through monetary, in-kind or volunteer support.
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