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.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Social4Good Supports NVFS Youth at Risk
November Project Sponsors Warmth & Comfort Bags for NVFS Teens and Their Families
Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)mission is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life, and to promote community cooperation and support in responding to family needs. NVFS Youth at Risk programs targeted at reducing youth violence and gang membership in youth ages 10 to 21; for youth who have experienced separation and reunification based on immigration; and reduce family and community violence in specific high-need neighborhoods (Culmore, Annandale, and Herndon).
COVID has been particularly hard on families and teens at risk who are now attending school virtually from where they live. Working with NVFS, S4G identified how best to reach clients with items to help strengthen teens and their families.
51 Social4Good' members:
Sponsored 50 warmth bags with pro-social and fun items to brighten a teen's day and engage with their families.
Created 20 Thanksgiving bags and donated 30-$25 grocery gift cards to address food insecurity for teens' families. NVFS case managers will deliver the bags to the neediest families. Each bag contains rice; two types of dried beans; corn tortillas; Maseca; cereal; stuffing; mashed potatoes; bag of onions and potatoes; and cake mix and frosting.
Social4Good's Team November: Faith Boettger, Krista Chichester, Elizabeth Gay and Adriana Hall.