Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is packing up and moving to a new location, less than half a mile from the homelessness prevention agency's previous office space.
WFCM's thrift store will host a grand re-opening this weekend to celebrate the new location in the Sully Place Shopping Plaza. Volunteers already packed up the food pantry and client services office space at the end of December; however, some items from the thrift store had to be put away in storage until the new space was ready.
“We are excited to remain centrally located to our clients, many of who live in Chantilly, Centreville and parts of Fairfax. We hope this move will mean more exposure for WFCM in the business community to whom we hope to foster working partnerships to better serve our community,” Melissa Jansen, the executive director of WFCM, said in a press release.
WFCM renegotiated with Beatty Development Corporation for a more high-traffic space in the Sully Place Shopping Center, off Route 50 in Chantilly.
“This is important to the continued success of our Thrift Store, which provides significant revenue for our ministry," Jansen said.
Last year WFCM served 3,272 people with food, clothing, rent and utility assistance. The group was founded in 1987 by 12 local churches concerned about the growing need for emergency assistance in Centreville, Clifton, Chantilly, Fair Oaks and Fairfax Station.
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
PO Box 220802
Chantilly, VA 20153
WFCM Food Pantry and Client Services:
13888 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
Main phone: (703) 988-9656
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Donation hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WFCM Thrift Store:
13939 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
Main phone: 703-956-6955
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Donation hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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