Friday, March 8, 2013
Herndon company Windward IT Solutions celebrated its 15th anniversary by volunteering with Reston Interfaith.
Employees from Herndon's Windward IT Solutions celebrated the company's 15th anniversay by volunteering at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter recently. The company, which provides service-centric IT solutions, volunteered at the Embry Rucker soup kitchen, lending a hand during the Saturday dinner service last weekend. The shelter is part of Reston Interfaith's programs. According to a Windward press release, the company understands the hardships faced by many people in recent years and recognizes the importance of helping those people. The Embry Rucker Community Shelter provides emergency housing for families and individuals, helping them to overcome their circumstances and eventually find stable housing. "It was a pleasure to have the…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Fox Mill Elementary students walked for Reston Interfaith in October.
Seven years ago, a first grade student at Fox Mill Elementary School wanted to do something about homelessness. For the last six years the school has held an annual Walk for the Homeless for Reston Interfaith, raising more than $38,000. The funds go to Reston Interfaith and and help Reston Interfaith receive additional funding from Fannie Mae. Reston Interfaith earned $102,741 from Fannie Mae through the program. The number of walkers who take part helps determine the amount of funding an organization receives from Fannie Mae, and every registration counts. This year's Walk for the Homeless took place on Oct. 25 after school and included whole families. Students were invited to wear a Halloween mask to help unmask homelessness during the…
Monday, April 9, 2012
A group of sixth grade girls from Clearview Elementary formed The Baking Squad to give back to the community.
Monday, April 9, 2012
A group of sixth grade girls from Clearview Elementary School formed The Baking Squad in December to try to give back in the local community. Sixth grade students in Fairfax County are tasked with earning six hours of community service, and The Baking Squad has earned much more than that through their program. They found something they love to do and turned it into a plan to help others. The girls began getting together once a month to bake dozens of cookies for local homeless shelters throughout the area. The Baking Squad includes Marissa Brizzolara-Smith, Emily Postlethwait, Emma Rood, Jessica Becks and Juliana Yerovi. The Baking Squad alternates which shelter they donate to each month, and has provided donations of baked goods to the …