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…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 19.
Reston Interfaith and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce are accepting Best of Reston nominations through Nov. 19. Best of Reston honors area businesses, organizations and individuals who have put a tremendous effort in their commitment to community service and improving the lives of others in the greater Reston area. Award nominations are being accepted in five categories, including: Individual Community Member, Civic/Community Organization, Small Business Leader (2-100 employees), Corporate Business Leader (101+ employees), as well as a new award, the Vade Bolton-Ann Rodriguez Young Leaders – Entrusting Our Community’s Future Award. Ann Rodriguez and Vade Bolton were members of the local community who shared a special passion and …
Friday, October 12, 2012
HHS students helped raise more than $18,400 for Reston Interfaith.
Herndon High School students gathered on the track Thursday afternoon for a Help the Homeless Walk for Reston Interfaith. More than 925 students and staff participated, helping raise more than $18,400. See related articles: Help the Homeless Walk Raises More Than $18K
More than 900 students took part in the walk.
Thursday afternoon was a beautiful day for a Help the Homeless Walk for Reston Interfaith at Herndon High School. More than 925 students signed up for the walk. Some walked during their gym classes earlier this week, while many walked the track around the football field Thursday afternoon. Many Herndon High School clubs took part including the Key Club, Keyettes, Student Government Association, Arts Club, Step Team, cheerleading, field hockey, dance and football teams, band members, teachers, staff and many more. This is the third year HHS has held a Help the Homeless Walk. The first year 240 students participated and last year 360 students participated. While students walked around the high school track staff from Reston Interfaith …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Herndon and South Lakes high schools will raise money for Reston Interfaith.
The Herndon Hornets and South Lakes Seahawks announced on Friday that they would be raising money for Reston Interfaith through Help the Homeless Walk events this fall. Each school will see who can get the most participants at their Help the Homeless Walks this October as part of their homecoming celebrations. The announcement was made during the HHS vs SLHS football game by principals Kimberly Retzer and William Bates. Through November 4 a number of area schools and organizations will hold Help the Homeless Walks to benefit Reston Interfaith. Those in the Herndon and Reston communities are invited to particpate. This year's goal is 4,000 participants. There are three ways to get involved. • Take part in a walk. There will be a walk in…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
South Lakes High School won the annual Baron Cameron Bowl, 21-7; the schools will have a friendly competition for Reston Interfaith's Help the Homeless walk.
Herndon High School’s JL Griffiths Stadium was packed Friday night as South Lakes came to visit for the annual Baron Cameron Bowl. It was Herndon’s first home game of the season. South Lakes took the lead in the second quarter with a little over three minutes left. The score was 7-0 going into halftime. With 1:49 left in the third period, an 8-yard run led to another touchdown for the Seahawks. After an extra-point kick by South Lakes’ Jeremiah Norman, the score was 14-0 going into the fourth quarter. With 7:46 left in the fourth quarter, South Lakes scored a third touchdown, taking the game to 21-0, but Herndon wouldn’t let the Seahawks walk away with a shut out. With just 10 seconds left in the game, Herndon’s Malcolm McKenzie scored on …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Students at Hutchison Elementary's summer school program celebrated the Olympics this week.
During the last week of summer school at Hutchison Elementary School students celebrated the Olympics with games of their very own. On Wednesday, students played volleyball and other games, chose and researched their countries, created Olympics trading cards and pins and ended it all with a Help the Homeless Walk with Reston Interfaith. Ali Robbins, special events manager for Reston Interfaith, talked to the students about how they can help those who are homeless after the closing ceremonies. Because of a thunderstorm students did their Help the Homeless Walk inside the school. Georgette Nuss, an educator at Hutchison, said organizers thought it was a good opportunity to make the connection between homelessness and the Olympics and how …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
"Feds Feed Families" will help Reston Interfaith, other food pantries.
In the wake of the recent derecho, Northern Virginia's congressmen are helping feed needy families with its program, Feds Feed Families. Feds Feed Families kicked off this year's drive at the U.S. Geological Survey headquarters in Reston last week. Congressmen Gerry Connolly, Frank Wolf and Jim Moran attended the event and pointed out that in its three years, Feds Feed Families has collected more than 8 million pounds of food for area food banks. All food collected at USGS through August will go to Reston Interfaith. Food collected at other sites will go to various other pantries. Many of the food banks, including the one operated by Reston Interfaith, have a lower inventory following the power outages and increased need following the …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Reston Interfaith team to honor people and businesses for their good works.
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Friday, February 3, 2012
Reston Interfaith and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced its 2012 honorees for the Best of Reston Awards. This is the 21st year the Best of Reston Awards have been given out to individuals, businesses and community groups in the Reston area who have had an impact through community service and involvement. Faces in the crowd at a reception at Google headquarters in Reston included Reston founder Robert E. Simon and his wife, Cheryl; Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins; Reston Association president Kathleen Driscoll McKee; RA Lake Anne/Tall Oaks director Ken Knueven; Reston Community Center executive director Leila Gordon; and past award winners Beverly Cosham, Ellen Graves, Eve Thompson and Lynn Lilienthal. The …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Vade Bolton, 72, died Monday. He was key to organization's efforts for more than 30 years.
Longtime Reston Interfaith volunteer Vade Bolton, 72, of Reston died Monday, Dec. 26 of complications following surgery last week. Mr. Bolton, along with his wife Janet, was a key volunteer in the community for more than three decades. Some of his contributions included service on the Board of Directors of Reston Interfaith for nearly 10 years as a representative of Congregation Beth Emeth and chairman of the Board of Reston Interfaith from 2006-2008 (FY07-FY09), leading the organization during a time of significant growth and visibility, said Reston Interfaith CEO Kerrie Wilson. " Vade was a tireless advocate for housing and the care for people who are homeless and the most vulnerable in our community," said Wilson. "While on the board, …