Shelter House was able to serve 1,919 of our most vulnerable neighbors in the last year

Shelter House families continue to receive generosity from local community partner, Grace Covenant Church, for their recent giving initiatives. From monetary contributions toward two of our five shelters, to acts of service from their Grace Loves Team, they have gone above and beyond for our families experiencing homelessness. Thanks to supporters like Grace Covenant, Shelter House was able to serve …

Cox Virginia honors colleague by donating over 8,800 pounds of food to organizations across Virginia

Cox Virginia made a difference for families in need this holiday season by organizing the Brother Ron Food Drive in memory of beloved teammate, Ron Bethea, who passed away earlier this year. Cox Virginia employees and colleagues across the enterprise, collected over 8,800 pounds of food that was donated to six organizations across Virginia, including Empowerhouse Shelter that will help survivors …

ICF’s 30th Annual Charity Auction Raised $135,000+

D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area employees from global consulting and digital services provider ICF held a charity auction to raise funds for important causes. This 100% volunteer-led event was particularly special because we gathered in person at our new Reston headquarters to celebrate 30 years of giving. Our volunteers stocked the auction catalog with donations from employees and local businesses. Employees …

NOVA Veterans Helps Veteran Robert Find Kindness During Turbulent Times

The Northern Virginia Veterans Association (NOVA Veterans) focuses on comprehensively supporting our veterans from their most basic needs of food, housing, and healthcare to encouraging engagement in fitness, the arts and recreation. Understanding that one’s quality of life is more than just getting your basic needs met, but also through thriving and enjoying life. That is our goal and we …

Cox Innovation Lab at Boys & Girls Club Ox Hill Grand Opening

Cox Virginia Public Affairs and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Fairfax County Region celebrated the grand opening of the Cox Innovation Lab at the Ox Hill unit on March 24th. These Innovation Labs help to close the digital divide by providing kids with access to the internet and resources to help them get the most out of it. …

8,000 People Attended Capital One Center’s Perchfest Benefitting Best Buddies of Northern Virginia & DC and Wolf Trap Animal Rescue

Over 8,000 guests attended Capital One Center’s Perchfest Spring Edition: a two-day festival at The Perch to benefit Best Buddies of Northern Virginia & DC and Wolf Trap Animal Rescue. Community members enjoyed the opening of Perch Putt – an 18-hole miniature putt putt course 11 stories in the sky complete with retro-themed food trucks – alongside live music performances …

Criterion Systems Gives Back to Women and Families

Criterion’s corporate philosophy holds that true success requires us to give back to our community. We encourage, support, and celebrate our employees’ many and varied community outreach activities through our Criterion Cares program. Since 2009, Criterion has supported The Women’s Center (TWC), an organization that provides mental health counseling, support, and education to the metropolitan area to help people live …

ICF’s Annual charity auction raised $60,000+

ICF’s D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) offices joined forces to hold our 29th charity auction, raising $60,000+ with a theme highlighting the lighter side of our second year of remote work: No Place Like Home. This 100% volunteer-led event involves soliciting internal/external donations, compiling the catalog, and producing a virtual event. As part of the activities leading up to the event, our …

HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Delivered over 91,000 Diapers and 57,000 Wipes to 22 Local Non-profits

On June 24th, members of HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Board of Directors brought comfort and joy to Virginia’s tiniest residents when they delivered over 91,000 diapers and 57,000 wipes to 22 local non-profit organizations. The cost of disposable diapers is nearly $1,000 a year per child, which is a considerable expense for families already struggling to make ends meet. It can mean the difference between parents trying …

Fitness Is Possible for All with New Wellness Park from Kaiser Permanente

Fitness Is Possible for All with New Wellness Park from Kaiser Permanente On Saturday, June 4th, Prince William County officials and community members joined Kaiser Permanente leaders to celebrate the opening of the long-awaited Harbor Drive Wellness Park, located off Minnieville Road in Lake Ridge, Virginia. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, it is the first dedicated wellness park in the Occoquan …