Board of Supervisors - Hunter Mill District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

703-478-0283
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1801 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Walter L. Alcorn,
Hunter Mill District Supervisor

How to Help Your Neighbors in Hunter Mill District

UPDATED Nov. 24, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn is encouraging everyone who can to consider volunteering or donating to assist our local community organizations noted below or through your own faith community or civic organization.

Southgate Community Center Holiday Toy and Gift Car Drive Through Dec. 11 

Help bring joy to our youth in need! Through Dec. 11, the Friends of Southgate Community Center are collecting new toys and gift cards for children, 6 to 12 years old and teens, 13 to 18 years old. Drop off donations Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Southgate Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest Road, Reston. For more information, contact Richard Cabellos, 703-860-0676.
 

Coat Closet with Cornerstones

This year there is expected to be a greater need for coat donations for residents in our vulnerable communities. New or gently used, clean coats, as well as new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves may be donated through Jan. 9 at several Hunter Mill District locations. Learn more. Volunteers are needed for the coat distribution; contact Susan Alger at susan.alger@cornerstonesva.org or call 571-323-1383 to volunteer

Volunteers Needed For Reston and Herndon Pyramid Schools

Volunteers are greatly needed to assist schools in the Reston and Herndon area:

  • Following up with children/families who aren’t engaging with the school (distance learning etc.)
  • Helping in and around the office (as an assistant)
  • Helping with laptop distribution
  • Library book distribution (curbside)
  • Weekend food distribution packing

You can sign up here and you will be contacted with further instructions at least a day in advance.

More details:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
  • Everyone who volunteers takes full responsibility for keeping themselves safe during this time of COVID and takes on all personal risk associated with volunteering.
  • Bring any necessary water, gloves, mask, or sanitary needs that you think you may have when you volunteer.
  • If you have any questions about volunteering, contact Toni Francis-Bowie at toni.francis-bowie@cornerstonesva.org.

Fabric Donations of 100% Cotton Needed for Children's Masks 

Fairfax County is requesting donations of 100% cotton fabric to make masks for children. Donations can be dropped off at Volunteer Fairfax, 10700 Page Ave., Suite 101 in Fairfax, Monday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. When making a donation, please contact Tejas Patel, 703-246-3553 or email TPatel@VolunteerFairfax.org 

South Lakes High School PTSA Food Pantry

The pantry is in great need of pasta, pasta sauce, tomatoes/sauce, dried beans, rice, canned meat and veggies, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, crackers, applesauce/canned fruit, cooking oil, feminine products, toiletries, soap and deodorant. You can ship items to: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1133 Reston Avenue, Herndon, VA 20170 or drop off (no-contact) on Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information and updates, go  SLHS PTSA Food Pantry Web page  or FaceBook page.

Lake Anne and Hunters Woods Fellowship Houses Food Delivery

Lake Anne and Hunters Woods Fellowship Houses in Reston are in need of food donations and cleaning supplies for their residents. In addition, volunteers are needed to help with food distribution and/or make wellness calls to residents; especially needed are volunteers who speak Korean, Chinese, Farsi and Russian. Additional information about donating or volunteering can be found at http://www.fellowshipsquare.org/volunteers  or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Beatley at dbeatley@fellowshipsquare.org or 703-483-8575.

LINK 

The all-volunteer staff at LINK provides emergency food to people in need in the Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn, communities. There are several volunteer and donation opportunities. How to help

The Lamb Center

The Lamb Center is a daytime drop-in shelter for poor and individuals experiencing homelessness. They urgently need the supplies listed below. How to help

  • Men's and Women's Underwear
  • Men's and Women's Athletic Shoes
  • Travel Size Packages of Disinfecting Wipes
  • Travel Size Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Langley Residential Support Services 

Langley Residential Support Services serves adults with developmental disabilities, their families and our communities by providing quality, comprehensive residential and community support services. Some of the women and men they serve are temporarily without employment at this time due to work stoppages and they have increased needs for staffing, food and supplies since residents are at home more now. How to donate.

Reston Hospital Seeks Blood and PPE Donations

Reston Hospital is gladly accepting donations of manufactured, approved masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment from hardware stores, schools or other sources. While they currently have adequate supplies that may change based on patient and staff needs.  Please note that they are not accepting homemade masks at this time. In addition, there is a need for blood donations, if you are healthy and able. How you can help

HealthWorks Needs PPE

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia is a nonprofit community health center serving those who are the most vulnerable – always, but especially now – those who are very low income, uninsured and do not have access to health care services in Fairfax County. It is providing screening and testing for COVID-19 and is not charging patients any fees because HealthWorks wants them to be seen if they are ill. HealthWorks is looking for donations of surgical or N95 masks (any size), face shields/goggles, gowns, and disposable gloves. They will gladly arrange to pick up donated items. In-kind donations can be arranged by contacting Lisa Knapp at 703-840-4688 or email lknapp@hwnova.org Financial donations can be made through our website at www.hwnova.org

Herndon-Reston FISH 

Donations enable Herndon Reston FISH to assist members of our community get through financial crises. The pandemic will certainly increase the demand for the emergency assistance that FISH provides. How to donate

Blood Donations

It’s important that healthy individuals continue to donate blood. If you are able, please consider donating blood: Inova Blood Donor Services or Red Cross.

Embry Rucker Shelter, 11975 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190, 703-437-1975

There is a table set up in front of the building at 11975 Bowman Towne Drive in Reston to drop off donations. Priority needs include:

  • Rain coats and ponchos 
  • Cleaning products—bleach, 409, Lysol, other disinfectants,
  • Paper towels,
  • Empty spray bottles
  • Laundry pods
  • Windex
  • Gift cards for grocery stores and fast food restaurants —please call the front desk at 703-437-1975 to drop off gift card donations.
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash
  • Men’s and women’s underwear (No socks needed)

You can also make requested donations through Amazon.

Cornerstones Food Pantry /Assistance Services, ASAPP, 11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 120, Reston, VA 20190, 571-323-1410

Cornerstones anticipates a higher than usual demand for services from under-resourced families, especially when children are out of school and in need of meals typically covered by school meal programs. Adults who work hourly jobs and may be off from work will also be adversely affected.  Seniors may be in greater need as they are shut off from family members and other usual resources. 

The location is 11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 120 in Reston. Please call 571-323-1410 and a staff member may be able to assist you outside.

Urgent needs include:

  • Gift cards for grocery stores, gas stations and fast food restaurants 
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Cooking oil
  • Oatmeal
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Bleach and other disinfectants
  • Spray bottles
  • Paper towels

You can also make requested donations through Amazon

Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170, 703-435-6830

Donations needed:

  • Cleaning products—Clorox wipes, bleach, other disinfectants, spray bottles, paper towels


Connections for Hope Partnership, 1141 Elden Street, Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170, 703-429-5000

Donations needed (currently closed to the public, so please drop off donations at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center):

  • Cleaning products—Clorox wipes, bleach, other disinfectants, spray bottles, paper towels

Shelter House

Shelter House, 12310 Pinecrest Road, Suite 304 Reston, VA 20191, 703-955-7876

  • Shelter House has a convenient way to make requested donations through  Amazon.

Shepherd's Center, 541 Marshall Rd SW, Vienna, VA 22180

Check their web site for updates. They are coordinating a “friendly caller” program to have residents reach out with phone calls to our older adults who may be feeling isolated. If you would like to participate in their program and request a senior to befriend, call 703-281-5038 or email office@scov.org You may also want to replicate this idea in your neighborhood to coordinate a community effort to call seniors and drop off food and necessities.


Neighbor to Neighbor Program (N2N) 

N2N program helps HOAs organize opportunities for neighbors to provide volunteer services such as grocery deliveries and friendly check-in phone calls to those most vulnerable in your neighborhood. More info: https://fairfaxcounty.gov/health/neighbor

Food for Neighbors 

Monetary donations are needed to help feed local teens and their families. Make a donation

 

 

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