There is also much you can do in this time of great uncertainty and need! Look out for your neighbors, offer to pick up groceries for the elderly or facetime those you might normally visit. In our community, many are facing financial or food insecurity. As our human services and non-profit providers are seeing increased demand, they are also receiving less donations. Blood banks are running low and many organizations still need volunteers – with safety and social distancing precautions. We have put together a comprehensive list of those offering services in our community, both for those in need and those looking to help below.
Businesses are also facing hardship and uncertainty, especially our small, local businesses. Please consider continuing to support those you can through ordering take out and delivery, purchasing gift cards or making donations to their employees.
We have a very strong, engaged and caring community. It has been amazing to see so many great examples of charity and assistance.
Our destiny is in our own hands!
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Alice's Kids - shipping free books to children - send an email. Needs: monetary donations.
A Place To Stand - assisting families from our community, particularly from Mount Vernon High School with food and hygiene needs. Needs: monetary donations and volunteers.
Artemis House Region 1 Domestic Violence Shelter - provides support to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, including emergency shelter. Needs.
Assistance from a Distance, Dept. of Family Services
Brightpaths - provides a variety of services to support individuals and families. Needs: monetary donations and volunteers.
Capital Area Food Bank - provides food assistance. Needs: non-perishable, shelf stable foods, monetary donations and volunteers.
Christ House - provides a variety of services to support individuals and families. Needs: canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, canned vegetables, fruit cups, canned fruit, cereal, pasta, instant potatoes, mac & cheese kits, coffee, cooking oil, flour, sugar, Giant, Safeway and Walmart gift cards, monetary donations and volunteers.
Connect2Compete - FREE for now. Cox’s low-cost internet product for families with school-aged children who are enrolled in low-income assistance programs. Customers must sign up before May 15 to qualify. All new customers that have enrolled since March 13 will receive free service through July 15.
Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO) - provides a variety of services to support individuals and families. Needs: margarine, eggs, sliced bread, box pasta, canned meat, canned tomatoes, instant (box) potatoes, flour, vegetable oil, deodorant, shaving cream, toilet paper, brown paper bags, monetary donations and volunteers.
Fairfax County Government Assistance from a Distance - while County government buildings are closing, the government remains open by internet, phone and mail.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) - provides a variety of services, including food pick up and delivery (interactive locations map), education resources and ways to give in the community.
Food for Others - provides food assistance. Needs: 1-2 lb. bags of rice, canned chili, canned chicken, canned fruit, spaghetti sauce, cardboard boxes, monetary donations and volunteers.
Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services - provides a variety of services to support individuals and families. Needs: food donations, gift cards from Aldi, Shoppers, Safeway, Giant, Wegmans, Target, Walmart, Shell, BP, Sunoco, and Amazon and monetary donations. Or, Shop for a Cause with Fair Trade Winds.
Groveton Baptist Church - provides a Food Pantry on Fridays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Needs: food and monetary donations.
Health Care Options for the Uninsured
Health Care Services Guide for Low-Income, Uninsured and Underinsured Residents on Richmond Highway
Human Services Resource Guide - By accessing the HSRG, anyone with an Internet connection has immediate 24/7 access to detailed information on thousands of nonprofit and government services available to Fairfax County residents. Listings include detailed service descriptions, eligibility requirements, locations (maps and directions), and contact information.
ICNA Relief Services - provides grocery delivery service for the elderly and low-income families with limited transportation.
INOVA COVID-19 Response - For assistance with recommendations, to arrange for a physician appointment, or if you do not have a primary care physician, call 1-855-IMG-DOCS.
Legal Services of Northern Virginia - provides free legal counsel to low or no-income individuals and families.
Lorton Community Action Center - provides a variety of services to support individuals and families. Needs: canned tuna or chicken, canned meals (ravioli, etc.), cereal, canned fruit and 100% juice (32 or 64oz), grocery gift cards, monetary donations and volunteers.
Neighborhood Health - provides health care services, including COVID-19 testing, to more than 30,000 low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients. Needs: personal protective equipment (PPE) donations and monetary donations.
No Kid Hungry - launched a texting hotline to provide information about emergency food distribution sites in communities where schools have been closed due to #COVID19. To find food near you text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.
Magic of Mothers COVID-19 Response - goal to raise $1000 for the Foundation for FCPS “Access for All Fund” to support and to grow the FCPS food distribution sites.
Mount Vernon at Home - provides support for seniors aging in place.
New Hope Housing - provides a variety of services to support homeless families and single individuals. Needs: food donations, new men’s and women’s underwear (we have lots of socks!), cleaning products (bleach, Lysol, paper towels, etc.), new t-shirts (undershirts), and entertainment (coloring books, DVDs, games, etc.).
Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church - provides a variety of services to support individuals and families. Needs: food, monetary donations and volunteers.
Route One Community Kitchen (Elks Lodge) - provides weekly meals for the homeless and working poor.
Shepherd's Center - provides essential medical and shopping transportation to older adults. Needs: volunteers.
United Community - provides a variety of services to support individuals and families. Needs: raisins, nuts, apple sauce, cereal/oatmeal, dry milk, baby food, small juice boxes, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, beans, soup, pasta and tomato sauce, mac & cheese, rice, monetary donations and volunteers.
Free Financial Help through Financial Empowerment Center - provides financial education and support via telephone and internet.
HUD Provides Immediate Foreclosure, Eviction Moratorium
Virginia Housing Loan Customers Assistance
Virginia Insurance Counseling & Assistance - provides support for Medicare, Medigap, drug plans and long-term care insurance.
Cares Act - guide for small business owner's to understand the new Cares Act legislation.
Congressman Connolly Business Resource Guide
COVID-19 Business Support Grants
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority - provides a Business Resource Hub, business support and on-going webinars.
Fairfax County MicroLoan Program - Starting April 28, small businesses can apply for loans of up to $20,000 at 0% interest.
Forth Hunt Community Shop Local - support our local businesses through gift card purchases, take out and delivery.
Richmond Highway Restaurants Still Open (courtesy of Covering the Corridor)
Small Business Disaster Loan Webinars
Tips to Support Local and Small Businesses
Facial Masks for Minority Communities - fundraiser to purchase 20,000 masks to distribute to minority and lower-income families to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Fairfax County Animal Shelter - accepting donations via Amazon and the Friends of Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
Foundation for FCPS - supporting their food distribution efforts and technology needs for students.
Help from the Heart Community Drive - accepting donations of personal hygiene items at all County police stations to be distributed to local non-profits.
INOVA Heath Service - needs blood donations, other opportunities to help included food and donations to INOVA's emergency preparedness fund.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program - helps organize volunteer opportunities. Find out how your neighborhood community, HOA, or civic association can get involved.
Nextdoor Community Help Map - Nextdoor has launched a Help Map for individuals to find those who can help or offer to help. This can be found through your Nextdoor community.
Red Cross - needs blood donations and other humanitarian aid.
The Community Foundation - launched the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia to help nonprofit organizations and other programs serving those who are disproportionately impacted by the virus and its economic consequences.
Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) - is a force of dedicated volunteers; more than 8,000 deployable volunteers. Training is completed online. Health care professionals 18 an older as well as students who are able or interested please volunteer.
Ways to Volunteer in Fairfax County - many organizations are in need of volunteers to serve those in need and are doing their best to provide safe environments for those who can help.
Workhouse Arts Center GoFundMe Campaign