Sheriff’s Office Partners with Target to Aid Domestic Violence Shelter
October 27, 2017
Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid and her deputies arrived at Shelter House headquarters in Reston on Oct. 26 with 25 red Target buckets filled with toiletries and 25 Dr. Seuss bags filled with books and small games. This fall, the Sheriff’s Office successfully applied for a $1,000 grant from Target to assist Artemis House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
"When families in abusive situations flee their homes, they leave everything behind," said Sheriff Kincaid. "With Target’s support, we are able to provide shampoo, razors, toothpaste and other basic items that most of us would take for granted. Our friends at Target are smart shoppers and stretched every dollar so we could also include gifts for the children."
Joe Meyer is the Executive Director and CEO of Shelter House, a non-profit organization that operates three emergency shelters in the county. "For the Sheriff’s Office to continue to do so much to support our shelters is incredible," he said. "We couldn’t do half of what we do without community support."
The Sheriff’s Office also partners with Target and Shelter House every summer for Shop with a Sheriff. Deputies and civilian staff pair up with 40 children residing in shelters for a back-to-school shopping trip. The Sheriff’s Office raises enough funds throughout the year from businesses and individuals to provide each child with a $250 Target gift card to spend on clothing, shoes and accessories.
For more information about Shelter House and its strategies for preventing and ending homelessness, please visit www.shelterhouse.org/.
Pictured above (l-r): Jennifer Dalessio, Shelter House; Captain Jaime Popik, Sheriff's Office; Janene Darrow, Target; 2nd Lt. Redic Morris, Sheriff's Office; Sharon Hubbard, Target; 2nd Lt. Michael Messier, Sheriff's Office; Sheriff Stacey Kincaid; Joe Meyer, Shelter House; Adrienne Baldree, Target