Pictured, from left, CWCA party organizer, Julie Schwan, and the past president of CWCA, Catherine Blakely. Chesterbrook Woods Citizen's Association donated more than 80 pounds of leftover food and beverages from its annual fall party to local food pantry, SHARE of McLean www.shareofmclean.org.
Photo by Elizabeth Ende
Below is a list of the non-profits in McLean, all of which are in need of either donations, volunteers or others resources you might have to share. If you know of a non-profit we've omitted that bears inclusion, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Trust Fund (CTFund)
CTFund is a completely youth-run organization dedicated to helping malnourished and impoverished children in developing countries achieve a healthy and happy start to life. CTFund staff is composed solely of teenagers who are passionate about changing the lives of children around the world who are not as fortunate as they are. http://www.ctfund.org/.
McLean Community Foundation
The MCF provides grants to schools, other nonprofits and organizations like the volunteer fire department. MCF is currently seeking donations. http://www.mcleancommunityfoundation.org.
McLean Rotary Club
MRC sponsors several youth initiatives and Stop Hunger Now events. Members will get involved in their communities and share their time and experience with young people. www.mcleanrotary.org.
Junior League of Northern Virginia
JLNV is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLNV’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 703-442-4163 or http://www.jlnv.org.
SHARE of McLean
SoM seeks donations of grocery gift cards and more. Checks and gift cards can be sent to: Holiday Celebration, Share, Inc. PO Box 210, McLean, VA 22101. 703-284-2179. www.SHAREofMcLean.org.
Northern Virginia Family Service
NVFS addresses the needs of many communities in our region by providing services like foster care and multicultural human services. See extensive volunteer opportunities on their website. 703-385-3267 or http://www.nvfs.org/.
Alternative House is a housing service with programs like Assisting Young Mothers and, in cooperation with Fairfax County Public Schools, the Homeless Youth Initiative, which provides safe transitional housing to homeless students. Volunteer opportunities include drivers, event hosts, food drive organizers and tutors. 703-242-6474 or http://familypassfairfax.org/.
Traveling Players Ensemble
Traveling Players Ensemble is a not-for-profit professional theatre company in the Washington, D.C. area, dedicated to bringing great theatre into the great outdoors through a thriving summer camp and year-round acting classes and workshops. Volunteer opportunities include working in the office, assisting with costume and set construction and helping with special events. 703-987-1712 or http://www.travelingplayers.org/about/mission/.