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Get to Know Reston Non-profits

Reston Environmental Action (REACT)

Is a non-profit organization of residents working within their neighborhood or building to increase green habits. Everyone one is welcome to attend the REACT annual meeting, with guest speaker Erin Trager discussing offshore wind power in Virginia, on Wednesday, October 2nd at Walker Center Nature House at 7:30 p.m. To encourage recycling, eco-friendly yard and garden care, greener transportation or energy conservation, email info@restonenvironmentalaction.org or call 703-620-0151.

Sweet Virginia Foundation, Inc.

Sweet Virginia Foundation is Northern Virginia's charitable beekeeping cooperative whose mission is to promote urban/suburban beekeeping and provide educational and volunteer opportunities for adults and children. Sweet Virginia uses the fine honey it produces from local honeybee colonies to raise funds for local charities dedicated to serving the needs of those most vulnerable in our local community. Supported organizations include Homestretch, Fairfax CASA, The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, Fairfax Families4Kids and several more small scale, DC area non-profits focused on serving the most vulnerable among us. A tax-deductible donation of $95 receives a gift of a single-jar gift of select honey and $150 for a two-jar gift set. 703-627-5086, brandy@sweetvirginia.com or www.sweetvirginia.com.

Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith)

Reston Interfaith helps those that are homeless and struggling in Northern Virginia to build more stable lives by connecting them to vital resources that solve their needs for housing, child care, food or financial assistance. Programs and services include the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, Emergency Food Pantry, Hypothermia Prevention Program and the Thanksgiving Food Drive. 571-323-9555 or www.cornerstonesva.org/.

Dulles Corridor Rail Association

Advocates for business when it comes to Metrorail development along the Toll Road, with an emphasis on Herndon and Reston area development. www.dullescorridorrail.com.

Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Foundation

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Foundation, Inc. is established to promote multi-cultural activities and serve as a mechanism through which concerned individuals can support enhanced social, educational, health and wellness services within the community; currently seeking donations. www.mlkculturalfoundation.org.

Herndon-Reston FISH

FISH: Friendly Immediate Sympathetic Help. A volunteer, non-sectarian, non-profit dedicated to helping local residents through short-term crises. Seeking general volunteers or monetary donations. 336 Victory Drive, Herndon, 703-391-0105 or http://herndonrestonfish.org.

Committee for Helping Others (CHO)

An organization committed to providing simple, loving charity to those in need in Reston and Vienna. Currently seeking volunteer drivers for their furniture and transportation programs. The 14th Annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service is Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road. 703-281-7614 or http://www.cho-va.com.