Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna Raises Funds for Two Local Charities

For the last fifteen years, the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) has been hosting their Community Thanksgiving Service along with participating congregations. The monies raised from the service offering are then distributed to local charities. This year’s recipients were Our Daily Bread and The Committee for Helping Others. Each charity received $820 from the service collection. In 2012 SCOV’s services, personal enrichment and volunteer opportunities reached more than 3,000 older adults (50+) in the region. SCOV serves seniors in the Oakton, Vienna, Dunn Loring, Merrifield and portions of Fairfax and Reston areas.

Founded in 1997, the Shepherd Center of Oakton-Vienna is a 501 3© nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for adults (50+) to seek rewarding lives and to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. SCOV was voted the Best Nonprofit of the Year (2012) by the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. In September 2013, SCOV was selected the Charity of the Month by WTOP 103.5FM Radio. In 2012 the charity was selected for inclusion in The Catalogue for Philanthropy for their outstanding service.

To volunteer, donate or learn more about the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna, visit their website at www.scov.org or contact Michelle Scott, Executive Director at 703-281-5088 or director@scov.org.