McLean Community Foundation
The MCF provides grants to nonprofits and organizations like the volunteer fire department and the community center. MCF is currently seeking donations to support grants. www.mcleancommunityfoundation.org or McLeanCommunityFoundation@gmail.com
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.
SHARE of McLean
SoM seeks donations of food, furniture, computers, grocery gift cards and more. Monetary donations may be made online or sent as checks to Share Inc. P.O. Box 210, Mclean, VA 22101.
www.SHAREofMcLean.org or 703- 229-1414
McLean Newcomers and Neighbors
McLean Newcomers and Neighbors, a woman’s social club founded in 1969, helps new residents meet others and become active members of the community. The 160 members can enjoy monthly coffees and luncheons with speakers, tours of local museums and historic venues and a variety of other activities and social gatherings. For more information visit: www.McLeanNewcomers.org.
Junior League of Northern Virginia
The Junior League of Northern Virginia is a group of women whose volunteerism focuses on reducing childhood obesity. With over 400 members, JLNV runs a number of community initiatives to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.
703-442-4163 or www.jlnv.org.
More Area Nonprofits
The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area
The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area LWVFA is a volunteer organization composed of passionate men and women who are dedicated to making democracy work. It encourages active participation by citizens, but it does not support or endorse candidates. It conducts studies of important community issues, has monthly meetings during which members discuss these issues, and uses education and advocacy to influence public policy at the local level. It conducts candidate forums so that citizens can ask the candidates questions, and so candidates can answer those questions. LWVFA also registers voters and provides them with unbiased information about the voting process, issues of interest, and elections. To learn more about this organization or to join please go to its website, www.lwv-fairfax.org.
Affordable Housing Corporation AHC
AHC Inc., a nonprofit developer of affordable housing, operates throughout northern Virginia and the Baltimore area to provide quality homes for families and individuals making between 30 and 60 percent of the middle income for their area. AHC also offers services for residents and homeownership opportunities. 703-486-0626 or www.ahcinc.org/index.html.
Committee for Helping Others CHO
CHO is an organization committed to providing “simple, loving charity” to those in need in Vienna, Dunn Loring, and Merrifield. CHO is currently seeking volunteer drivers for their furniture and transportation programs. 703-281-7614 or www.cho-va.com.
Family PASS strives to step in before families lose their housing and to help homeless families regain housing and become self-sufficient by providing rental subsidies assistance, extensive case management and other aid including access to education, job training, child care, food, transportation, health care, help with children’s issues and counseling. Volunteer opportunities include positions as drivers, food drive organizers and tutors. 703-242-6474 or http://familypassfairfax.org/.
So Others Might Eat
SOME is a 46-year-old organization based in the Washington D.C. with church partnerships throughout Northern Virginia. SOME works to meet the immediate daily needs of needy adults and children with food, clothing and health care, with the goal of breaking the cycle of homelessness by offering services such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment and counseling to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. 202.797.8806 or www.some.org/.
AFCEA Educational Foundation
AFCEA provides educational scholarships and continuing education and training programs for people in the hard sciences disciplines related to the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. 703-631-6100 or www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/.
Friends of Guest House
Friends of Guest House offers structure, supervision, support and assistance to female ex-offenders who sincerely want to improve their lives and break the cycle of incarceration. Friends of Guest House offers the only program for women of its kind in Northern Virginia. Volunteers provide services including computer training, planning field trips for clients, assisting with writing resumes, grocery shopping, leading exercise classes, legal assistance, GED tutoring, office work, yard work and researching and coordinating external resources like job and housing opportunities. email@example.com, http://friendsofguesthouse.org/ or 703-549-8072.
Established in 1980, Pathway Homes focuses on providing housing and support services to individuals with serious mental illnesses, aiming to help these individuals reach their full potential and lead stable lives. They offer both in-home programs, semi-independent houses and assisted living facilities. Volunteer opportunities include one on one interaction, group work and more. firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-876-0390, www.pathwayhomes.org.
Volunteers of America-Chesapeake
One of the nation's largest and most comprehensive human services organizations with a history covering more than a century, VOAC assists thousands of individuals in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. by providing medical care, counseling, education and training programs. Volunteer opportunities vary by location; more information can be found on the website. 301-459-2020, info@VOAches.org, www.voaches.org.