From left are Kathy Smith with ONC’s Kelly Lavin, Nicole Rogers, and John O’Neill.
Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.
Each year, the Centreville Day Planning Committee recognizes individuals or organizations making a difference in Centreville. This year’s awards, presented by Supervisor Kathy Smith (D-Sully) on Saturday, Oct. 15, went to Yom Chu Kim, Citizen of the Year, and Our Neighbor’s Child (ONC), Nonprofit Citizen of the Year.
Kim is active in the Centreville Immigration Forum, the Centreville Day Planning Committee, in his Virginia Run community and especially in the Korean Central Presbyterian Church. In 2013, he received a Community Champion award from Volunteer Fairfax for his contributions to improving life in Fairfax County.
ONC was founded in 1992, when a few friends joined together to help fulfill the Christmas wishes of a dozen or so children in Centreville. As western Fairfax County grew, so did ONC; and today, 400 volunteers provide new toys and clothing to more than 2,000 local children in need.