Volunteers from Excella, an Arlington-based IT consulting firm, helped with repairs and painting at an area shelter as part of an Afternoon of ImpaX.
For the 10th consecutive year, Homestretch and Arlington-based Excella Consulting sponsored an Afternoon of ImpaX to serve homeless children and their families in Northern Virginia. In one afternoon, 240 volunteers across six sites helped pack 6,600 meals to feed hungry families, assembled 80 home starter kits to help homeless families settle into new apartments, and provided maintenance support on facilities for families in need. The event also helped draw attention to the homeless population in our community. The event took place on Jan. 15 at the Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Cultural Center and shelters in Arlington, Falls Church, and Fairfax.
Excella recently developed an open source app (mySpot) to help homeless youth access resources in conjunction with data from HUD, Department of Education and Census.