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Project Hope

Azalea Charities presents $1000 worth of
Target gift cards to help homeless children

Every year, the Fairfax County Public School system has students of all ages living in temporary or emergency housing. More than 1400 children were homeless during the 2006-2007 school year.

After reading about the help Azalea Charities provides to local agencies, including homeless shelters, the Homeless Liaison’s Office contacted Frank Lasch Sr., President and CEO. On January 25, 2008, Mr. Lasch presented the Office with $1000 worth of Target gift cards to be used for families and youth in need of emergency food, clothing, or other items. read more...

Homeless Shelters

Three Shelters ACTS
Action in the Community Through Service  
Dumfries, VA
ACTS is a community organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence, and to help people achieve self-support in the Prince William Area.

Securing Emergency Resources through Volunteer Efforts 
Manassas, VA    
Serve, Inc. is a non-profit community organization, together with volunteers, donors, and public/private pertners is dedicated to strenghtening the Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park community through comprehensive programs and partnerships that provide basic needs and promote economic independence for homeless and underprivileged individuals and families.

Carpenter’s Shelter, Alexandria, VA 
Carpenter's Shelter is an innovative provider of services to the homeless promoting lifelong self-reliance. Since 1988, their goal has been to meet the immediate and basic needs for shelter and offer each resident the resources to stabilize their lives, overcome homelessness, and become contributing members of the community. Its efforts fulfill the needs of more than 1,300 children, women and men each year without homes.

Project Hope, Fairfax County, VA 
Project HOPE, the Virginia Education Program for Homeless Children and Youth, is a federally-funded grant authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. Project HOPE ensures the enrollment, attendance, and the success of homeless children and youth in school through public awareness efforts across the commonwealth and subgrants to local school divisions. Local Education Agencies develop customized programs to meet the needs of homeless children and youth in their area.