Local causes in Northern Virginia
from Arlington to Fredericksburg
Special Olympics has been a long-time recipient of support from Azalea Charities. Since 1999, we have provided financial support as well as an Annual Golf Event for these athletes. We recently sponsored two local golfers who won gold and silver medals in the June, 2011 Special Olympic World Summer Games in Athens, Greece. We also helped over 2600 athletes enjoy sports like skiing, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, soccer and more.
Boys and Girls Clubs provide facilities, sports and other events for local youth. Azalea Charities supports five clubs in Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas, Dale City, and Fredericksburg. Athletes from these clubs participate in our Annual Golf event, playing and learning skills from PGA professional players.
Homeless Shelter support includes four facilities in our community – House of Mercy, ACTS, SERVE, and The Carpenter’s Shelter. We also partner with local companies such as Wegman’s to provide food, gift certificates or special needs donations.
Cancer and Disease Support encompasses help for local leukemia/lymphoma patients and families, as well as donations to societies that research for cures, such as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. We let families know that they have non-medical support available to help them with the challenges they face.
Education – Azalea Charities provides funds to local educational efforts through the Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce’s Back-to-School supplies campaign. We also support literacy programs, such as The Reading Connection, Beacon, Fairfax Social Services Outreach and others.
Special needs arise unexpectedly – and Azalea Charities is willing to use available funds to help out in emergencies. The nature of such requests varies, but we’ve funded projects through Project Mend-A-Home, church workcamps and other local aid groups to give a hand to those in need