On October 14, 2020, the Board of Directors of Azalea Charities, Inc. affirmed a recommendation made at the 2020 Annual meeting to dissolve the organization effective on the close of business on December 31, 2020. 

As a result of this action, Azalea Charities ceased to accept further contributions as of November 1, 2020. Azalea Charities will continue to support validated requests until available funds, minus those set aside to close down operations, are exhausted. 

Close Down actions to be completed in the near term include: 

  • Confirmation letters for IRS purposes will be sent out no later than December 1, 2020 
  • The Azalea Charities’ Post Office Box will be closed down effective December 31, 2020 
  • Bank accounts will be closed before December 31, 2020 
  • All records for preparation of the final tax return for 2020 operations will be provided to our tax preparer 
  • Required Articles of Dissolution and Termination of Existence will be filed with the Virginia Corporation Commission
  • The Azalea Charities’ website will close down as of December 31, 2020 along with all email addresses associated with Azalea Charities. 

As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, supporting a dual mission of Aid to Wounded Warriors and youth and special need projects in our local Northern Virginia area, the Azalea Charities team is proud to have provided over $5 million of support over the past 22 years. We end this effort with our heads held high knowing we have helped those in need and leave with gratitude to all who have supported us over the years. Thank you all. 

Doug S. Taggart, President & CEO 

Frank E. Lasch, Sr., Chairman and Founder

For those who wish to continue to Make a Difference, Azalea Charities recommends the following organizations: 

Military Support for our Wounded Warriors and their Families 

  • Quality of Life Foundation, Woodbridge, VA 
  • Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center, Haymarket, VA 
  • Boulder Crest Retreat, Bluemont, VA 
  • Nova Veterans Association, Manassas, VA 
  • Hylton Performing Arts Center Initiative for Veterans in the Arts, Manassas, VA  
  • Valor Run, Virginia Beach, VA 

Thank You for Considering these Fine Organizations 

Contact information can be found online

Community Organizations 

  • Boys and Girls Clubs 
  • Hylton Club 
  • Jennie Dean Club 
  • Heiser Club 
  • Fauquier Club 
  • Alexandria Club 

Special Olympics 

  • Prince William Area 
  • Fredericksburg Area 
  • Loudoun County Area 
  • Fairfax Area 

Homeless Shelters 

  • ACTS, Dumfries, VA 
  • SERVE, Manassas, VA 
  • Carpenter Shelter,
    Alexandria, VA 

Food Pantries 

  • Haymarket Food Pantry 
  • House Of Mercy, Manassas, VA 

Juvenile Diabetes

  • Montclair Lions Club,
    Montclair, VA