Three well-known McLean organizations recently made donations to McLean and area nonprofit organizations.
The Woman’s Club of McLean donated $9,600 to eight local charities and nonprofits. The recipients: McLean Project for the Arts; Share, Inc; Alternative House; Capital Hospice; Girls’ State; Fisher House; Claude Moore Colonial Farm; and the McLean Volunteer Fire Department, said a statement from Laura Sheridan.
McLean Rotary shared that representatives of seven Rotary clubs attended a holiday party at Homestretch recently to present the organization with a check for $10,527 to pay for furniture, equipment and teacher materials needed to start a preschool program at their headquarters in Falls Church, according to a note from Rotary President-Elect Jan Auerbach. The award was an effort of ten Rotary clubs., she said.
Homestretch is a nonprofit which serves Fairfax County and provides transitional housing to homeless families. Many of the 100 families that Homestretch serves are single parent. About half of them include abused women. One-third of the parents are foreign-born refugees from Darfur, Afghanistan, and other war-torn countries. The families include 235 children.
McLean WinterFest Steering Committee members presented SHARE of McLean with a check for $1,000 from parade proceeds to help local families in need during the holiday season.
Winterfest organizes McLean's only community parade that took place the first weekend in December.
Share was established in 1969 by a coalition of religious and civic institution so meet the emergency needs of those who need help in the McLean area.
Full Disclosure: McLean Patch has contributed to Share.