Monday, November 26, 2012
Fairfax Library Foundation, Volunteer Fairfax, SCORE Foundation among the nonprofits trying to encourage people to pause in their shopping and find a way to help others.
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. Several Northern Virginia nonprofits are among those using their websites and social media to kick off the first ever Giving Tuesday. See the full list of participating Virginia-based nonprofits here. A follow-up to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, national and local organizations are asking residents to give back on Tuesday. The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of several days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Connect with Northern Virginia organizations that need food, volunteers in aftermath of derecho
Several area organizations, centers and homes in Northern Virginia are going on more than 48 powers without power, drinkable water, or in some cases, food or resources. We're compiling a list of these groups that need food, water, fans or volunteers over the next several days. Post information about local groups in need in the comments or email erica.hendry at patch.com to be added to the list. Please try to include as much information as possible, such as a contact person and phone number, address, name of organization and best hours to stop by. We will update this list as often as we're able. This article has been updated. Do you know of a group in need? Leave information in the comments.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The George Mason University Foundation supports the mission of GMU.
Each week, Patch is profiling a local nonprofit agency. If there's a nonprofit that you think your neighbors need to know about, email Doug Tallman. Mission: The George Mason University Foundation furthers the aims of GMU, according to its website. Contact information: Phone: 703-993-8850; Fax: 703-993-8851; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Address: 4400 University Drive, MS 1A3, Fairfax, VA 22030. Financials: The foundation raised about $46 million in 2010, according to a foundation financial statement. Foundation President David Roe said that $17.25 million of that included a pledge of a land donation in Loudoun County. The foundation's receipts helped provide $22.5 million in academic support, $1.7 million in scholarships and more than $573,…