‘Tis the season for giving thanks and simply giving. In Prince William County, we are surrounded by successful nonprofit organizations helping to improve our communities. From health organizations to food banks and humane societies to children’s advocacy groups, there’s no shortage of choices to donate your time, money or items to this Thanksgiving season. I’ve compiled a few for you to choose from below.
The Prince William SPCA was established in 2004 to benefit the animals of the greater Prince William County area. This all-volunteer organization is dedicated to protecting domestic animals from cruelty, neglect and abandonment, and stopping the unnecessary overpopulation of companion animals. Their goal is to reduce the number of dogs and cats being born, facilitate animal adoptions and enrich the human-animal bond. Adopt a pet, give financially or shop online to benefit this group.
The Salvation Army provides assistance to those in need. This includes emergency assistance, addiction treatment, housing for families, disaster services, youth services and more. They accept donated goods and monetary donations. Give a few hours of your time this season serving as a bell ringer or staffing an Angel Tree.
The Capital Area Food Bank is the region’s largest hunger relief organization and the hub for food sourcing, food distribution and nutrition education across Greater Washington. In Washington, D.C. and its six surrounding counties, there are nearly 700,000 individuals at risk of hunger; about 150,000 are children. The CAFB service area includes: Washington D.C.; Montgomery County, MD; Prince George’s County, MD; Fairfax County, VA; Prince William County, VA; Arlington County, VA and The City of Alexandria, VA.
CASA provides a voice in court for every abused and neglected child within PWC. They help children feel less alone, educate them and assure them that someone cares. CASAs watch diligently over a child’s safety and care and ensure they do not get lost in the system. This child-centered program could benefit from your time and financial donations. Attend their Ladies’ Night Out on Dec. 7 for an evening of shopping and fun to benefit area children.
Habitat for Humanity Prince William County has been helping families achieve decent, safe and affordable housing since 1994. People from all walks of life and faiths are encouraged to work together in partnership to build, rehab and repair homes with families in need. In our area, you can help Habitat for Humanity by donating a car or items to their ReStore, volunteering on a building team, working in the ReStore or providing a monetary donation.
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