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WHF Foundation Volunteer Opportunity: Welcome and Wine
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Date(s): February 21, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM  EST - 7:30 PM  EST
1601 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Host: K&L Gates
Directions: Metro - Farragut North (Red line) and Farragut West (Orange, Blue, and Silver lines) 

Program Description: This year we celebrate the WHF Foundation’s 20 years of service to women and their families in the Washington DC metropolitan area through providing charitable services and educational activities primarily in the fields of housing and finance.

We’re kicking off this celebration by inviting you to join your fellow WHF members on February 21st for an evening of “Welcome and Wine.” Network with your colleagues over wine and cheese while you assemble “welcome home” kits for families served by Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services who are moving into stable homes where they can build new lives and futures for themselves. If you wish, you’ll have the opportunity to write notes of support and encouragement to these families.

By way of introduction:
  • Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services has served as a connection to affordable housing to struggling families and individuals in Southeast Fairfax County for over 40 years
  • It owns over 80 housing units and helps low-income, working-class families and individuals - as well as individuals with fixed incomes - to obtain housing that is affordable, by providing individualized case management that will help them address structural barriers to long-term housing like poor credit histories, itinerant rental histories, little or no savings, and limited or very low incomes.
  • Like most of the Foundation’s grantee partners, a large part of Good Shepherd’s work focuses not only on providing secure and supportive housing, but programs focus on helping clients with financial capabilities skills, in addition to providing support to the children in these families.
  • And finally, like other WHF Foundation grantee partners, Good Shepherd has been recognized by the community at large over the years, earning such recognition as: 
    • the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management 
    • inclusion in the Catalogue for Philanthropy, a “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for area nonprofits
    • Organization of the Year by the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce
    • Nonprofit of the Year Award from the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
    • The Community Trustee Nonprofit Award from Leadership Fairfax, among other accolades.
All materials will be provided at the event. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about the impact this award-winning organization has made in its community, as well as future opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of area families. For more information on this program please contact Evan Davies at edavies@edavies@connactionsllc.com, or call 703-447-3973.

RSVP: Online registration will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, February 20, 2017.


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