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Reston Interfaith's youngest clients received new car seats and the seats were professionally installed
by our certified car seat technician.

Reston Interfaith Newsletter - May 2011





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Best of Reston


What an amazing celebration! Thank you to everyone for their generosity. Over 740 people attended the 20th Anniversary event that raised $420,000 to support the work of Reston Interfaith.  

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Walk for Hope

The first annual Walk for Hope will be held Saturday, May 21.  Sign-up and support this fundraising 1 or 3 mile walk benefiting Connections for Hope. Click here for Walk for Hope Flyer

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17th Annual Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament presented by


Reston Interfaith invites you to enjoy an invigorating round of golf at the River Creek Club, a premier private championship 18-hole golf course that borders the Potomac River in Leesburg, Virginia, for the 17th Annual Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament - presented by Clear IT.  Mark your calendar, tell friends and associates, and join your fellow golfers on Monday, July 18, 2011 for a day of golf, dinner and refreshments, a skills building golf clinic, and live and silent auctions.  

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please email Kitta Crawley  or call 571-323-9570.

Upcoming Events to benefit Reston Interfaith

Keys For A Cause- May 21    -

Reston Tennis Tournament- June 3-5

Reston Sprint Triathlon- June 5   

Love Your Body Day- June 12 

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greenandgracefulhouseGreen and Graceful Open House  

Reston Interfaith Housing Corporation (RIHC) has renovated a significantly neglected townhouse, which was acquired as an affordable housing unit. A large eight member family who is on the brink of homelessness will rent the house and create a better life for themselves. Renovations were done to utilize and demonstrate the benefits of many environmentally friendly and energy efficient materials and technologies, while highlighting the benefits of setting up a home with a spacing and organizational plan. Join us on Wednesday, May 18 at 10am for the open house.


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Shelter Families Enjoy a Spring Break Day Trip  

Families from Embry Rucker Community Shelter had a rare treat during spring break. Children, their parents and staff took a fun and educational day trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.  While there, everyone explored the exhibits, took in the Dolphin Show - complete with a new baby dolphin and experienced the 4-D movie "Planet Earth-Pole to Pole." Thanks to a government grant and the donation of transportation from U.S. Sedan Service of Sterling, Reston Interfaith was able to provide this wonderful enrichment experience for our clients.


Amazing Eagle Scout Projects


Stephen Yenouskas and many other volunteers rolled up their sleeves

to help Reston Interfaith by cleaning up a storage unit. A special thanks to Stephen and all the volunteers who supported this project. We appreciate the 123 Junk Company for donating their services to haul and recycle items.



scoutfooddrivesmallA special thanks to Jordan Schmuckler for dedicating his Eagle Scout Project to benefit Reston Interfaith. Through Jordan's coordination over 8,000 pounds of food with a total estimated value of $15,520 was provided to the Food Pantry/Emergency Self-Sufficiency Services Program. This project utilized 123 volunteers and they gave 638 volunteer hours. 


scoutdrumTeddy Dintiman collected new and used percussion instruments over the course of a year from friends and family. His project culminated in a percussion class and drum circle for all the children at Stonegate Village Apartments. Teddy gave all the instruments to the youngsters at Stonegate.


Applause Applause 
dbigroupshotTo DBI Architects for painting a deck on the Green and Graceful town house.

To Melting Pot of Reston for conducting a FriendRaiser in April and donating a percentage of the event to Reston Interfaith.

To Whole Foods of Reston for preparing a healthy dinner for the clients of the Embry Rucker Community Shelter and for catering the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

To AOL employees for serving meals and for repairing the storage units at Embry Rucker Community Shelter.

To David Ober and friends for catering breakfast at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter.  

To Sarah Brandland and Sunset Hills Montessori School for doing a "housewarming" wish list drive for the Embry Rucker Community Shelter. 

To United States Karate Center of Herndon for donating the proceeds from a self-defense seminar.  

To all the Girl Scout and Brownie Troops for donating boxes of cookies for our clients.

To Oracle for providing a lovely Mother's Day luncheon and children's activities for the mothers at the Cedar Ridge Apartments.

To Floris United Methodist Church's Big Serve Campaign for coordinating a delicious Mother's Day dinner, crafts for kids to make gifts for their moms and goody bags for over 45 families at Stonegate Village Apartments.


Volunteer Highlight


Vade and Janet Bolton have been volunteers with Reston Interfaith and the Embry Rucker Community Shelter since 1975.  Together, they've contributed more than 4,000 hours to Reston Interfaith, but that represents just a fraction of the time this couple gives to the organization and other worthy causes. In addition, the Boltons assist with the North County Hypothermia Prevention Program, which is open throughout the winter to offer a hot meal and warm place to spend the night for those who are homeless and have nowhere else to go. Vade and Janet are consistently supporting the program, taking the hard-to-fill shifts, like Christmas Eve.


Since his retirement 10 years ago, Vade has been a near constant presence at the shelter and he has served on the Board of Directors and as Reston Interfaith's chairman. The impact of their good work is best explained by one of the shelter clients. Asked to comment on their contributions, he was at first speechless. He thought a minute, shrugged and smiled. "It's just who they are.  They volunteer. They work to make a difference. They are here to help. It's just what they do. They are amazing people."

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Year round Front Desk Volunteer Tuesday mornings ongoing 
School year Financial Literacy MentorMonday evenings ongoing
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May 18 & May 21 Childcare Assistants Wed. 6:30-9pm, Sat. 9:30am-12pm one-time 
Sat. May 21 Walk for Hope Assistants morning shifts one-time 
Thur. May 25 BBQ Servers 4-6pm one-time 
June 4 & 5Sprint Triathlon Assistants morning shiftsone-time 
Mon. June 6 Clean-up Crew 7:30-9:00pm one-time 
Sat. June 25 Cuisine Caterers 11am-2:30pm one-time 


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