Hope for Tomorrow Today
July/August 2013

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Your support makes a difference in the lives of children, families, men and women-every day of the year.
May 2013
Neighbors came to our Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center more than 4,000 times for services.
12 families (totaling 32 individuals) and 63 single adults were served at our Embry Rucker Community Shelter.


8 of the 27 single clients who exited the shelter moved to permanent housing. 1 family who exited the Embry Rucker Community Shelter moved to permanent housing.


433 households (1,160 beneficiaries) were served by our Emergency & Self-Sufficiency Services Program. 239 households received bags of food and toiletry items, 170 households received information and referrals, 123 participated in life skills classes.
More than $14,000 was provided to help 15 households in financial crisis avoid rental eviction or disconnection from a vital utility.


Our Foreclosure Prevention

program assisted 13 households, of which 3 households (13 beneficiaries) have been able to avoid foreclosure.


The Herndon Enrichment Tutoring Program concluded its academic year with 34 participants (100%) maintaining or improving a successful academic record and work/study skills.


Through our Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Southgate Community Center, 23 people were given free consultation with a lawyer.

After 43 years, Reston Interfaith Has Changed Its Name -- the Mission Stays the Same
A message from Kerrie Wilson, CEO

Kerrie WilsonFor the past 43 years, Reston Interfaith has helped more than 250,000 individuals and families move toward greater stability and self-sufficiency.


Today I have the opportunity to let you know about an exciting new stage in the history of the organization.


The Board of Directors, after a thorough and thoughtful process, has voted to change the name Reston Interfaith to Cornerstones.


We invite you to reflect, and hope you will see the significance of a word that so perfectly connects our proud heritage and progress to the hard work ahead of us.


As Cornerstones we remain firmly rooted in the Reston community and embrace founder Robert E. Simon's principle of inclusivity. We apply this value - that all may "live, work, play and serve"- in the many communities where we now operate.   


As Cornerstones we celebrate the members of different faith traditions who in 1970 found common ground in establishing the organization, and take pride that our sponsoring religious organizations and Board of Directors have achieved our vision to be a "vehicle for the faith community and others to help those in need."


From these beginnings, nurtured by a caring community, Reston Interfaith, now Cornerstones, has grown to become one of the most effective nonprofits in the region, providing help today for people in need and offering hope for a stronger tomorrow.


So why change now?

PSA for You to Share

You can provide those in need with hope for tomorrow today -- share this PSA produced for Cornerstones by the Reston Association.

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Advocacy Update
Cornerstones advocates sat down with Members of Congress and their staff to explain the direct and widespread impact sequestration has had on programs and clients. Read More >>
Homeless Have Limited Options to Stay Hydrated
Your donations of bottled water and Gatorade can help the homeless avoid heat-related illness this summer. Read More >>
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Record Number of Volunteers!
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Back to School Drive

You can help equip over 2,600 children in the Reston - Herndon area with new backpacks.

August 5th - 13th;

9 am - 5 pm

11150 Sunset Hills Road

Suite 210, Reston VA

Click here to sign up.

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Lace up your walking shoes for two events that help end homelessness in our community!


2nd Annual Reston Town Center Help the Homeless Walk presented by Mayflowers - A Floral Design Studio

Thursday, October 3rd

12 pm

The half-mile walk begins

on The Promenade at Mayflowers-A Floral Design Studio and goes to the

Embry Rucker Community Shelter and back.


Cornerstones 10th Annual Community Walk at Festival on the Square

Sunday, October 27th

1:30 pm (family fun and entertainment from 12-4 pm)



Online registration is required for walkers at both events


Jeans Day

Oct. 18th. Click here for details.


Cornerstones | 571.323.9555 | www.cornerstonesva.org
11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210
Reston, VA 20190