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December 2013
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IMPACT SNAPSHOT
November 2013

 

1,235 beneficiaries of

Emergency and Self-Sufficiency Services Program received bags of food and toiletry items, 340 households received information and referrals, 195 households received information and referrals and 106 participated in life skills classes.

 

233 individuals received  case management and other services through our Emergency and Supported Housing Programs to prevent homelessness and keep them stably housed. 90 of those men and women received emergency shelter services, of which 13 (11 individuals in families and 2 singles) moved into permanent/transitional housing.  

 

Our Foreclosure Prevention program assisted 14 households, of which 1 household (4 beneficiaries) have been able to bring resolution to their case to avoid foreclosure.

 

More than $3,250 was provided to help 7 households (19 beneficiaries) in financial crisis to avoid rental eviction or disconnection from a vital utility. 

 

Through our Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Southgate Community Center, 18 people were given free consultation with a lawyer.
 
Shelter Family Thankful for Housing 
Share in our joy of receiving this holiday card from a client thankful for her new home.
 

Year-End Gifts Make a Lifetime Difference

Your gift to Cornerstones today can make a lifetime of difference for a family or individual struggling to find a home and become self-sufficient. Read more>>


Advocacy Update

In Fairfax County, 1 in 4 children experience periodic or regular instances of hunger. The expiration of certain stimulus programs impact our most vulnerable residents. Read More >>

 

Tax Benefits with Your IRA Gift 

If you are 70 or older, you may have an opportunity to save taxes on your IRA's and make a wonderful contribution to Cornerstones.

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One Person Can Make a Difference 

Job Readiness Coaches , Teen Festival Adult Volunteers, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service volunteers are needed for January.

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Hypothermia Prevention FAQs

Here's what you might not know about Cornerstones' program to help prevent weather-induced illness and loss of life among unsheltered homeless adults in our community. Read More >>

 

Thanksgiving Drive Success

Donors and volunteers provided Thanksgiving Baskets for more than 880 families. Donations from this drive also help to restock the shelves at our Food Pantry to ensure we can continue providing food for families throughout the winter. 

Thank you! 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  

SAVE THE DATE!

February 16, 2014

The Capitol Steps are returning to the Hyatt Regency Reston  with another hilarious performance of political satire and music to benefit Cornerstones.

Become a sponsor - reserve a table with friends! Contact

Cathy Hoskinson by email or at 571-323-9566.

 

SAVE THE DATE! 

April 10, 2014

Recognizing tremendous commitment to community service and improving the lives of others. This year's event celebrates Robert E. Simon's 100th Birthday and 50 Years of Reston!

FRIENDRAISERS 

Don't miss these upcoming community-hosted events supporting Cornerstones!

OUR HEARTFELT THANKS
Click here to read about extraordinary volunteers who give their gifts of time, talent and donations.

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