Hope for Tomorrow Today
April 2015

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Join us April 30th
Celebrate distinctive contributions made to our community by individuals, community organizations, and small and large businesses. Individual tickets available.
Bikram Yoga Reston

10th Anniv. Celebration

April 19th; 8am - 6pm

Donations for classes benefit Cornerstones. Join Robert E. Simon for cake-cutting ceremony at 1:30 pm! Read More >>

Postal Carriers collect nonperishable food donations annually on the 2nd Saturday in May. In Reston these donations come to Cornerstones. For more information check out the USPS Website.

The Embry Rucker Community Shelter 

provided shelter to 11 families (13 adults and 19 children) and 32 single adults (including 4 Veterans). 1 of the 2 families and 2 of the 10 single adults who exited the shelter moved to permanent housing. (February 2015 data)


Community Case Supportive services were provided to 11 families (13 adults with 22 children) and 3 single adults to keep them housed and out of homelessness. 4 families and 1 adult who were previously homeless were placed into permanent housing. (February 2015 data)


ASAPP (Assistance Services and Pantry Program) served 314 households (757 beneficiaries). 298 households received bags of food and toiletry items, with some households also receiving counseling through the Wellness Support program; 61 households received information, referrals and life skills classes. (January 2015 data)

The Foreclosure Prevention program assisted 31 households, of which 22 households (71 beneficiaries) have thus far been able to bring resolution to their case to avoid foreclosure(February 2015 data)
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month: A Message from Our CEO
Volunteers are critical to helping us reach community members with the hospitality and care that lets people know that there are those who care and who freely offer resources to help them overcome obstacles. Read More >>
Carolina Calderon, a Cornerstones volunteer and
former client, receives the 31st Annual Herndon Mayor's Volunteer Appreciation Award for Distinguished Service.
Where Are They Now?
Emilie Knudsen, an active teenage volunteer, first responded to the call of serving others before she had even reached her 3rd birthday! Find out what she's doing today! Read More >>


Investing in Families Strengthens Community
This Op-Ed Piece by Cornerstones' CEO Kerrie Wilson, along with Northern Virginia Family Services' President & CEO, and United Community Ministries' Executive Director, explains why the complete elimination of Healthy Families, a nationally recognized, evidence-based child abuse and neglect prevention program in which Cornerstones participates, could amount to unforeseen future costs for schools, human services, public safety and more. Read More >>
Advocacy Update
Cornerstones joined voices with other members of a Northern Virginia advocacy coalition for the Board of Supervisors' budget hearing on April 8th to ask for support of investments in
housing, child abuse prevention, child care, and other human services and employment opportunities for our neighbors in need. 


Financial Literacy Programs Provide In-Depth Guidance to Clients 

Cornerstones has partnered with T.M. Wealth Management Group and its Managing Partner, Thomas Seneca, to develop a comprehensive financial literacy program, helping clients organize their financial paperwork, pay off debt, increase savings, and improve their credit scores. Read More >>


Why Volunteers are Important to Cornerstones
Susan Alger, Cornerstones' Volunteer Manager, shares her perspective on why volunteers are so important to us!

These extraordinary supporters and volunteers donate their gifts, time and talents.



Child Care 

Supervise children while their parents participate in educational workshops and other important activities. Engage with children using resources and materials provided by Cornerstones. Volunteers commit to participating "on call" for varying programs. Who: Individuals or Groups; Adults and youth at least 14 years old When: Tuesdays starting April 28th through September 22nd from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Food Drive 
Volunteers are needed to transport and/or organize large donations of non-perishable food following the USPS Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. All volunteers should be able to lift and carry large boxes of food weighing up to 50 lbs.
Who: Individuals or Groups; Adults and youth. When: Monday May 11th, 8 am-4 pm, several shifts available. 

To sign-up please contact us at:
Click here  to learn about more volunteer opportunities.
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Shopping for Mother's Day? When you use Amazon Smile for your online shopping, Cornerstones will receive a donation each time you shop!

Would you like to help those staying at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter? Please visit our 
Amazon Wish List.