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February 2015 News   

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Mailing Address
7200 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003



(Fairfax County)

(except furniture)

Furniture Donations 


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About ACCA
ACCA is a church-related voluntary organization providing day care,  financial assistance, food, furniture, and other support to needy families in the Annandale/Bailey's Crossroads area, regardless of religion, race or ethnicity. Except for the child development center, all ACCA services are provided by volunteers. To learn more about ACCA, visit our website at  

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be 

March 3   

Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church 

3901 Gallows Rd. 

Annandale, VA 22003

Refreshments and fellowship 
7:30 p.m.
7:45 p.m. 
Open to all visitors.   

ACCA Members
Annandale United Methodist

Braddock Baptist

Calvary Church of the Nazarene

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Annandale Ward
Little River Ward

Cornerstone Evangelical Free

Culmore United Methodist

First Presbyterian

Friendship United Methodist

Holy Spirit Catholic

Hope Lutheran

John Calvin Presbyterian

Lincolnia United Methodist 

Mt. Pleasant Baptist

Peace Lutheran

Providence Presbyterian

Queen of the Apostles Catholic

Ravenworth Baptist

Sleepy Hollow United Methodist

St. Alban's Episcopal

St. Anthony Catholic

St. Barnabas Episcopal

St. Michael's Catholic

St. Paul's Episcopal

United Baptist

Warner Baptist    

Stuff the Bus February 14    

Don't forget the Stuff the Bus food drive this Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Annandale Giant on Columbia Pike. Volunteers will be collecting food items for the ACCA Pantry from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm. The Food Pantry is currently experiencing a very high volume of requests for food. Every donation helps! 
Queen of Apostles Harvests Winter Wear 
Queen of Apostles 
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Mrs. Karen Swider-Lyons (left) and students at Queen of Apostles School helped sort eight bags of winter clothing donated by school families for the February outerwear clothing drive.

Also participating in the winter outerwear drive were Hope Lutheran, Ravensworth Baptist, St. Alban's Episcopal, First Presbyterian, Providence Presbyterian, and John Calvin Presbyterian, in addition to individuals who dropped off bags of clothing. The donated items are being distributed on February 13 to day laborers, the Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter and families at the ACCA Child Development Center.

We DID It!    

Thank you to all who contributed to our successful Challenge Grant Campaign. We raised more than $129,000, on top of the $43,000 Challenge from the Washington Forrest Foundation and anonymous donors. Your support will help ACCA continue to serve neighbors in need.  

Received in the Mail ...     

"If it wasn't for your organization I would be homeless now. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help. I hope one day to work for an organization such as yours." 

ACCA recently this in a hand-written thank you letter from Michele, a single mom. She enclosed a picture of her son, about 6 years old. We are so glad to know that ACCA has made a difference!   

Come to a Pizza Party for the CDC     

Magills fundraiser

The ACCA Child Development Center (CDC) will host a fundraiser Friday, February 27, from 4 - 8 p.m. at Magills Famous Pizza and Buffet, 7201 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. A portion of all sales will be donated to the CDC. Please spread the word. Flyers are available in English and Spanish.  

On April 25 We're Rebuilding Together

ACCA will participate in Rebuilding Together on April 25,  our 26th year of helping create safe and secure housing for our neighbors. Over the past twenty-five years, ACCA has repaired and rehabilitated the homes of 115 low-income homeowners and non-profit housing facilities.


ACCA's goal this year is to sponsor two homes. We need to raise $3,500 for materials and other costs for each home. Also needed are volunteers to help with skilled and unskilled tasks such as painting, clearing brush and making minor repairs. To date, Annandale United Methodist, John Calvin & Providence Presbyterian, Ravensworth Baptist, St. Barnabas Episcopal and the LDS Annandale Stake have signed up to work. Please contact Marie Monsen if you can lend a hand.  


To donate, please send a check to ACCA, 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA, 22003 or donate online. In either case, please specify "Rebuilding Together."

Family Emergency Assistance   

In January, ACCA helped 44 households with money for rent, utilities, and other expenses. Among those served were a homeless man who was recently released from incarceration. ACCA helped by paying the security deposit for a room in a group home.  


ACCA also prevented the utilities from being shut off for an elderly mother who recently needed surgery and who takes care of her adult daughter with disabilities. And we helped a single mother of five children pay the rent after the children's father lost his job and was unable to pay child support. On behalf of all of these and others, we appreciate your generosity for making this possible.

Furniture Ministry 

furniture Despite cold winter temperatures, the Furniture Ministry kept rolling in January, completing 38 pickups of donated furniture and making deliveries to 33 households. Among the deliveries was one to a basement apartment in a townhouse where a mother and child had been sleeping on the floor in an otherwise empty apartment. We averaged 15 volunteers per Saturday, plus 7 weekday volunteers. Thank you to all who served.

Food Pantry   

groceries The Food Pantry made 101 deliveries assisting 337 individuals in January. We could not have done it without the generous food donations from Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, the Rotary Club of Bailey's Crossroads, the Lafayette Village Community Association, Treasure Trove, and the Annandale Women's Club. Thanks also go to the Student Council Association of Queen of Apostles School for donating personal care items and the Falls Church Lions Club for donating fresh fruit.

Transportation and Meals on Wheels  

Volunteers provided rides to four clients in January. Annandale Meals on Wheels served 19 clients, delivering a total of 622 meals. We thank all our volunteer drivers for providing this valuable service.

food pantry volunteers