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January 2016 News   

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Next Meeting
The next ACCA board meeting will be Feb. 2
Hope Lutheran Church
4604 Ravensworth Rd, Annandale, VA 22003  

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

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Mailing Address
7200 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003



(Fairfax County)

(except furniture)

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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    

Next Winter Clothing Drive - February
Volunteers distributed winter clothing to day laborers on Little River Turnpike in December. Click the photo to see more pictures.
Winter temperatures have arrived across our area, causing us to reach for our winter coats and scarves. If you have unused warm winter outer wear, consider donating it to ACCA's next winter clothing drive in February. Items needed include jackets, coats, hooded sweatshirts, heavy sweaters, stocking type hats, gloves, and heavy scarves.
Bring clothing donations to the ACCA furniture warehouse (located on the campus of Annandale United Methodist Church) on Saturday Feb. 20, between 8 a.m. and noon. ACCA churches can also arrange for a pickup of donated items. The clothing will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 21. Questions? Please contact the Di Spirito's at 703-256-9513 or email or
"Stuff the Bus' Coming to Annandale    
Click the image above to download the flyer.
The county-wide "Stuff the Bus" campaign to collect food donations for needy families will be at the Annandale Giant on Saturday, Feb. 13. A Fastran Bus will be parked in the parking lot and shoppers will be encouraged to purchase extra items to donate to the ACCA Food Pantry. Joe Carter, Giant store manager, has agreed to prepare pre-packaged $5 and $10 bags of food for customers to purchase based on ACCA's needs.
Volunteers are needed to staff a table inside the store between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in 2-hour (minimum) shifts. Volunteers are also needed to unload the bus at the Food Pantry beginning at 4:45 p.m. Both are great opportunities for students who need community service hours.
To volunteer, please contact Mary Lee Di Spirito, at 703-256-9513 or email Please indicate the hours you are available.

"Stuff the Bus" is a joint effort sponsored by the Fairfax County government, Giant Food, Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, Walmart and MV Transportation, Inc.
Challenge Campaign - Final Week   
ACCA's Annual Challenge Campaign is seeking to raise a total of $160,000 by January 31. Currently, we're at $121,000 and we need an additional $39,000 to reach our goal. Donations will be used to provide emergency food, rental assistance, furniture, and quality child care and the ACCA Child Development Center. If you have not already done so, please consider a tax-deductible gift to ACCA today.    
ACCA accepts online donations through the Catalogue for Philanthropy and via PayPal. Checks can be mailed to ACCA, 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. Please note "Challenge" on the memo line.Thank you for your support! 
Busy Children at ACCA CDC
Children CDC
The three-year-old class at the ACCA Child Development Center keeps very busy, as photos from their Facebook album show. Follow the ACCA Child Development Center on Facebook to see regular updates on the children and on the importance of quality early education for our youngest learners. 
In Memoriam  
ACCA mourns the passing in December of George Davis. With his wife Betty Jane, George and members of Queen of Apostles parish worked with Fred Ruffing and others to establish ACCA in 1967. George served as president, worked for many years as furniture chairman, and founded the Ruffing Scholarship program as a memorial to Fred. He was also active in many other ACCA ministries, and his deep faith and sense of humor helped guide ACCA over the years. He will be missed.  
Update on ACCA Ministries
Our regular update on the ACCA ministries will be back next month.
About ACCA
2015 annual report 
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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.
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