Around the holiday season, many families are feeling sad and overwhelmed because they simply do not have the means to provide a holiday meal or presents for their children.
Operation Turkey is our annual donation drive that provides Thanksgiving dinner packages for approx. 1200 Greater Prince William County families identified by local social services departments as well as our qualifying clients from SERVE’s Hunger Resource Center. SERVE is our Manassas Campus that provides emergency shelter, food assistance, rapid re-housing and early childhood development services. Each Thanksgiving package includes a complete nutritious holiday dinner, including a grocery store gift card to purchase whichever fresh protein for their meal that the family prefers.
Gifting for Families is our toy drive that provides a special holiday gift for more than 2,200 children and their families throughout Northern Virginia. These children and families are current clients receiving services from at least one NVFS Program and are primarily located in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William & Arlington counties. The toys are sorted based on age ranges, so each child receives something suited to them and their needs—often times this is the only brand new toy that they receive during the holiday season.
With many more families out of work, the approaching holiday season will be especially dismal. That’s why we need our community’s help, YOUR HELP, to create a joyous and magical experience for every family that is seeking our help. Thank you for making the holiday season shine brighter for families across our community.