Building Hope – April 2015

By March 31, 2015Building Hope

In the Spotlight
HomeAid Makes an Impact, Locally and Nationally

John Monacci elected to HomeAid America Board

Congratulations to HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) Board Member John Monacci of Winchester Homes, for his election to the executive committee of HomeAid America‘s Board of Directors!

John, who was honored with HANV’s 2014 President’s Award for his exceptional dedication to ending homelessness in Northern Virginia, has served on HANV’s board for seven years and was its 2011 president. He is a four-year member of HomeAid America’s board. HomeAid Northern Virginia is one of HomeAid America’s 15 chapters, which together make HomeAid a leading national non-profit provider of housing for the homeless.

0415_John MonacciJohn Monacci

HomeAid America CEO Peter Simons said of Monacci’s election, “In addition to being a great leader for HomeAid Northern Virginia, John graced us by joining HomeAid America’s board of directors a few years ago. Since then, his leadership and insight have been a great benefit to the organization nationally, and we are thrilled to take this to a new level by adding him to our executive committee. We look forward to him contributing to HomeAid, both locally and nationally, for years to come.”

HomeAid America hosts national conference
0415_HAA group shotAttendees of the HomeAid America Annual Conference enjoy a
tour of HomeAid Southern Nevada shelter projects.
In March, HANV President Brian Davidson and Executive Director Christy Eaton attended HomeAid America’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they had the opportunity to meet staff and board members from the organization’s other chapters.
In addition to comparing notes and sharing best practices, the group went on a shelter tour of HomeAid Southern Nevada projects and took part in several education sessions that covered topics including homeless trends in demographics; project trends; and community outreach strategies, such as planning for November’s Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month. As part of the community outreach discussion, Christy gave a brief presentation on how HANV has planned several successful Housing Forums.
 

In Your Neighborhood

HomeAid Builds Partnerships at NVBIA’s Meet the Builder

Strong partnerships are key to HomeAid Northern Virginia’s mission of building and renovating facilities for the homeless, and the organization strengthened its ties—and created new ones—with past and potential partners at NVBIA‘s Annual Meet the Builder event last week.

The NVBIA members-only event brought in more than 500 registrants, who gained coveted one-on-one time with 60 builders seated at booths set up around the perimeter of the room. The “speed dating” style event ensured equal time for all, and attendees also had ample time for informal networking and relationship-building over a catered buffet of appetizers, sandwiches, and refreshments. The event was held at the Waterford in Fair Oaks.

0415_meet the builderHANV counts NVBIA’s Meet the Builder as a not-to-be-missed event.
NVBIA-logo “Meet the Builder is an important event each year, as we can meet with potential builder captains and thank those builders who step up year after year,” HomeAid Northern Virginia Executive Director Christy Eaton said. “In our effort to continue promoting the strong partnership between NVBIA and HomeAid, this is an event we never want to miss.”
Builders in attendance ranged from small, custom builders who complete one to five homes per year to national homebuilders with regional annual completions in the thousands.
To ensure that no one missed out on the chance to keep tabs on their March Madness basketball brackets, Sight & Sound Systems, Inc., brought in enormous television screens so that attendees could watch the games live. The event was sponsored by more than 40 companies, with Moment Engineering + Design serving as the lead sponsor.
 
Builders – do YOU want to get involved and help rebuild the lives of the homeless?
Sign Up to Be a Builder Captain Today!
 

At the Store
WGB Forges New Partnership with Inova Loudoun
Women Giving Back (WGB) and Inova Loudoun have developed a new partnership aimed at providing health education and services to women from local shelters. The hospital will send staff to WGB’s Store every month during shopping hours, so that clients can gain valuable health information after they finish shopping for free clothing and accessories. To keep children occupied while their moms are working with Inova staff, the hospital will organize activities and occasionally send its popular “Fun Bus,” which offers fitness activities and entertainment for kids. 0415_fun busThanks to a new partnership, the Inova Fun Bus, staffed by Loudoun High School ROTC students, kept kids entertained while parents learned about health insurance.
In March, Inova staff met with WGB clients to speak to them about insurance and help them to understand Medicare benefits.
Inova will offer a variety of services in the coming months and plans to canvass area service providers to find out what they feel are the strongest health and vaccination-related needs for women and children in local shelters.
“We were incredibly excited when Inova Loudoun contacted us about this opportunity,” said WGB Founder Terri Stagi. “Inova Loudoun is looking to expand its outreach in the community, and our Store offers a perfect opportunity for clients to learn from such a respected health institution. We’re looking forward to seeing this program grow and help hundreds of women and children every month.”
The Store is next open on Saturday, April 11, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and Inova plans to continue insurance education and provide answers to the women’s health questions, while kids are entertained with bowling and parachute play.
 

Call for Spring Clothing!

With winter finally leaving us, WGB’s warehouse—and Store—is transitioning to spring and summer clothing and shoes. If cleaning out your closets is part of your spring-cleaning ritual, please don’t forget to donate all seasonally appropriate attire to WGB. Thank you!

 

In Your Community
Enjoying the Show with HomeAid & Feld Entertainment
Nearly 120 homeless kids and their parents were treated to recent Disney on Ice and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shows, after Feld Entertainment donated free vouchers to HomeAid Northern Virginia for distribution to local shelters. This month, 100 more kids and families will enjoy the circus, thanks to Feld’s most recent donation of 100 additional tickets.   Portrait of clown.
“The women and children residents of the ACTS Turning Points Safe House were absolutely delighted with the Disney ice show [in February],” said Dotty Larson, ACTS’ program director. “When they returned to the Safe House after the show, they were full of excitement and expressed many thanks to HomeAid for the free tickets to this wonderful event. Thanks so much for your generosity!”  
Alacia Earley, volunteer & drives manager for Cornerstones, added, “One of our residents told me that her daughter was amazed by the Disney on Ice show, and everyone commented on what great seats they had. Thanks again for sharing the tickets with Cornerstones!”
 

Thank You
…to our recent donors.

Individuals

Christopher and Kathie Brigham
Kristyn Burr-Venus
Richard Cole
Christy Eaton
David Gill
Steve Gray
Howard Katz
Alyson Latham
Lynda Ramirez-Blust
Russell Rosenberger

Companies/Foundations

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
A.R. Design Group, Inc.
Aetas Mirabilis Foundation
All Points Broadband
AllSite Contracting
American Disposal Services
Andersen Windows
Appliance Builders Wholesalers
Architectural Ceramics
Argent Management LLC
Arlington Designer Homes Construction
ATCS P.L.C.
Atlantic Floors & Services, Inc.
Benevity Community Impact Fund/AEF
Boulder Edge Environmental
Bozzuto & Associates Inc.
Brush Arbor Home Construction LLC
Buchanan Partners, LLC
Building Supply of Manassas
Capital Mechanical
Charles Luck Stone Center
christopher consultants ltd
Circa Lighting
Cloud IX Homes, LLC
CMC Reprographics and Associate Inc.
Cooley LLP
Craftmark Homes/Craftstar Homes
Cross Construction
Cuco & Son, Inc.
Daltile
DBM, Inc.
Dewberry
DFM Development Services, LLC
Dominion Electric Supply Co.
Dominion Virginia Power
Dulles Electric Supply
Ecendant Interactive
Ferguson Enterprises
Foster Remodeling Solutions, Inc.
Franklin Electric Co Inc.
Fulton Bank
The Galileo Group
Hall Mechanical & Associates, Inc.
Hazel Land Companies, Inc.
Home Savings & Trust Mortgage

Homeside Financial
Hunton & Williams LLP
IDS Industrial Disposal Services
     & Broad Run Recycling
IKO Roofing
J&L Interiors, LLC
JCE, Inc./Courtland Homes
John Darvish Construction, Co.
Kimley-Horn
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
Knights of Columbus
KT Enterprises
Lansdowne Development Group
Leave it to Lisa
Lennox Industries
The Lexington Group LLC
Louis P & Lela Busch Foundation
Lyons & Sucher Marketing Design Digital
McWilliams/Ballard
Metropolitan Fire Protection
Metrostudy: A Hanley Wood Company
Meyers Research, LLC
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes
Miele USA
Model Home Interiors
Moss Building & Design
Movement Mortgage, LLC
NV Waterproofing
Old Dominion Tile Company, Inc.
Perfect Glassworks LLC
Puffenbarger Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
R. J. Miller Custom Homes, LLC
Reed Smith LLP
Reel Homes
Robert B. Jordan Co., Inc.
Sagatov Associates Inc.
Segmental Wall Specialists, Inc.
The Sherwin Williams Company/Duron Paint
SmartCom Home Technologies Inc.
SMITH ENGINEERING, PLLC
Sotheby Floors Incorporated
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation
Spear Electric Inc.
Summit Roofing Contractors Inc.
Superior Home Services, Inc.
Thompson Greenspon
TNT Environmental, Inc.
Toll Brothers Inc.
Tramonte, Yeonas, Roberts & Martin PLLC
Turk Martin
United Foundations Inc.
United Way of the National Capital Area
Virginia Waters and Wetlands
W.C. Ralston Architects LLC
Wallace & Company
Weaver Construction LLC
Wharton Surety Consultants, LLC
Window and Door Showplace Inc.
WSD Homes

 *Monetary contributions (January 1 – March 14, 2015)

 

READ: HomeAid Makes an Impact, HANV at NVBIA’s Meet the Builder, WGB Partners with Inova, Feld Entertainment Donates Tickets to HANV, Thanks to Our Recent Donors!