The homes and shelter facilities we build and renovate are beautiful, welcoming, and comforting, but they are missing some of the most basic items that a person needs to recover from homelessness and get back on their feet. Filling refrigerators with much-needed food or homes with new kitchen utensils and bathroom supplies is just one way that your volunteering efforts can make a positive difference in someone’s life!

 

Last year, we distributed…

200 blankets and 125 hygiene kits given to individuals living in tent cities in Woodbridge, VA

75 boxes of diapers given to shelters serving young mothers and victims of domestic violence

$350 in grocery store gift cards given to new residents of HomeAid-renovated housing

$1,000 worth of home essentials—like pots, sheets, towels, and more—so families have what they need in a new home

100s of tickets to baseball games, Disney on Ice, and more to allow homeless children to just be kids for a night

450 backpacks given to children to start the school year off right

Help Us Reach our Goal of 50,000 Diapers and Wipes!

Volunteerism and collection drives often surge around the winter holidays, and with feedback from our non-profit partners, we are shifting our annual Builders for Babies diaper and wipes drive to the weeks between Mother’s Day (May 8th) and Father’s Day (June 19th). This change will ensure that we align with a time when our partners are both in critical need of supplies and when they have the capacity to store them. We know we can reach our goal of 50,000 diapers and wipes with the help of our generous community! Here’s how you can get involved:
  • Organize a diaper and wipe drive; we can help you with collection boxes and promotional flyers
  • Shop our Amazon wishlist, which will ship directly to our HomeAid Northern Virginia office.
  • Schedule a time between June 21-23, 2022, to drop off donations at our office at 3684 Centerview Drive, Suite 110B Chantilly, VA 20151.
  • Print and share our flyer.
  • Like, comment, and share our social media posts.
Contributing items like diapers and wipes are vitally important anytime, but with prices rising as supply issues continue, there’s no better time than now to help! Unfortunately, diapers and wipes cannot be purchased using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
For more information on how to participate, please contact Georgeanne Harter at 703.953.3529.

Fill the Fridge for families moving out of homelessness and into a new home. Collect gift cards so that families can buy milk, fruit, and other perishables for a healthy start in their new home!

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Create a Welcome Home Basket for families moving out of homeless that need basic but essential items for their new home, including towels, linens, pots, etc.

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Download our flyer or use #HANVHelpingHands to spread the word about the many ways you can GET INVOLVED with HomeAid!

Utilize your special skills and interests to help shelter residents!

Are you great at organizing in a small space? Can you show someone the basics of cooking or healthy eating? Could you teach yoga or take a great family photo? Do you have other skills or special talents that you would be willing to share with a small group of clients experiencing homelessness seeking to better their circumstance and become productive citizens in our community? If so, HomeAid can match you with one of our shelter partners interested in having you share your skills with others. We are seeking a multitude of skills and interests so please let us know how you would like to participate.

Join a HomeAid Event Committee!

Our team of committed volunteers ensures the success of our largest annual event, our Annual Gala & Auction! Gala Committee members are involved in planning the event and bringing the theme to life through decor, entertainment, and set-up. They also assist with raffle and auction procurement, as well as registration. If you’d like to get involved and be a part of this important evening for HomeAid, please contact Kristyn Burr for more information.

How to Get Involved

If you’re interested in any of HomeAid Northern Virginia’s volunteer opportunities, contact Georgeanne Harter at 703-953-3529 OR fill out the form below.

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