Holiday Program

Interested in donating?


Food | Money | Coats | Toys


Volunteer for the Holiday Program

Every year the goal is to provide each family with a week’s worth of non-perishable food in November and again in December.  When funds allow, grocery gift cards are also included.  In November, clients also receive a voucher for coats and warm clothing.  In December, children 16 and under receive  gifts. Registration for 2017 will be on October 6th (5 - 7 pm) and October 7th (10 am - 12 pm). If you need more information about our holiday program, please emails us at



Holiday Program -

  • Registering for the Holiday Program –
    Registration is CLOSED.

  • Thanksgiving Program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18th. We have a record number of families signed up for help. Over 880 families (4600+ individuals) will need food for 3 - 5 days, gently used coats & winter clothing. We will need more than 4100 new toys for the children (newborn - 16 years of age) who are registered. In 2016, LINK served 767 families food for 3 - 5 days, $21,696 in grocery gift cards, 2100 gently used and new coats, 1650 hats, gloves, scarves and 1600+ winter clothing items (sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.).
  • Christmas Program will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16th. In 2016, LINK served 772 families (4300+ individuals) received food for 3 – 5 days, $19,765 in grocery gift cards, and 4500+ new toys for children newborn – 16 years of age.



    Volunteers will be needed to help during our Holiday Programs.


  • Thanksgiving (Nov. 13 - 18) - to sign up to help, go to:
  • Christmas (Dec. 11 - 16) - to sign up to help, go to:
  • Volunteers to help with our Coat Program (Nov. 17 - 18) - to sign up to help, go to:

 Questions? Email us at

This important holiday program occurs twice annually because of the large outpouring of the community—food, funds, and volunteers—and the grace of God, much larger than what the LINK member churches could do on their own.


If you would like to help, please email us at Businesses can contact our Business Liaison, Carrie, at

In 2016, LINK served a total of 1612 families. Most of our families are registered for both events.


In addition to the week's worth of food, LINK provided:

  1. Over 5,500 Coats & other (hats, gloves, etc.)
  2. Over 4,500 Toys
  3. And $41,461 in Grocery Gift Cards

LINK sincerely appreciates the many businesses, groups, and churches that conducted food drives, clothing drives and toy drives for our Holiday Program. While the list below is long, it is possible that within all the chaos that surrounds these events that someone was overlooked.  For this we sincerely apologize.  


LINK is fortunate to have the support of many in the community in 2016 and all contributions are truly a blessing - 

Airbus, Allegra Printing, American Heritage Girls, Apptium Technology, Arbor Terrace, Balmar Printers, Burn Boot Camp- Ashburn, CalAmp, Classical Ballet Theatre, Community Lutheran, COSTCO, CyberData Technologies in Herndon, Fairfax County Motorcycle Police Unit, First Baptist Church-Herndon, GAM Printers, Gladstone Companies, Griffin Owens Insurance, Harris Teeter, Herndon United Methodist Preschool, Herndon High FBLA, Herndon High NJROTC, Intelice, Jukebox Diner - Sterling, Keller Williams Realtor - Starr, Leidos, Metron Aviation, Monkey Joe’s, Dulles, NVE, PolyCom, Raging Wire Data Centers, REHAU, Reston Hospital Employees, Reston-Sterling Lions Clubs, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA), Signature Companies, Southland Industries,St. Joseph’s CCD classes, St. Joseph’s Men’s Society, Sterling United Methodist Preschool, Technica Corporation, Town of Herndon Employees & Turkey Trot, Toys for Tots, and Virginia Dental Solutions Reston and Ashburn offices.


In addition, we would like to thank the many private schools and public schools in Fairfax County and Loudoun County who generously conducted food drives, toy drives, and coat drives for LINK. The students, staff and teachers worked tirelessly to see that donations were successful and we are very grateful!


We appreciate our member churches and friends of LINK who put in hours and hours of time to put together a successful Holiday Program. Thank you to our LINK Board Members, Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops, church youth groups, and so many others who helped in big and small ways!




"He who is generous will be blessed,
for he gives some of his food to the poor."
Proverbs 22:9