Volunteer for Holiday Programs

During the 2015 holiday season LINK served a total of 1425 families (7805 individuals) during the two Holiday Programs.

 

LINK was blessed by the hundreds of volunteers of varying ages who worked tirelessly in November and December to collect food, toys, coats and winter gear, sort them, and help distribute them.  These volunteers reached out to help people who live and work in our community and had registered for Holiday assistance.

 

Thousands of individuals received food for 3 – 5 day and $41,305 in grocery gift cards  More than 4500 toys were given out and 2800+ coats. We were able to distribute more than 78,000 pounds of food including meat and fresh vegetables to help those who are struggling.

 

LINK would like to thank all of the schools, businesses, churches, scouts, and individuals who helped collect food, toys, and clothing. As soon as we have put together our list of donors, we will officially thank everyone individually. The outpouring of love and compassion by so many is heart-warming.

 

November 19, 2016

Food Distribution, 8 am – 2 pm

  • Locations: Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA 20164) and Trinity Presbyterian (651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA 20170)

Winter Coat Distribution, 8 am – 3 pm

  • Location: Sterling United Methodist Church (304 East Church Road, Sterling, Virginia 20164)

December 17, 2016
Food Distribution, 8 am – 2 pm

  • Locations: Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA 20164) and Trinity Presbyterian (651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA 20170)

Toy Distribution, 8 am – 2 pm

  • Location: Herndon United Methodist Church (701 Bennett St., Herndon VA 20170) Families will receive a ticket from the food pick-up location to be used to pick up toys.

Donations Needed

  • Food – Donations of non-perishable food can be dropped off during the sorting hours listed below at either Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church or Trinity Presbyterian Church.
  • Coats – Donations of new or gently-used winter coats, scarves, mittens, hats can be dropped off at Sterling United Methodist Church from Nov. 14th – 18th, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm, and Nov. 19th from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.
  • Toys – Donations of new toys can be dropped off at Herndon United Methodist Church from Dec. 12th – 17th, 9 am – 3 pm.
  • Monetary Donations – Donations can be sent to: LINK, PO Box 443, Sterling, VA 20167-0443. If you want the donation dedicated to a certain purpose, please include that in the memo line.

Translators Needed – We need volunteers who are bilingual and speak Spanish (teenagers are also welcomed) to volunteer the day of the Holiday Programs (Nov. 19 and Dec. 17).

 

Boxes Needed – we typically need 500 empty boxes for both the November & December basket programs. Boxes should be approximately 18x12x15 in size. They will be loaded with heavy canned goods, so a smaller size box is better.

 

Volunteers Needed –

 

 

 

 

 

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