On November 20, the Faizy family visited St. Francis and shared with us their stories of coming to America and their appreciation for the love and support shown by our parish in helping to resettle them in Northern Virginia. The occasion was the Thanksgiving Potluck lunch following our Sunday service. The Faizys shared a typicalContinue reading “Afghan Refugees Visit St. Francis”
Second Story (formerly Alternative House) is celebrating its 50th anniversary of helping local youth and their families. Each year St. Francis helps Second Story provide nutritious Thanksgiving meals to needy families in its Community Based Programs. These families face significant challenges in feeding their children, made especially worse this year due to food inflation.
Join Us! Would you like to help build a home for a needy family, while also learning or burnishing your skills with common tools and handiwork?
Feb 24 Update – Week 7 We moved our first family of 8 into a home in Leesburg this past weekend. How grateful and appreciative they are! Next, we have to prepare for our second familly of 8, who will settle in Ashburn. We have much of what we need for them, but there are manyContinue reading “Afghan Refugee Family”
The children in Samaritan Ministry and Housing Up families need our help to have a Merry Christmas. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we will again not be able to have our traditional Christmas Party and Toy Shop. Instead, we are will be sending $25 Target gift cards and children’s books as well as gift cardContinue reading “Christmas Gift Drive”
Last week, Ginger Roll and Brice Eldridge delivered 38 cases of 120-180 baby diapers each to the Cornerstones Pantry in Reston. This donation of roughly 5,700 diapers was made possible by the generous support of Franciscans, who raised $1,400 during the Outreach Diaper Drive concluded in March. In addition, at least 1 family dropped offContinue reading “Delivering Donated Dapper Diapers”
The Cornerstones Pantry in Reston has a crucial need for diapers, especially sizes 4, 5, and 6. There are several ways you can help. Drive ends Sunday, March 7th.
Please help children in Samaritan Ministry and Housing Up families have a Merry Christmas this year. Sadly, we won’t be able to have our traditional Christmas party for the families with our “Toy Shop.” Instead, we will send $20 Target gift cards and children’s books and also gift cards for single participants who are working towardContinue reading “Christmas Gift Drive 2020”
Obviously, the pandemic over the past 7 months has forced a lot of change and hardship on everyone, and most organizations have been working hard to adapt to our current circumstance. Habitat is no exception.