Our mission is to assist local charities that are often overlooked and would benefit from our members' generosity. Specific charities are recommended by our members. Community Service visits the location, checking out their website if they have one, and finding out what their needs are. Recommendations are then presented to the Board and voted on. Donations are then presented in person to the specific charity.
The school has opened a supply store for students who lack basic clothing, can't afford to buy food or need other essential supplies. Everything in the store is new and is offered without cost.
The Center provides at-risk and homeless men, women and children of
Caroline County, King George County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County,
and the city of Fredericksburg with appropriate and essential shelter and
services to affect positive life changes. The Brisben Center is the greater
community's largest full service, year-round, residential emergency
homeless shelter. http://www.brisbencenter.org
SECA is an all-volunteer group which helps families and individuals in
Spotsylvania County with emergency needs such as: electricity, water,
medicine, food, fuel, and shelter: Including victims of fires and natural
disasters and others who are not eligible for public assistance. Clients are
referred to SECA by the Department of Social Services, churches, schools,
and other organizations. https://www.facebook.com/SpotsySECA
Their mission is to provide for the emergency needs of food, utility, housing
and prescription assistance for local Stafford families
The foundation’s mission is to provide support to the men and women who serve our community through the County’s Fire and EMS organizations, both career and volunteer personnel.
Newcomers has provided funds to purchase several bracelets in the last few years. These bracelets which are worn by medically at risk persons in the community emit an individual frequency signal and can locate a missing person.
Newcomers has been part of the Holiday Hope Project of the Spotsylvania Dept. of Social Services for many years. We are given the names of families with approximately 10 children and also 10 senior citizens each year. Our members can either shop from the wish list or donate monies. Our teams of savvy
shoppers do their best to make sure all our children and seniors' wishes
Mary’s Shelter provides an expectant mother, and any additional children
she may have, with housing for up to three years in order to further her
education and/or secure employment. http://www.marysshelterva.org
The mission is to feed the hungry through a community-wide network of
partner agencies and engage our community in the fight to end hunger. In June of 2020 during the pandemic members donated 583 lbs. of food and a significant monetary donation.
The Boys and Girls Club serves the City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George and Caroline Counties. We run the largest after school program in our region. We rely almost entirely on the good will or organizations and agencies to keep our doors open to the many young people of the Fredericksburg Region. A summer camp is also available.
The non-profit Jared Box Project was established in 2001 with a mission of lifting the spirits of children in the hospital. Mary Washington Hospital has been a partner since 2018. Jared boxes are filled with small age-appropriate gifts that are given to children in the hospital to provide a fun diversion from being poked and prodded. Newcomers donated the contents for 30 boxes in 2020.
Sponsors a Health and Wellness center for people who want to talk with
someone about their needs and be connected to local resources to receive
support and encouragement. They have a staffed computer center to assist
in filling out job applications and other forms that can seem daunting. Our
goal for the CMC is that it will become a one stop center for assistance.
The goal is to make visits to people in institutions an integral part of
America’s Holiday experience. The Newcomers sponsor an annual visit to
the residents of Brookdale Assisted Living center. We bring small gifts,
games, enthusiasm and lots of Christmas spirit.
We provide gift cards as graduation gifts for homeless teens through the
McKinney Vento program. We also provide gift cards through the same
program to help homeless teens purchase school clothes at the beginning of
the school year.