These are the charities we serve

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Our Mission

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. 

Food Pantry - Orange County High School

 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. 

Thurman Brisben Center

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 = Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association

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

SERVE=Stafford Emergency Relief through Volunteer Efforts

Their mission is to provide for the emergency needs of food, utility, housing

and prescription assistance for local Stafford families

http://www.serve-helps.org

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The Baby Closet

Supplies diapers and miscellaneous baby supplies to those families in need. 

Christmas Adoption program

Newcomers are given the names and Wish Lists, from Social Services, of

needy families and seniors in our area. In the past we have had an average

of 3 to 4 families with 9 children and at least 8 individual seniors. Our

members can shop from the wish list or donate monies. Our teams of savvy

shoppers do their best to make sure all our children and senior’s wishes

come true.

Mary’s Shelter

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 Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

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.

https://www.fredfood.org

Boys and Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region

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. 

Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver is a program established to assist with locating wandering persons with Alzheimer's and other Related Mental Dysfunction Disorders including Down's Syndrome and Autism.  Clients wear a personalized bracelet that emits a constant tracking signal.  Bracelets cost approximately $300 each. 

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Community Ministry Center

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.

http://www.communityministrycenter.org

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The Holiday Project in Fredericksburg

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.

https://www.facebook.com/HolidayProjectFredericksburgVA

Treasure House/Homeless teens

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.

https://www.spotsylvania.k12.va.us