These are the charities we serve


Empower House

Empower house is a Virginia accredited domestic violence program serving

Fredericksburg, Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. They

have many helping and educational programs offered throughout

the community including a secret shelter, a 24-hour hotline, victim

advocacy, children’s services, support groups for victims, teens and

children, Spanish language and culturally relevant services, transition inplace

housing assistance, court advocacy, accompaniment to court and

healthcare visits, teen dating violence prevention, as well as batterer

intervention programs.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

The Sgt. Mac Foundation

The National Wreath Project has evolved to placing Christmas wreaths at

the graves of Veterans at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia and

Gettysburg National Cemetery in Pennsylvania.


School Lunch Program

The Newcomers donate to a school fund that purchases lunch for those

students who are occasionally without money at Salem, Spotswood, and

Livingston elementary schools in Spotsylvania County.

From the Heart

Is a community-based volunteer organization that shares hope, joy and

comfort by creating and distributing hand-stitched items that improve the

physical and emotional well-being of individuals who are sick or in need.

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.

The Fredericksburg Regional SPCA

Is a non-profit, no-kill humane organization. Their mission is to tackle the

problem of pet overpopulation through education, adoption, rehabilitation

and spay/neuter.


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.

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.