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People With No Home

People With No Home

By Anna Behnam – About one year ago, I was fortunate enough to have my 4 year old niece join me at one of our shelter dinners. I don’t think she had any idea of what she was getting into, but rather was just happy to go somewhere with “Utie”.

When we arrived at the shelter it was obvious to her that this is not like her home. They didn’t have the large…

Dast2Dast Gifts of Joy Project 2013

Dast2Dast Gifts of Joy Project 2013

by Mehrdad Erfani – I love the Holiday seasons. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Nowruz (Iranian New Year) are my favorites. There is something about the songs, colors, even the smell in the air which seems to reassure that no matter how bad everything else might be things are going to be OK…This year was perhaps one of the best. As part of Dast2Dast I had a chance to share a tiny part of that warmth and love with our homeless neighbors. Not only, like every month through generous donation of time, food, and money from our donors we prepared a wonderful dinner for all to enjoy, but because it was Christmas, we also wanted to give everyone at the shelter a Christmas present…

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On any given night in America, anywhere from 700,000 to 2 million people are homeless, according to estimates of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. Helping the homeless requires individuals like you to make a commitment to help those among us who are in the greatest need. Your monetary donation will go a long way to help feed homeless men and women in Northern Virginia. 100% of your donation (minus Paypal charges if any) is used to feeding the homeless as we are 100% volunteered based…