We are trying to raise money to fund our annual Gifts of Joy project. Dast2Dast Gifts of Joy project provides care packages for homeless who normally don’t receive gifts during the holiday season.
Hypothermia Prevention Program
From December to March, we assist Northern Virginia Family Service at Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter in their Hypothermia Prevention Program.
Each year we help them feed more than 100 homeless individuals during the Hypothermia Prevention Program since they need the help of the Community to assist with the people most vulnerable to the outside elements, our homeless populations here in Fairfax County….
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
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…
Iranian Woman With Young Child Needs Our Help
I am writing because an Iranian woman and her 7-year old child need our help. They are currently staying at a women’s shelter in southern California. In 2 weeks, they will have to leave the shelter and have nowhere to go… Please reach out to all of your California contacts to see if we can find her a job ASAP..