Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Future Fund of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is donating a total of $58,000 to three Virginia nonprofits.
The Future Fund of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced new grant recipients including Alexandria’s United Community Ministries. The McLean-based fund is the foundation’s giving circle for more than 100 young professionals. It gave a total of $58,000 in grants and $18,000 to UCM. The UCM grant will support the Journeys Program, which provides transitional housing for families displaced by domestic violence, including a full complement of supportive services to prepare participants for a future of independence and stability. The application process opened last September to programs that help low and moderate-income individuals and families attain and remain in permanent affordable housing. The Future Fund Grants …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Charity event raises money for United Community Ministries.
Visit the Torpedo Factory for SOUPer Saturday this month. The art center is hosting the event for the 19th year on Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Visitors are invited to purchase a handcrafted bowl made by local potters available at the Torpedo Factory's waterfront entrance. Bowls cost $20 a piece and all proceeds go toward United Community Ministries, which provides assistance programs to low-income individuals, families and neighborhoods. With the purchase of a bowl, enjoy a bowl of soup courtesy of the Chart House restaurant. Bowls may be purchased with cash or a check made out to UCM. For more news about goings-on about town, follow Old Town Alexandria Patch on Twitter, Like us on Facebook or sign up for our free, daily email newsletter.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Grant recipients are Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Alexandria Seaport Foundation, United Community Ministries, Computer CORE and Space of Her Own.
Alexandria’s Westminster Presbyterian Church awarded more than $20,000 in grants to five local charitable organizations Grant recipients are Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Alexandria Seaport Foundation, United Community Ministries, Computer CORE and Space of Her Own. “Westminster’s new Community Grant Program provides an opportunity to enhance support for our current church partners and develop new relationships among Alexandria non-profits,” said Larry Hayward, pastor of the church based in the city's North Ridge neighborhood. “This has provided our church with a tremendous opportunity to learn more about the needs of our community and help provide critical support to our neighbors.” For some, the grants allow programs to move …
Monday, July 16, 2012
United Community Ministries seeks to raise money for school supplies to help fill new backpacks for qualified children.
United Community Ministries of Alexandria is seeking to raise $10,000 and fill $1,000 new backpacks for qualified children attending schools in southeastern Fairfax County. Downtown Baptist Church located in Old Town Alexandria is one of the first contributors, adding $1,000 to the Back to School Program. “We have so many blessings and are happy to share with families who are struggling to make ends meet, so their children can start the school year off with the tools they need to succeed,” said Christina Taylor, Mission Committee Chair at the church. Community members are requested to mail financial donations to: School Supplies, United Community Ministries, 7511 Fordson Rd., Alexandria, VA 22306. Backpacks can be dropped off at UCM’s …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Shirley Marshall replaces the late Cynthia Hull.
United Community Ministries has named Shirley Marshall as its new executive director, the agency announced Wednesday. Marshall succeeds Cynthia Hull, who died in March from complications of non-smoker’s lung cancer. UCM’s deputy executive director, Elizabeth McNally, has been serving as acting executive director. "We were fortunate to have a number of extremely qualified candidates for the executive director position,” said Douglas Kennett, president of UCM’s board of directors, in a statement. “With Shirley, we are blessed with the perfect fit of qualifications, education, passion, experience and local knowledge. We are very excited about the future of UCM under her leadership and our ability to continue to help the needy in southeastern …