When you click the Donate icon, you will be taken to the secure PayPal website where you will be able to donate any amount using your credit card. You do not need a PayPal account. We will not receive any sensitive financial information such as your credit card or bank account number.
We here at SCNOVA are work diligently to ensure our clients, participants and supporters stay connected with needed services and programs. This year has brought some unique challenges and blessings. Our first challenge continues to be COVID-related. Because of you… we have been able to successfully navigate new ways of meeting the needs of our community. Transportation remains our largest service and we know that every ride is important and deserves to be filled. Our data tells us that COVID did not affect the volume of transportation requests but did affect the number of volunteers that were available to drive. Because of our committed supporters we have been able to fill 94% of all ride requests. Our goal is to continually increase our capacity so every request is met. Your participation is vitally needed to help make this happen.
The second challenge is inflation. As we all know, prices recently topped $5/gallon for gas. Rising costs are an unanticipated expense for SCNOVA and our volunteer drivers. As reported in our Summer Newsletter, we were fortunate to receive a small donation to supply gas cards for high volume drivers (over six round trip rides a month). This program was a huge success. Would you please help us fund these and other opportunities that serve clients and encourage more volunteer drivers to participate?
Because of You we continue to foster individual well-being and independence for older adults. We offer unique and engaging Adventures in Learning enrichment programs, Tai Chi and Active Wellness classes, Lunch n Life programs, Bingo Nights at Foster’s Grill, Caregiver Support Groups and will hold a Pickleball Mixer and Fundraiser in October. Thank you for helping us create meaningful opportunities for social connectedness in keeping with the SCNOVA mission.
Would you joyfully consider a donation to the Shepherd’s Center of Northern Virginia? We are dependent on friends like you to be our source for support so we can maintain the quality and frequency of our programs. We invite you to use the link above labeled “Donate” to make a secure contribution online. Or, if you’d prefer, please send a check to SCNOVA, Attn: Annual Appeal, 541 Marshall Road, SW, Vienna, Virginia 22180.
Download our 2022 Annual Appeal Letter