This past winter, the Providence District Office partnered with the Tysons Community Alliance (TCA), Providence Community Center, and local HOAs to sponsor their annual Winter Coat Drive.
The winter months can be incredibly difficult, especially for those without access to proper resources. To help ensure that all residents have the clothing they need to stay warm, Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik’s office led the collaborative effort to collect winter coats, hats, and gloves of all sizes. From December 19 to January 31, local HOAs, in partnership with Fairfax County, collected donations from their own communities and dropped them off at the Providence Community Center and Tysons Corner Center. By establishing several drop off locations, more people were able to participate in the donation process and contribute to the drive.
In total, approximately 750 winter coats, hats and gloves were collected by community members and donated to local shelters, including The Lamb Center and Second Story. This remarkable turnout is a testament to the compassion of the individuals and organizations within our community and their ability to rally around those in need.
“It’s always great to bring the community together to support one common goal: to help those in need. Now more than ever, our neighbors need us the most,” said Supervisor Palchik. “Many are still recovering from the pandemic, may it be physically, mentally, or financially. An annual coat drive is one of the ways we can show our community members that they are not alone, and we are willing to support however we can.”
According to Palchik, Fairfax County is truly thankful to have such a generous and supportive community. With the help of local organizations and community members, the county is confident in its ability to support more local organizations that are in need. Each donation was made possible by the generosity of those who donated and the collaborative effort of local organizations within the community.
This year marked the first time the TCA joined forces with the county to aid in their annual coat drive. Both Fairfax County and the TCA look forward to continuing this partnership to better serve the community and its residents.
Fairfax County is committed to providing assistance to the surrounding community and is continuously looking for partners who share in its mission and values. If you are interested in giving back to the community, Fairfax County has a whole host of volunteer opportunities available at Volunteering – Fairfax County Virginia.
District Supervisor Dalia Palchik’s office regularly shares opportunities to give back in their newsletter and social media. If you haven’t already, feel free to sign up to receive the Palchik Post.