Human Trafficking – It is Closer Than You Think!

February 17th, 2015

Northern Virginia is one of the top five human trafficking locations in the U.S.

On Sunday March 15th DWCNV, along with co-sponsors Fairfax County Democratic Committee and the Springfield District Democratic Committee, is presenting this important program.  Hear the steps Northern Virginia groups are taking to stop human trafficking in combined action from law enforcement, legislative, and victim services.  

Our specials guest speakers will be: 

Adam P. Ebbin, Virginia State Senator, 30th District

Elizabeth Payne, Ed.D., Member, Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force and K-12 Coordinator for Health, Family Life Education, and Physical Education for Fairfax County Public Schools

Jenna Jacoby, Mentor Coordinator, Youth for Tomorrow

Sunday, March 15th  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Clifton Community Town Hall - 12641 Chapel Rd, Clifton VA 20124

The public is welcome.  Come learn what you can do to help.

February 2015 – DWCNV Celebrates 10th Year!

February 16th, 2015

On February 1st DWCNV celebrated 10 years of success on our mission to educate ourselves on the local and national political process, support candidates for election and enjoy the company of wonderful and interesting people.

Here are some pictures from the celebration.

As part of our celebration we heard from our guest, Gay Shane, representing the Operation Renewed Hope Foundation. ORHF is working to end homelessness for veterans in the area.  We are pleased that attendees to the event donated $685 to help ORFH in their work.

Holiday Projects Update – Collecting Continues

November 18th, 2014
Members attending our Holiday Giving Kick-off meeting

Members attending our Holiday Giving Kick-off meeting

Wanted to update you on our Holiday Projects. We are still collecting for both projects, and it is not too late to donate to either or both.

On Sunday, Nov. 16th we had a great start to our Holiday Projects collections. Our Daily Bread was happy to accept $3,275 in checks and gift cards and the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) project collected many, many toys, $1,250 in checks and $480 in gift cards for the older children. Thank you to all who donated!

Captain Will Bailey from FCFRD mentioned that they need help with bagging and distributing the toys to the children, schools, and social workers on Thursday, December 11th starting at 8 a.m. If you would like to help out and get to see some of the little ones as they pick out their gifts and receive their new coats and tennis shoes, go to Penn Daw, Fire Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia 22306.

As we mentioned, you can still give your tax deductible donations to both projects.

FCFRD Toy, Coat & Tennis Shoe Drive

Toys and monetary donations to purchase new coats and tennis shoes for area children through the project, put on by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, will be accepted until December 8th.

Each year, the Department distributes as many as 3,000 new coats to more than 50 schools, shelters, and nonprofits throughout Fairfax and Alexandria. These new coats are made in the U.S.A and purchased at a discount. This year they will also distribute tennis shoes that have been donated with a nominal cost of $2 a pair for warehousing and distribution.

If you wish to contribute to the toy drive, new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at 12714 Chestnut Street (side porch), Clifton, VA or email us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com to arrange for pick up.

To donate gift cards from Target, Best Buy or Old Navy for older children, who enjoy selecting their own gifts at these stores, or to donate checks to purchase coats and help with warehousing and distribution costs for tennis shoes, make checks payable to “Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue” and mail checks and gift cards to: DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.

Grocery Store Gift Card Collection for Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread, a local nonprofit organization that provides food and assistance to Northern Virginia families experiencing financial hardship, is accepting donations of food gift cards and checks until December 31st. Your gift card donation will be distributed to the families in January. Please donate gift cards of any denomination from any local grocery store or checks payable to “Our Daily Bread” and mail to DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.

Questions? Please contact us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com

Holiday Projects – November to December

November 9th, 2014

Again this year, the Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia (DWCNV) will participate in two great holiday projects for two very worthwhile organizations. The general public is invited to participate. Join us on Sunday, November 16th at 3 – 4 p.m. at the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton, VA when we collect your donations.

For the fourth year, the DWCNV is coordinating with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) to collect toys for needy children throughout Northern Virginia. These donated gifts will be the only ones many of the children receive for Christmas. The toy drive is the highlight of the holiday season for both the first responders and the young gift recipients. Captain Will Bailey, project coordinator, will be joining us to receive our donations. He will also speak about his experiences with these collections.

In addition to toys, the FCFRD will accept monetary donations to purchase new coats and tennis shoes for area children. Each year, the department distributes as many as 3,000 new coats to more than 50 schools, shelters, and nonprofits throughout Fairfax and Alexandria. These new coats are made in the U.S.A and purchased at a discount. This year they will also distribute tennis shoes that have been donated. Your donations of $2 per pair of these donated shoes is appreciated and will cover warehousing and distribution.

If you wish to contribute to the toy drive, bring new, unwrapped toys to the November 16th meeting of the DWCNV. Gift cards from Target, Best Buy or Old Navy are welcomed for older children, who enjoy selecting their own gifts at these stores. Toys and games for older children (ages 9-12) are also needed. Please contact us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com to arrange a drop off; gift cards may be mailed to: DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124

Monetary donations may also be mailed to the DWCNV at the above address, with checks made payable to “Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue”. Toy donations that cannot be made by the time of the meeting can be dropped off at a drop off box at 12714 Chestnut Street, Clifton, VA ( side porch) until December 8th. The donations of checks, toys or cash are tax deductible, and receipts will be provided for tax purposes.

Also, as in recent years, the DWCNV is sponsoring a collection of grocery store gift cards to benefit Our Daily Bread, a local nonprofit organization that provides food and assistance to Northern Virginia families experiencing financial hardship. Your gift card donation will be distributed to the families in January. Please bring gift cards of any denomination from any local grocery store or checks payable to “Our Daily Bread” to the DWCNV meeting on November 16th or mail them to us at the address above. We will accept these until December 31st. Lisa Whetzel, Executive Director of Our Daily Bread will be joining us to talk about their needs and what the organization is doing.

Questions? Please contact us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com

Fall 2014 Meetings and Events Schedule

September 5th, 2014

Sunday, Sept. 7, 3-5 p.m. – Topic: Why Women Should Care About This Election with special guests Dr. Marilyn Jerome, ob-gyn wife of 10th District Congressional candidate John Foust, and Kathleen Murphy, Chair of Fairfax County Democratic Women’s Caucus. The topics discussed will be about the fall election, women’s health care issues and the new voter I.D. Laws.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m. – We will host a Fundraiser for 10th Congressional District Candidate John Foust at Terry Bell’s Clifton home. Go to: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jfseptember20 for tickets and to become an event sponsor. For questions, contact us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com or call 703 830-1355. Tickets and sponsorships can also be purchased at the Sept. 7th General Meeting or by sending a check to DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124. Checks should be made out to John Foust for Congress.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The General Public is invited to attend the program part of this meeting starting at 3:30. Sheriff Stacey Kincaid and staff will present: Situational Awareness: Don’t be a Victim. Wear comfortable clothing as there will also be some hands on exercises on how to be more aware of your surroundings and signs of potential physical threats. Members should arrive at 3 p.m. for the DWCNV Business Meeting.

Sunday, Nov. 16, 3-5:00 p.m. – Holiday Projects. We will collect grocery store gift cards for needy families in Fairfax County through the Our Daily Bread organization and collect toys and monetary donations for coats for children through the Fairfax Co. Fire and Rescue organization. If you can not attend this meeting, but would like to donate, please contact us to arrange drop off of toys.

As you can see, it is a great lineup of activities and we hope you will be able to join us.

DWCNV Celebrates the 4th of July in Clifton

July 27th, 2014

Participants and viewers had a great time at the Clifton 4th of July Parade.

Several of our local electeds were there with us including State Senator George Barker, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova, Sheriff Stacey Kincaid, and School Board member Ryan McElveen, as well as many DWCNV members, their families and campaign staff and volunteers from the John Foust for Congress and the Mark Warner for US Senate campaigns.

Dr. Marilyn Jerome, wife of Supervisor John Foust also marched with us. Supervisor Foust is running for the 10th Congressional District seat.

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Summer Activities

June 8th, 2014

The DWCNV will not be meeting during the summer months, but will be participating in the annual Clifton 4th of July Parade. Also, a pool party at a member’s home for members is scheduled for Sunday, July 13th from 2 p.m. until dusk. Please email us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com for details and to R.S.V.P. to the pool party.

DWCNV Sponsors Empty Bowls Fundraiser

March 1st, 2014

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On February 27th, members of the DWCNV attended the annual fundraiser, Empty Bowls, in Fairfax, VA.

This event is hosted by the Our Daily Bread organization which provides food to needy families in Fairfax County. The DWCNV was an event sponsor and was honored to participate.

Celebrating our 9th Anniversary

February 16th, 2014

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Here’s to many more years of success!

 

 

 

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Celebrating Our 9th Anniversary

February 3rd, 2014

Join us as we celebrate our 9th Anniversary!

9 years of learning about issues,
9 years of helping Democratic candidates,
9 years of giving to others, and
9 years of meeting wonderful DWCNV Women

Sunday, February 9th 3-5p.m.

At the home of DWCNV Member, Terry Bell in Clifton.

Come celebrate the Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia!

Event is for DWCNV Members and their guests.

For party location and to R.S.V.P. contact: dwcevents@aol.com