⁠Charity Ballot

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Please check no more than three (3) charities. Any ballot with more than three checked charities will not be counted. 

Submit your ballot no later than September 23, 2021. You will receive an email confirmation that your ballot was submitted successfully.

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    For years, the Bailey’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department has taught Water Safety and Rescue to our Lake Barcroft lifeguards, has led our LBWC-sponsored annual July 4th and Halloween parades, and has provided ambulance service on the evening of the July 4th Fireworks. In 2003, the Bailey’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department purchased the Pierce Fire Truck with monies from contributions. That truck was dedicated as “the Margaret Finley truck,” in appreciation for this longstanding LBWC member who had helped the department with fund raising for many years. The truck is staffed with a trained paramedic and two trained EMTs. In 2003, that truck cost a little over $350,000. Maintenance, repairs, and upgrades can cost up to $200,000. That truck and others that were purchased in 2003 need to be replaced. The only way these trucks can be purchased is by monies raised from contributions, and new trucks now cost upwards of $600,000.
    The clinic is supported by a diverse group of interfaith volunteers, healthcare providers, and donors. Volunteers founded The Culmore Clinic in 2007, and it is still significantly volunteer-run, which allows more resources to go toward patient care. In 2019, the Clinic moved its facilities to the First Christian Church on Leesburg Pike which allows for a permanent office space and a larger facility to serve more patients. This move increased physical therapy visits considerably and doubled the preventive screening from the prior year. (The clinic had 1,610 patient visits in 2018.)
    Libraries lead to literacy, and literacy improves life on every level. Libraries provide community support and services on many levels: ESL, Reading is Fundamental and GED classes, safe space after school for kids to study, and community engagement programs. Friends of the Library supports all of these learning-based missions. Library funding is usually the first line item cut when municipalities create an annual budget, and Friends Groups donations often help make up the shortfalls. In the past year, the Friends of Woodrow Wilson Library has provided funding for the foreign title publications, the New York Times, supplies for assorted programs, the rug for the Story Time Program, staff appreciation, and the 3-D printer.
    In 2018, the Stuart Educational Foundation changed its name to the Justice High School Scholarship Fund (JHS Scholars) to reflect the name change of Justice High School and to better represent our mission as a scholarship granting organization. Please know that all funds donated will continue to support Justice High School seniors as they pursue their higher education dreams. ​ The Justice HS Scholarship Fund was originally incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the name of the JEB Stuart Educational Foundation. The Fund is operated and managed by an all-volunteer board assisted by additional dedicated community volunteers. Since our inception, the Fund has awarded over $1,400,000 to help 635 Justice HS graduates take the important first step toward a college degree.
    The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) serves nearly 1,500 beginning-level English language and literacy adult learners. LCNV's programs provide general English language instruction, targeted literacy skill development, and language for career–specific pathways through classroom, small group and tutorial instruction. Established in 1962, LCNV has over 57 years of experience teaching beginning-level English language and literacy. Our programs are focused on best practices in research-based pedagogy. Meeting the needs of the population means offering a menu of programs, accessible locations throughout the region, and affordable options. Providing student-centered instruction entails assessing each adult, placing him or her at the appropriate level within the learning continuum, gearing instruction to personal learning goals, and addressing special learning needs or disabilities. The program design is based on a community college model reconfigured at a much lower academic level for beginning literacy and language learners. Learners receive guidance to take the classes that will develop the skills that they need. LCNV promotes intensive learning in an environment where learners can build their skills through many different channels. Learners have the opportunity to choose and take as many classes as they want at once, and can continue or scale back as their needs change.
    Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Publicly-supported HBCUs enroll over 80% of all students attending HBCUs. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also a source for top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs. To date the organization has awarded more than $300 million in such assistance to its students and member-schools. TMCF distributes 98% of its awards exclusively to HBCUs and PBIs, which is more than any other organization that supports the Black College Community. TMCF has achieved the highest level of accreditation from two major non-profit review groups: Charity Navigator opens in a new window(4-Stars) and Guide Star opens in a new window(Platinum Level Participant) . TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization and the place WHERE EDUCATION PAYS OFF.