Imaginary House Tour of 2021

** The Lake Barcroft Woman's Club Fundraiser for Charity **

Every year since the first Woman's Club House Tour in 1966, the Club has helped others by donating funds raised from its House Tour to charities selected by its membership. The Woman's Club cancelled the 2020 House Tour due to pandemic restrictions but kept the same selected charities for 2021.

Considering that pandemic restrictions are still in place today, the Woman's Club has decided to hold an Imaginary House Tour of 2021 fundraiser to support its selected charities during a time when charitable contributions are especially needed.

We ask YOU -- Club members, Lake Barcroft residents and friends -- to please, open your hearts and wallets to make a tax-deductible donation by clicking HERE  to support the worthy charities presented below NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2021.

⁠Along with the Imaginary House Tour of 2021, the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club is having a REAL RAFFLE with REAL PRIZES to help raise money for these charities. BUY-A-BUNCH-OF-RAFFLE-TICKETS HERE NO LATER THAN Aprill 30, 2021 for a chance to win fabulous prizes, valued together at over $7,500.

The Club hopes that your generous donations and raffle ticket purchases will raise as much money, if not more, as the House Tours of past years. The funds raised from the Imaginary House Tour of 2021 will be announced during the first weekend of May and will be distributed to the charities as follows:

⁠Ninety percent (90%) will be distributed evenly among the following top three selected charities (shown alphabetically):

Bailey's Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department

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.

Culmore Clinic

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.)

Friends of Woodrow Wilson Library

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.

The remaining ten percent (10% ) will be divided equally among the next three placed charites (listed alphabetically):

⁠     Justice High School Scholarship Fund

⁠     Literacy Council of Northern Virginia

     Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund