Seasonal Assistance


LCAC is here to help individuals and families throughout the year. Holidays and the beginning of the school year are particularly challenging times for low income families. LCAC offers seasonal assistance to help families during these difficult periods.

LCAC provides four seasonal outreaches each year for the families we serve:

Back 2 School                                     Thanksgiving

Warm Coat                                          Christmas

We need hundreds of volunteers to help with these outreaches, and utilize more than $250,000 in non-cash donations each year to reach the thousands of individuals in need in our area. Read on to learn how YOU can help your neighbors!

BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to School is an exciting time in the life of a child and their parents! However for many low income families in Southeast Fairfax County it can be extremely stressful as families worry about how they will afford the necessary school supplies. YOU (and your friends, colleagues, neighbors, book club, faith-based group – you get the idea!) can help minimize the worry and ensure a confident start to the school year for local children by donating a new backpack and supplies.

  • Adopt a child or children served by LCAC through our Sign Up Genius page. 
  • Donations may be dropped off at 2 locations: INOVA Healthplex or the Moose Family Center.
  • School supplies may be dropped off from during the dates in August. Check back in June 2017 to learn more about Back 2 School!
  • If you’d like your group to be involved in Back 2 School 2017, contact Linda Patterson, Linda@LortonAction.org or call, 703/339-5161, ext. 140.

Interested in volunteering? Register to help out in receiving and sorting donations, or distributing to families in our community. Volunteer opportunities can be found here.

THANKSGIVING

LCAC’s Thanksgiving distribution for more than 400 families will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2016 th at the Moose Family Center and the LCAC Pantry. Thank you to the Moose Family Center for again hosting the distribution!

Download our Thanksgiving flyer to see how you can help bless a local family this year at Thanksgiving! Download and complete the donation form to make drop off easier!

Donations may be dropped off at 2 locations: INOVA Healthplex, and the Moose Family Center.

Thanksgiving baskets may be dropped off now through Saturday, November 19th at INOVA Healthplex Lorton, 9321 Sanger Street, Lorton, 22079. INOVA Healthplex Lorton is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Enter the building through the Emergency Room door. INOVA staff will direct you. Food gift cards should be place in the gift card drop box.

NOTE: If you are dropping off a few baskets at INOVA Healthplex Lorton – please call 703 339-5161 x140 prior to drop off and let us know when the drop off will take place so that we may arrange for a pickup. If you drop off donations at INOVA Healthplex Lorton and wish to receive a donation receipt, please email Linda@LortonAction.org with the number of baskets you have dropped off and a receipt will be mailed to you.

Drop off at the Moose Family Center, 9612 Fernedge Lane, Lorton will take place on Sunday, November 20th from 11am to 2pm. Click here to download a donation form to complete and bring with you!

Volunteer and be a part of our Thanksgiving outreach to help hundreds of families! Learn more here!

WARM COAT

LCAC distributed over 1,000 warm coats to your neighbors in 2015. We will need even MORE coats for our Outreach on Sunday, December 4, 2016! New hats and gloves are always welcome as well.

Clean, used coats (new ones are great too!) can be dropped off at the Moose Family Center, 9612 Fernedge Lane, Lorton, on Sunday, December 4th from 11:30am to 2pm. If you need to drop off at an alternate time, coats may be dropped off from Monday, November 28th through Saturday, December 3rd at INOVA HealthPlex Lorton, 9321 Sanger Street, Lorton. INOVA is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Enter the building through the Emergency Room door. INOVA staff will direct you.

NOTE: If you have a large donation of coats you will drop off at INOVA Healthplex Lorton – please call 703 339-5161 x140 prior to drop off and let us know when the drop off will take place so that we may arrange for a pickup.

If you drop off donations at INOVA Healthplex Lorton and wish to receive a donation receipt, please email Linda@LortonAction.org with the number of coats, etc. you have dropped off along with their value.

Interested in organizing a warm coat drive? Contact Linda Patterson at Linda@LortonAction.org or 703-339-5161, ext. 140 to learn more!

CHRISTMAS

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! LCAC will help military families, deliver Christmas food and gifts to senior and disabled households and provide food and gifts to more than 300 low-income families this holiday season. Read on to see how you can be involved!

Download the Christmas Menu and help local families experience joy this holiday season! Download and complete the donation form to make drop off easier!

Consider adopting a child or teen through LCAC’s Sign up Genius page. List 1 can be found here. Click here for List 2. List 3 is now live! And we’re on to List 4!

LCAC can use store gift cards (Target, Best Buy, Game Stop, Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods) in $25 increments to fulfill last minute requests.

Donations may be dropped off at 2 locations: INOVA Healthplex and the Moose Family Center.
New, unwrapped gifts or food baskets can be dropped off beginning Monday, December 5th through Friday, December 16th at INOVA Healthplex Lorton, which is located at 9321 Sanger Street, Lorton, VA 22079. INOVA Healthplex Lorton is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Enter the building through the Emergency Room door. INOVA staff will direct you.

Drop off at the Moose Family Center, 9612 Fernedge Lane, Lorton will take place on Saturday, December 17th from 11am to 2pm. Click here to download a donation form to complete and bring with you!

NOTE: If you are planning to drop off a large donation at INOVA Healthplex Lorton – please call 703 339-5161 x140 prior to drop off and let us know when the drop off will take place so that we may arrange for a pickup. If you drop off donations at INOVA Healthplex Lorton and wish to receive a donation receipt, please email Linda@LortonAction.org with the items you have dropped off (5 Signup Genius gifts, 2 food boxes, etc.) along with their value.
Please note that LCAC will distribute food and gifts to families on Sunday, December 18th. It is critical that ALL gifts are dropped off by Saturday, 12/17 in order for families to receive the items.

Questions? Call Linda Patterson, 703/339-5161, ext. 140 or email, Linda@LortonAction.org.

Volunteer your time between December 16-21. Volunteer opportunities can be found here.