St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission is to advance cures and means of prevention for catastrophic pediatric diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.
ACTS is an independent, private, nonprofit organization servicing the residents of the Greater Prince William Area. ACTS fosters hope, provides relief, and promotes self-sufficiency for their Prince William area neighbors in crisis by creating a community where no one goes without or suffers alone.
The Prince William Human society are animal lovers and protectors. They are dedicated to saving the lives and advocating for the homeless animals in the care of Prince William County Animal Shelter and other animal rescue organizations in the area through their various programs PAWS Fun, Seniors 4 Seniors Adoption Program, Warrior Buddies Adoption
Program, and more.
Smile Box Project’s mission is to provide “smile boxes” to children entering shelters, victims of domestic violence and abuse. Providing shelters with “smile boxes” free of charge, they aim to help by putting a smile on each child’s face. Whether a child is entering a shelter alone or with their families during difficult times or entering a Domestic Violence shelter, these boxes provide a sense of comfort and distraction for their current circumstances.
NOVA Veterans Association serves the vulnerable and most susceptible veterans – the elderly, disabled, health-challenged, and the underserved. This vulnerable population of veterans cannot access and receive services without direct personal attention, support, and case management. Many of the veterans they serve don’t have a military retirement or Tricare/Veteran Healthcare. NOVA Veterans Association aims to give them the highest standard of care and the greatest opportunity to live their best lives.
NOVA Pride’s mission is to cultivate and grow a coalition to educate, advocate and celebrate in service to the LGBTQ+ community of Northern Virginia and their straight Allies. NOVA Pride is a young, grassroots, 100% volunteer-run organization providing a unified voice for, and a local base to, LGBTQ+ Northern Virginians. NOVA Pride brings a sense of community to families, youth, and people of all scenes and sexualities.