VAWA Charitable Work
We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Since VAWA’s inception we have regularly donated over $20,000 in contributions annually to charities in Virginia. We could not make our events & charitable contributions possible without our members and our sponsors. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute, please visit our Events page to learn about our next event and how you can get involved.
The VAWA has made charitable contributions to the following non-profit organizations:
Warriors4Wireless (W4W) is a non-profit formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable wireless technicians and the thousands of qualified servicemen and women eager to transfer the skills they’ve learned in the military to civilian careers. Our organization provides training, advanced certification and transitional support for veterans, providing them with the building blocks they need for lucrative new careers in the telecommunications industry.
Hopecam, is a 501c3 non-profit charity with the mission of using voice over Internet technology to help children with cancer overcome the burden of social isolation. By virtually connecting these children with their friends over Skype, Hopecam decreases the loneliness and anxiety they experience during this frightening time. We provide the child with a tablet computer equipped with a webcam, Internet access in the home if the child is without, then work with the child’s school to persuade them to establish a regular connection with the child during which the child can participate in classroom activities, and see and talk with their friends.
Hubble Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to promoting the safety of workers at elevation. Most importantly, Hubble Foundation is a place that workers and site personnel can contact with complete anonymity about any questions or concerns, and to report violations within their industry that place their lives, and the lives of other workers in jeopardy.
Project Lifesaver assists families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions and disabilities. Project Lifesaver clients wear a wrist or ankle band that emits a silent tracking signal. When caregivers notify the Sheriff’s Office that a loved one is missing, a search and rescue team comprised of specifically trained sheriff’s deputies responds to the area with state-of-the-art tracking equipment. Without having to rely on site visits or paper files, deputies can electronically update client information, such as height and weight, a photograph, medical issues and favorite hiding places. The program has a 100 percent track record of locating wandering adults and children and bringing them home.
Loudoun Cares maintains Loudoun’s Information & Referral Helpline, the Claude Moore Community Builders youth volunteerism initiative and nonprofit board development training. Loudoun Cares is a leading voice advocating for the local nonprofit community.
Loudoun Cares holds membership with the Loudoun Human Services Network, the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems, Nonprofit NOVA, United Way of the National Capital Area, The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, the Nonprofit Centers Network, and others.
Toys for Tots
The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Mason’s Toy Box
Mason’s Toy Box is a nonprofit organization which lends support to families engaged in pediatric medical life-altering struggles by offering gifts to hospitalized children (and their family members). Mason’s Toy Box provides relief to families facing overwhelming emotional and financial burdens, raises awareness for childhood cancer and funds pediatric medical research.