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In addition to ongoing General Fund Donations, two important additional categories of donations are part of the treasure shared by the members of our parish — Second Collections forwarded to various charities and In-Kind Gifts.

Donations in  Fiscal Year 2015

Second Collection               

$205,922

Charitable Disbursements        

$173,495

In-Kind Gifts  

$145,000*


Total Charity                  


$524,417

* The value of donated items (In-Kind Gifts) varies from year to year and includes non-cash items that are not included in Charitable Disbursements shown on the SJN financial statement. Hence, the amount shown is simply a best estimate.

Through our many outreach programs we provide direct assistance to the poor living in and around Reston, Herndon , and Vienna. Parishioners donate tons of food and gifts that are distributed to the needy.  Charitable collections and activities throughout the year include:

  • Annual Hypothermia Shelter

  • Brown Bag Sunday food donations for Cornerstone Food Bank

  • Backpacks for the Kids R First Drive

  • Birthday Club gifts for children at the Laurel Learning Center

  • Christmas gifts for the needy

  • Thanksgiving baskets for local families

  • Shelter meals prepared and delivered to three local shelters

  • Hand-made baby caps, shawls and lap blankets for the ill and grieving

Through our Samaritans group, we work with individuals to try and break the cycle of poverty by providing personal finance mentoring as well as some cash assistance to work through a financial crisis.  Working with local groups and the Fairfax County, State and Federal assistance programs, we feed, clothe, house, and educate those in need.