Our special friends on this page share the common threads of compassion and trust – they educate, care for, and protect each other's hearts. These friendships give us laughter and comfort – the encouragement and the freedom to be ourselves.
Founded in 1972 with the assistance of what is now the Junior League of Northern Virginia, we strive to put the FUN into reading for young children.
The purpose of RIF is to motivate children to read by providing attractive, inexpensive paperback books that the children may choose and keep for their very own. The books are free and are displayed at book distributions where the children are able to choose from a wide variety of colorful, interesting paperback books. In most of the programs, the distributions are held in school libraries.
The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) is an independent Agency in the Executive branch of the US Government. The origins of the AFRH go back to the 19th century. The US Navy first established the US Naval Asylum in 1831, and then the US Army established the US Soldiers’ Home in 1851. In 1991, the two distinct Homes merged as one: the AFRH. Together we have evolved into the premier retirement community for America’s military veterans.
Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA
mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families. The organization is based in the United States and has
reviewed thousands of entries from more than 40 countries.