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Our friends

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.


A national non-profit organization made up of, and providing services to, all those who have

lost a loved one on active duty with the Armed Forces.


TAPS  offers a survivor peer support network, grief counseling referral, case worker assistance and crisis information.  


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.

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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.

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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.


Books Heal Hearts is a special project for healing that will make materials available for use in our library, our schools, and throughout our community,  wherever there is a need and whatever that need may be.


GU represents more than 100 national, state, and local organizations and individuals representing more than 70 million Americans.  Since 1986 GU has served as a resource for educating policymakers and the public about the economic, social, and personal imperatives of intergenerational cooperation.  GU acts as a catalyst for stimulating collaboration between aging, children, and youth organizations, providing a forum to explore areas of common ground while celebrating the richness of each generation.

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a coeducational Catholic, liberal arts college where students are empowered to meld intellect and spirituality, direct ambition, attain goals and stretch beyond the imagination in college to Aspire Higher.

Founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-

the-Woods College (SMWC) expanded its mission to include men in all programs in 2015, and continues to embrace its rich 175-year history as a women’s college in a number of ways.


The VFW National Home for Children serves as a living memorial to America’s veterans by helping our nation’s military and veteran families during difficult times.  Read the newsletter

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United for All Ages works with local and central government, health, housing associations, universities and colleges, companies, think tanks, third sector and community organizations to do things differently.  United aims to build stronger communities and a stronger country by bringing people of all ages together and promoting a Britain for all ages.


The Toys for Tots Literacy Program's mission is to offer our nation's most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and to communicate effectively.

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