###MEDIA CONTACTS For ACCA: Martha Romans email@example.com 703-671-6782 For the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Adam Shapiro Adam.Shapiro@ASPR.bz 202-427-3603
WASHINGTON, D.C.—JUNE 12, 2017—After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) to be part of the Class of 2017-18. ACCA has undergone an extensive review process, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support. ACCA is a faith-based voluntary organization providing child care, food, rental assistance, furniture, and other services to low-income families in the Annandale/Bailey’s Crossroads area. This year ACCA celebrates its 50th anniversary of service to the community. The Catalogue is celebrating its 15th anniversary: since its inception it has raised $38 million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers trainings, neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration, and a speakers series for individuals who want to learn about and engage with the needs, challenges, and accomplishments of our shared community. This year, reviewers helped select 76 charities to feature in the print edition, 34 of which are new to the Catalogue this year. It also selected an additional 32 nonprofits to be re-featured on its website, and congratulated ten on growing beyond its $3million budgetary limit. The network now includes over 400 vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, human services, and international sectors throughout greater Washington. (International charities must be headquartered in the DC region.) “People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that ACCA is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Barbara Harman, founder and president of the Catalogue for Philanthropy. “We are thrilled that the Catalogue for Philanthropy has again recognized ACCA as ‘one of the best community-based nonprofits in our region,’ ” said ACCA President Neal Mohlmann. “This recognition is made possible by ACCA’s hundreds of committed volunteers who enable us to serve needy members of our community with one of the lowest overhead costs. Our donors can be assured that their support is reaching those in need in the most cost-effective way.” The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. As the only locally-focused guide to giving, its goal is to create visibility for the best community-based charities, fuel their growth with philanthropic dollars, and create a movement for social good in the greater Washington region. The Catalogue charges no fees; it raises funds separately to support its work.