Dear Friend of ACCA,
ACCA in 2023 has continued to operate in the new-post COVID environment. The need for our services among the neediest in our community continues as the SNAP benefits and other COVID relief ended. For over 56 years, the needy living in Annandale, Bailey’s Crossroads and Lincolnia have been able to turn to ACCA for help; thanks to the generosity of people like you.
Over the past year, ACCA’s Childhood Development Center served 296 children by providing high-quality early childhood programing and provided special needs to 72 children. Our Family Emergency Assistance Program provided rent, utilities, and medical needs to 1163 individuals, a 17% increase over 2022!! In addition, ACCA’s Nutrition/Hygiene ministry assisted 3,864 individuals with a 7–10-day food supply. This was also a 37% increase over 2022!! ACCA’s Furniture Ministry provided household items to 229 individuals and our volunteers provided 546 round-trip rides to seniors. Our Housing Ministry helped repair and upgrade two homes, one was an emergency care home and the other was for a homeless disabled veteran. We also continued our great work with Just Neighbors and our Neighbor-to-Neighbor programs to support immigrants in our community.
Our continuing efforts depend on your generosity. During this year, we hope that you will consider making a contribution or volunteering your time. Our goal this year is to raise $175,000 in contributions and to increase our number of volunteers. Because of the generosity of people like you, we feel this goal is attainable.
To contribute just mail a check to the address above, noting Challenge Campaign in the memo line. Contributing electronically is easy – just go to https://accacares.org/how-do-i-give.If you are looking for a place to utilize your time and talents then please consider volunteering with ACCA! Please go to https://accacares.org/volunteering for more information.
Our organization remains committed to the challenge of Jesus, as described in Matthew 25:40: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Your contribution WILL truly make a difference in someone’s life.
I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the ACCA Board for 7 years and as President for the past two years. I’m humbled by the generosity, selflessness, and support of wonderful people like you! As we look into the future and the changing landscape, ACCA is poised to continue its great work helping our neighbors in need.
Gratefully and with Peace and Blessings,
Sue Mairena, President
ACCA, Inc. 2023