March 23, 2020
Furniture donations and deliveries suspended
In response to the unprecedented actions advocated and restrictions applied by State, National and International governmental bodies and health agencies, we are announcing immediate and temporary suspension of our ACCA furniture operations and services due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.
In view of the multitude of constituencies and services involved along with the seriousness and protection required, in consultation with the Fairfax County Health Department and other sources, we have focused on the protection of our volunteers, donors and partners in making our services available. By mid-April, we hope to resume a regular schedule of assistance for those in critical need of our furniture items and service.
Please defer your donations as we look forward to working with our donors and partners in gathering furniture items that will enable us to safely provide our services. We look forward to resuming operations and working with our volunteers as we strive to Do What Jesus Would Do in helping our neighbors and community.
In the interim if you have questions, please call Don or Mary Lee Di Spirito at email@example.com. Thank you!
Volunteers collect, warehouse, and deliver donated furniture, free of charge, to needy families in the Annandale, Bailey’s Crossroads, and Culmore areas. The furniture is stored in a building donated by Annandale United Methodist Church and in a storage area provided by Fairfax County. ACCA receives and screens requests for furniture through a fax referral that involves Fairfax County human service and specialized agencies, churches, and schools. ACCA churches and community volunteers take turns providing teams of volunteers to work at the warehouse located at 6935 Columbia Pike on Saturday mornings.
Volunteers are needed to pick up and deliver furniture, communicate with volunteers by phone (in Spanish, English, and other languages), help with administrative tasks in the warehouse, and key in computer information (which volunteers can do from home using a program like Microsoft Word).
Donations of useable, gently used furniture are always needed. Sofa beds and king-sized beds can NOT be accepted. Please see guidelines.
To participate in this program, either by donating furniture or by volunteering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request furniture, contact the Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning office at 703-222-0880.