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The Closet

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									                                                           Our Mission                                                  Management Council Members
              The Closet                                   The Closet was founded in 1974 by a handful of                 Dranesville Church of the Brethren, Herndon
  Of the Greater Herndon Area,                             churches to assist low income families by supplying
                                                           used clothing. Over the years, this nonprofit
                                                                                                                          Dranesville United Methodist Church, Herndon
                                                                                                                          First Baptist, Herndon
               Inc.                                        enterprise has evolved into a significant resource for         Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon
                                                           the greater Herndon area.                                      Good Shepherd Lutheran, Reston
                                                                                                                          Holy Cross Lutheran, Herndon
                                                           The Closet accepts a wide variety of quality donated           Riverside Presbyterian Church, Sterling
                                                           items, including not only clothing, but household              St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Reston
                                                           items, electronic and sporting goods, books, toys,
                                                                                                                          St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Herndon
                                                           videos, musical instruments, and other items. After
                                                                                                                          St. Timothy Episcopal Church, Herndon
                                                           preparing acceptable items for sale, The Closet sells
                                                           them for a nominal price.                                      Shoreshim Jewish Community, Reston
                                                                                                                          Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon
                                                           In addition, The Closet donates clothing without               Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston
                                                           charge to needy persons, after referral by an                  United Christian Parish, Reston
                                                           authorized social service agency, the homeless                 United Methodist Church, Herndon
                                                           shelter, or by a sponsoring congregation. Most                 Vale United Methodist Church, Oakton
                                                           important to our mission is utilization of our profits for     Washington Plaza Baptist Church, Reston
              845 Station St.                              projects that will directly or indirectly benefit low
            Herndon, VA 20170                              income families.                                             Officers
                                                                                                                        President: Laura Greenspan,
              703-437-7652                                 We also seek to encourage community involvement              Vice President: Barbara Jobson,
                                                           through providing an opportunity for residents to            Co-Treasurers: Carol Gibson & Judy Erickson
Hours of operations:      Donations accepted:              donate items and to volunteer in a local charity.            Secretary: Connie Walbert,
Tues., Thurs., Sat.       Thurs. & Sat.                    Fortunately, we have been blessed with an                    Manager: Aaron Sawyer
10:00 a.m.--2:00 p.m.     8:00 am--2:00 pm                 abundance of donated goods and a coterie of devoted
                 (Subject to change)                       workers.                                                     Located in historic downtown Herndon, the rear of
                                                                                                                        The Closet property faces the Herndon Municipal
Who We Are                                                 Our Donations                                                Center on Lynn St. Parking is available behind the
Except for a limited number of paid employees,             Every year the Closet donates approximately 90% of           building, in the municipal parking lot, or on the street.
generally around ten to twelve, the bulk of the staffing   its proceeds after expenses to a variety of worthwhile       The Fairfax Connector RIBS 4 North Reston/Herndon
support comes from unpaid volunteers from sixteen          causes in our community. Between 1985 and 2004,              bus runs along Station Street.
supporting churches and one synagogue. The                 these donations have totaled just over $2 million.
number of volunteers who give their time and talents       Examples of recipients include:
during a given month range from sixty to seventy. On
occasion, high school students assist by completing            •    Scholarships-area high schools                                      The Closet
their community service requirements with us.                  •    Christmas in April                                                  845 Station Street
                                                               •    Habitat of Northern Virginia
                                                                                                                                   Center
                                                               •    Head Start
                                                               •    Herndon Free Medical Clinic
                                                                                                                                                      Pine
                                                               •    Hospice Northern Virginia
                                                               •    Just Neighbors
                                                                                                                               Lynn      Station St
                                                               •    Kids Are First                                                                           Monroe St
                                                               •    Laurel Learning Center
                                                               •    Literacy Council of No. Virginia
                                                               •    Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
                                                               •    No. Virginia Dental Clinic
                                                               •    Project Graduation                                          Elden
                                                               •    Reston Interfaith
                                                               •    Herndon Parks & Recreation

								
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