2019-2020 Charitable Beneficiaries
Boxes of Basics
Boxes of Basics is a small nonprofit organization in Prince William County, Virginia committed to providing children in need with a seasonal box of quality new and gently used clothing in their size. Our amazing volunteers hand select and pack every box and tailor it for each individual child. When a child receives their Box of Basics we want them to feel like they are opening a gift. How Does Work? First, we collect quality new and gently used clothing donations from the community. Next, our amazing volunteers (personal shoppers) help sort, hand select clothing and pack the Boxes of Basics for children in need. Finally, we work with other local charity, government and religious organizations to identify and serve those in need.
Sweet Julia Grace Foundation
Sweet Julia Grace Foundation's mission is to fill in the gaps, grant wishes, and meet non-medical needs for children who are seriously ill, have special needs, or are in a medical crisis. The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation (SJGF), based in Bristow, VA, is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization INSPIRED by and in honor of Julia Grace Knight, who passed away in November 2013 from complications related to a rare disease called I-cell. Julia lived 12 beautiful years and inspired everyone who knew her, read about her, and loved her.
SJGF supports families whose children are facing more than most do their entire life. These amazing children learn to overcome, find joy, share their precious smiles with the world, and “dance in the rain”—all while in the midst of very difficult storms. The simple joys of childhood are often put aside and replaced with hospital visits, surgeries, clinics, pills, therapy, and adapted equipment to meet their special needs—yet they remain brave, inspiring, and resilient in the face of it all. The children served through SJGF are lovingly given the name “RAINDANCERS,” because, just like Julia Grace, they are not waiting for the storms to pass before they “dance in the rain.”