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Reston Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Kicks Off November 1

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2013

Reston Community Center, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstones Partner on Annual Food Drive to Benefit Community Members in Need

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RESTON, VA —Reston Community Center (RCC) announces this year’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, in partnership with the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith). Donations will be accepted November 1-25, and volunteers will sort and deliver donations on Thanksgiving Day, November 28.

This annual event brings community members together to support those in need. Local businesses participate as donation drop-off locations, and individuals throughout the community contribute donations at their convenience. The drive leads up to a community-wide volunteer event on Thanksgiving Day, when volunteers will sort all of the donations at RCC and then deliver them to Cornerstone’s food storage facility.

“The Thanksgiving Food Drive gives us an opportunity to share our time and resources with others,” said Beverly Cosham, Chair, RCC Board of Governors. “The generosity of all who give back through this and other efforts is what makes Reston such a caring community.”

Donations will be accepted beginning November 1 at a variety of places throughout Reston. Non-perishable foods and other household and personal items will be accepted. A complete list of donation drop-off locations and acceptable items is available at www.restoncommunitycenter.com.  Organizations wishing to participate in the drive may request a donation bin by contacting Kevin Danaher, RCC Community Events Director, at 703-390-6166.

Community members who wish to volunteer to load donations on November 26 or sort and deliver on November 28 (Thanksgiving Day) must register in advance. Participation is free but limited to the first 250 registrants. Thanksgiving Day volunteering will start at 10:00 a.m. and end around 1:00 p.m. or whenever sorting and delivery is complete. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com for more information and to register.

About Reston Community Center

Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment, fitness and life-long learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.



Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact the Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit the website athttp://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. The Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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