WaWa – Firefighters Gift for FISH

WaWa Grand Opening_Dec2015In December, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, Station 36 participated in a Grand Opening contest for WaWa – a convenience store known for great fuel prices, good food and attractive rewards.  The firefighters, led by Pete Benavides, competed in a WaWa Hoagie making and eating

The fun event provided a $1,000 donation from WaWa to the charity of choice. Firefighters selected Herndon-Reston FISH for all we do for the residents of Herndon. THANK YOU to all participants and

United Christian Parish Reston Holiday Check

UCP_Donation_09212015In September, United Christian Parish Reston (UCP) provided FISH with a $2,000 check to be applied to FISH Holiday Giving and Emergency Family Assistance.  FISH President Karen Stevens and Executive Director Lisa Groves thank Pastor Joan Bell-Haynes, Robert Haley and John Moore from UCP for their gift to FISH.  

 Thanks to Reston Lions Club

Reston_LionsCheck2_10212015At an October member meeting, Lisa Groves presented FISH and its mission to The Reston Lions Club.  This non-profit supports service opportunities in the greater Reston and Herndon area.  We thank President Anne Ryan and the Lions for their good work.

Look for the Lions Club at the Reston Farmers Market.  They collect and refurbish old, discarded eyeglasses and hearing aids through the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers in Roanoke and Falls Church and the Hearing Aid Bank in Arlington.

Herndon Farmers Market, SNAP and FISH

VeggiesSNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.

FISH helps SNAP families to double their spending dollars on fresh local produce purchased at the Herndon Farmers Market on Thursdays, May 7 – November 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Lynn Street in historic downtown Herndon. Come buy your veggies!

FISH Giving Through The United Way


Retired Washington Redskin Chris Cooley and FISH Executive Director support United Way Annual Giving Campaigns.  Please give to FISH using #8359 to help our local residents in short term crises.


FISH Solutes Fairfax County in Hosting the 2015 World Police & Fire Games

2015WPFG_Volunteers_OpenWaterSwimFISH volunteered
 at the 2015 World Police & Fire Games.  We are cheering on the 12,000 athletes who include first responders to those in emergencies.  These athletes support our mission to provide Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help.  Come enjoy the many FREE events from June 26 – July 5, 2015 around our local area.

Herndon-Reston FISH in Do More 24

 supported The United Way of the Natonal Capital Area in the Do More 24 Fundraiser on June 4, 2015.  In addition, we participated in their 2015 Shoe Box Project to decorate shoe boxes and pack them with toiletry products for people in need. This year, Do More 24 donors provided over $1.4 million to local nonprofits in the greater DC area. 

FISH at Senior Health Fair

RA RCCFISH was a local organization offering services at Reston’s Senior Health and Safety Fair, co-hosted by the Reston Community Center and Reston Association, on Friday, April 24, 2015.  FISH encourages seniors to volunteer with us, shop at The Bargain Loft, and call for medical rides.

Congratulations 2015 Star FISH

UXdtUDsfThank you to the outstanding volunteers who contribute to FISH and the community.  In recognition of extraordinary service,  2015 Star FISH are:

CDW (FISH Fling & Holiday Baskets)
• Jocelyne Colao (Bargain Loft)
• Mike & Jane Drewes (FISH Fling)
• Diane Mandel (Family Assistance)
• Chuck Veatch (Bargain Loft – Inventory & Supply Storage)

Raffle Winners at the 2015 FISH Fling

First prize is one week (Sept. 27 – Oct. 4) at Club la Costa at Marina del Sol in Spain.  Donated by Chris Griffin & Don Owens. Winners: Jocelyne & Joseph Colao

Second prize includes THREE Washington Redskin Tickets for Pre-season Game #1 with Parking.  Donated by Sean Godfrey. Winner: Marybeth Love

O’Sullivans Irish Pub Gives to FISH

osullivanslogoO’Sullivans Irish Pub in Herndon supported FISH by donating to the 2015 FISH Fling Silent Auction and designating FISH as a preferred charity in its “Win a Trip to Ireland” raffle.  A portion of all ticket sales came to FISH! Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the raffle.

FISH Donates to Empty Bowls Fundraising

Empty Bowls 2015_fromHRFISHThe Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. Local fundraisers help ensure residents have enough to eat in our community.

Hosted by the Giving Circle of HOPE
Friday, April 10, 2015

Latest FISH Newsletters/Annual Reports

Fall 2015 Newsletter
Summer 2015 Newsletter
Winter 2015 Newsletter

Fall 2014 Newsletter
Summer 2014 Newsletter
Winter 2014 Newsletter

A complete archive of newsletters from 2013 and earlier can be found here.

Download our Annual Reports: 20152014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

FY 2015 Corporate and Community Grants/Sponsorships

FISH continues to receive grants and donations from many community organizations, corporations, foundations, and trusts. In addition, many individuals donate generously to FISH. We are fortunate to have so many supporters that help us provide assistance to our neighbors in need.


$10,000 – $19,999

$5,000 – $9,999

$2,500 – $4,999

$1,000 – $2,499