Bargain Loft is selling Raffle Tickets!

Club La Costa Marina del SolPurchase Raffle Tickets to support the 2015 FISH Fling at The Bargain Loft.  First prize is one week (Sept. 27 – Oct. 4) at Club la Costa at Marina del Sol in Spain.  Second prize includes THREE Washington Redskin Tickets for Pre-season Game #1 with Parking.  Drawing is at the FISH Fling on March 14, 2015 (you do not have to be present to win). Purchase one ticket for $10 or three for $25, then shop for great deals on quality, refurbished items at The Bargain Loft.

The Bargain Loft is located at 336 Victory Drive in Herndon and is open Tuesday-Saturday at 10am. For more information, call 703-437-0600.

New FISH Interim Executive Director Named

Lisa Groves, Herndon-Reston FISH Interim Executive DirectorHerndon-Reston FISH, Inc., an organization that has assisted local residents through short term emergencies since 1969, has announced the selection of Lisa Groves as its Interim Executive Director. Lisa will fill the vacancy created by Christine Poward.

“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Janet Hyman, Herndon-Reston FISH Board President. “Lisa has been a FISH volunteer since 2005. She has participated as a Board member, designed and coordinated FISH Fling Galas, and supported marketing for the organization. She understands Herndon-Reston FISH, its history and mission. As a long time Reston resident, she has shared her talents with many organizations and demonstrated a strong commitment to our area.”

Over the past ten years, Lisa has supported non-profit and community-based events, focusing on communications, marketing and fundraising, school and art programs, and developmental and competitive swimming. Lisa earned a B.S. degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. She spent 14 years working internationally in financial services, strategic and management consulting.

“I look forward to helping FISH help others, and working with FISH board representatives, volunteers, and supporters. I believe in partnering with local nonprofit organizations to provide the most value to all families and individuals,” remarks Lisa. “I am dedicated to this effort and encourage others to learn more about us, visit our website, and join our efforts. There are opportunities for all ages.”

Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc. (Friendly, Instant, Sympathetic Help) is a volunteer, non-sectarian, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping people meet emergencies and short-term needs.

Latest FISH Newsletters/Annual Reports

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: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

FY 2015 Corporate and Community Grants/Sponsorships

FISH continues to receive grants from Fairfax County, the United Way, Community Foundations, and corporations. 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.

JEWEL FISH – $20,000 +

Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool

MARBLE FISH – $10,000 – $19,999

Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust
The Closet

KING FISH – $7,500 – $9,999


ANGEL FISH – $5,000 – $7,499

United Way Workplace Giving
Volkswagen Group of America

GOLD FISH – $2,500 – $4,999


SAIL FISH – $1,000 – $2,499

Exxon Mobil Foundation
Herndon Rotary Club
St. John Neumann Catholic Community
St. Mark Catholic Church
United Christian Parish
Verizon Foundation
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
America’s Charities – Employee Giving

9th Annual FISH Fling

2014 FISH FlingThank you to everyone for your support of April’s 9th Annual FISH Fling. A great time was had by all.

Congratulations to this year’s Star Fish:
• JoAnn Bordeaux, board member, grant writer;
• Marcia Di Trapani, past board chair and key volunteer;
• Suzanne Rudiselle, past board vice president;
• Myra Santoro, Bargain Loft volunteer
• United Christian Parish, stalwart supporter, both financially and use of facilities


Thank you to the sponsors for the 2014 FISH Fling:

ANGEL FISH – $5,000

Reston Community Center
Volkswagen Group of America Inc.

BIG FISH – $2,500

Dominion Virginia Power

GOLD FISH – $1,000

Griffin-Owens Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
Rotary Club of Herndon
• St. John Neumann Catholic Church
United Christian Parish
• Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Colao
• Anthony & Marcia Di Trapani
• Joseph & Janet Hyman
• William & Lia McChesney
• Evea Newsom
• Ken & Jane Plum

SAIL FISH – $500

Reston Hospital Center
• James & Alicia Bendernagel
• Doug Whall & JoAnn Bordeaux

SUN FISH – $250

• David & Barbara Beecy
• Jeff Hancock & Christine Poward
• James & Diane Hardcastle
• Ed Robichaud
• Larry & Suzanne Scharff
Sam & Kathy Scoggin Realtors
• Structural Systems & Solutions
• David & Olivia Toatley
• Joann & Thomas Wolfe


Herndon-Reston FISH has assisted the Herndon Reston Communities with
Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help since 1969. FISH responds to local residents’
emergency requests for rent, transportation, utilities, medical prescriptions and
other needs.

Herndon-Reston FISH appears on House of Delegates Ken Plum’s Virginia Report

Drivers Are Urgently Needed

Do you have a couple of hours a month that you could spare to drive an individual to and from a medical appointment? If interested in volunteering to drive, please call the FISH Hotline at 703-437-6000 or visit our Volunteer page.

Note that we require evidence of auto insurance, good driving record and we will do a background check, a common practice among volunteer organizations that serve children and/or elderly persons.